Qunu is the original Saxon Hotel restaurant, paying homage to Nelson Mandela’s birthplace in the Eastern Cape. With accomplished Australian-born, international chef Jane-Therese Mulry at the helm, the menu is always interesting and reflective of urban South African tastes.
Jane-Therese’s passion for fresh ingredients is inspired and made possible by the hotel’s impressive rooftop vegetable garden. Her ‘back to basics’ approach to food means she strives to do simple things well. She’s bang on trend with sustainability and special diets, catering for healthy lifestyles. With a focus on Africa’s superfoods, Jane-Therese is turning healthy foods into a fine dining experience. She loves researching ingredients like the ancient grain sorghum, making the most of them in her dishes.
The restaurant has two parallel menus – one called ‘VegVegan’, marking gluten-free and dairy-free options. Highlights include a smoked cinnamon masala ricotta, kale and cranberry, served with quinoa and nuts. Nutritious ingredients delivering maximum taste – that’s the verdict. But if you’re not a convert, the hotel’s signature dish, ‘steak Diane’ (beef medallions flambéed at the table), Wagyu beef, rack of lamb and a seafood platter are popular on the second menu.
The knowledgeable sommeliers will advise on the best beverage choices from the extensive wine list that includes SA’s finest estates.
“Food is a moment in time, elevated by the company and the setting.” Chef Jane-Therese Mulry
Address: 36 Saxon Road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, 2196
Phone: 011 292 6000