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Qunu Restaurant

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Steakhouse, African, International, Vegetarian
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36 Saxon road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 292 6000
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, service and wine

Not your typical hotel dining room.Great international menu and South African wine list. Knowledgable and friendly staff. Well prepared and delicious food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Anthony M
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Not your typical hotel dining room.Great international menu and South African wine list. Knowledgable and friendly staff. Well prepared and delicious food.

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Anthony M, Thank -you for your review on Qunu. It is indeed unusual, as the room used to be a private indoor swimming pool! I am most happy to see you did enjoy your dinning experience with us, i shall definite share your kind words with the team! Kind regards, George Cohen More 

Los Angeles, California
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201 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The setting for the restaurant is the beautiful Saxon Hotel. We spent a little time before dinner walking around the hotel. This elegant hotel is decorated beautifully with local african art. After being seated, a sommelier offered us a wine list and was very helpful in choosing some wines we were not familiar with. He offered us a taste to... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sheldon K , Thank you for your lovely review, it always gives me great pleasure to read a review such as yours! I shall definitely pass on the kind words to the team! Please do let me know when you decide to travel to us again, or next visit Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa on managingdirector@saxon.co.za Kind Regards, George... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Qunu is definitely more business orientated. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is some what more business feel. I am glad I did experience this but would rather try Five Hundred next time.

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear CVTraveller_2 Thank you for your review, and taking the time to give us some feedback on our restaurant Qunu. Please contact me on managingdirector@saxon.co.za when you next make a booking with us so that we can ensure your next visit is truly memorable. Kind Regards George Cohen, More 

Johannesburg
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I decided to take my wife for an upmarket dinner to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary, and wanted it to be a special night. Arriving at the Saxon hotel and Qunu restaurant is lovely - beautiful setting, excellent and friendly staff. On sitting down we were offered an aperitif prior to being given a menu nor a wine list (despite... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear GaryMcMichael, Thank you for your review of Qunu Grill at Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa. Please accept my apologies for your recent experience at the restaurant, this is most certainly not the service that my team and I strive to offer. Could I please ask you to contact me on managingdirector@saxon.co.za as I would like to discuss your recent... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

we were realy looking forward since the review was good. But actualy we were very disappointed since they said you will be welcome with champagne, after Half a hour i asked if we can get, then they serve some. We were looking forward to have the oyster, but actualy no oyster. We complained since they hand over showed oyster. Soup... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ppml2015, Thank you for your time in reviewing your brunch at Qunu Grill, please accept my apologies for your recent disappointing experience. If I could please ask you to contact me on managingdirector@saxon.co.za to further discuss your recent experience and to allow me to look into the matter further. Thank you, Kind Regards, George Cohen More 

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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went to Qunu for our Valentine's Day dinner. The Hotel setting is pretty and relaxed. The staff attentive and friendly. The food special and tasty. They lose a point for their disappointing wine list. If you are type that appreciates good wine, I'd advise to bring your own bottle. They charge corkage but it's worth it.

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Leko_24, Thank you for your review of Qunu Grill and for selecting us to celebrate Valentines Day this year! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. I am also delighted to share with you that our extensive wine list is available for diners in Qunu Grill and that all wine selections can be... More 

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246 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I Used to love this restaurant. Then the glamorous sister restaurant , 500, opened and we fell under her spell. Recently I visited Qunu again and I realized that this is a mistake- everything about Qunu is great. The service, wine list, ambience and then- my favourite thing- steak Diane. More than food- it's an experience. I will be back!

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Reenwoud, Thank you for your lovely review of Qunu Grill, I am delighted to read that you are an avid visitor of both Qunu Grill and five hundred! I will most certainly pass your wonderful comments onto my team and look very forward to welcoming you back soon. Please contact me on mangagingdirector@saxon.co.za when you are next planning a... More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I must admit, it was not at all what i expected. The ambience, service, food and food presentation blew me away. I did not have a reservation but was fortunate to meet staff who sorted that out for me in a heartbeat. They toured me around the place and really made me feel welcomed. The food was absolutely delish, great... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne L, Thank you for your lovely review of Qunu Grill, I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that you were taken care of by our team. I hope that we are able to welcome you back to your home away from home soon. Please contact me on managingdirector@saxon.co.za when you next plan... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Had a special occasion there, they baked the cake and boxed it for us. Dinner was delicious and service excellent

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear DDR1234, Thank you for your review and for making us a part of your celebration. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience wit us and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Please contact me on managingdirector@saxon.co.za when you next make a booking with us so that we can ensure your next visit is truly memorable.... More 

Sandton, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I recently went for dinner at The Saxon's Qunu Grill and the first word that springs to mind, although not particularly imaginative, is "WOW". To start, I ordered half a dozen oysters. Quite possibly the best I've had in Johannesburg. For mains, the choice was between the Steak Diane and a fillet with mushroom sauce. I went with the fillet.... More 

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GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear AmyCA11, Thank you for your wonderful review of Saxon Qunu Grill. Our Team of Chef's take great pride in each dish that leaves the kitchen and I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed some of our award winning menu items with us. I will most certainly share your lovely feedback with the team. Please do let me know... More 

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Address: 36 Saxon road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 11 292 6000
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
Cuisine: Steakhouse, African, International, Vegetarian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Saxon road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 292 6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, African, International, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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