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Qunu Restaurant

36 Saxon road, Sandhurst, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 292 6000
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Ranked #17 of 767 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, International
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
196 reviews 196 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We have done the famous Sunday brunches here many times (incredible!), this time we just had a small meal for lunch on the terrace, lamb kofta and sticky pork ribs. Again, it was exceptional and not expensive. This hotel remains a very special place, the waiters are kind and well-trained as well.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Go for the scenery, not the service or the food. Spent a lazy morning with my team in tranquil surroundings. The service was slow and patchy - some orders, like water, did not arrive. Lovely speciality menu option, but the breakfast buffet left much to be desired.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I keep coming for meals at The Saxon hoping for I suppose a miracle. I have yet to dine at 500, which I believe serves incredible food (will believe it when I have been), but as for the food at The Terrace, to say it is average is being rather generous. The burger was dry, fries were cold and just... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Itumeleng, Thank you for your review and please accept our sincerest apologies for the Saxon not living up to your expectations on the day. We are sorry to hear that on each occasion you have visited the hotel, that your dining experience was not to your expectations. This is certainly not the standard we adhere to and we strive... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you want a once in a lifetime experience go to this restaurant! Everything is beautiful about it, the atmosphere, the waiters and especially the food!! They say all the good things in life comes with a price and this is definitely one of them but you won't be disappointed!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been to this iconic place on a number of occasions, each one special. Whether for breakfast, brunch, lunch, high tea or dinner, the atmosphere of understated calm and quiet class makes it memorable. Catering for the high-end traveler, the food avoids experimental cutting edge adventures and tends to be safer, better known fare. Perfectly prepared and presented, it... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Carel J, Your incredibly descriptive review has left my team and I in high spirits this morning and you most certainly are a wordsmith with a keen eye for detail. We pride ourselves on delivering personalized attention to our guests and always want to make you feel at home with us. I'm so delighted to hear you enjoyed your... More 

Cape Town
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33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Arrive at the Saxon gates, in Sandhurst, to be greeted and escorted by modern day men in black, hinting at the flair and luxury to come. The lush entrance hall filled with the tinkling of the piano engulfs you as you wander absorbed by the volume and elegance of the hotel. Staff warmly greet and usher you to the recommended... More 

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear KleeBee, This must be without doubt the most detailed review of our famous brunch and of our property we have ever read and you most certainly are well travelled and have a keen eye for detail. Our team are always more than delighted to read positive reviews and thank you so much for the wonderful comments. We pride ourselves... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The waiters were brilliant .we received champagne on arrives which was great. The food was a letting down I was accepting something amazing with the price we paid. There were flies on the deserts which was not good.

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London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great service, great menu, great wines, absolutely delicious food and beautifully presented. We tried the seafood which was fresh and came with a really tasty combination of flavours.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

we've had high tea here twice. the service the first time was not great. the second time it was much better. High tea offering is fantastic. hope for a sunny day so you can enjoy the views outside.

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GeorgeCohen, Managing Director at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Sharon R, Thank you for your wonderful comments about our signature High Tea journey and we are delighted to hear that you are a repeat guest. Please do let us know when you will join us again by sending an email to managingdirector@saxon.co.za so that we can make your next Saxon visit just as memorable. Warm Regards, George Cohen More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Tucked away in the heart of Sandhurst the Saxon takes you back into an era of everything that made South Africa great. The décor, pianist, gardens, open areas, staff, service and the food are in our option unsurpassed in Johannesburg. After brunch we will spend the rest of the day in and around the hotel only leaving after enjoying the... 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: African, Steakhouse, Vegetarian, International

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