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Restaurant Mosaic

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European, Contemporary
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The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Pretoria, South Africa
012 3712903
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Today
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 107
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fine Dining - Best in Gauteng

Lovely escape from the city to amazing setting. Excellent food cooked with passion. Chantel Darnall is a chef with many talents. She personally explains the menu and one can only sit back and enjoy every mouthful. Her food is beautifully presented with cutlery to match her awesome food. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
elisbie k
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Vanderbijlpark
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Vanderbijlpark
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Lovely escape from the city to amazing setting. Excellent food cooked with passion. Chantel Darnall is a chef with many talents. She personally explains the menu and one can only sit back and enjoy every mouthful. Her food is beautifully presented with cutlery to match her awesome food. My favorite dish was the Laugostine with Tomato Risotto. The Petit Fours... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Wow. There are no words that can describe the incredible meal we had at Mosaic. The evening started with a wine tasting by Anthony Hamilton Russell followed by the most fantastic meal paired with wines from Hamilton Russell. Everything was perfect - the setting, wonderfully trained staff and of course the excellent chef, Chantal who visited our table and sent... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Almost a year after our first encounter of this temple of gastronomy, we revisited the Mosaic this past weekend. I now rate it even higher that the first time round. Chantel is an artist of the highest calibre and the delightfully appointed art nouveau restaurant is a fitting stage on which she plies her trade to the highest and most... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We treat ourselves with friends once a year at this amazing venue. Before dinner I can't pass the opportunity to have a walk thru Tinie Pritchards gallery of beautiful sculptures. It's a fitting start for a special evening of flavour adventures. Chantel and Mom are now part of an elite group of world class chefs. Chantel totally deserves to be... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My husband and I escaped the city late Friday afternoon to this wonderful location. We were to spend the night at the Orient Mosaic hotel and sample Chef Chantal's famous cuisine. The surroundings are simply beautiful - indigenous bush, the air smells warm and clean and spring water cool and delicious. This is the family farm belonging to Chef Chantal's... More 

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ChefCMosaic, Owner at Restaurant Mosaic, responded to this review

Dear M H Thank you very much for your wonderful review and the beautiful compliment. It was really such a pleasure to serve you. I would however like to apologise that you were not entirely satisfied. Our Sommelier has unfortunately been “under the weather” and has suffered from a rather severe ear infection which has caused him to not be... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Restaurant Mosaic offers Michelin starred food and service. Myself, partner and 3 friends had dinner at Restaurant Mosaic on Friday 20 Feb 2015. The Restaurant is tucked away somewhere near pretoria, which is a little out of the way for someone from Johannesburg, but the venue is spectacular and so is the food (you could book into the Orient Hotel... More 

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Gauteng
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Staying at "The Orient Private Hotel" we chose to also dine at the in-house restaurant. Knowing Chef Chantel Dartnall was recently awarded 2014 San Pellegrino Chef of the Year we were very excited to add this to our Bucket list. Our high expectations were met 100% and more, with the experience being one of the greatest. The restaurant is a... More 

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Broederstroom, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good friends of ours are regulars at Mosaic and I have had the privilege of eating there with them twice last year (2014). This is not just a meal out but an experience. Every mouthful is an adventure and every plate an artful expression of Chantal's beautiful mind and soul. Save up if you have to but add this to... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We visited Mosaic on Sunday and what an amazing experience. The service was excellent, the food was out of this world. The best we ever had. The food is works of art and packed full of intense flavors. The head chef herself, Chantel Dartnall, came to tell us about the menu. The whole experience was just incredible for us. It... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

A special birthday meal arranged by my SO saw me forgoing my shorts on a Sunday for a 40 minute trip to this wonderful restaurant. From the time you arrive, the service was personal and not over the top. The "Chef" (I would rather call her an artist) explained the dishes on the menu for the day and you are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: 012 3712903

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?