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“Family history creates multi-dimensional food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of DW 11-13

DW 11-13
Corner Bompass and Jan Smuts avenue | Dunkeld West, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 341 0663
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Ranked #14 of 816 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Family history creates multi-dimensional food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Although chef Marthinus is known and lauded for his edgy, well thought through and very modern interpretations of dishes, there is a base line of warmth, family history and respect for food history and ingredients. This is a class act in sophisticated surroundings with superb service. Soul-satisfaction is the outcome.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
1 review
“I signed up with Trip Advisor just to write this review!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My husband and I had a meal at DW 11-13 last night and it was just so delicious, I decided I had to sign up with Trip Advisor just to write this review! It was without doubt the best meal I have ever had (this position, for me, being previously held for many years by an amazing little restaurant in Positano, Italy). The atmosphere was very relaxed (much less stiff than the previous time we were there) and professional and the staff were all very efficient and professional.
The food was absolutely incredible. The salted caramel butter is amazing! I had the peppered crust seared tuna for starter, duck for main and the citrus for desert. All three a flavor sensation. It was a real indulgence in terms of flavor and texture combinations and portion sizes were just perfect.
A real treat and I am sure I will be reliving that meal for many days to come! Thank you to all at DW 11-13

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glenview, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“If you enjoy fine dining, don't miss it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Superb! ! from the appetizers, to the main course. We had the langostine& quail,crispy crayfish, foie gras with passion fruit jus, oxtail Wellington in red wine jus and the Porcini roasted fish, all the dishes were outstanding, balance and prepare to perfection. They offer you a matching wine with each dish which compliment it very well, being in Johannesburg we did not want to miss the opportunity to taste these wines. All this for $120 US dollars

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Sensational Tastebud Explosion!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Truly a must for any foodie. This restaurant is a benchmark of all things gastronomical and sets the high bar as far as a 5 star restaurant is concerned. The service is impeccable: you are in goods hands with the waiters, they are well presented and equipped with solid advice and knowledge of their menu. The wine list is impressive with a wide selection of respectable labels. The presentation of their dishes seriously takes things to the next level: you are spoilt with what is an artistic display of creative genius. Attention to detail is ubiquitous. The only criticism is that being a man with a fastidious appetite, the portions are small. However well worth going and highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandton, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“An experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Save this place for a special occasion. The food is spectacular, flavour combos and the uniqueness of pairing those flavours together are simply exquisite. Booking is essential. Decor and ambiance is so chilled and relaxed. Service is great, always there at the right place at the right time. A must do!

Visited November 2013
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