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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Gauteng, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 371 2903
Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Best restaurant in South Africa with excellent food with interested influence of France and nord Africa cousins. Excellent Wine presented like a suggestion for all dishes. The rooms available at the hotel side are fantastic.

Thank Paolo O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was really one to remember. We had lunch at Mosaic for my husband's birthday and if you want to do something really special for someone this should be on the top of your list. From the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty. The grounds itself is something special and if you have some time to stroll around... More 

Thank AJ K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit. This restaurant is just wonderful. The textures, flavours and wine pairing is simply fabulous. The service is really superb and the hotel and its grounds stunning. This place is a gem!

Thank Reisby
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an experience! Definitely one of the best meals of my life, and without a doubt the best in Africa. If this restaurant was in Europe, it would have had at least two stars in Guide Michelin, and cost five times as much. The nine course celebration menu did not have any dips. Everything was excellent, and every plate was... More 

Thank PHR67
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at the magical Mosaic was out of this world. The 9 course tasting menu with every dish more creative and spectacular than the previous. Food poetry. Really friendly and fabulously professional staff... most of all pixie-like chef Chantel Dartnall. The 9 course tasting menu was too much food. Next time I would rather try the 5 course. Local wine... More 

Thank Estakaalits2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a "feel and be regarded a celebrity ' experience. Every little detail has been seen to and celebrated. 🦄

Thank Anna K
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful. Best Restaurant and Chef in South Africa. Huge wine cellar. Great and friendly service. Attention to detail

1 Thank JacovanTonder
Grahamstown, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chantel Dartnel's good is simply sublime- this young chef is surely on of SA's best. What an eating experience- coupled with a beautiful wine pairing. Definitely worth every cent and definitely worth returning for.

Thank BarbiCow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Mosaic at The Orient. Words can barely describe the overall experience. The best I've had, anywhere, ever. We had the smallest Market tasting menu (which still equates to about 11 courses when you count all the amuse-bouches, bread course, petit fours and sweets!) ) and Go early and stay over, the gardens, decor, service, and breakfast take this oasis to... More 

Thank Graeme S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience is just out of this world!! They pay such great attention to the small and big things to make you feel right at home. Personalized attention. The chef personally explains the menu to you and answers all your questions. They have a sommelier who is so passionate about wine. He gives excellent advice and makes great choices... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$48 - $74
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Gauteng, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 371 2903
Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Private Hotel is this country’s finest destination restaurant and private hotel. Award-winning South African Chef Chantel Dartnall is known for presenting the art of nature on her plates through her botanical cuisine to take you on a culinary tour of pure indulgence. Bask in the sophisticated atmosphere of exotic spaces; an Oriental style oasis set in lush and tranquil 280h of the Francolin Conservancy. The Mosaic cellar is unparalleled in this country with some of the most exceptional and rare wines from both South Africa and internationally.

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