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The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Gauteng, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
Wed 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow!!. This has got to be one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The setting and decor is plush, classy and attention to detail is key. When we were informed by the management that we must allow 3-4 hours for dinner, we thought it impossible to sit at a table for that length of time. However we... More 

1 Thank Carine P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Food and Accomodation was exceptional. We were surrounded by beautiful furniture and Decor. Friendly host and staff, with great service. The food was amazing and it is good with the wine pairing. Will definitely be back for more.

Thank marischelle
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mosaic is without a doubt the best culinary experience you will ever experience. The scenery is serene and the ambiance perfect with beautiful art works surrounding the whole area. Words are not enough to explain the most delicious and artistic dishes.

Thank MichelleFin
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What an experience the night started slow but we really enjoyed it do much The food was very well prepared and plated...service with a smile

Thank kobusv425
Pretoria, South Africa
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165 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked well before our visit here and arrived on time to what seems like an oasis in the middle of nowhere. We were shown to our tables and the chef, Chantel, presented the menu to us personally. She is a delightful person as is her chief assistant, Mari. We opted for the grand degustation menu with local wine pairing.... More 

Thank RuMark
ChefCMosaic, The Mosaic Sommeliers Team at Mosaic, responded to this review

Dear RuMark Thank you very much for your visit to Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient, and also for taking the time to write about your experience. We greatly appreciate your feedback and from the Sommeliers and serving team would like to sincerely apologise that the service you experienced was not up to our usual standard. Our front of house team... More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are still struggling to comprehend what we experienced. What an truly amazing experience. You are treated like royalty from the get go and the experience starts immediately when you walk in the door. Words will not give justice to Mosaic's offering. Wow.

1 Thank Pieter B
Waterford, Ireland
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228 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our meal here was the culinary highlight of our trip to South Africa. We opted for the Market Tasting Menu and the food was out of this world, right from the incredible selection of breads and butters on the 'bread and butter menu' (a first for me), right through to the stunning desserts and petit fours. The presentation, flavours and... More 

1 Thank declanjhayes
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It felt like chef Chantel cooked only for us...the personal touch was out of this world! She introduced herself, the meals, thanked us and was visible throughout - not often you get this from a top chef in SA! (Trust me, we have tried them all!) The food was delicious, beautifully prepared and almost too pretty to eat! She answered... More 

1 Thank SuzieQ_SA
Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second trip this year and was certainly no less of an experience. The menu was changed but the visual effect was still as epic as before... i can't get over the attention to detail- the wine pairings were spot on. Still my favourite restaurant worldwide... Ms Dartnell you are gastro magician!

Thank MattieMcC
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chef, Chantel Dartnall is the best in SA and her youthful mother was the most charming hostess I have met in a very long time. We were seated in a private dining area, and was delighted to have no less than five paintings of the most iconic impressionist artist in SA, Adriaan Boshoff adoring the walls. Where do I... 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
$49 - $76
European, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: 27123712903
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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