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AtholPlace Restaurant

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Fusion, International, European, Contemporary
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90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 783 3410
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have now had the pleasure of staying at the Athol Hotel in Sandon with a great and friendly family atmosphere all the staff are very friendly and could not be more helpful had a lovely time with exerlant food from a brilliant Chef regards Linda/Ian London England

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Thank ianfallowes
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Linda and Ian, Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at AtholPlace Hotel & Villa. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your time with us and that you also enjoyed the food at AtholPlace Restaurant. The Chef is very pleased with you comments! Our GM sadly did not... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stunning restaurant and bar area! Perfect for business meals and special occasions! The service was attentive and we really felt the staff did everything to ensure a perfect evening

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Thank Ninkx
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Ninkx, On behalf of the Chef and the entire team at AtholPlace Restaurant I would like to thank you very much for your very nice review! We are glad you had such a good time and we look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest regards on behalf of the entire team at AtholPlace Restaurant, Rinse More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I stayed at this boutique hotel and had breakfast at this restaurant. Amazing presentation of food and TASTY. I was very impressed with the breakfast offering. This restaurant is well known for lunch and dinner menu. I am looking forward to going for dinner soon.

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Thank Golfnut5472
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Golfnut5472, Thank you so much for reviewing your experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy you enjoyed our breakfast menu and we look forward to welcoming you back for dinner soon! Warmest regards from all of us at AtholPlace Restaurant, Rinse More 

New York City, New York
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449 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed at the hotel for one night and ate here because it was convenient and because Johannesburg is not a place one wanders around. There is a fixed price menu but until we checked out and paid our hotel bill we had no idea what it cost- there was no indication on the menu itself or even in the... More 

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Thank AnAnthropologist
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy to read that you liked the food, the service and the comfortable chairs. We are sorry however that you were not informed about the costs of the set dinner menu. We normally advise the costs when you make the booking. Our waiters would have been able to... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We ended our Johannesburg holiday with a 4 course meal at the AtholPlace restaurant. Great food served in just the right portion sizes. Thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes on offer. The highlight for us was the starters - especially the roast pork belly with scallop

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Thank Wayne S
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Wayne S, On behalf of Chef Willie and his team at AtholPlace Restaurant I would like to thank you for reviewing your dining experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food and the portion sizes. And indeed.... the roast pork belly with scallop is very nice! We look forward to welcoming you back. Warmest... More 

Haarlem
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We were staying in the hotel and booked for the 3 course dinner. It was a treat, from the amuse to desert and Irish Coffee to call it a night. Cooked and presented with style and finesse. One of the best restaurants in SA according to our taste!!!

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Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Marjolein W On behalf of Chef Willie and the entire team at AtholPlace Restaurant I would like to thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed dinner with us and we are even more excited about the fact that you think AtholPlace Hotel is one of the best restaurants in... More 

Nakuru, Kenya
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

AtholPlace food looks and tastes exceptional with an incredible team serving you. We had breakfasts and dinner here, both exceptional and very reasonable priced.

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Thank ChaniaTSC
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear ChaniaTSC, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your recent experiences at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are happy to read that you enjoyed breakfast and dinner with us and we look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards on behalf of the entire team, Rinse More 

Crete
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89 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Service was excellent and my fish at lunchtime one of the best meals I had in South Africa. I recommend this restaurant most highly.

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Thank clival
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear clival, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at AtholPlace Restaurant! We are very happy to read your comments and thank you for your recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest regards, Rinse More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted to have a romantic evening dinner, just the two of us! And our experience at AtholPlace was above and beyond our expectations! Excellent service Spectacular setting Exquisite cuisine A hidden gem Thank you! We will definitely be coming back!

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Thank 352garil
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 352garil, Thank you very much for taking the time to post this very nice review of your recent dinner at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are very happy that we managed to exceed expectations and that you really appreciated the setting and the cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards on behalf of the entire team, Rinse More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I have been hearing rave about this place and I finally took the plunge and booked for a friends 40th dinner....what a disappointment. Firstly, they didn't have our booking and after some exchange, it was sorted out. I truly wished we had worked away cause what followed was beyond ridiculous for any restaurant, let alone a supposedly fine dining place.... More 

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Thank Phindi M
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Phindi M, We are truly sorry to read about your experience and would like to discuss this with you personally. We have been trying to contact you, but sadly we could not get hold of you. Could we ask you to please contact the hotel and ask for the GM, who would like to discuss the matter with you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 32 - US$ 42
Cuisine
Fusion, International, European, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 783 3410
Description
AtholPlace Restaurant re-opened in December 2014 with a totally fresh new look. We have added a large covered outside dining area (verandah)with a view of our garden and pool area. You can start by getting your taste buds tingling in our intimate bar and library where delicious canapes await you. Choose one of the wines from our extensive wine cellar to suit all tastes, or try a popular craft beer, brewed locally. Your waiter will then escort you to the restaurant with it's relaxing ambiance. Here timeless elegance and classic contemporary design set the mood for the culinary joys that await. Once seated, the Chef will take you on a culinary journey by presenting an a-la-carte three course dining menu. The carefully crafted menu changes seasonally, making every experience at AtholPlace Restaurant exciting and unique. Chef Willie Malherbe utilises his experience and his passion for food to create dishes of varied influence and a true expression of flavour. Adopting Relais & Chateaux ethics in sustainability, AtholPlace Restaurant sources local fresh produce where possible. AtholPlace Restaurant also has a wonderful breakfast and lunch menu that changes seasonally.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?