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Reviewed 6 August 2023

The ONLY reason I booked there was for the Sunday lunch buffet on their website which they apparently stopped years ago?!?! False advertising right there. The menu promised variety of breads and butters never materialized. One small slice of one bread and packaged butter only....They don't even try to make the Camembert starter special. A piece of the cheese tossed in the microwave, maybe the oven, put on a plate with sauce swirled around and a couple of microgreens. The prawns were dry and so was the pork belly. No crackling, just a chewy, unchewable rind. How incredibly disappointing. Especially at the price.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

They say if you look hard enough you will find a gem and this was it. A celebration planned and had a wonderful time. The waiter Mduduzi was excellent at welcoming us and relaxing us he is an asset and you should give him a...raise I am pretty sure people come back because of his great service we certainly would. The food was really great also every item we ordered was beyond our expectations. The only thing I would say is that the restaurant should be better signposted as we went to Monte and asked and nobody seemed to know where it was until we called. We were even told it was outside the premises. With such a lovely gem of a place it would be good to make it more obvious to find. Thank you very much our celebration was really special and we had an amazing time. Highly recommended and would return.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 30 October 2022

This restaurant knows what its doing. Without being too pretentious or beyond what it can do, it offers a fine-dining experience, and it delivers! Being attached to the Hotel is an obvious Mainstay for the residents. Breakfast is an exercise in variety and choice. Perfectly...clean tables, an open-view kitchen breakfast is an experience! It's popularity speaks for itself as even a well-noted celebrity was required to wait due to their bad-timing, during our stay! Every single possible breakfast option is available, and every piece of that is top-quality. Dinner is again an experience, While not having a massively diverse menu, what they have, is executed to perfection. the 300g Sirloin is so far, the beast steak I have had in 2022.. Staff are knowledgeable and always ready to assist, but the food is what you are going to go for!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022

I stayed in the Southern Sun hotel for a couple of weeks whilst on business, and ate in the restaurant a handful of times as well as breakfast every day. The service was always spot on, the food was good and tasty. However, I stayed...here for two weeks and the menu did not change and there was not a specials board so the choice was rather limited. They do have a decent wine menu. Cannot fault the breakfast either.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 20 February 2020 via mobile

The advertised Sunday lunch buffet was cancelled due to "low ooccupancy " Pasta and short rib good. Sole and salmon trout lousy Service very good because there were only 2 tables occupied!!! Pity. This was an elegant white table cloth restaurant with a view of...black swans on the pond.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2019

Great breakfast, friendly and attentive staff. Dinner was simply enjoyable, the staff once again treated us really well always smiling.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

We've been going to Punchinello's for a few years now for the Sunday lunch buffet to celebrate the year end. The price per head has increased quite substantially over time and this price excludes drinks. It makes it a rather expensive lunch once you’ve added...drinks. The variety, quality and quantity of food provided has dropped noticeably over the years. During our last visit the chef displayed a bad, dismissive attitude. The waitress continually removed our drinks before we were finished. Sadly, I personally will not be going back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 November 2019 via mobile

I ordered a main course pasta and for dessert tiramisu . I would rather have preferred the original .

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 29 September 2019 via mobile

The place is really nice with top quality at a really incredible price and good service. Maybe they do not have several options but enough to enjoy. So is a really recomendable place.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

PUNCHINELLO'S is situated right at the hotel for your convenience. We had the most delicious breakfast and enjoyed the fresh veggie juices and home-baked croissants. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

I had a 10:00 meeting in Fourways and wanted to kill some time, so I had breakfast at Punchinello’s, while dealing with emails. They make a good coffee, and the breakfast offering is a wide range, as you’d expect from a hotel. The price of...R180 is very competitive. This a good way to start a day.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

Food is terrific, and service definitely with a smile. Staff always happy to mix and match servings of youre fussy, like me

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 26 May 2019 via mobile

We booked a birthday party. The Buffet Lunch on a Sunday was outstanding. Food was fresh and delicious. The service provided by our waiter Thabo was 100% on par. Thank you for making the birthday party a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 13 May 2019

Expected much more, we were a table of 8m an occasion of celebration for us.. Pork belly was very fatty hardly any meat on it and it was expensive for such a small fatty portion. Beetroot polenta with the duck was too grainy as if...not cooked long enough and duck was very dry. The stuffing in the baby chicken was not tasty but the chicken was well cooked. Overall the first visit and definitely the last.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

love staying here and the Sunday lunch is wonderful if you are asports fan lots of teams stay here and it adds to the excitement and it is a quiet oasis from the main casino complex

Date of visit: April 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5