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PRICE RANGE
US$20 - US$500
CUISINES
International, European, Wine Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Sponsored by: Priva Gastronomic Lounge

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. live Jazz Music!!!
1. live Jazz Music!!!
"The atmosphere is relaxed, with beautiful live jazz "
dwella333
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2. Fine Dining!!
2. Fine Dining!!
"Thank you to the staff of Priva for you attention to detail"
MoneCoetzee
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3. Cigar Lounge!!
3. Cigar Lounge!!
"dining room with live Jazz, a cigar lounge and a well stocked bar"
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Reviewed 6 May 2021 via mobile

Set in the Hills near Pretoria. It is a wonderful romantic spot. The food and wine menus are great. The dishes that came out were fantastic. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Some Jazz played also later in the evening. Will definitely be coming...back :)More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 12 April 2021

We were warmly greeted when we arrived and everyone, from our waitress to the Sommelier and Owners were courteous, friendly and attentive during our visit. For starters we selected their Crab Cakes and Pear & Goats Cheese Tart. The Crab Cakes were freshly prepared, combining...crab meat and kingklip with hints of citrus and herbs (with a crispy coating which was not oily). All served on a bed of fresh baby rocket leaves and a refreshing citrus dressing. The Tarts were a well-balanced combination of pears poached in white wine (which had more of a lovely chai tee taste to them – imagine more cinnamon and less cardamon) and goat’s cheese. These were served with a balsamic reduction, a fresh and lovely beetroot puree and toasted nuts with fresh baby rocket, sliced radish and beetroot chunks (which tasted similar to the poached pears – lovely). For mains we chose their Sirloin and Pork Belly The Sirloin was perfectly prepared as ordered (medium rare) and very tasty. This was served on top of potato cubes (which were crispy without being oily), and a great combination with the tender stem broccoli, shallots and red wine reduction. The Pork Bely was prepared with a honey soya glaze (while being a classic glaze for pork, it had the perfect balance between the sweet honey and salty, earthy soya preventing the pork from being overly sweet), while the meat was soft and tender. This was served with a creamy slice of pumpkin tart (lovely), some refreshing corn salsa, butternut puree and a single piece of homemade crackling Both plates were superb, well-executed and packed with flavour. For desert we chose their Cheesecake and Crème Brule. The Cheesecake (Reimagined as per the menu) was wonderfully constructed / deconstructed with the Vanilla fridge cheesecake, served on top of biscuit crumbs, little rooibos spheres (little gelatine balls), lime curd on the side and a rooibos sugar chip topping the desert. The combination being wonderfully light and refreshing. The Crème Brule, was equally creamy and flavoursome. This was served with the Sorbet of the Day, which in this instance was a berry / raspberry combination. And although also very tasty, the fresh fruity flavours of the sorbet completely overwhelmed the delicate nuances of the Brule. Great staff and great food made this visit a memorable one.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 20 March 2021 via mobile

Good day I would love to say a big thumbs up to Priva . Celebrated my birthday there yesterday, I was impressed. From my waitress (forgot her name ) to the host Micheal who were exceptional. I am an excellent cook myself so expected nothing...but the best , and they definitely delivered . The venison I had was tender and just perfectly medium . Amarula mash ? Have you ever ☺️ Keep up the great work !! 5 starts from me , in future maybe get a variety of music from different genres . Over all and great experience I had .More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 November 2020

We had our anniversary dinner at Priva and I can say we were blown away! WOW!! Such amazing food and service, we had the tasting menu and can honestly say everything was just so so so good! Thank you for an amazing evening. I would...definitely recommend Priva to anyone looking for an amazing food experience.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 16 December 2019 via mobile

Thank you to the staff of Priva for you attention to detail, professionalism, great food and drinks and just an all around awesome experience. The food was to die for, the portions were very big compared to other fine dining restaurants we've been. We appreciated...the complimentary martinis after dinner. We will definitely be visiting Priva again!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Happiness33754767401, Manager at Priva Gastronomic Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2020

Dear Mone. Wow!!! Thank you for your lovely review and your kind words. We hope to see you at Priva again and again. Thanks for your much valued support of our establishment.

Reviewed 18 September 2019 via mobile

Dinner with my son and his partner. Great service, great staff and fantastic food. Lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Forti, Owner at Priva Gastronomic Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2019

Dear Thereza. Thank you for taking the time to rate us. We appreciate your lovely comments. Kind regards Marko, Angie, Forti and team

Reviewed 15 May 2019

We celebrated two Birthdays last night at Priva Lounge. Everything ran incredibly smoothly and we had a wonderful evening. The booking arrangements were easy to make and Marko, the Co-owner and Sommelier, went the extra mile by accommodating eleven of us in a private room...and ensuring that his staff were on hand to help us settle in. The menu we chose for the group offered three options in each category (it was the same menu Priva offered on Mother's Day). Starters: Crab Cakes, Springbok Carpaccio, and Salmon Tartare. Mains: Sirloin, Pork Belly, and Stuffed Calamari. Desserts: Cheesecake Reimagined, Hot Chocolate Fondant, and Crème Brulee. All the food was absolutely delicious and prepared with care and attention to detail. A huge thank you to the Chef. Khosi, our waiter, was attentive and extremely competent. We could not have asked for more. Thank you to all the staff for being incredibly helpful and welcoming. We all had a wonderful evening and will definitely return for both the excellent service and the food.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Forti, Owner at Priva Gastronomic Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2019

Dear Vene. Thank you so much for this very comprehensive and complimentary review. It means so much to us that you take the time out of your day to write about us in this way. Kindest regards from the Priva Team.

Reviewed 10 May 2019

Restaurant has low ceilings and we claustrophobic. 3 birthday party celebrations that we so loud we could hardly have conversation. In the end we opted to sit in the smoking area to get away from the noise. Luckily the manager made this a non smoking...area for the evening for the evening. Later on all the small tables opted to eat in the smoking area for the same reason we did. All our food was badly presented. The kingklip was completely overcooked and the sides we unappetizing. The lamb shoulder overcooked and served with risotto that was inedible. We won’t return!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Forti, Owner at Priva Gastronomic Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2019

Hi. I am sorry you had a negative experience. Apart from being a restaurant we are a live Jazz venue and so the lowish roof is part of the "jazz club" atmosphere. The crowd on the night was without a doubt very unusually noisy -...More

Reviewed 7 April 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant and very helpful staff as well as great food. We really had a great time here and will recommend Priva to family and friends. Thank you so much for such great service

Date of visit: March 2019
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Forti, Owner at Priva Gastronomic Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2019

Hi. Thank you for your very positive review. We appreciate you taking the time. Please come again soon. Kind regards Forti, Marko and team.

Reviewed 17 March 2019 via mobile

I had an great experience at Priva. Upmarket and classy vibe. Absolutely love the cigar lounge as well as the live music. It is definitely one of Pretoria's hidden gems

Date of visit: March 2019
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Forti, Owner at Priva Gastronomic Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2019

Hi there. Thank you for your lovely comment. we appreciate you taking the time. Kind regards Marko and team

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Priva Gastronomic Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5