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AtholPlace Restaurant

90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 783 3410
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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European, Fusion, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
90 Pretoria Avenue | Johannesburg, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This restaurant and Chef really delivers on a culinary experience. Curious pallets will enjoy what is to offer at AtholPlace Restaurant. I was privileged to enjoy two dinners and could make a different choice each night.More

Thank reservati0n1
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Dear reservati0n1, Thank you so much for sharing this feedback. We really appreciate your comments! Our menu changes regularly, you will most definitely be able to enjoy a few other delicious dishes when you visit again. We look forward to welcoming you back! Warmest regards...More

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Excellent food and service and a warm, calm and welcoming atmosphere. We thoroughly enjoyed it! A great place for a business lunch or dinner.

Thank JohannesburgWriter
Rinse W, Guest Relations Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Dear JohannesburgWriter, Thank you so much for your kind comments and high rating! The entire team is pleased to hear this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Warmest regards from the entire AtholPlace Restaurant team.

Reviewed 5 June 2018

Athol Place has become our 'regular' stopover whenever we travel to Southern Africa... The restaurant is great, we always look forward to thew new menu. Would definitely recomend, one the highlights of the trip.More

Thank Svetlana L
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Svetlana, Thank you for your wonderful review about your experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We are delighted to know that we are your prefered stopover when in Sandton. The team always work tirelessly to offer our guests a personalised and memorable experience and I know...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

The food was good but definitely does not justify a price of R750 per head. The staff we attentive and efficient and although the setting is pretty this place seriously lacks atmosphere.

Thank Lindsay19
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Dear Lindsay, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We appreciate the compliments about the staff and service. Kind Regards. Allan Jones.

Reviewed 2 April 2018

I had a lunch booking for 14 people yesterday which was my 40th birthday celebration lunch. I had invited family from as far as Krugersdorp and Soweto to come celebrate with me. To my utter disappointment the lunch was so underwhelming! The servings were miniature...More

Thank MpumeM8
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Dear Mpume, We have received your review of your experience at AtholPlace Restaurant and was saddened to see your experience led to your one bubble rating. We as a team always strive to give our guests the best possible experience and will take this review...More

Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Lovely ambiance and fabulous food and wine! The chef outdid himself indeed! The service was impeccable too and my only negative comment on the evening is on the butter served with the bread...a little flavorless. Very pricey evening but for a special occasion it was...More

Thank LesOpland
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

Dear LesOpland, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience at AtholPlace Restaurant. We thank you for the compliments on the service during the evening and will certainly pass these on to our team, whom I know will appreciate them...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We went with open minds and were most pleasantly rewarded. Well appointed, beautifully laid out and comfortable venue. Gorgeous garden. Warm, welcoming and professional staff without exception. We were first invited into their bar for a pre-dinner drink after which we were guided through to...More

Thank Mandy B
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Mandy, We cannot thank you enough for the wonderful review you had given us. We value our guests and the experience is what we work so tirelessly for, to allow you to leave with a memorable one. The entire team thanks you for your...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

Arriving one's first impression is warmth-big smiles and warm greetings-we had a drink in the bar area then proceeded to sit in the courtyard -quiet and relaxing-we proceeded into the dining area and were seated and were presented with first one amuse bouché then another-just...More

Thank Robin F
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Robin,e Thank you for the very kind review. Reading your review detailing your experience and meal made my mind wander to the exact dinner you were having. We truly appreciate your enthusiastic review of your time at AtholPlace Restaurant. The team works tirelessly in...More

Reviewed 16 February 2018

Hotel restaurants face the dining paradox of guests wanting to eat with the locals, and locals thinking that only hotel guests can can dine in their restaurant. Ironically, most hotels would welcome outside guests to enjoy their cuisine. Athol Place is a five-star boutique hotel...More

Thank ChamberlainBell
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear ChamberlainBell, We truly appreciate the wonderful review. We did not want to come across as a cliche, however when we shared your review with The Team, seeing the gratitude shown on their faces was enough to show that this meant a lot to them....More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

I attended a group business dinner. The décor, facilities and premises were immaculate. The service was five star and professional. All the dishes were tasty, made with fresh ingredients and displaying great skill. Loved it! Ideal for a memorable evening out.More

Thank Kardoesie
Allan_J0NES, General Manager at AtholPlace Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Dear Kardoesie, Thank you for your wonderful review. I had the privilege of reading out your review to the entire team when we received it this morning and the smiles on their faces showed their appreciation for your review. We are a team that loves...More

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2 February 2015|
Response from Rinse W | Property representative |
Dear Pietuys, thank you for your message! Could you please get in touch with AtholPlace Restaurant via our email address or via telephone number 011-783-3410 and we will make a restaurant booking for your for your preferred... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$46
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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 frequently, 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.
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