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“Fantastic evening ”
Review of Sec Restaurant

Sec Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 1 595 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Price range: R 1 383 - R 4 701
Description: The exciting addition to Clico was the new restaurant opened in April 2024. Off-street parking accessible from Jellicoe Avenue allows for easy access to Sec. Clico has become renowned for being an intimate establishment, offering personalised service, and Sec retains this theme. The space is a unique architectural design – a metal structure, triple volume ceilings and a flooding of natural light through the glass stack doors. What truly sets Sec apart is its culinary philosophy—a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, wellness and indulgence. Chef Dario de Angeli’s menu transcends mere sustenance, offering bespoke dishes and drinks crafted from cold-pressed, fermented, and ethically sourced ingredients.
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Description: The exciting addition to Clico was the new restaurant opened in April 2024. Off-street parking accessible from Jellicoe Avenue allows for easy access to Sec. Clico has become renowned for being an intimate establishment, offering personalised service, and Sec retains this theme. The space is a unique architectural design – a metal structure, triple volume ceilings and a flooding of natural light through the glass stack doors. What truly sets Sec apart is its culinary philosophy—a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation, wellness and indulgence. Chef Dario de Angeli’s menu transcends mere sustenance, offering bespoke dishes and drinks crafted from cold-pressed, fermented, and ethically sourced ingredients.
Reviewed 5 November 2023 via mobile

We took the taste menu with wine pairing. Absolute joy! The chef checked on every table after every dish. Service was also impecable. Check the springbock!

Date of visit: November 2023
Thank Ragnar B
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Jeanette Schwegman, Owner at Sec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2023

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for providing this excellent review and we are thrilled that you appreciated the fabulous food and wine pairing prepared and served by Chef Dario de Angeli and his team.
Our team, under the leadership of Chef Dario, take great pride in providing a fabulous Clico experience and we are pleased that we achieved this.
We hope to welcome you back on your next visit to South Africa!
Regards
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 3 November 2023

The food was overpriced and mediocre and the portion sizes were abysmal. I highly regret wasting my money here and definitely will not come back.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Thank Navigator52739184633
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Jeanette Schwegman, Owner at Sec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2023

Dear Valued Guest
We are concerned that your experience at Clico Restaurant wasn't to your satisfaction.
The Clico team take great pride in offering fabulous food of generous portions and high quality, so it is of concern to us that this was not your experience.
We've not been able to establish what happened during service when you dined at Clico. We welcome you to contact us directly if you would prefer to give direct feedback.
Regards
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 20 October 2023

This was spectacular. Truly. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. We had a five course meal and it was magnificent. Our waiter, who is also the manager, Mr Sibusiso, was attentive, friendly and a great host!

The first meal consisted of salmon deliciousness followed by a bubble and squeak gribble cake. The starters were rich with flavours and made for a great introduction to this wonderful restaurant.

We were then graced with a lovely duck dish, which left me wanting more. The main meal was the main event: pork belly. But when I say it was majestic, I'm failing at words. It was SPECTACULAR! Tart, sweet, salty, crunchy and saucy. I cannot put into words how wonderful this meal was.

10/10 would recommend coming to this restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Thank MegKoco
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Jeanette Schwegman, Owner at Sec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2023

Dear Valued Guest
We really appreciate that you took the time to provide this incredible review. We thank you, and are thrilled that your experience was excellent.
Chef Dario and his team are providing outstanding cuisine and service and we are tremendously proud of their achievements! We hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Regards
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 16 July 2023 via mobile

Very pleasant, great service but too rushed. Cold plates with the starter, Asian style vegetables prevalent in all courses. Waiter served across diner to serve other guests. Not quite up to 5 star boutique hotel dining.

Date of visit: July 2023
Thank Nigel M
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Jeanette Schwegman, Owner at Sec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2023

Dear Valued Guest
Thank you for the valuable feedback provided through your review. We have taken this under consideration and will ensure that additional training measures are in place both in the kitchen and with the service team to avoid a recurrence.
The Clico Team take pride in their work with the aim of a great Clico experience for our patrons. We didn’t achieve that with you, and for this, we are disappointed.
Regards
The Clico Team

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Reviewed 20 June 2023 via mobile

The most special night. We came here for our anniversary and just had the most amazing time, honestly the most incredible service we have ever received. Thank you so much Sibusiso for making our night so wonderful. We will be back for sure!

Date of visit: June 2023
Thank shanmaygerbz
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Jeanette Schwegman, Owner at Sec Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2023

Dear Valued Guest

Thank you for that amazing feedback!
Chef Dario de Angeli and his kitchen team are creating the most delicious food and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration. The service team led by Sibusiso, are offering wonderful guest experiences through their incredible service and attention to detail.
We are thrilled that your celebration was such a great one and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Regards
The Clico Team

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