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Qunu Restaurant

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36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
+27 11 292 6000
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good but the samp & beans was a bit dry but the meat with a little gravy made up for it. Perfect romantic dinner setup. It's the little things that count

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Thank Phakama M
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Phakama M, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Qunu. We are delighted that you enjoyed romantic dinner setup. Sorry to hear you found the samp & beans dry but glad the meat and gravy made up for it. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of Johannesburg's greatest ..., good food and a lovely ambience with live jazz band. Food is cosmopolitan and would suit most palettes ....

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Thank Amanda C
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Amanda C, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Qunu. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience, in particular the music. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Sandton, South Africa
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246 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went here for dinner for my husband's birthday. From the get go, the service and attention to detail was excellent and they were attentive to all our dietary requirements and food tastes. The serving staff (Thomas & Alex) made sure we were always topped up and made good recommendations. The mains and desserts were superb and delicious and we... More 

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Thank SZavahir
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SZavahir, Thank you for taking the time to review your Dinner experience at the Saxon for your husband's birthday. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Antwerp, Belgium
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147 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Qunu Restaurant cannot be compared with what Qunu Grill used to be. More nouvelle cuisine at high pricing and not the honest grilled dishes which used to be served. Too expensive and too much experimental food for our taste. We miss the Qunu Grill from former days.

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1 Thank 72Chris
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear 72Chris, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Saxon. We are sorry to hear that the experience did not meet your expectations. Please would you contact us at managingdirector@saxon.co.za so we can discuss this further. Best regards, George Cohen More 

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Ladies and gents, if you have travelled internationally and if you have had the pleasure to dine in gourmet restaurants all over the world you will find the same at Qunu. Nothing will ever be perfect but at Qunu they are indeed rather close to the 100% mark. - If you can afford it, don't miss out on it!

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Thank Frankgeo
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Frankgeo, Thank you for taking the time to review your Dinner experience at the Saxon. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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158 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Qunu is the main restaurant of the Saxon Villas Hotel. Photos attached reflects the spacious high ceiling venue. It is slightly curious as there is a balcony area which clearly previously had been used to have dining tables, but now is no longer utilised. The venue feels slightly strange, and a little tired, but has been well maintained and has... More 

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Thank dayjj21
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear dayjj21, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Qunu Restaurant at the Saxon. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Took my fiancé here for this birthday and we both loved it! The service and ambience was impeccable and the food was delicious. Definitely a place to celebrate a special occasion - you won't regret it!

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Thank Damain S
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Damain S, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Qunu Restaurant at the Saxon for your fiance's birthday. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Stayed at the hotel and enjoyed their marvelous breakfast 3 times. They serve you Champagne and oysters for breakfast! The buffet was great and I didn't miss a thing. We only had dinner once and I had the Chicken Supreme that was good but not great. My husband had beef and liked it a lot. I'm a fish lover but... More 

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1 Thank carpediemgolfer
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear carpediemgolfer, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Qunu Restaurant at the Saxon, we welcome your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Florida
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Scrumptious food for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Best Eggs Benedict ever, perfect venison, lovely presentation, nice wine list, excellent service with attention to detail.

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Thank SaveyFLTraveler
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear SaveyFLTraveler, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Qunu Restaurant at the Saxon. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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222 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Nice atmosphere but can not avoid the hotel feeling too much. Food very good but not exceptional. Wine list excellent and the wine expert is a knowledgable, kind lady. Very good, overall.

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Thank Feyzi E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Saxon Road, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 292 6000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?