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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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love coming to this restaurant at least twice a year for special moments. From the entrance in the Saxon Hotel premises everything is perfectly set-up. Service is attentive, dedicated and professional. Atmosphere is warm and relaxed with piano and/or sax playing in the proximity of the dining hall without being overwhelming. Having started coming to the restaurant in 2013... More 

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Thank Antonino S
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this hotel and especially its spa, and while I have had several meals at the hotel, I had brunch there this past sunday and was very disappointed. While the food was good, the service was poor (even for a lazy sunday brunch) and incidentals such as water and coffee were not included. There are many better options for... More 

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

Dear Globalcitizen, Thank you for your review of your experience at brunch at the hotel and your kind words about the spa. We are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your experience. Would you please contact us at managingdirector@saxon.co.za to discuss this further? Best regards, George Cohen More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Dining here was an absolute treat, impeccable service, amazing food, gorgeous presentation and such a luxurious setting. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the dishes. The food was superb however the only draw back was with the steak Diane, which was something different. However it is flambeed at the table by the waiter i.e. made from scratch by the waiter... More 

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Thank Q-Raisha
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Q-Raisha, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Qunu Restaurant. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and found the waiter to be knowledgeable. We do appreciate your comments on the Steak Diane, however this has always been prepared at the table by team-members who have been trained by the chef... More 

New York
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242 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Love the menu here. Authentically South African and flavorful yet non-intimidating. Excellent choice for breakfast as well.

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

Dear GinaSamarotto, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Qunu Restaurant! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the visit and love the menu. Looking forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel and had the memorable breakfast which we enjoyed very much. Oysters and champagne very delicious. The best benedict eggs I ever had. The service was excellent , professional and friendly. We will try the dinner soon.

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Thank grean523
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Grean523, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to Qunu Restaurant. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your breakfast and it is a great compliment to receive regarding the eggs benedict and the service. We look forward to welcoming you for dinner soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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251 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Lovely place to have dinner. They don't serve a set menu, only for bigger groups. I had the fish and it was a little bit too dry, but they made a nice compensation for that. They prepare the meat at your table, really nice. The staff is very nice and the wines are great.

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Thank de-san
GeorgeCohen, General Manager at Qunu Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear de-san, Thank you for your review of your recent meal at Qunu. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed it, although the fish was not to your liking. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best regards, George Cohen More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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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245 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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 83 helpful votes
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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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 

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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, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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