Upscale surroundings, picture perfect views and a South African-inspired menu makes Clico Restaurant an understated knockout! Head to the candlelit indoor restaurant for a night of serious romance or try the lush gardens for a more casual – though no less charming – experience.
Regardless of where you’re seated, make sure you take advantage of its four-course summer pairing menu, which will set you back R525 with wines or R400 without. Each dish boasts an emphasis on flavour and technique – poached prawns complemented by melon and wasabi soil, a duo of duck on a bed savoy cabbage and Korean pork belly served with a peanut crisp, which is finished off with either dark chocolate delice topped with caramel popcorn or buttermilk and honey panna cotta infused with mint gel.
Because bubbly and oysters are a match made in even, the restaurant has also just introduced its Friday Fizz special, which gets you a glass of bubbles and six fresh oysters for R195. If that’s not enough to get you through the week, I don’t know what is! Clico Boutique Hotel, 27 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Details: 011 252 3300