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European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Gauteng, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
+27 12 371 2903
Wed 19:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 20:30
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chef Chantel Dartnall, is after ten years at the Mosaic, fully established herself not only as an excellent chef, but also as someone, many in the culinary world in SA looks up to, as a leader in the industry. Chef Chantel sets her own boundaries, her own goals, and surpassed her own standards. It is wonderful to experience her excitement... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. You will have to travel far and wide to equal, let alone better, the standard of Mosaic. From the setting to service to the unbelievable delights dreamed up by chef Chantel! A trip to the wine cellar is a unique privilege.

Thank XitedEye
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing as always Fantastic combination of flavours and beauty, paired with special wines. Most amazing decor and friendly people

Thank CobusRossouw
Lusaka, Zambia
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So yes this restaurant is on the top 10 restaurants in SA but I have been to the top 1 and 2 restaurants and my friend and I both agree that Mosaic is by far the best. From the champagne/wine while you wait to be seated, through the Islamic inspired / Ottoman decor, to the genuinely friendly staff and experienced... More 

Thank Kiki_M23
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant in South Africa with excellent food with interested influence of France and nord Africa cousins. Excellent Wine presented like a suggestion for all dishes. The rooms available at the hotel side are fantastic.

Thank Paolo O
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was really one to remember. We had lunch at Mosaic for my husband's birthday and if you want to do something really special for someone this should be on the top of your list. From the moment you arrive you are treated like royalty. The grounds itself is something special and if you have some time to stroll around... More 

Thank AJ K
Johannesburg, South Africa
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. This restaurant is just wonderful. The textures, flavours and wine pairing is simply fabulous. The service is really superb and the hotel and its grounds stunning. This place is a gem!

Thank Reisby
Johannesburg, South Africa
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227 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience! Definitely one of the best meals of my life, and without a doubt the best in Africa. If this restaurant was in Europe, it would have had at least two stars in Guide Michelin, and cost five times as much. The nine course celebration menu did not have any dips. Everything was excellent, and every plate was... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at the magical Mosaic was out of this world. The 9 course tasting menu with every dish more creative and spectacular than the previous. Food poetry. Really friendly and fabulously professional staff... most of all pixie-like chef Chantel Dartnall. The 9 course tasting menu was too much food. Next time I would rather try the 5 course. Local wine... More 

Thank Estakaalits2015
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a "feel and be regarded a celebrity ' experience. Every little detail has been seen to and celebrated. 🦄

Thank Anna K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$48 - US$75
European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 20:30
19:00 - 20:30
19:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Orient Hotel | Elandsfontein, Crocodile River Valley, Gauteng, Pretoria 0001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 371 2903
Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Private Hotel is this country’s finest destination restaurant and private hotel. Award-winning South African Chef Chantel Dartnall is known for presenting the art of nature on her plates through her botanical cuisine to take you on a culinary tour of pure indulgence. Bask in the sophisticated atmosphere of exotic spaces; an Oriental style oasis set in lush and tranquil 280h of the Francolin Conservancy. The Mosaic cellar is unparalleled in this country with some of the most exceptional and rare wines from both South Africa and internationally.

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