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The Main Conservatory

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Magaliesburg, Magaliesburg 1739, South Africa
+27 14 577 9600
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UK
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a marvellous 5 course dinner, with exceptional service. Creative presentation of the food, but not surpassing the mastery of the chef in producing delicious food. It's not cheap, but was worth the experience and mix of flavours. Beware - you will roll out of the restaurant having eaten far more than you intended.

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1 Thank UkSafari_Addict
Johannesburg, South Africa
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We went out to De Hoek for Sunday Lunch. From the greeting on arrival to the final goodbye, the experience was excellent. The lunch menu is a choice of three starters, four main courses and two deserts. There is something for everyone including vegetarians. They have some interesting and unusual wines. The setting outside under the trees was beautiful and... More 

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Thank Nigel R
mholenstein, Owner at The Main Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear Nigel R, Thank you very much for the lovely compliment and feedback. It is fantastic to hear that our guests had such a great stay and we exceeded their expectations. We are very much looking forward to having you back in the near future! Kind regards The De Hoek Management Team More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

We went to De Hoek for breakfast with friends to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were welcomed in the parking lot, escorted to our reserved table and treated to the finest dining by highly professional, very kind waiters. The food was excellent and the complimentary birthday cake s pleasant, very tasty surprise. This was so much more than a breakfast... More 

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mholenstein, Guest Relations Manager at The Main Conservatory, responded to this review

Dear 45ella, Thank you very much for the lovely review! It is really appreciated! We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another celebration very soon! Kind regards The De Hoek Management Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Accommodation in very modern, spacious new quarter suites, high ceilings, cool, well equipped, effective aircon, fluffy towels, great tea and coffee on room with nice selection of biscuits. Good garden views. Huge king size beds, best linen. Rooms mostly grey, black, yellow and white in tones. Cool and refreshing in day time but a little bleak and sterile at night.... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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101 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015 via mobile

We were entertained with a spit braai and I had to contain myself not to overindulge on a 3rd portion of mouth-watering lamb. Highly recommended!

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Thank Tony G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

What a treat this was :) My girlfriend booked us a table for lunch (do so in advance as it is really popular and space is limited) and I had been told only wonderful stories of the dining, food quality and more - we were not disappointed in the least. The hotel itself is set in the foothills of the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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227 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Had high tea and it was great!!! Wide variety to choose from. Savoury and sweet. Had complimentary champagne as well.

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1 Thank DDR1234
Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Grand place good service tasty food. Easy to navigate on the Bekker School Road. Ample parking and security.

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Thank SXSAM
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We went for a Sunday lunch with friends,because we had stayed there two years ago for a weekend.The food, however well prepared had no wow-factor.The staff were wonderful and not intrusive.The winelist lacked finess and the variety was small.However,overall it was a pleasant experience.

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Thank heinu620
Heilbron, South Africa
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We are always chasing by to Rustenburg and last Saterday stopped for beakfast.Lovely place,friendly staff and nice food.Hope to enjoy other meals in feature too.

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Thank Ericka E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$205 - US$405
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 10:00
Monday
06:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 10:00
Thursday
06:00 - 10:00
Friday
06:00 - 10:00
Saturday
06:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Magaliesburg, Magaliesburg 1739, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Magaliesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 14 577 9600
Description
The Main Conservatory at De Hoek Country Hotel offers peace and tranquility in a lovely setting, so any pastime is quiet and slow. Luncheon on a Sunday in the magnificent gardens has fast become a very popular arrangement and bookings are essential. Wonderful packages are available to stimulate a group of guests or company whilst here. Archery, croquet and walks are available on the property. A helipad provides for the countless fly in arrival and departure by guests, whether it is for business or pleasure. Any type of activity can be arranged for team building and motivation. Wine and whiskey tastings and food pairings are very popular, with Winemakers of fabulous wine estates visiting personally to promote and sell their latest offerings to interested guests on special occasions. This is the ideal venue for birthdays, functions, exclusive weddings, conferences and retirement parties.

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