We have dined at all the famous gourmet restaurants in South Africa, but NOTHING can come close to Five Hundred at the Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa! David Higgs has finally found the perfect place for his signature restaurant and the result is absolutely fabulous!
The restaurant is "city elegant" and intimate with only 8 tables and a chef's table. The culinary art is created of only the freshest produce, with most vegetables and herbs harvested the same day from the roof top garden of the hotel. The wine list is thick as a bible with wines from all over the world and in all price categories. And when it comes to the food - ahhh, there is just nothing like it! Taste, texture and presentation is world class, and when Guide Michelin finally arrives in Africa in 2015 this will be well appreciated. We enjoyed the six course tasting menu with matching wines by the glass, and will never forget the divine ”Ndabele salmon, sour cream, asietra caviar”, ”The quail circle of life” and ”Lychee and liquorice macaroon massacre” among other lovely dishes. Price for the six course menu with matching wines is R1550. Service is also absolute first class, which is not always the case in South Africa. The attention to detail is unique, such as a small pedestal for my handbag and a tray full of reading glasses of different strength.
This is the perfect place for a romantic gourmet experience for you and your loved one!
Bravo, David and staff!! Keep up the excellent work!