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“Words fail me”
Review of Mosaic

Mosaic
Ranked #1 of 716 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$54 - US$84
Cuisines: European, Contemporary
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have been fortunate to have experienced tasting menus at some excellent restaurants in South Africa but this tops them all. Why? The food is sublime, the service outstanding and the setting breath taking. I could wax lyrically about the degustation menu but the adjectives would be inadequate. Suffice to say, put this on your bucket list and do it soon - then you can put it back on your bucket list to repeat the experience. Go the whole hog, include the wine pairing and, if you can, stay over! I rate Mosaic as excellent value for money because you can not put a price on the artistry and love that comes out on your plate.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have always wanted to go to the restaurant and for our wedding anniversary, my husband booked us into the hotel and we had a very special supper the evening. Chef Chantel Darnell is an amazing, soft spoken person, and her calmness carries over to her food. The most spectacular creations, that tingles all the senses! Even breakfast oats will never be the same again. Highly, highly recommended!

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Thank Melinda M
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

What an experience! From the booking of our table to the end of the evening, everything was in a different class. The professionalism of the staff is special. The sommelier has so much wine knowledge that goes from knowing which vintages are the best to personal knowledge of the wine makers. His knowledge of the wine together with the chefs class to pair the wines with the food is amazing. Both the South African wines as well as the international wine pairing with the food was absolutely perfect. One other VERY special aspect was that Chantal asked about individual preferences, allergies and dislikes and when we arrived, she knew exactly what these were and the food was already planned to accommodate these.
The chef, Chantal is in a different class! She is a true artist and her love for what she does is clearly visible in the food. This must be one of the best restaurants in South Africa if not the best. The food is presented in a way that you think you are eating an art piece. The textures and taste was fantastic. If we had Michelin stars in South Africa, she would definitely have more that one star!
We will definitely be back to experience this again.

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Thank drabri
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Beautiful premises, lovely staff and the most amazing meals and wine I've ever had. I want to live there! Will definitely go back.

Thank Thandolwethu S
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Have eaten here several times and have always been impressed.
one of the top restaurants in South Africa.
Chantell is a highly commendable chef and if we had Michelin starts in this country there definately be one or two awarded here.

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Thank Simon S
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