Eating out in Pretoria
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There are more than 100 international embassies and high commissions in Pretoria.
Eating out in Pretoria/Tshwane is a treat, as here eat, drink and be merry is the name of the game. It is a city of diplomats so the multicultural fine dining options are superb. Should your team win, you will be spoilt for choice with sophisticated celebration options.
In Pretoria, restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine. If it's Belgian chic you are after Chef Daniel Leusch's La Madeleine is the way to go. Recently joined in the kitchen by his daughter Anne, Chef Leusch senior has begun to incorporate youthful elements of molecular gastronomy into his otherwise classic repertoire. If hushed tones and liquorice foams don't do it for you, try the deliciously ebullient Ritrovo Ristorante for marvellous Mediterranean cuisine. From the first bite of antipasto to the last mouthful of zabaglione you can't go wrong with father and son team Giovanni and Fortunato Mazzone. Congolese culinary cool is on offer at Zemara, where Chef Jackie Picard conjures up delicious palm pulp-infused antelope casseroles, roasted tilapia fish and deep fried plantains with aplomb.
If you like your post-match party more casual and cost-effective why not head for Janicky's in the township of Atteridgeville where African beers such as mageu mqombothi complement lamb stew with amadombolo dumplings, moatwana (chicken foot stew) and mala mogodu tripe. If you fancy a taste of relaxed Afrikaans eating, the Sunday buffet at Monument Restaurant inside the Voortrekker Monument offers unbeatable flavours and value for money. Some soccer fans can't envisage the post-match experience without a plate of curry - if this is you, head for the Oriental Palace in Arcadia. The bhindi gosht okra curry with aloo naan paratha bread is a one-way trip to paradise.
If your late-night celebrations become breakfast binges the multi-award winning Carlton Café in Menlo Park makes super stylish breakfasts and strong cups of coffee.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Pretoria/Tshwane Tourism Information Centre
Old Nederlandsche Bank Building
Tel: +27 (0) 12 358 1430
Fax: +27 (0) 12 358 1485
Eateries and Restaurants.
- La Madeleine: 122 Priory Road, Lynnwood Ridge, Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 361 3667
- Janicky's Restaurant: 165 Monroe Street, Atteridgeville
Tel: +27 (0)12 373 7804
- Monument Restaurant: Voortrekker Mounment, Eeufees Road, Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 321 6230
- Oriental Palace: The Colosseum Hotel, 410 Schoeman Street, Arcadia, Pretoria Tel: +27 (0)12 322 2195
- Carlton Café: 71 13th Street, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Tel: +27 (0)12 460 7996