Recently I featured restaurants worth checking out in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Today’s it’s Pretoria turn again. There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of excellent eateries in the capital city. Yesterday I innocently asked my Facebook friends and Twitter followers for suggestions and the response was a lot bigger than I expected. It seems that many people have opinions when it comes to restaurants in Snor City. If I could feature every single restaurant that was recommended to me yesterday I would. Without further ado: here are another 3 restaurants worth checking in Pretoria.
La Pentola: Known to locals as “the International Saucepan”, this fusion cuisine restaurant has built up a great reputation since its establishment in 1995. The owners and staff at La Pentola have dedicated their lives to bring patrons the ultimate in dining experiences and will do their best to accommodate your dining needs. There’s something for everyone on the La Pentola menu. There’s a huge variety of chicken, vegetarian and game meat dishes as well as seafood, matured rib-eye steak and various other delicious choices.
Treat your taste buds to a New Orleans Fillet (a fillet grilled to your preference which is flamed in Jack Daniels and served with a lemon grass, green Madagascan coconut cream sauce, fresh vegetables and potato croquettes), indulge yourself in a delicious sole flambe (East coast sole grilled to perfection, flamed in Bombay gin and then topped with a lemon butter & thyme sauce and served with cream rice) or experience an abundance of flavor by sinking your teeth into some Caribbean chicken (chicken breast pan fried in butter till golden, simmered in lemon and white wine, flavoured with fresh oregano, bound with fresh cream, finished with feta cheese and served with potato croquettes). The choice is yours.
This fine Pretoria restaurant is located at 5 Wells Street in Riviera. For more info, visit the La Pentola Pretoria Website. Living in the Western Cape and feeling like you’re missing out on this awesome dining experience? Then check out La Pentola’s branch in Hermanus (only 250 km from Cape Town).
Kream: This exquisite Pretoria dining establishment is situated in the hub of Brooklyn in the Brooklyn Bridge office park (located at 570 Fehrsen Street). There’s a drop off access point from the Brooklyn circle which allows the drivers to drop off patrons at Kream’s front door and park in the basement parking (which can house 1100 cars). Kream’s menu is choc-a-block full of delicious dishes.
It doesn’t matter if you prefer meat, chicken, vegetarian or seafood dishes, Kream has something for everyone. Enjoy a delicious Cape Malay Chicken & Prawn Curry (served with prawn toast, savoury basmati and sambals), the Kream Caramelized fillet (served with mash potatoes, caramelized onions, blue cheese sauce and port jus), a Kream vegetable pasta or the Baby Kingklip (served with butternut and feta stack, rosemary & lemon butter and skinny fries). Sounds tasty right? Check out the Kream website, join the Kream Restaurant Facebook page or check out the Kream YouTube video below for more information.
Bistrot Boer’geoisie: The excellent Pretoria restaurant (which first location was in Hatfield) offers some of the finest meals that a restaurant in the capital city can offer. Boer’geoisie is now located at Greenlyn Village in Menlo Park (in 13th Street). Their menu offers a good combination of traditional South African dishes and the more continental bistrot style. This amazing restaurant also has a unique interior which makes it stand out from the crowd.
Start off with some crumbed mushrooms, farm cheese, potato skins, small venison pies or Pofadder sausage before enjoying some tasty mains like bobotie, Sole a la Boer’geoisie (crumbed sole with a pocket of creamy lemon mampoer mushrooms), oxtail stew, lamb stew, the Mooinooi Mampoer Mushroom Steak (tender fillet with a unique creamy South African “fire water” sauce) or lamb chops. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with some Karoo pudding, “souskluitjies” or cream cheese milktart. Bistrot Boer’geoisie truly has a wide range of tasty dishes. For more info about this jewel of a restaurant, check out the Bistrot Boer’geoisie website.
There you have it Another 3 restaurants worth checking out in Pretoria. Huge thanks to everyone who recommended restaurants. Feel free to check out my previous list of Pretoria restaurants on this blog. Also feel free to share this article with your good food loving friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is caring.
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