Gentlemen's Arthouse

8,8 (50 reviews)

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8.8 Based on 50 reviews. 0% of the guests recommend this restaurant.
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"What a gem. Both the venue and the owner"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

The Gentlemen's Arthouse is not a restaurant. It is a full immersive exercise in excess, joy and sensual overload.

The owner has fun with his food with wondrous results. I ate the best sand of my life and made me feel like a child making mud cakes again. The dessert cocktail was like sparkling super c's for adul...

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The Gentlemen's Arthouse is not a restaurant. It is a full immersive exercise in excess, joy and sensual overload.

The owner has fun with his food with wondrous results. I ate the best sand of my life and made me feel like a child making mud cakes again. The dessert cocktail was like sparkling super c's for adults.

The staff are attentive and the setting, a toilet complete with urinals, is unrivaled. You just can't do more or better.

I brought three German friends here on holiday for the evening. They are all planning return trips and want to hold all their future special occasions at the Gentlemen's Arthouse. Tickets are being booked as we speak.

My only confusion was with the set up of the deal as advertised by Restaurant week on the website. We were lead to believe it was a three course meal at R250 pp. The food, and multiple courses, was worth the extra expense and was amazing but the evening for four ended up costing R2800 with a bottle of wine and round of drinks. I didn't receive the slip so couldn't directly check but I think the food in the end was almost R500 pp. This is not a fault of the restaurant but a miscommunication on the Restaurant Week explanation.

Julia at 03 November 2017

"Amazing!!!"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Gentlemen's outhouse. What an amazing experience. The attention to detail, the food tasted divine. The decore was quirky and different. The entertainment was was an unexpected bonus that made the night. Definitely recommend it for others

Marlene at 03 November 2017

"Gentleman's Outhouse"
8.0 Cuisine 8 | Service 6 | Atmosphere 10

I was really looking forward to visiting Gentleman's Arthouse after seeing the pictures of the restaurant online, and it definitely delivered in terms of ambience and cuisine, however maybe let down slightly by it's service.
Not being a frequent visitor to Newtown created quite a lot of stress in getting to the res...

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I was really looking forward to visiting Gentleman's Arthouse after seeing the pictures of the restaurant online, and it definitely delivered in terms of ambience and cuisine, however maybe let down slightly by it's service.
Not being a frequent visitor to Newtown created quite a lot of stress in getting to the restaurant as you will not find the restaurant on Carr Street. The parking is in the Newtown Junction parking and knowing this would have helped in finding the restaurant, rather than driving up and down a poorly lit Carr Street on a Friday night. Also as a first timer to the restaurant, it was also not clear where exactly the restaurant was once in the Newtown Junction.
Once at the restaurant and entering past the velvet curtain, everything changed and it was possible to step back in time and just enjoy the experience from the special venue, food and entertainment. On the night we had two dancers, a bit of burlesque as well as some Persian belly dancing which was great fun. Sitting in the urinals of yesteryear was also "special".
It is definitely worth a visit to the restaurant, but be advised to plan the route before you go.

Gareth Lawrence at 31 October 2017

"Amazing Experience"
9.3 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 8

Absolutely loved this place... The food was out of this world. Such a wonderful evening, would recommend going as a crowd.

Only thing I would recommend is slightly more entertainment, maybe a bit more music as the vibe seemed to be a bit dull at times. Other than that it was a wonderful evening out... I highly recommend it.

CJ at 30 October 2017

"Go for the experience"
7.3 Cuisine 7 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 6

I luv hidden gem kinda restaurants and this one certainly fits into that category. Remodeled from an Edwardian Gentlemen’s washroom, they’ve given it quite a stylish look and but the Edwardian theme. We received a cucumber and gin drink to welcome is, followed by palate teasers...nuts in a bomb, popcorn with truffle...

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I luv hidden gem kinda restaurants and this one certainly fits into that category. Remodeled from an Edwardian Gentlemen’s washroom, they’ve given it quite a stylish look and but the Edwardian theme. We received a cucumber and gin drink to welcome is, followed by palate teasers...nuts in a bomb, popcorn with truffle oil and olives...I enjoyed the popcorn but the bomb was a bit tricky to eat. This was followed by the garden...luv’d it...snails, mushroom & Brie. I wasn’t a fan of the seafood bouillabaisse...guess the flavours were just too harsh. Luv’d the main...both the lamb lollipops and pork wings were made to perfection, and the accompaniment of the pumpkin brûlée & pototo churros was nice. Dessert was crepe Suzette...it was nice.

Sharima at 28 October 2017

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Gentlemen's Arthouse


The Gentlemen's Arthouse is a boutique boite, a delicious restored heritage gem and now a Stellar Venue for private events and signature experiences, accommodating 50 guests in the inimate interior or up to 150 guests in the exterior courtyard, depending on the type of occasion required. 


The restored Edwardian Gentlemen's Washrooms, dating back to 1911, play host to decadent events and eccentric experiences from customised events, proprietary cocktails and tailor house menus inspired by authentic Victoriana with a modern twist. 

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