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Priva Gastronomic Lounge

9,0 (14 reviews)
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What 14 people say about Priva Gastronomic Lounge

9.0
(14 reviews)
Food
8.9
Service
9.3
Atmosphere
8.7
75%
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9.0 Cuisine 9 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10

We were warmly greeted when we arrived and everyone, from our waitress to the Sommelier and Owners were courteous, friendly and attentive during our visit.
For starters we selected their Crab Cakes and Pear & Goats Cheese Tart.
The Crab Cakes were freshly prepared, combining crab meat and kingklip with hints of ...

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We were warmly greeted when we arrived and everyone, from our waitress to the Sommelier and Owners were courteous, friendly and attentive during our visit.
For starters we selected their Crab Cakes and Pear & Goats Cheese Tart.
The Crab Cakes were freshly prepared, combining crab meat and kingklip with hints of citrus and herbs (with a crispy coating which was not oily). All served on a bed of fresh baby rocket leaves and a refreshing citrus dressing.
The Tarts were a well-balanced combination of pears poached in white wine (which had more of a lovely chai tee taste to them – imagine more cinnamon and less cardamon) and goat’s cheese. These were served with a balsamic reduction, a fresh and lovely beetroot puree and toasted nuts with fresh baby rocket, sliced radish and beetroot chunks (which tasted similar to the poached pears – lovely).
For mains we chose their Sirloin and Pork Belly
The Sirloin was perfectly prepared as ordered (medium rare) and very tasty. This was served on top of potato cubes (which were crispy without being oily), and a great combination with the tender stem broccoli, shallots and red wine reduction.
The Pork Bely was prepared with a honey soya glaze (while being a classic glaze for pork, it had the perfect balance between the sweet honey and salty, earthy soya preventing the pork from being overly sweet), while the meat was soft and tender.
This was served with a creamy slice of pumpkin tart (lovely), some refreshing corn salsa, butternut puree and a single piece of homemade crackling
Both plates were superb, well-executed and packed with flavour.
For desert we chose their Cheesecake and Crème Brule.
The Cheesecake (Reimagined as per the menu) was wonderfully constructed / deconstructed with the Vanilla fridge cheesecake, served on top of biscuit crumbs, little rooibos spheres (little gelatine balls), lime curd on the side and a rooibos sugar chip topping the desert. The combination being wonderfully light and refreshing.
The Crème Brule, was equally creamy and flavoursome. This was served with the Sorbet of the Day, which in this instance was a berry / raspberry combination. And although also very tasty, the fresh fruity flavours of the sorbet completely overwhelmed the delicate nuances of the Brule.
Great staff and great food made this visit a memorable one.

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OckertM IV at Yesterday
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"Pretentious fine dining"
6.7 Cuisine 6 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 6

Cigar lounge with big screen sports tv open to main dining area - not really fine dining atmosphere, also a health code violation (?). Pairing option is not worth it. Starter wine was dull. Starter goats cheese platter was overpowered by pear. Mains - Sirloin Medium came back medium well and dry. Pork belly was deli...

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Cigar lounge with big screen sports tv open to main dining area - not really fine dining atmosphere, also a health code violation (?). Pairing option is not worth it. Starter wine was dull. Starter goats cheese platter was overpowered by pear. Mains - Sirloin Medium came back medium well and dry. Pork belly was delicious but side pumpkin fritter was charred. Live music probably saved it and gave it a (new school) pass mark.

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Shanz at 12 April 2021
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9.0 Cuisine 8 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 10

Was an exceptional experience

Carien Strydom at 12 April 2021
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"Birthday lunch"
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

We were welcomed on arrival and we selected to sit in the outdoor seatingarea. It was a lovely day and the views are great over Waterkloof Heights. We opted the wine pairing option and was pleasantly surprised with some great wine selections from the Hemel en Aarde valley as well as Elgin. The food presentation was ...

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We were welcomed on arrival and we selected to sit in the outdoor seatingarea. It was a lovely day and the views are great over Waterkloof Heights. We opted the wine pairing option and was pleasantly surprised with some great wine selections from the Hemel en Aarde valley as well as Elgin. The food presentation was spectacular as well as flavoursome. Our 9 year old daughter also enjoyed each course. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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Melissa Matthys at 11 April 2021
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7.3 Cuisine 9 | Service 9 | Atmosphere 4

Food and service was great thanks, however the "fine dining" ambience is spoilt by unbearably loud and inconsiderate "guests".

DaveSA at 10 April 2021
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103 Club Avenue, Waterkloof Heights 0065 Pretoria

About Priva Gastronomic Lounge

About PRIVA

PRIVA is the multi-award winning result of a 10 year passion for creating a space for adults that is defined as being: Contemporary, Beautiful, Fun, Unique, Luxurious, Music-filled, Epicurean, Uplifting, Stylish, Sexy, Appropriate, Stress reducing, Tasteful, Opulent, Comfortable, Delicious, with Indoor and Outdoor dining, and in a word “PRIVA”

The food is selected and created by their talented team of chefs from the very finest ingredients. A walk-in temperature and humidity controlled Cigar Humidor stocks the best of the best and is ready to be explored. The incredible selection of fine Single Malts and other Spirits are ready to be savoured. A temperature controlled Wine Cellar filled with lovingly hand selected wines is available for you to explore. The internationally qualified Sommelier/Owner team can pair exotic and unique wines to our unique dishes to lift up your dining experience. With a Private room that awaits your need for a specialised and totally one of a kind experience. Their specially designed high air extraction Cigar Lounge beckons you with quiet comfort, as our opulent Chesterfield couches invite you to relax. In-house musicians want a live unplugged beautiful sound to wash over you.

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