Business lunch venues
The bygone era hunting lodge ambience and a menu of tender and juicy steakhouse favorites have kept contract-chasing carnivores happy for over 20 years. 17 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg. Tel: +27 (0)11 880 2470/73; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every significant business deal in the history of early Johannesburg was made here. They have the longest bar in Africa and the food is so dated it has become retro-chic.
Rand Club; 33 Loveday Street, Johannesburg, Gauteng. Tel +27 (0)11 834 8311. Reservations, jacket and tie essential for non-members.
3De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa
Antique farmhouse charm, elegant service and classic French cusine with a local twist make this the venue to sway a colleague or client and snare that all important account. De Oude Kraal Country Estate and Spa, 35km south of Bloemfontein on the N1. Tel: +27 (0)51 5640 733/636.
All the deals that have ever been done in Upington have happened at Le Must. Afrikaans classics with inventive international twists and a large selection of local Orange River wines.
11 Schröder Street, Upington, Northern Cape. Tel: +27 (0)54 332 6700.
Business brain-food doesn't come more skillfully prepared than at Nobu. Sublime sashimi, tempura and wood-fired delicacies to outwit your competition and sate your gourmet palate. One&Only Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. Tel:+27 (0)021 431 4511.
6Bukhara Indian Restaurant
Discerning businessmen engaged in delicate negotiations choose the stylish interior of this predominantly North Indian eatery. Good business strategy dicates that you start with a variety of dosa followed by the succulent butter chicken and tandoori lamb chops. First Floor, Sandton Square, Sandton, Johannesburg. Tel: +27 (0)11 883 5555; E-mail: email@example.com
Northern Italian chic, a slew of Champagnes and grappas galore make this the ideal business celebration spot. The sage butter-drenched spinach ravioli a popular choice on such occasions.
95 Keerom Street, Cape Town CBD, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)21 422 0765.
8Baía Seafood Restaurant
The heated balconies of this bay-side restaurant show off harbour and mountain to perfection and allow for discrete outside discussions. Classy seafood is the order of the day.
Shop 6262, upper level Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, Western Cape. Tel: +27 (0)21 421 0935.
9Chef's table at Planet Restuarant
A South African culinary experience to soften the resolve of even the hardest account executive. The oak table in an intimate alcove of the hotel kitchen affords diners a a bird's eye view of the ches in action and a 6-course tasting menu with each dish paired with a wine recommended by the sommelier. Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange Street, Cape Town. Tel: +27 (0)21 483 1000
109th Avenue Bistro
Expect the kind of stylishly hearty food that works well with deal-making at the multi award-winning bistro. Skillfully prepared, fresh, local seasonal ingedients are the order of the day. Avonmore Centre, 9th Avenue, Morningside, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Tel: +27 (0)31 312 9134