Located in the tranquil, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, within minutes of Johannesburg, South Africa’s world-class shopping and business hub, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa is an all-luxury, 53-suite hotel with six pools, a private library, wine cellar and piano lounge. The Saxon is internationally renowned for their accommodation and dining offerings, and was voted the World’s Leading Boutique Hotel since 2001. 

The idyllic boutique property, proud of its South African heritage and five-star service, is home to some of the city’s most renowned restaurants and takes its guests on a culinary journey. Top-notch chefs create personalized cuisine, complimented by an outstanding selection of wines from award-winning restaurants. This season, The Saxon unveils a new selection of culinary highlights and offerings. LuxeGetaways was excited to learn more about these new offerings that we wanted to share with you…

The Royal Treatment with Morning or Afternoon Tea

The elegant ritual of morning or afternoon Tea is one of Saxon’s specialties, and one of their most loved traditions. Offered in the Piano Lounge, guests can take time out after a busy day exploring the city to indulge in a selection of delicately handcrafted sweet and savory treats and choose from the wide selection of loose-leaf teas from the international brand, Ronnenfelt. New highlights of the menu include a selection of finger sandwiches with classic favorites like smoked salmon, with sour cream and dill on seeded loaf, in addition to high tea favorites such as macarons, citrus eclairs, cheesecake mousse, coconut and pineapple verrine, and more. On Saturdays, the popular tea party features a live pianist.

Signature Dishes at Qunu

The elegant Qunu restaurant at Saxon features an innovative menu with bold flavors using only the finest South African cuts of meat, the freshest fish, handpicked seasonal ingredients and carefully selected produce from local artisans. Every morning, produce is handpicked from Sarapana – Saxon’s fruit, herb and vegetable garden – and featured across the menu to showcase the home-grown seasonal favorites. This season’s new offerings include Ravioli of truffle potato with duck egg, bacon and brie cheese or a butter-poached lobster with asparagus, paw-paw, edamame and bonito butter topped off with salmon roe. For dessert, The Saxon Torte is a must. The restaurants are overseen by Executive Chef Jane-Therese Mulry.

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New ‘Tea-Pairing’ Tasting Menu

Born from the creative talent of one of South Africa’s most celebrated chefs, Luke Dale Roberts, the successful pop-up turned permanent restaurant, features a unique new tea-pairing tasting menu. The five (or eight) course menu is uniquely paired with bespoke teas chosen by the restaurant’s Sommelier.

In addition, Luke Dale Roberts X Saxon introduces a brand-new Martini Menu. These craft cocktails curated by Sommelier William Riffel include unique flavor combinations including chili, lychee and blackcurrant and can be shaken and stirred at the table for guests.