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The Hedwig's Restaurant (Aloe Ridge Hotel and Game Reserve)

(2 reviews)  Write a review
Cuisine: French , International
Ambiance: Intimate
Main course (avg): R165
Licensed: yes

Open: Lunch, Dinner
Wednesday - Saturday: Dinner.
Sunday and Public Holidays: Lunch.
Open during the day for special functions on request.

Description:
Hedwig's is one of Gauteng's top fine dining experiences, set on a platform over-looking the Crocodile River and a ridge of aloes, floodlit at night. Pru-Leith trained, Julie Richter and her team, offer superb cuisine, a great ambience and personal service - all combining to make Hedwig's unique and very special. The modern and elegant restaurant decked in black and white, enclosed in wood and glass is also suitable for small weddings and birthdays.




Bar
Child Friendly
Children’s Play Area
Halaal
Kosher
Live Entertainment
Smoking
Wheelchair access
Address
the Aloe Ridge Hotel
Plot 82
Beyers Naude Drive
Zwartkops

Reviews of The Hedwig's Restaurant(2 reviews) - Write a review



Average Scores
Overall (9.2)
Food (9.5)
Service (8.0)
Ambiance (10.0)
Location (10.0)
Value (8.5)
Recommend (9.5)


Fantastic Food. Good service, 26 Nov 2012
Reviewer: anonymous (Adventurousness: What is the chef's special today?)

Comments: My fiance and I had a lovely meal at Hedwigs in February. We were actually looking for a place to have our wedding. A little skeptical at first from the dank, musty entrance hall of the hotel, we were lead up wooden walkways which were a little slippery in heels, probably due to recent rains, and approached the restaurant. Inside the atmosphere was warm and inviting with big lights shining up into the hills. Bats swamped and feasted on insects drawn to the lights. We had a lovely meal, the wine menu was very lacking but luckily we bought a bottle of Rupert de Rothschild classique with us. We ordered our starters, mains and desserts at the same time and the serving of the food was flawless. As one plate was collected another was brought out. I had the duck with hoison sauce for starters, my fiance had the springbok carpaccio with chilli and chocolate. My many years in restaurants made me warn him that it would taste exactly how it sounded, and it did. But the duck was delicious. For mains I had the salmon and my fiance had the deboned lamp shank. Although seemingly small at first separate bowls with roasted vegetables allowed for a delicious and filling meal. I've never eaten better cooked fish and the slow roasted shank was cooked to perfection. By the time we got to dinner both of us were completely full but felt that we would be doing an injustice by not eating dessert. The medley of chocolate was absolutely descendant. We decided that the meal spoke for itself and booked the restaurant. Hopefully the accommodation will also be as pleasantly surprising.

Scores:
food: 10service: 9ambiance: 10location: 10value: 9recommend: 10
Lovely and intimate, 22 Oct 2012
Reviewer: Karl Wearne (Adventurousness: What is the chef's special today?)

Comments: Had dinner at Hedwig's on Saturday the 20th of October. Lovely but very different intimate restaurant. The views of the gorge from the restaurant at night are incredible. The food was excellent. Menu is not very big but it caters for all tastes. I had the fillet which was excellent. My wife had the sweet corn panzarotti which was very good.

Scores:
food: 9service: 7ambiance: 10location: 10value: 8recommend: 9
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