Situated in the trendy Newtown Junction Mall, in a suburb renowned for its history and culture in Johannesburg, The Gentlemen's Arthouse (a play on the word “outhouse”) lived its past life as a 1911 men’s washroom before falling into neglect and disrepair, to later be transformed into a stylised venue specialising in bespoke dining events, while maintaining its authentic character.
Renowned Executive Chef, Jeanel Pieterse, captures the spirit of Victoriana, using only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. With artisanal cooking techniques and wood-burning ovens, she aims to create an experiential journey for connoisseurs who appreciate fine food & specially crafted cocktails in an elegant setting.
Dine4Six guests can expect a selection of canapes and complimentary cocktail upon arrival, preceding the decadent and eccentric 4-Course Dinner with a glass of Babylonstoren Shiraz.
Starter: Lobster on Ice
-Pearl Barley, Foie Gras, bread, green beans, enoki mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, salmon, lettuce, artichokes, edamame beans, yoghurt Waldorf brûlée, textures of apple
Palate Cleanser: Bloody Mary Gazpacho, Yuzu apple sorbet, dried tomato slices
Entrée: Beef Wellington
Rolled and stuffed fillet, pink peppercorn, puff pastry tree of life, saffron fondant, beetroot gel splatter, pickled veg ribbon, baby rainbow carrots, mushroom ragout
Paired with: Babylonstoren Shiraz
Dessert: Melting Chocolate Bomb
Valrhona Caraibe, mango, chocolate fondant tart, salted caramel lava
Paired with: Dessert cocktail
Ladies and gentlemen, you are invited to Indulge in this feast for the senses, keeping in mind these wise words endorsed by The Gentlemen’s Arthouse:
“Recalling certain gentlemen of other days, who made of drinking, one of the pleasures of life- Not one of its evils; who, whatever they drank, proved able to carry it, keep their heads, and remain gentlemen.”
-The Old Waldorf Astoria Bar Book, 1935
Please note, as this is not a wine pairing, drinks, or anything not listed on the menu, will incur additional charges.