Pretoria as the capital has so little options to experience fine dining that fits one’s pocket. Hemingway’s Restaurant at Leriba Lodge is surely one of those little unexplored gems. Stepping through the doors at Hemingway’s you are immediately inundated with the sophistication and elegance of their table settings. I have a thing for crisp white tables and serviettes. Add to that service with a smile or even smiles. Waiters that caters to your every whim, friendly, available and their attention to the table was a good balance between overprotective hovering and the vanishing act. Being a special evening, we celebrated a birthday and man was this an amazing evening.
We were treated by amazing red wines from Doolhof Wine Estate and their range is ever impressing. The food was undoubtedly one of my best food experiences I enjoyed in a long time. Starters consisted of a beautiful Carpaccio served fresh with a Quails egg. Beautiful. Main course offered us a lovely crisp Pork-belly prepared to perfection. The plating and presentation is top notch and they surely know how to prepare their food. Dessert was equally impressive and the ever-classic Creme Brûlée did not disappoint! A sugary crunch with delightful light and creamy custard sent me to foodie heaven! Hemingway’s is a sure stop for amazing food and is a great catalyst for good conversation.
The Centurion area is busy with it’s own rejuvenation process when it comes to good food, restaurants and unique cuisine. Hemingways is sure getting it right. They are also a good venue for weddings, family events and they regularly host tastings and festivals. Well done guys, you won my tastebuds and I will most definitely see you again soon. Your new fan. So people, all I have to say is…. Go! Now!