Eating Out in Centurion16th Lintel Restaurant
Where? 87 Jim Van Der Merwe Street, Clubview, Centurion, Northern Gauteng, South Africa
When? Booking is recommended.
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The luxurious architecture and décor of the classic Cape style is celebrated at the 16th Lintel Restaurant. This gorgeous venue is part of the Kleinkaap Cape Dutch Manor Hotel, a boutique hotel that promises each of its esteemed guests an opulent place in which to savour the beauty and vibe of glorious South Africa.
The 16th Lintel exudes a sense of timeless elegance, and is surrounded by exquisite indigenous gardens and tall oak trees in Clubview, Centurion. The restaurant and the people behind it are committed to being strong and supportive, as the name of this trendy eatery implies.
The menu is wonderfully diverse, with distinct African and Malay influences. The starters include a Cape Malay fish cake on a puree of roast garlic and onion with gingered butternut foam, the roasted maple beets with a poached pearl onion on a cauliflower polenta tian with basil crème fraîche, or a chicken roulade on a wild field mushroom risotto.
The mains menu is a delight for gastronomic adventurers. Try the pan-seared springbok loin with waterblommetjies and a prune jus, the seared duck breast with truffle mush and a blackberry jus, the pan-seared exotic mushrooms with parmesan shavings and arrabiata spaghetti, a garlic and thyme lamb shank with a butternut cake and candied carrots, or the indulgent beef rib-eye with sweet potato mash and a kumquat and onion marmalade gremolata.
Decadent desserts are a must. Diners can opt for the toasted malva pudding with chocolate sand and golden honeycomb flakes, the peppermint crisp tart Mille Feuille with Belgian chocolate and an espresso-style iced coffee, or the guava panna cotta with crumbed fudge and a honeycomb Belgian chocolate snap, served with mascarpone cheese and candied hazelnuts.
This luxurious eatery, in the heart of the province of Gauteng, reflects the multifaceted heritage of this vibrant nation in an ambience of absolute grace.