‘By appointment only’ at The Gentleman’s Arthouse

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

A night laden with mystery and decadence. Expect nothing less from this gem of the Joburg inner city. We were taken on a journey of burlesque culinary delights by the charming Roy Minnaar and his team at The Gentleman's Arthouse.


Guest Blogger: Darren Meltz, More Than Food Mag


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The venue (a restored Edwardian Gentlemen’s Washroom) dates back to 1911 and has been deliciously restored to create an elegant venue for those looking for fine dining with more than a touch of enchantment.


The experience starts as soon as you enter. We were ushered into a candlelit, absinthian-walled  world and seated at our table. Plush padding has turned the old urinals into beautiful seating, adding yet another element of wonder.

After our welcome drinks of cucumber infused gin and tonic we were presented with our first palate teaser, nuts in a bombe, lobster bisque, truffle oil emulsion and Riebeek Kasteel and Nero olives.