Dining Out

Culinary Table is a hidden gem on the outskirts of the city

Nov 1, 2019, Author: Bianca Spinner

At the heart of this restaurant is honest, authentic food. You simply won’t find fresher produce or greener greens because at this location they grow their very own fruit, veggies and herbs inside the restaurant. That’s right – as you enter this eclectic space, you’ll find a glorious organic veggie garden and (if you book) you can dine under the pawpaw trees.  


This hidden gem in Lanseria delivers in joy and charm – the only regret you’ll have is that you didn’t visit sooner. Yes, it’s a schlep, but it’s so worth it! We recommend popping past on a weekend for a lunch away from the city smoulder. Picture it … it’s a sunny morning in November, the birds are tweeting, and an array of freshly baked breads and handpicked veggies pass by in the waiter’s hands. And did we mention that there’s also a coffee roaster, cheese deli, butcher and market? 

There’s a smell of freshness; an aura that this is the way the gastronomic world was intended to be … farm-fresh, ethical, healthy and honourable. So, what’s for lunch? The menu changes weekly because it depends on what’s readily available for chef Daniela Gutstadt. Grab a table inside, out on the terrace or in the garden and then order an oat milk cappuccino before the feast commences.  


For starters, we had the bursting heirloom tomato salad shielded with olive oil and garlic. For mains, we tried the perfectly toasted organic buckwheat bowl as well as the chicken flattie with a side order of Parmesan fries and homegrown kale and spinach. You guessed it … everything was delicious and it’s safe to say that they’ve won us over! 


Lanseria Centre, R512 Pelindaba Road, Lanseria 

011 701 2200 

Facebook: @culinarytable 

Instagram: @culinarytable 

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