Dining Out

Festive food offerings at The Saxon

Nov 14, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

Hello Joburgers, if slaving over your Christmas roast is the last thing on your holiday agenda, why not celebrate the festive season at The Saxon? Guests can expect exquisite food, live entertainment and a fabulous, festive vibe.


Christmas Eve menu at Qunu

Make your festive moments more memorable and celebrate Christmas at Qunu. You will start off the night’s festivities with arrival Champagne and canapés, served in the elegant ambiance of our Piano Lounge. You will then enjoy our delectable five-course meal in the restaurant.

Lobster, Prawn and Avocado Ritz

Lobster and prawn, avocado, mango, garlic tomato mayonnaise


Gammon and sticky African Fruit Salad

Smoked pineapple glazed gammon, crispy pig’s ears, pineapple, cloves, bbq plantain skin, gingered litchi chutney

Bird of a feather Turkey, Duck and Ostrich

Pistachio turkey galantine, nectacote tarte tatin, naartjie-glazed, 5-spiced duck, berry sorghum, biltong-dusted piquant pepper, roasted ostrich loin


Surf and turf scallop, wagyu and langoustine salt-baked scallop, cauliflower, winter truffle prawn bisque, teriyaki-glazed wagyu, butternut and cinnamon, Asian lime marmalade, langoustine, nettle and lovage, mango, sevruga caviar

Citrus and Apple

Kalamansi and apple parfait, apple salad, apple purée

Goat’s cheese, honey and ash

St. Francis mousse, pear and honey marmalade, toasted brioche, Port reduction, puffed sorghum, leek ash

Black Forest – Chocolate and cherry

Nyangbo 68% mousse, vanilla crème, chocolate cake, cherries


Trifle – Peach and Rasberry

Peach Swiss roll, peach mousse, raspberry jelly, raspberry purée, crème anglaise

R2 050 per person excluding wine

Christmas Brunch at Qunu

Champagne on arrival

Christmas table Saxon bakery breads, dips, butters and spreads

Basil pesto, hummus, tapenade, smoked aubergine, roasted garlic, nut brown butter, Rio Largo award-winning olive oil, aged balsamic dressing

Mini Verrines

White fish ceviche, lime and coconut, avocado panna cotta, mango gel, onion tempura


Carved from the bone, organic Bellota Ibérico ham, bocconcini cheese and melon Black forest, gypsy, smoked hickory, parma ham, beef pastrami, coppa bresaola Cajun-spiced venison loin, berry and mint vinaigrette Smoked duck breast, orange, roasted fennel salad Duck liver parfait, Saxon melba, gherkins, red pepper and cranberry chutney Saxon pickled onions, piquant peppers, mango atchar, piccalilli Chicken satay skewers Beef carpaccio, shaved parmesan and rocket Smoked chicken, papaya and pistachio

Steak Tartare

Ground beef fillet, onions, garlic, parsley, quail egg yolk, caper berries

Fresh and cured seafood

Selection of sushi and sashimi, both seafood and vegetarian Seared herb and sesame-crusted yellowfin tuna, green beans and feta Freshly shucked Namibian oysters, French oysters, Tabasco, black pepper, lemon Marinated East Coast lobster, garlic and lemon dressing, Cabernet eschallot dressing Pickled fish, tomato and herb herrings Beetroot salmon gravalax, Dullstroom hot smoked trout Sliced Scottish smoked salmon, capers, lemon, red onion, pickled quail egg Grilled Mozambique queen prawns, lime dressing

Harvest Table

Sarapana leaf and herb salad Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, salsa verde Caramelised baby onions Roasted root vegetable salad Butter lettuce, shaved parmesan, crispy bacon crumbs, anchovy dressing Roasted butternut, feta and pinenuts Tabbouleh of buckwheat, garlic, tomatoes, parsley and mint Marinated slow-roasted tomatoes, thyme, garlic, olive oil Green mango salad, red onion, coriander, roasted cashews, nam jim dressing Red and white quinoa, char-grilled baby marrow, roasted peppers, wilted cabbage Char-grilled asparagus, polonaise crumb Marinated mushrooms, garlic, parsley, truffle oil Selection of Christmas seasonal fruits and nuts


Turkey, Chestnut and Cranberry

Butter-roasted turkey, panettone stuffing, chestnut and root vegetables, red pepper, cranberry chutney

Glazed Gammon and Sweetcorn

Honey and marmalade glazed gammon, sweetcorn croquette, brussel leaves, apple aioli

Seabass, Prawns and Mussels

Pan-roasted seabass, prawns and mussels, charred mango chive butter

Babby Butternut, broccoli and chestnut

Kettle-roasted broccoli and butternut, smoked chestnuts, charred lime and coriander

Platinum Wagyu, Mushrooms and Rocket BBQ

Wagyu sirloin, potato gratin, exotic mushrooms, roasted garlic, parmesan, wild rocket pesto

Dessert Table

Chocolate and cherry entremets Lemon and strawberry entremets Pistachio Paris-Brest Candy cane cheesecake Bûche de Noël Fruit cake Red berry mille-feuille Trifle verrine Gingerbread and chocolate petit gâteau Fruit mince pies Brandied malva with cinnamon custard

Cheese Trolley

Selection of local cheeses, accompanied by seed crackers, artisanal breads, red onion marmalade, olive tapenade, preserved figs, fig jelly, grissini bread sticks, red and green grapes

R2 150 per person excluding wine


New Years Eve at Qunu

On arrival, guests will be treated to live cooking stations and canapés, enabling guests to mingle and tempting their tastebuds, paired with Champagne on the Terrace.

Champagne, canapes and cooking stations

Stir-fried turmeric prawns, tamarind and garlic Fresh oysters, cucumber, salmon caviar, grapefruit, ponzu Chicken and corn dumplings, black vinegar, kecap manis Sweet potato, cumin and coriander puffs, spiced tomato salsa Twice-cooked lamb neck, smokey aubergine salad, Vietnamese mint relish

Enjoy a 4-course menu in Qunu, featuring the finest of South African produce, Saxon’s Sarapana garden, and heritage ingredients, together providing a setting for a modern African table.

Litchi and Pear

Litchi sorbet, pear and lime marmalade

Duck and Quail

Hay-smoked quail, duck liver parfait, sorghum, date and liquorice


Salmon and Calamari

Lightly cooked salmon, Cape Malay calamari, summer savoury, broccoli, apricot, ginger chutney

Springbok and Oxtail

Cumin-dusted springbok and Gluhwein-spiced oxtail, baked Stilton potato, beetroot plum, Sherry caramel, stinging nettle


Seabass and Lobster

Pan-roasted seabass, lobster medallions, cauliflower purée, smoked bacon and lobster jus, golden zucchini, spring onion shoots

Vanilla Crémeux,

Vanilla crémeux, croissant ice-cream, cranberry compote, spiced sable

Eaton Mess

Lemon verbena custard, seasonal berries, passion-fruit, crispy marshmallow, mango gel


Tanariva 33% crémeux

Tanariva 33% crémeux, blackcurrant mousse, chocolate cake, chocolate sable, caramel Welcome the New Year on the Terrace – join us in celebration of 2020 whilst toasting Champagne in our Saxon party atmosphere.


Wagyu beef cheese burgers Spiced chicken spring rolls Tomato, mozzarella and pesto pin wheels

Dessert Table

Assorted bon-bons Champagne pâte de fruit Chocolate dipped strawberries Salted caramels

R2 975 per person excluding wine


Christmas Eve at Grei

Enjoy a 5-course dinner at Grei, consisting of King Crab, Caviar, Shiso, Pork, fennel, wild garlic, Scallop, Buttermilk, Tagette, Oxtail, Date, Purslanne. Dessert comprises of Cheese, Peach, Yarrow, Hazelnut, Truffle, Elderflower friandise and coffee.

R2 950 per person including wine

New Years Eve

Ring in the new year with a 5-course meal comprising of Trout, Black Pudding, Bronze Fennel, Duck Pine Nut, Marigold, Octopus, Lemon, Marjoram, Lamb, Black Garlic, Sweet Pea and Cheese, Truffle, Stinging Nettle with White Chocolate, Sourdough, Caviar Friandise and Coffee for dessert.

R3 950 per person including wine

011 292 6000

Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa, 26 Saxon Road Sandhurst

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