Open since: 2006
Position in the Top 10 last year: 5
Dining at Chantel Dartnall’s enchanting restaurant is a special treat, featuring a sensory journey filled with exquisite plating and dynamic flavours with local, seasonal ingredients. The food displays an undeniable delicate sensibility in both preparation and presentation, satisfying on all levels. Her menus are creative and fuse local ingredients with techniques from her inspiring travels. Expect plated art in the form of dishes like ‘Tidal Pool’, with goose-liver spheres, Brussels sprout leaves, cauliflower purée and truffle; ‘Sea Mist’, with tender scallops and East Coast lobster; or ‘Where the River Meets the Sea’, with halibut and tilapia. Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient is also the winner of the 2017 Eat Out Service Excellence Award, and sommelier Moses Magwaza took home the 2017 Eat Out Wine Service Award.