Contempory fine dining in the heart of Zimbabwe

About Restaurant Johannes De Bruijn

The vision of award-winning chef Johannes De Bruijn and seasoned restauranteur Andrew Mama, Restaurant Johannes De Bruijn is a venue offering warm hospitality in a relaxed, yet elegant environment.

 

Chef Johannes showcases the best of local produce inspired by childhood memories, family recipes and years of experience combining the essence of local cuisine with contemporary global influence. Ever evolving tasting menus reflect the chef’s philosophy of quality, seasonality and simplicity elevating basic ingredients to the level of haute cuisine

 

With a focus on sustainability and working with local communities, Johannes and his team invite you to join them and experience a renewed vision of Zimbabwean gastronomy.

About Restaurant Johannes De Bruijn

The vision of award-winning chef Johannes De Bruijn and seasoned restauranteur Andrew Mama, Restaurant Johannes De Bruijn is a venue offering warm hospitality in a relaxed, yet elegant environment.

 

Chef Johannes showcases the best of local produce inspired by childhood memories, family recipes and years of experience combining the essence of local cuisine with contemporary global influence. Ever evolving tasting menus reflect the chef’s philosophy of quality, seasonality and simplicity elevating basic ingredients to the level of haute cuisine

 

With a focus on sustainability and working with local communities, Johannes and his team invite you to join them and experience a renewed vision of Zimbabwean gastronomy.

About Chef Johannes De Bruijn

 

Zimbabwean born chef Johannes de Bruijn has developed a signature style of contemporary cuisine drawing on childhood memories of his grandmother’s cooking on the farm blended with classic French technique, an obsession with bold Asian flavour and a true passion for modern gastronomy.

 

Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Johannes’ pursuit of a career in hospitality took him to South Africa where he honed his skills in some of Johannesburg’s leading restaurants and boutique hotels. But it was as Sous Chef at the famed Cube Tasting Kitchen, where Johannes found the freedom to experiment with techniques and flavours which allowed him to develop his signature style of modern gastronomy.

 

As Executive Chef of Winehouse Restaurant at the Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel, Johannes soon achieved a loyal following of discerning diners with his ever-evolving menu and passion for sourcing unique ingredients. The restaurant was named The Best Fine Dining Restaurant 2017 by the Restaurant Association of South Africa and nominated for Restaurant of The Year for 2017 & 2018. Winehouse also received a One Plate rating in the South African Gourmet Guide 2016/2017 for Exceptional Cuisine.

 

Johannes now returns home to Zimbabwe to open Restaurant Johannes De Bruijn, a unique concept on the Zimbabwean food scene. Restaurant JDB aims to foster a passion for locally sourced ingredients and organically grown produce and showcase them utilising Johannes’ flair and creativity.

 

Our Menu

"The Chef's Menu focuses on discovery & the element of surprise. A bespoke menu focusing on inspiration, creativity and seasonality, sourcing the best produce from around the globe."

Dinner Menu

6 course dégustation

volume 2 ‘22

selection of hors d’oeuvres

CUCUMBER

marinated with honeydew

__________

SUCKLING PIG

roasted with lettuces

or

TONGUE

with beans and mustard

 

__________

BEEF SIROIN

grilled with eggplant

or

DUCK

confit with garlilc and winter melon

 

__________

PHATOM FOREST

with beetroot & berries

__________

CARROT

cream chees & Pinapple

or

PLUM

"lamington"

 

6 course degustation ˷ $85pp

wine pairing ˷ $35pp

Please note that we are a non-smoking establishment

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the bill

Please be considerate of other diners when using your mobile phone

We will try to accommodate dietary requirements, but our menu is small and seasonal. As such we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

Dinner Menu

4 course dégustation

volume 2 ‘22

 

ASPARAGUS

with truffle & brown butter sabayon

or

ARTICHOKE

Barigoule with ricotta gnocchi & olives

 

__________

SALMON

roasted with crème fraiche & cucumber

or

TONGUE

with beans and mustard

__________

BEEF SIRLOIN

grilled with eggplant

or

DUCK

confit with garlic and winter melon

__________

CARROT

cream cheese & pineapple

or

PLUM

"Lamington"

__________

             Phantom Forest       $15

with beetroot & berries

 

4 course degustation ˷ $65pp (1 option per course)

wine pairing ˷ $25pp

Please note that we are a non-smoking establishment

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the bill

Please be considerate of other diners when using your mobile phone

We will try to accommodate dietary requirements, but our menu is small and seasonal. As such we may not be able to accommodate all requests.

This is a special 3 course menu for 2 people which is expertly packaged for you to prepare at home.

Please contact the restaurant for this week’s menu.

We will try to accommodate dietary restrictions but all of our menus are small, seasonal and subject to change without notice. As such we will not be able to accommodate all requests.

 

Despite the best efforts of our kitchen team, dishes may include traces of allergens including, but not limited to nuts, shellfish, soy products, eggs, dairy and wheat. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.

 

Please note that a discretionary 10% service charge will be added to all bills. Items and prices subject to change without notice. We are a non-smoking establishment.

We will try to accommodate dietary restrictions but all of our menus are small, seasonal and subject to change without notice. As such we will not be able to accommodate all requests.

 

Despite the best efforts of our kitchen team, dishes may include traces of allergens including, but not limited to nuts, shellfish, soy products, eggs, dairy and wheat. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.

 

Please note that a discretionary 10% service charge will be added to all bills. Items and prices subject to change without notice. We are a non-smoking establishment.

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