Situated in the heart of the Tshwana Metropole, The Menlyn Boutique Hotel provides a 5-star hotel offering the industry’s best in luxury accommodation, fine dining and premium conferencing. Formerly known as the Menlyn Guest Lodge, which was awarded the esteemed status of Best Guest Lodge in the 2012 Tshwane Tourism Awards, renovations and re-branding exercises began on what is now known as the Menlyn Boutique Hotel in June of 2012. The intention was to transform the property – originally purchased from the Cuban Embassy – into a world-class luxury destination. This premium hotel caters to business and ambassadorial travellers in Pretoria, as well as to local guests in their chic new restaurant, Black Bamboo.


The Black Bamboo:
This world-class yet comfortable and relaxed restaurant experience offers some of the country’s best in fine dining, overseen by celebrated chef Pellie Grobler. “We modelled the Black Bamboo based on the concept of the quintessential South African wine farm experience – coupling excellent food with a relaxed and casual yet elegant environment,” says head chef Pellie Grobler. “Our ever-changing a la carte menu incorporates options for every palate, and is inspired by unique foods and delicacies with a base of familiar and accessible formats. It is constantly evolving using the insight gathered from our guests, as well as local and global food trends.”


Few things in life are more pleasurable than the most delectable cuisine, paired with beautiful wine, in a contemporary setting and time will simply fly by. The ultimate dining experience, Black Bamboo, celebrates the synergy between food, wine and art. Our carefully selected wine list boasts an interesting selection of wines from around the country. Seating up to eighty guests, the restaurant is open to public diners as well as hotel guests. Our search for perfection pushes us to keep evolving with a seasonal menu, which changes every 4 - 6 weeks, coupled with impeccable and intimate service, as we strive to truly create a unique dining experience.




From Pretoria Central, travel on Justice Mahomed (M11 - previously Charles). Turn right onto 26th Street and take the 1st left onto Umgazi Street. Turn right onto Tugela Road and the destination will be on the left.


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Menlyn Boutique Hotel
207 Tugela Road
Ashlea Gardens, Menlyn


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Food Served
Fine DiningGlobal/InternationalSouth African
Average Price$$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Saturday:
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 15:00
Secure Parking
Outside Seating
Smoking Section
Load Shedding
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