The five Courtyard Hotels in Rosebank, Sandton and Eastgate in Johannesburg, Arcadia in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, have added an a la carte menu to their offering. The Club Lounge, which used to serve a range of upmarket canapes and drinks in the evening from 5pm to 9pm, now offers a curated menu of dishes that cater for a range of tastes and dietary requirements.
Just some of the dishes on offer include:
- Chicken lollipops (R65)
- Beet salad: Roasted beetroot, avocado, orange segments, toasted cashews, sunflower seeds and feta cheese (R85). Enhance with vegetable pineapple chimichurri skewer, chicken teriyaki skewer or beef barbeque skewer (for an additional R45, R55 and R65 respectively).
- Chicken burger: Grilled chicken thigh garnished with avocado, coleslaw, cheddar cheese, butter lettuce, baby spinach, fresh tomato, dill cucumber, red onion rings and sweet chilli mayo. Choice of a soft toasted bun or a bun-less burger (R95).
- Pea and watercress pesto pasta: Penne or zucchini noodles with watercress, lemon zest, walnuts, pecorino cheese (R85). Add chicken (R55) or prawns (R75).
The hotels report a positive response from guests, who are pleased with the expanded range of dining options and happy to spend time relaxing in the elegant restaurants and terraces. Lindiwe Sangweni-Siddo, chief operations officer, notes, “The Club Lounge is now bookable and features a new design concept, with space ideal for corporate and high-end functions and exclusive events. We believe this is going to set us apart from our competitor hotels and elevate the brand. We have listened to our guests and know they want more than canapes and finger foods, and our refreshed restaurants with new a la carte dining offering adds an experience that reflects this lifestyle brand’s relaxed elegance.”