Echo the city
Touch down at OR Tambo and you are already in fine dining territory before having explored all the City of Gold has to offer. Floor-to-ceiling windows and a plush African-inspired printed carpet at Quills Restaurant at InterContinental add an air of elegance to your arrival. Look up and you’ll see an 18 m porcupine quill mobile suspended from the double-volume ceiling, setting the tone with the accompanying collection of traditional African masks. The gold and brown theme is carried throughout the space, with eye-catching accents around the bar.
For a burst of uniquely South African colour, strelitzias form part of the decor theme at Quills Restaurant. Whether you settle down under an umbrella at one of the tables outside, or sink into the plush leather, velvet and corduroy dining chairs dotted throughout the restaurant, a reminder of the country’s natural beauty is always close by. These are accompanied by the distinct pop of colour from single-stem anthuriums, a case of ostrich egg shells and rustic pendant lights.
With a kitchen that works around the clock, there’s no shortage of reasons to make a reservation at this sophisticated spot. Breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner are on offer, with a separate kiddies’ menu to keep the little ones happy. Start the day with a choice of bites from the Quills Full Breakfast,
a buffet that includes croissants, seasonal fruit, charcuterie, cheeses from around the globe, multiflora honeycomb and smoked fish. For dinner, try the beautifully plated prawn cocktail (complete with lemon pearls), and follow with mains of Asian salmon. Quills specialises in local fare such as springbok, warthog, kudu and crocodile too. The key on the menu allows you to order from ‘World Kitchen’ and ‘Local Origins’, in addition to vegetarian and lighter meals, so all palates are catered to.
Pull up a seat at Quills Bar and sample from the offering of local wines, ciders, beers and cocktails. This space provides the perfect setting for relaxing or spending quality time with family and friends. Pair a dish with a glass of something from the award-winning wine list and you’re
set for a memorable evening.
To find out more about Quills Restaurant, or to book a table, click here.