Let me start by saying I have at least 2 dozen (maybe 3!) foodie posts outstanding & I’ll be getting them up as fast as I possibly can. The fact that I can’t blog as fast as I eat is a very real problem 🙂
We had some celebrating to do and after some research I decided to give Level Four at the (newish) 54 on Bath in Rosebank a go. In case you’re not from Jozi the hotel was previously called The Grace & was taken over by the Tsosgo Sun group giving it the swanky overhaul we see today.
I made the booking as a surprise for my hubby so I asked for a nice quiet table. Oh & please excuse the flashy pics – the lighting was low.
- They serve Karan beef, which is halaal so this really swayed me as my Mr really enjoys his red meat.
- The steak arrived medium rare as we ordered – 8 out of 10 times restaurants don’t get this right, so I was pleasantly surprised.
- The service was good. Attentive but not overbearing – just the right balance.
- We did indeed get that quiet table. In fact we were the only ones in the entire restaurant. All. Night. Long. I decided to believe that it was kind of romantic but if I’m honest, the place lacked a bit of ambience.
We stuck to seafood for the starters…
The red meat in your choice of cut: ribeye; fillet; t-bone; sirloin on the bone. Also come with a choice of side & sauce…
Mixed forest mushroom risotto (came with a side of veg)
Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate fondant, berry compote and peanut ice-cream
Trio of crème brûlée; vanilla, lemongrass and milk chocolate
So what did we make of the food? In a nutshell, it wasn’t bad but none of the dishes were special either. Ok if I’m fair my hubby liked the home made ice cream quite a bit and I hoped for the same (I have a thing for crème brûlée) but I really didn’t enjoy it & only had a taste. Everything else was ok – somewhere in between & not up to the fine dining/special occasion experience I was hoping for…
Obligatory ‘fro pic 🙂 Definitely go early & have a drink in the lounge/bar – it’s beautiful..
Need to know
That said I have heard that there have been some changes at Level Four. Not sure the extent & if that means the menu/the chef’s been changed but it sounds like things could potentially be looking up… Their menus are all available online which is a great touch few restaurants bother with.
If I ran the place
For the price, the food needs fixing!
If you’ve been to Level Four lately let me know what you thought?
Level Four Restaurant
54 Bath Avenue, Rosebank
011 344 8500