Jatinga has always had a reputation for fine dining, open seven days a week, will not disappoint. Some say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…
At Jatinga it is the first most important meal of the day! Whatever your preference may be, yogurt and muesli or Eggs Florentine, you’ll find it on our breakfast menu. Lunch can be enjoyed al fresco at any one of our outdoor dining spots with the many different birds that call Jatinga home as your lunch time companions. Dinners are an occasion at the Lodge, preferably an occasion that begins with a pre dinner drink in the Lord Milner, followed, if you choose, by a visit to our wine cellar to select a bottle of hand-picked estate wine. Then it’s onto the business at hand, ordering your evening meal. Our culinary team at the lodge have put together a varied and tempting menu with chefs specials changing daily, that will delight the most discerning pallet, and that is complimented by a variety of superb South African wines. Our restaurant is a quietly elegant room with uninterrupted views over the gardens which themselves offer secluded – and often romantic! – outdoor al fresco dining options.
Engage in some theatre of the mind and picture your table, set up under a magnificent flowering Pride of India tree that is also home to a family of Olive Sunbirds …… scrumptious cuisine and professional, personal service will ensure that your meal is a memorable one. Traditional High Teas, will transport you back into times gone by while one of our Gourmet Picnic Hampers will give a whole new meaning to your understanding of a picnic!
Kick off with a cold selection, presented on a three tier, wrought iron breakfast stand. Then it’s onto the cooked version,your preference in eggs be they scrambled, fried or in omelette form accompanied by all the regular breakfast favourites like bacon, sausages, mushrooms and the like. Unless of course you’d prefer to sample our Chef’s special of the day.
The Indulgence of Afternoon Tea
Is there really anything quite like it? Tea lovers around the world would passionately agree that afternoon tea is an experience quite unlike any other! We owe it all to Anna, Duchess of Bedford, who is rumoured to have begun the tradition in the late 1700s. The practice of inviting friends or family around for a late afternoon savoury and sweet treat, served with tea, grew in popularity at an incredible rate. Who would have thought that the leaf from a shrub would give rise to one of the world’s most enjoyed beverages, tradition of afternoon tea, tea cups, tea pots and so much more. Who would have thought that tea would become the most popular beverage in the world? Well it has and, once you’ve sampled our traditional High Tea, we know you’ll never be able to just enjoy tea on its own again!
Whether you’re going on a game viewing trip into the nearby Kruger National Park, planning to take in the breathtaking views of the scenic Panorama route or simply lazing away your day in our gardens, then one of our legendary picnic hampers will make the most perfect cuisine companion!