A recent trip to the new 011 Dainfern Bar and Eatery a few weeks ago to celebrate a mates birthday, had me so excited about this venue that I just had to return for the full experience. And to share that experience with you; you too should have this experience (be sure to check out the end of this post to see how you can do just that). Well, you know what I mean!
Located in the Dainfern Square Shopping Centre, in the heart of Dainfern in northern Joburg, 011 Dainfern offers a contemporary dining experience with a menu that is as fresh and exciting as the city in which it is found. An extensive drinks and cocktails menu ensures you have nothing less than the best, and most interesting, refreshments to compliment your meal.
Speaking to Gareth Spencer, one of the owners of 011 Dainfern, about the inspiration behind this exciting new establishment, he shared his desire to create an environment to reflect the upmarket neighbourhood around it, while at the same time offer a warm, welcoming space for guests. This he has certainly done and 011 Dainfern is being well received by patrons, with the establishment filling up just after midday, its opening time.
Every palette is catered for on the mouth-watering menu, which includes snack platters for those times you feel like a bit of a mezze experience! Light meals are available for the less hungry, with firm favourites burgers and open sandwiches included in the offering. Meat dishes are available for those with an appetite, so I suggest you come hungry. Vegetarians too will find something to entice them!
Amongst its liquid offerings, 011 Dainfern offers an extensive Gin Bar to tease your taste buds, in addition to an assortment of international and craft beers, spirits and wines. But such pleasures are best enjoyed with friends, I’ll come back to this in a moment (start thinking so long as to who you would like to enjoy 011 Dainfern with).
So, in which direction did my palette take me this fine afternoon? Let me share with you.
My carpaccio was smoked to perfection, paired with a wonderful blueberry compote which really brought the varying flavours to life. Serve me roquette and I’m all yours!
Lamb curry, just what I was in the mood for, without being too spicy. The portions were more than generous and quickly sorted out my rather ravenous appetite.
The perfect end to a scrumptious meal, the crushed nuts in the mousse made for an interesting take on a favourite menu item.
Following my meal, three friends of mine joined me at 011 Dainfern for a little catch-up session. No better place to enjoy great drinks and wonderful company, we truly could have carried on into the early evening.
011 Dainfern caters for all requirements, whether you are stopping by on your way home for a quick pint, hosting a business lunch with colleagues or touching base with friends, the ambiance and friendly staff ensure your every need is attended to. Be sure to check out my video below to see what my friends and I were drinking, as well as a tour of the venue.
I Want To Make Sure You Experience 011 Dainfern
Gareth has given me a R600 voucher for one lucky reader to enjoy their own 011 Dainfern experience. What do you need to do to win this? Easy peasy:
- Look for my Twitter post in which I share the video I made, retweet it then reply to my original post tagging a friend you would like to share this experience with and why.
- For a second chance, find my Facebook post in which I share the video I made, share that post and then comment on it tagging a friend you would like to share this experience with and why.
- Let’s give you a third chance! Hit my new YouTube channel, give it a subscribe and then like and comment on my 011 Dainfern video with the name of the person you would like to share this experience with and why.
Wow, that’s three chances to win this fantastic prize!
The nitty gritty
Please note that the giveaway is only open to readers living in the greater Gauteng area, who are able to get themselves to the venue. The giveaway closes on Friday 25 November 2016 at 16h00. The winner will be announced on Saturday 26 November 2016 here on the blog.
And The Winner Is…
The winner of the R600 voucher for an 011 Dainfern experience of their own, is Magdeline Connie (@MagdelineConnie on Twitter). Well done, I look forward to seeing the photos from your time at 011 Dainfern! Thank you to all who entered!