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Welcome to Winter 2018…

This July, Clico celebrates its 12th Birthday, and what a remarkable journey its been over the last 12 years!

It seems like yesterday I took on the challenge on turning a tumbling Cape Dutch house in Rosebank into one of the only boutique hotels in the area. Many people always ask me, “Why did you call it Clico?” – and it’s simply a version of myfavourite Champagne – Veuve Clicquot.

Clico’s growth over the last 12 years has been evolutionary. In 2006, our hotel opened its doors and it wasn’t long before our growing number of guests asked for more, and so in 2010 we added our conferencing facility. In 2014 we gave ourselves a décor facelift and also installed a borehole and generator to mitigate the rolling blackouts and possible drought. It served us well, because in 2015 our guests once again asked for more and we opened Clico Restaurant.

We’ve made it through the economic crisis, achieved our Chaîne des Rôtisseurs accolade, top-ratings on Trip Advisor and made some incredible friends along the way – from all around the world. To me, Clico is still the embodiment of “myneighbours house” from my childhood – warm, inviting, lights-on and special. But it really is thanks to all of our guests over the years – each and everyone one of you – who have made our business thrive.

I look forward to seeing you at Clico to celebrate alongside us – perhaps, with a glass of Veuve Clicquot!


Jeanette Schwegman

Owner: Clico Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Conferencing

Clico Boutique Hotel
Winter is all about slow cooking

If you think staying home is the best way to stay warm this winter, then think again. Chef Marnus has launched his new winter menu packed with deep, comforting flavours specially crafted to warm the soul. Dishes to look forward to includeslow roasts, deep marinades and braised stews.

“Our latest menu features deep flavours to induce a sense of warmth and comfort. We have chosen the best seasonal ingredients and prepared them with techniques that are harmonious with winter,” says Chef Marnus.

His top winter picks off his menu include the Salmon Gravalax which boasts a beautiful array of winter vegetables as a light, fresh way to start the meal, followed by the Braised Lamb Shoulder which is marinated for three days in the fridge, slow roasted and served with an extraordinary beetroot jus.

Keeping his finger on the pulse of the international food scene, Chef Marnus has spent many months preparing and using the technique of fermentation to bring extra flavour and complexity to his dishes. The fermentation of his lemon and feta puree started in spring and was nurtured right through to winter, bringing a well-balanced salty, creamy and zingy element to his lamb dish.

“This menu is all about winter and allowing our diners to feel the comfort that food brings in the colder months. Braised meats, roasted vegetables and hearty purees – everything speaks to warmth, comfort and contentment,” he says.

So, whether you like savouring one or two dishes on a night out, or if you prefer a full degustation experience, Clico Restaurant offers both an A La Carte menu option, as well as a six course, wine-paired tasting menu.

To view the menu, or download a copy, click here.

To book your table this winter, visit to book online or call them on 0112523300.

Braised Lamb Shoulder, Spinach, Sweet Potato, Olives & Beetroot Jus Milk and Honey, Goat’s Milk Panna Cotta, Rooibos Cremeux, & Honey Comb Oxtail Tortellini, Parmesan Cream, Pumpkin Seed Pesto &Dukkha Spice Salmon Gravlax, Savoury Muesli, Beetroot, Basil, Cream Cheese &Balsamic
Hot off the press!

We recently hosted Lebogang Mosia from INL at Clico. Chef Marnus gave her some of his top picks from his winter menu… to read the article and watch the video, click here.

“The elegant and sophisticated Clico restaurant is known for its innovative gourmet flare with an emphasis on local and organic produce, its seasonal a la carte menus, bespoke wines and excellent service.”

Thank you IOL Lifestyle / Entertainment for featuring us!

Sunday Jazz

Our Sunday Jazz lunches take place the last Sunday of each month. They are a fantastic outing for the entire family! Enjoy relaxing background music, a refined but casual lunch ordered from our a la carte menu and a glass of wine in front of the fire.

Dining with the Stars

As one of the top-rated restaurants in the annual Restaurant Week South Africa, Clico has been selected as one of the top 25 restaurants to explore. The Restarant Week “Dining with the Stars” takes place from 19 July to 5 August. We’re offering 4-course lunches, starting from R300 and 5-course dinners, starting from R400. Book your table and follow them on Facebook for the latest news.

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Clico Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Click here to make a reservation.
About clico
Established by Jeanette Schwegman in 2006, Clico is an intimate sanctuary in the bustling city of Rosebank. This five-star Boutique Hotel, Restaurant and Conferencing venue combines understated luxury with the comforts of home. Whether you’re in Johannesburg for business or leisure, part of a conference or looking for a refined meal; Clico welcomes you to take a deep breath and leave your stress behind.

  • Clico Boutique Hotel: Since 2006, Clico Boutique Hotel has been recognised as an understated and luxurious home-away-from-home for the business or leisure traveller who enjoys personalised and intimate service.
  • Clico Restaurant: Opened in 2015, Clico Restaurant provides refined food and wine for diners with impeccable taste.
  • Clico Conference: Clico opened its conference facility in 2010. Set in tranquil gardens and flooded with natural light, Clico Conferencing is the ideal venue for small conferences, group meetings and events.