IMAGINE RESTAURANT AND DELI
IMAGINE RESTARURANT AND DELI:
Having produced her own food range, conducted classes in food preparation, and catered for plenty of functions, owner Renee van Bergen decided the time was right to channel her energy and enthusiasm in a new direction and open her own restaurant. She was fortunate to find the perfect premises in a charming old house in Arcadia, and whilst the interior has been modernized to open up the rooms, plenty of character remains in the wooden doors and floors which are all original. The delightful front garden with its beds of lavender and feature fish pond, creates a tranquil environment for al fresco dining and it is hard to believe that the hustle and bustle of central Pretoria is only a stone’s throw away.
The restaurant incorporates a well stocked deli counter which offers both local and imported cheeses and meats, olives, aubergines, and the popular basil and sun-dried tomato pestos. Quiches and cakes are available to order, and in particular Renee is well known for her special occasion cakes which are always decorated with flowers. The breakfast menu is refreshingly different with various combinations of French Toast with ingredients such as provolone cheese, grilled prosciutto and roasted cherry tomatoes. However, for those who enjoy a traditional breakfast, the executive breakfast is available at weekends and offers the usual eggs, bacon, sausage, mushrooms and tomatoes.
At lunch times diners can help themselves to a selection of dishes which are plated and weighed, choose from one of the delicious pastas of the day, or even create their own pasta topping with items from the deli. Main course recommendations from the dinner menu are definitely the char grilled fillet with pink peppercorn and brandy sauce, or the char grilled prawns. Dessert lovers will be impressed with the feather light soufflés that Renee conjures up and there is always an interesting cheese platter with unusual accompaniments.
For those who enjoy entertaining at home without the hassle, Renee is available to cater for those special occasions. The restaurant is a popular spot for weddings, Renee offers her services to create your ideal wedding cake.
How To Get There:
From Church Street in Pretoria CBD, go east towards Arcadia. Turn right into Eastwood Street. We are the second house on your left after Schoeman Street (N4).
Imagine Restaurant and Deli address: 310 Eastwood Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
Monday - Saturday
10:00 till late
Closed on Sundays
(open for group bookings)
Take Out Off Road/Secure Parking Outside Seating Fireplace Smoking Section Functions Weddings Outside Catering
Types of cuisine: Mediterranean
Other: Fine Dining, Breakfast, Light Meals
Tel: (012) 342 9281
Fax: (086) 672 8130
IMAGINE RESTAURANT AND DELI