Since 1997, the Prue Leith Chefs Academy has trained world-class chefs who have worked in famous kitchens all around the world. The scope and strengths of our curriculum are evident in the successes of our past pupils who have not only worked for Jamie Oliver, the Roux brothers, Gordon Ramsay’s in London, but also represented their country at the Culinary Olympics and won gold at the World Gourmand Cookbook awards in Beijing.
Our superior world renowned standard of education ensures that our students get the best possible chefs training available and are highly sought after in both the South African and international market.
What really sets our academy apart from other chef training institutions is that we have a multi-award winning, top fine dining restaurant on site. Tucked away in the residential picturesque suburb of Centurion, in the grounds of the Prue Leith Chefs Academy in Hennopspark between Pretoria and Johannesburg, you will find the top restaurant in Centurion – The Prue Leith’s Restaurant. Our 50 seater restaurant has become a world renowned gastronomical delight and culinary experience.
Having been awarded a Blaizon from the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in France and ranked in the top twenty restaurants in the country and the top ten restaurants in Gauteng by the Business Day, this is where our students polish their skills taught to them and the practical part of our courses can be sampled.
The vision for the Prue Leith Restaurant was to reflect the passion of the Prue Leith Academy and to create a real restaurant from which the students can learn. It has far exceeded this original intention, and is now recognised as the top restaurant in Centurion and one the best restaurants in South Africa.
Though Prue Leith is a training restaurant run by our students under the vigilant eyes of our professional chefs and restaurant manager, it has made its culinary mark in the hospitality industry often getting bookings from overseas for people traveling to Gauteng, even before they get onto the plane. The Prue Leith Restaurant is fully licensed and is open five evenings a week, Wednesday to Saturday.
Our Menus are Dynamic, Delectable and Diverse
As the top restaurant in Centurion, our dynamic à la carte and function menu options are as delectable as they are diverse. Prue Leith’s restaurant offers a table d’ Hôtel menu, with a choice of starters, a soup, main courses including a vegetarian dish, desserts, and coffee and friandise. The menu constantly changes to include new and exciting dishes, and is designed to incorporate the theory covered in the lectures during the week.
Senior students team up in pairs, and are given full responsibility for the restaurant for a week at a time. This is known internally as “Menu Week” and is a source of great excitement as it is the first time such students will be “in charge” of the restaurant. Students are required to produce their own special dishes for the week, which are impressively served in addition to the enticingly delicious menu. The ingredients are always fresh and tasty, and the final result is always outstanding.
Whether you indulge in Gingered Honey Panna Cotta Verrine on the terrace or Olive Oil Poached Scottish Salmon and Lemon Gnocchi in the dining room, Prue Leith Restaurant is truly a superb dining experience to savour and relish. There is a freshness and charm about our restaurant; the atmosphere is superb; it is light and airy in summer, and on colder nights guests can expect to sit in front of a roaring open wood fire.
Hire the Top Restaurant in Centurion for Your Private Functions
Our landscaped, lavender garden is ideal for venue hire, team building and private functions ranging from summer weddings, cocktail parties, baby showers, conferences and cooking workshops, anniversary parties and more. Dine under the stars with your guests while you indulge and treat yourself to the splendour of one of South Africa’s top and most incredible restaurants.
Prue Leith’s Restaurant in Centurion is a must try for foodies and discerning palates who relish good taste and fine décor. So whether you want to embrace enticing flavours in a setting staged for indulgence or enjoy an evening of gastronomic elegance with your guests, Prue Leith Restaurant offers a taste of gastronomical perfection.
To book your table at the top restaurant in Centurion, please email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. We are wheelchair-friendly and do not, unfortunately, cater for children under the age of 10 years. View our website to find directions, as well as any information regarding group bookings & venue hire.