You finally got tickets to the Michael’s buddies doing a little jig in noisy shoes in Lord of the Dance or you opted for a night of belly splitting laughter at one of the many comedy shows on offer at Monte, but where on earth should you eat before you get descend into one the theatres in fake Italy?
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Whilst I don’t recommend front row seats for comedy shows unless you enjoy being the butt of many jokes, perhaps you want to feel the blood, sweat and tears of the performers on stage, and you spent all your money on the expensive tickets. You still need to eat, and you don’t necessarily want to boil water for the stale two minute noodles at the back of your cupboard. These affordable options will ensure that your tummy doesn’t interrupt a beautiful musical number.
The hotdog vendor in the casino
I hate viennas. It’s not a secret, but this is the cheapest food option at Monte. One handed food for the avid gamblers who need their other hand to push the button just one more time. I can’t recommend it, but had to mention it for it’s affordability. #sorrynotsorry
You didn’t drive all the way to Fourways to eat out of a cardboard box. You want plates, cutlery and a friendly waiter to bring you your food. Good portions at good prices, is that too much to ask? No, my fake internet friend, no it isn’t.
Not my first choice of restaurant, but Spur’s family friendly atmosphere and consistent food can’t be ignored. Plus who doesn’t like the Spur “Birthday” experience, bring on the sparklers and awesome singing. You can find the Spur in the food court.
Jenda Food and Wine
It’s the end of the month, the debit orders have yet to go through and you are a feeling a bit flush. Or perhaps that R200 you bet on red has doubled (is that how it works – I don’t gamble, so I have no knowledge about these things). You want to eat at a nice place, but you still want to be able to pay for baby Suzie’s Karate lessons next month.
If you are in fake Italy, you definitely should eat some Italian food. La Scala has plenty of rave reviews and has a variety of seafood, meat and pasta dishes. There is no pizza on the menu, so if that’s what you are after, you should try somewhere else.
The Met Grill
Price is not an issue, you just want to eat amazing food in your Louis Vuitton LBD. Or you are from overseas, and you are jumping up and down at the unbelievable exchange rate. (Dear Rand, why you so weak?)
Ok these places aren’t that expensive.
Located inside the Southern Sun Hotel, Punchinellos is the cheaper of the fine dining options available at Monte. I have eaten the infamous Sunday Lunch buffet, as well as enjoyed a number of events that have been catered by this restaurant. Great for a celebration, they often have special evenings with menus created by guest chefs.
The Medeo Restaurant at the Palazzo Hotel
Don your Fancy Fat Pants, this place is très fancy. With an à la carte menu for the days that don’t have special wine pairing evenings, your taste buds are in for a treat. It’s probably best if you book in advance.
Where do you recommend to eat before going to a show at Montecasino?
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