About The Grillroom & Sushi Bar
The Grillroom & Sushi Bar is a modern, stylish restaurant which has just opened in Brooklyn Bridge Office Park, in Pretoria. Perfect for special occasions, romantic dinners and business lunches, the restaurants offers an exquisite culinary experience for all palates.
The Grillroom & Sushi promises a culinary experience to suit all palates
High ceilings, loads of natural light and a fresh warm ambience are the makings of The Grillroom & Sushi Bar, a modern, stylish restaurant which has just opened at Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn in Pretoria. The elegant eatery is perfect for special occasions, romantic dinners and business lunches. The venue is easily accessible, well located and has safe undercover parking within the precinct.
Passion on a plate…
Head Chef Jamie Sutherland promises “passion on a plate and a memorable eating experience”. For meat lovers and vegetarians, wine connoisseurs and sushi enthusiasts, the menu boasts a generous selection of modern food with classic overtures.
“A great meal consists of the freshest ingredients. We source our meats, fruits and vegetables from the best local producers,” says Sutherland. “Wine lovers will not be disappointed as our wine list has over 100 of the best South African wines with a selection of award-winning international wines. Our resident sommelier is also on hand to assist diners in pairing wines with their food.”
Menu to suit all palates…
Chef Jamie says the restaurant caters for all palates. From the Mibrasa oven comes some scrumptious dishes for meat lovers including Lemon and Thyme Roasted Baby Spatchcock, Crispy Pork Belly and good old T-Bone. For those extra special occasions there is some tender Local Wagyu beef and 41-day dry aged Jersey beef from KZN.
For vegetarians, the menu delivers carefully chosen favourites, made to perfection – from the refreshing Quinoa Salad to the Creamy Risotto with Shiitake Mushroom, Asparagus & Parmesan to the Mushroom and Camembert for something lighter.
The Grillroom & Sushi Bar offers an extensive variety of fresh Maki Rolls, Nigiri, Sashimi with choices for vegetarians.
Fish and seafood lovers are not forgotten with Soya Infused Salmon, Tuna Tartare, Calamari and Grilled Prawns on the list.
The dessert menu has a cheese board selection with chutney and relishes for those with a savoury preference and for the sweet toothed, the choice of summer surprise Mille Feuillet, Lemon Meringue Tart or the Black Forest Brownie will be a delight.
Design and ambience…
The 250-seater restaurant was designed to offer different experiences for their varied clientele. Whether you’re having a quick business lunch, sundowner drinks, having a relaxed family meal or a sophisticated dinner to celebrate a special occasion, we will make sure your experience with us is a memorable one.
The restaurant patrons are catered for through creative natural demarcations – upstairs and downstairs spaces, the outside covered patio areas and the relaxed lounge area which provides an ambient space to have a pre-dinner drink or end the evening off with a nightcap. The wine room was designed to give you the feeling like you’re in a private tasting room at a wine farm in the heart of the Cape.
The use of warm and inviting colours throughout the restaurant and natural elements like the stone columns and wood cladding add a natural warmth and elegance to the restaurant.
The restaurant adheres to stringent Covid-19 regulations to ensure the safety of all patrons;
- Wearing of masks by all staff
- Recording of guest temperatures and contact details upon arrival
- Regulated spaced seating according to WHO protocols
- Sanitisation of each table before and after each guest
- Regular sanitisation and wipe down of kitchens & bathrooms every 25minutes
Meet the Chef: Jamie Sutherland
The Grillroom & Sushi Bar’s Head Chef, Jamie Sutherland has 36 years cooking experience under his toque with a formidable career that has taken him across kitchens in Europe, Asia and Africa.
Jamie trained as a chef in the United Kingdom and started his career in 1984 in Scotland where he worked for a couple of hotel restaurants before moving to London for the next decade honing his skills at top restaurants.
“I’ve been privileged to travel widely and had vast experience with French, Asian, Middle Eastern and African cuisine. My style of food is modern with classic overtures but the most important ingredient in any dish is passion. I cook with heart and aim to enhance the full flavour of each dish,” says Jamie.
His love for cooking is only paralleled by his love for teaching and mentoring. “I am the sum of the many great chefs I’ve worked under and that same desire to continue learning is what drives me to take junior chefs under my wing and share my knowledge. In teaching you also learn and continue growing.”
Meet the GM – Mark Williams
Passion and service excellence are the front and centre of hospitality says Mark Williams, the new general Manager at The Grillroom & Sushi Bar.
“The customer facing service of the restaurant needs to equally match the amazing food coming out of our pristine kitchen – our peerless backend” says Williams who trained at the Swiss Hotel Management School in Switzerland and obtained a BA Honours in Hospitality and Events Management.
The well-groomed restauranteur’s friendly nature and professionalism reflect his thirteen years’ experience as a manager at leading restaurants in South Africa’s economic hubs of Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town.
He understands the importance of providing consistent quality dining experiences.
“The stakes are high in this industry, now more than ever, and the customer demands real value for money. Providing consistent high quality dining experiences is a non-negotiable,” says Williams.
The Grillroom & Sushi Bar’s head chef Jamie Sutherland says Williams brings an energetic vibe and elegance to the restaurant. “Williams is an effective communicator with intimate knowledge on operating both the front and back of house seamlessly and profitably which he shares selflessly with the team.’’