The magnificent views over the Nicklaus Design championship golf course make a fitting backdrop to the bistro-style fare on offer at Nineteen Restaurant. Whether you’re relaxing with a sundowner and tapas on the club’s terrace, celebrating a special occasion or simply treating yourself to a night out the kitchen, our experienced food and beverage team and unique ambience combine to create a moment to savour.
What’s more, you can make Nineteen your restaurant of choice for a special event – from ladies high teas to milestone birthdays and anniversaries. Alternatively, if you are looking for the perfect setting out of the office, why not reserve the Clubhouse boardroom to host your next breakfast meeting or business lunch with flair.
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Steyn City is excited to announce that our popular clubhouse and restaurant, Nineteen, as well as The Deli (which will in future be known as The Pizzeria) will be taken over by Michael Holenstein – gourmand chef and hospitality extraordinaire – and his talented team from 1 July 2023. Residents and diners will recognise Michael, as he has been successfully running Nineteen on behalf of Steyn City since 2020, and will now transition to the role of owner, overseeing the growth and success of his expanding culinary empire.
Nineteen overlooks the impressive Nicklaus Design championship golf course, and offers delicious bistro-style fare to both residents and outside guests. Michael and his team of chefs, headed up by Mpotseng Modise, are committed to food excellence, and go out of their way to create memorable dining experiences for their guests. Marc Letzler, who himself has many years of experience in managing restaurants, heads up the front of house.
Nineteen also offers guests a sushi bar, with a soon to be added pizza oven, and grill, treating guests to more variety. Whether you’re looking for a picturesque spot to enjoy a sunset cocktail, or a more hearty meal, Nineteen is an unmissable experience. In addition, Nineteen can accommodate a number of special events, from birthday bashes to intimate wedding ceremonies while at the same time still catering to the needs of residents.
The Pizzeria, will continue to provide a delivery service to residents with two brand new scooters, offering handmade woodfired pizza, baked pasta dishes and more.
Trained in Switzerland, Michael has more than 35 years of luxury food and hospitality experience. After graduating, Michael worked in Switzerland and Scotland before returning to South Africa to take up a position at St James, at the Johannesburg Sun and Towers. Working in some of South Africa’s top 5 star hotels for several years. In 1991, Michael opened his first restaurant, the much-loved and popular Papa Gigi Trattoria.
In 1994, Michael moved his family to Magaliesburg to take on the challenge of opening a country hotel, and De Hoek Country House was established. As Managing Director and Co-Owner, Michael and his team turned De Hoek into an award-winning, globally-recognised 5-star luxury hotel. De Hoek went on to achieve a spot on the top 100 restaurants in South Africa for many years and won many fine dining accolades, including American Express Fine Dining.
Now, Michael has shifted his focus, reimagining Nineteen to bring guests a truly unique dining experience set against the magnificent backdrop of Steyn City’s golf course.