al Fiume - Italian for 'at the river' - has all the ingredients for a great restaurant: a beautiful setting on a shady wooden deck on the banks of the Hennops River and a restaurateur with a passion for food, as well as the experience to ensure outstanding levels of service.

al Fiume serves food that lives up to our definition of quality: the season's best, cooked with skill and passion and presented with a minimum of fuss.

The cellar at al Fiume is stocked with a diverse choice of Italian and South African wines. The selection includes everyday drinking wines and wines for special occasions; wines from some of South Africa's best-known estates and unusual wines from smaller estates.

al Fiume is a restaurant for all seasons: long, lazy summer days on the wooden deck; bright spring days when the first signs of green are starting to appear on the trees overhanging the river; bracing winter days when you might want to work off your meal with a brisk walk over the bridge and cozy autumn days when you can sit snugly in the restaurant and watch the falling leaves floating down the river.

al Fiume was voted one of South Africa's Top 10 Romantic Restaurants by the prestigious Wine Magazine.Visiting this beautiful country restaurant close as part of your 2010 Soccer World Cup experience is a must.

Recent comments about al Fiume :

"al Fiume, Italian for 'at the river' proffers a pretty, meandering driveway through indigenous flora, stone buildings and, finally, to the restaurant which drapes on the banks of the Hennops River. A good reason to visit al Fiume would be to choose recklessly from the good, unflabby winelist. In a nutshell: a large patio, tables and pretty umbrellas, a tinkling and twinkling river, a tight menu, good service - with a winelist to match. " al Fiume rates as follows: Food - Memories of mama, Ambience - Heavenly country: Service - Charming & Professional; Winelist: Great dept of flavour; Value: Good
Wine Magazine

"The setting is idyllic on the banks of the Hennops, which makes the trip out there worthwhile... one of the best new places to eat."
Conde Naste House & Garden

"al Fiume at River Place is the 'Sunday Solution' that Johannesburg needed. Regarding the food, the mains are uniformly declared excellent. Several people in my party who ordered the linguine with crab see fit to declare themselves dead and living ecstatically on the other side. I have to declare that al Fiume is very, very good - in imminent danger of becoming excellent". al Fiume rates 4.5 out of 5.
Financial Mail

"For Sunday lunch you'll find our readers at the gorgeous and must - visit River Place on the banks of the Hennops River... we love their Al Fiume restaurant."
Leisure Options Best of Johannesburg Readers Choice Awards 2007