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High Stakes

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Emerald Casino | 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
+27 16 982 8355
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Woodford, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our stay at the Emerald Resort we ate here 4 times which in itself shows we enjoyed it. The steaks on each occasion were cooked to perfection. You must try the onion rings - the best I've ever eaten. We also went along to their wine pairing evening which was fantastic - 5 courses with two wines to taste... More 

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Thank Julie S
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello again Julie S Thank you for all your reviews and rating High Stakes the maximum 5 stars on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure to serve you at High Stakes. Yes, we host a Food & Wine pairing every month (usually the last Thursday night of the month). This month however we'll be offering guests a Food & Whiskey evening,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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139 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The High Stakes restaurant offers high quality, fine dining in a relaxed environment (despite the fact that its in the casino). We ate there two nights in a row and between us tried the steak, chicken rice dish and two pastas. Not cheap, but all were extremely high quality and we would eat any of them again.

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Thank Kevin S
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello Kevin S Again - thank you for reviewing High Stakes and rating out premier restaurant the full 5 stars! Did you try some of our impeccable wines with your meals? During your next meal with us, ask the waiter as to what wine is recommended with your meal, I'm sure that you will be impressed. If wine tasting is... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Normally we wouldn't go to a casino to eat, but we were guests and so glad we were invited! The atmosphere, ambiance and service was what one would expect in an upmarket hotel. Now on to the food - The starters are varied with the duo of prawns and chicken livers peri peri being given the vote. The ladies both... More 

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Thank RickyBournemouth
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello RickyBournemouth Thank you so much for that glowing review! You have summed everything up very well, High Stakes knows how to serve great food in a stunning atmosphere, I’m pleased you enjoyed your time there. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

WE love this spot for awesome meals and a relaxing atmosphere !! Can recommend all the dishes on their menu !

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Thank Gerrie L
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello Gerrie L Thank you so much for your glowing review and recommendation, we really appreciate it!. Our Food & Whiskey experiences also receive tremendous reviews, hope to see you there. We look forward to welcoming you back soon More 

Sasolburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017

One of the best restaurants in the Vaal Triangle...cosy atmosphere with devine dishes and excellent service at all times.

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Thank kaliesham
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello kaliesham Thank you for this complimentary review of High Stakes. I am pleased that you found everything to your liking and our normal high standards. It's always a pleasure to pass along your compliments to the management and staff. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2016

It has truly been a while since i have experienced such flawless service, food and atmosphere. i honestly loved the entire experience. I had the Bacon, gorgonzola and onion sauce rump fillet. It was beautifully cooked and i ate every bit of it. You guys deserve 10 thumbs up. Love it.

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Thank Vanessa_Motloung
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello Vanessa_Motloung Thank you for this complimentary review of High Stakes. I am pleased that you found everything to your liking and our normal high standards. It's always a pleasure to pass along your compliments to the management and staff. People often rate our steaks the best and it is great that you have confirmed this. Should you enjoy seafood,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Started with the mushrooms =then we had the fillet steak presentation good would not hesitate to recommend or go back

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Thank mairsrob
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello mairsrob Thank you for your review and rating High Stakes the maximum 5 stars on TripAdvisor. High Stakes is one of our signature restaurants at the Resort and we pride ourselves on maintaining the highest standards in food and service. Thank you for your recommendations and affirming that this is the case. We look forward to having you back... More 

Montpellier, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Starters (biltong gnochi and duo of mushroom) were really too greasy and the mix of too many ingredients was tasteless in the end. seafood platter was more than disappointing: the texture of the mussels, prawns and calamari was that of bad quality frozen food...

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Thank OStG
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello OStG Thank you for your review and providing feedback. I apologise that your experience at High Stakes did not deliver on your expectations. High Stakes has a wide variety to choose from, from succulent seafood to our famous steaks and caters for all tastes. As previously mentioned, could you please bring this to our attention immediately to enable us... More 

Meyerton, South Africa
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

To treat oneself to a meal delicately prepared, beautifully served...in an atmosphere of indulgence and great poise... What more does one need?

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Thank _ansies2
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello _ansies2 Thank you so much for that glowing review! You summed it all up, High Stakes knows how to serve great food in a stunning atmosphere, I’m pleased you enjoyed your time there. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Emerald Casino and 90.6 for a wonderful wine route prize which included a weekend at the hotel and a dinner voucher at High Stakes. The highlight of our stay was definitely dinner at High Stakes. A special thank you to Molefi and Chef Henry. The service was excellent, and the food was beyond delicious and very well... More 

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Thank lutch21
Laurent P, Manager at High Stakes, responded to this review

Hello lutch21 Thank you for a wonderful 5 star rating, we truly appreciate it. Both Molefi and Chef Henry are great assets to our Resort and to High Stakes as are all our team members. Thanks so much for the great feedback, we’ll be sure to pass it on, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
International
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Emerald Casino | 777 Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark 1911, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Vanderbijlpark
  • Phone Number: +27 16 982 8355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?