ONE TABLE Thunder Walker restaurant service

Thunder Walker
Joburg’s astonishing restaurant

5 tables, 5 spaces,
7 days a week.
Astonishing, exclusive, exquisite dining.

Dinner at the Thunder Walker is always an exceptional experience.
Delectable cuisine, the friendliest hospitality, and the most inspiring, historic setting.

Thunder Walker is now open for dinner bookings in line with our exclusive ONE TABLE concept for the 2021 season. As of March 2021, we take a maximum of five dinner bookings for any night.  Each table is set in a different room or part of our exquisite historic building. This way, guests can enjoy exclusivity and privacy with the assurance of minimum exposure to other guests during the pandemic.

Selective One Table lunch bookings can also be made for the spaces in the Zwipi Underground and the Thunder Walker Banqueting Hall. Note the Thunder Walker arcade is open for casual walk-in breakfast and lunch from 9am-3pm, seven days a week.

 

The table options are as follows:

The LONG One Table (banqueting hall)
Situated in our beautiful, airy banqueting hall on the first floor.
The room has a view over Gandhi Square and the interior arcade of the building.
We recommend this table for any group larger than 14.
We can seat a maximum of 30 guests at one table
but easily 100 if using more tables, subject to lockdown regulations.

 

The SQUARE Table (arcade)
A beautiful square table that seats up to 12 guests in the arcade on the ground floor.

 

The ARCHWAY Table (private room in the bank vault)
This table can seat up to 14 guests in the mysterious archway room
of the Zwipi Underground (historic bank vault).
The ultimate location for a business dinner with whisky and wine!

 

The FIRST VAULT BOOTH Table (bank vault)
An intimate setting for two guests in one of the private booths
of the historic, steel vault in the Zwipi Underground.

 

The SECOND VAULT BOOTH Table (bank vault)
Another intimate setting for two guests in one of the private booths
of the historic, steel vault in the Zwipi Underground.

 

For all dinner bookings, guests will be seated at the table they chose when they booked. However, all guests will be shown around the building during the night to see and explore the different, fascinating parts of this architectural landmark.

Bookings are available 7 days a week for dinner at 5:30pm.

One Table lunches can also be booked for the banqueting hall and spaces in the bank vault.  However, the arcade is kept open for walk in lunch guests.

 

ADD A PRIVATE STORYTELLING SESSION
Guests can also book our Chief Storyteller, Charlie Moyo, to present a private 7-Phases of Joburg storytelling experience, combined with your One Table dinner. Charlie will tell the riveting history of Joburg in its 7-phases of development, including the future of the city in its 7th phase. Storytelling is done in 3 sessions of 30 minutes each before each meal course.

Rate: a minimum fee of R1000 for a table of 2 and R285 for each additional person.

EXQUISITE ONE TABLE SET MENU DINNERS

COASTAL GOURMET

STARTER: Roasted butternut and aubergine
MAIN: Grilled Seabass
SIDE: Citrus salad
DESSERT: Mango sorbet, coconut cream and pickled ginger
PLUS: Pot of Ethiopian Coffee or Herbal Rooibos Tea
R650 per person

ANCIENT SECRETS
STARTER: Vegetable Chinese dumplings
MAIN: Pomegranate Duck
SIDE: Roasted veggies
DESSERT: Moist chocolate cake
PLUS: Pot of Ethiopian Coffee or Herbal Rooibos Tea
R650 per person

COUNTRY CARNE
STARTER: Feta & olive spinach wraps with tzatziki
MAIN: Tender Beef Fillet
SIDE: Samp and greens
DESSERT: Rose & Fig-Infused Chocolate Truffles
PLUS: Pot of Ethiopian Coffee or Herbal Rooibos Tea
R650 per person

EXQUISITELY EXOTIC
STARTER: Cape Malay Butternut Soup
MAIN: Grilled prawns with a turmeric and tahini sauce
SIDE: Spicy, sticky rice in grilled pepper
DESSERT: Nut-free Baklava
PLUS: Pot of Ethiopian Coffee or Herbal Rooibos Tea
R650 per person

VELVETY VEGAN
STARTER: Cape Malay Butternut Soup
MAIN: Grilled aubergine with chickpea puree, edamame and peppers
SIDE: Spicy sticky rice in gilled pepper
DESSERT: Mango sorbet, coconut cream and pickled ginger
PLUS: Pot of Ethiopian Coffee or Herbal Rooibos Tea
R650 per person


Terms & Conditions
Guests must prepay and pre-order one of our exquisite set menus.
A maximum of 2 set menus for tables of 4, and 3 set menus for any larger table.
We will set a beautiful table for you. Yes, ONLY you in the specific space you choose! This way you can be sure that you will not overly be exposed to other guests, but that you can mingle freely with the people in your bubble at your table.

Bookings for two or more guests for ONE table will be accepted.

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance so that we can be sure to arrange staff and stock.

A booking is only secured when payment is received, and we reserve the right to accept another booking if your booking is still unconfirmed (unpaid) at that moment. Prepayment is essential to secure a booking.

We will send you a link to follow so that you can prepay by bank card to secure the booking.

R650 covers the menu. Drinks to be ordered and paid on site.

The fee charged already covers staff fees and we do not expect you to have to tip at all. We do value our incredible staff team though and know that in this difficult time, they can do with all the support possible. We cannot accept tips by card as we do not have the means to handle the complicated bank reconciliation process. Should you wish to still pay a tip on the day in addition to the fee prepaid, please do so in cash. Our front of house manager will split this equally between all the staff on site. But know that your booking is already enough for us and we appreciate your custom in this time.

To book, send an email to gerald@joburgplaces.com
or a whatsapp to 082 894 5216