The Course at SLOW in the City opens in Joburg

The Course, a new dining option at SLOW in the City, open to both the public and members of SLOW, officially launched in Sandton last week.

Located diagonally opposite the Sandton Gautrain Station on the corner of West and Rivonia Road, Sandton, The Course is an accomplished dining and bar concept, unlike anything we’ve seen before. At its core, The Course is a refined bar and restaurant. The food and drinks on offer will change as the seasons do, with an ever-changing focus on specialty local and international spirits.

As considered as the food and drinks menu is, the decor is possibly even more so. Concept development for The Course at SLOW in the City was undertaken by UNKNOWN Design Agency, who assisted in developing the brand language and collateral elements. The design language is in line with that of SLOW in the City, but incorporates the central idea of change within the city context.

Guiding the interior design of the space was TONIC, who ensured a consistent flow from the original concept of neighbours and how that translated into SLOW in the City, to the ever-changing nature of a city, and how to interpret that design concept into a reality. The Course mirrors some of the original finishes and design ideas but is explored in new ways, creating a space that is friendly and sophisticated in the way that the best French brasseries are.

During the day, The Course will offer respite from the bustle of Sandton. In the evening, The Course will offer a social gathering point for dinners and drinks. Diners at The Course will not only have the choice of tapas-style plates but can also indulge in a full sit-down menu featuring a selection of prime beef cuts, seafood and bistro-style dishes. This menu will change bi-annually to suit available seasonal produce. An inspired breakfast menu will be available from 7 am on weekdays.

Whether you’re looking for a hot spot to enjoy dinner, or a place to do some work while you wait for your train to the airport, The Course at SLOW in The City has you covered.

WORDS Jessica Spiro  |   Read the article on