Suncoast Towers Hotel’s Jeera restaurant scoops top honours at restaurant awards

The unique fusion of ancient Indian recipes with fresh flavours, which is synonymous with Suncoast Towers Hotel’s Jeera restaurant, has proven to be a winning recipe, earning it recognition as one of local diner’s favourite eateries. 

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The authentic Durban Indian restaurant is proving to be at the forefront of the food and beverage industry being “highly commended” in the Best Indian Eatery category at the inaugural Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Everyday Eateries Awards.


The awards, which recognised dining and service excellence as well as the most popular eateries, were determined by public reviews on Eat Out’s website- allowing users to rate establishments’ food and beverages, ambience and service.

“We welcome this positive feedback from the public, which reinforces the high standards of service and guest satisfaction that is central to Tsogo Sun’s culture,” said Mike Jackson, Tsogo Sun’s Director of Operations, KwaZulu-Natal Hotels.

Suncoast Towers Hotels GM, Adrian Penny said: “service excellence is essential in all areas of our operations, thus we are thrilled that guests delight in their experiences at our hotel and that our service has earned an outstanding reputation. Jeera offers guests a warm and welcoming ambience paired with refined food and it is pleasing that the restaurant continues to be well received by the public.”

Jeera has been described as “a great example of South Indian cuisine and delicious flavours in a family-style environment”.

The restaurant serves a buffet and a la carte, which boasts a trio of gourmet bunny chows, a delectable array of curries including “Chef Sandren’s signature crab curry”, grills and traditional Indian desserts such as soji (wheat pudding) and kheer (rice pudding).

“I am incredibly proud that Jeera has been recognised as a favourite by the public because we pride ourselves on offering people an exceptional dining experience,” said Executive Chef Sandren Govender.

“Being passionate about food, I aim to take guests on a journey of good food and flavour with each dish, so it is extremely rewarding to know that my culinary style has resonated with guests,” he added.

About Tsogo Sun

Tsogo Sun is the leading hotels, gaming and entertainment company in South Africa, providing a variety of hospitality and exciting entertainment and leisure experiences.

Combining an established heritage with a professional and energised approach, the group proudly encompasses 14 casinos and over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and Abu Dhabi.

The company’s hospitality interests offer a wide distribution of hotels in Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets, including elegant, individually branded luxury hotels and well-known trusted market leaders in the premier through budget segments, including Southern Sun Hotels, Garden Court, SunSquare, StayEasy and SUN1 hotels.

The exciting urban and resort casino portfolio includes the most popular entertainment destinations, strategically located throughout South Africa. In the Gauteng province, Tsogo Sun owns the group’s flagship property, Montecasino in Fourways, which features, amongst other attractions, the award-winning Teatro; Gold Reef City Casino and Theme Park in Southern Johannesburg; and Silverstar Casino to the West in Krugersdorp.

Additional properties are owned and operated in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, including the jewel on Durban’s Golden Mile, Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment.

Tsogo Sun Citizenship is the group’s corporate citizenship strategy which encompasses three areas of focus. This includes Corporate Social Investment, whereby the group promotes the development of learners through three academies which offer holistic, full-year programmes centred around sport, art and education; Entrepreneur Development which focuses on skills-based entrepreneurial development through its Tsogo Sun Book a Guesthouse and Supplier Development programmes; and Environmental Education, committed to initiatives that reduce the impact the business has on the environment.

Tsogo Sun (“TSH”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.  The key shareholders of Tsogo Sun are Hosken Consolidated Investments Limited (“HCI”), a JSE listed investment holding company.

Tsogo Sun Gaming supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Winners know when to stop.  Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to gamble. National Problem Gambling counselling toll-free helpline: 0800 006 008.

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