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NCW Restaurant

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Chef Ence Willemse, who has previously worked at award-winning restaurants, will serve you fine-dining dishes using ingredients from the farm.

46 Main Rd, Melville
2109 Johannesburg

***** PROMOTION - RESTAURANT WEEK ******
  • Fantastic special at great restaurant
  • When: 17 Oct – 3 Nov
  • Note! Limited seats available!

NCW Restaurant

Chef Ence Willemse, who has previously worked at award-winning restaurants Roots in Krugersdorp and Overture in Stellenbosch, has opened a new restaurant in Melville called NCW. In addition to the boutique eatery with a seasonal menu, NCW will offer a space for cocktail parties, exhibitions and pop-ups.

The style of food might be labelled fine dining, but Ence calls it ‘food with a story’. Part of that story is a focus on the provenance of the ingredients he uses, from the farm to his kitchen. This philosophy extends to the wine offering, each bottle of which has a great story to tell.

The Edwardian building that houses the restaurant overlooking Main Road in Melville has been lovingly restored. The chef lives in another restored residence on the property. This venue has been hard-won: Ence even put in a blue-collar stint to raise the capital he needed to bring NCW to life.


This restaurant holds 5 Stars. Restaurants holding 5 Stars ask R400 p.p. in total for their lunch special and R500 p.p. in total for their dinner special. Please check the menu to see if this restaurant offers lunch and/or dinner.