At Clico Hotel & Conferencing our guests embark on a journey of luxury, culinary delights, and unparalleled hospitality. Step into the culinary realm of Chef Dario de Angeli and brace yourself for a whirlwind of flavour at Clico’s cutting-edge dining destinations: Sec and 400 Degrees.


Welcome to Sec: where culinary brilliance meets tranquil sophistication

Step into a realm of gastronomic delight with the debut of Sec, our brand-new restaurant set to redefine the essence of dining in South Africa. Indulge in an array of innovative dishes meticulously prepared to tantalise your taste buds, promising an unforgettable dining affair conceptualised by the visionary Chef Dario de Angeli.

Every element at Sec has been meticulously curated to whisk you away on an unparalleled sensory adventure. Step into our realm of culinary enchantment, where African vibrancy meets European elegance. Picture yourself surrounded by an oasis of tranquillity, with light wood accents, grassy lampshades, and chic designer chairs setting the stage for an unforgettable dining experience. Vibrant yellow and sleek black hues pay homage to our logo and our muse—the iconic Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Venture into our enchanting courtyard, where al fresco dining takes on a whole new meaning. Beneath twinkling LED-lit skies and shaded by elegant umbrellas, indulge in leisurely lunches or intimate dinners amidst lush greenery and the soothing murmur of conversation. And the name? Sec isn’t just a word—it’s an invitation to pause, to savour the moment, both on your plate and in life itself.

But what truly sets Sec apart is our culinary ethos—a fusion of tradition and innovation, wellness, and indulgence. Our menu transcends the ordinary, offering bespoke creations crafted from the finest cold-pressed, fermented, and ethically sourced ingredients.

Prepare to embark on a tantalising journey of flavours and textures, from Egyptian frost salt to Italian San Marzano tomatoes, each ingredient meticulously chosen to elevate your dining experience to new heights. Delight in culinary marvels like our homemade Morcilla, succulent braised wagyu , and Chef Dario’s signature “green and gold” Wakame salad, artfully prepared with Dungeness crab and apple salad, finished with a sprinkle of gold leaf for that extra touch of opulence.

Sec is more than just a restaurant—it’s a holistic experience. From interactive plates that begin their journey at the moment of booking to meaningful engagements with our guests, Sec is poised to revolutionise the culinary landscape of South Africa.

In an age where sustainability, innovation, and authenticity reign supreme, Sec emerges as a shining beacon of culinary excellence, beckoning you to embark on a gastronomic voyage unlike any other. Come, join us, and let your taste buds dance to the rhythm of culinary brilliance at Sec.

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Our culinary creations incorporating third culture cuisine and botanicals from our garden.


Fantastic evening

Nov 2023 • Friends

We took the taste menu with wine pairing. Absolute joy! The chef checked on every table after every dish. Service was also impecable. Check the springbock!

Ragnar B, Reykjavic

What a fantastic evening, food was unbelievable, 100% recommend!

Lynn Grobbelaar, Johannesburg