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Around Johannesburg Adega has become renowned for its traditional Portuguese hospitality, being affordable yet remaining highly up market, we now cater not only for the Portuguese community, but also for many other South African cultures, including the Muslim Community.
With an increasing interest in European cuisine and neighbouring countries like Mozambique, which was formerly a Portuguese colony, it was decided in late 2008 to introduce the concept to the people of Durban; Adega Gateway was born. One of the differentiating factors about Adega, is that each outlet has its own character and feel. More specifically, two of our outlets (Fordsburg and Gateway) both being “Strictly Halaal” and have gone a long way to bringing Portuguese hospitality to the Muslim community.
Sharing many similarities, Portuguese and Muslim people both place emphasis on celebrating food in the company of family and friends. Being a social and integral element to both cultures, the enjoyment of eating and drinking has brought the two cultures together as companions. As in Portugal, it’s not uncommon to see Muslim people gathered around a chaffing dish enjoying seafood, chicken or meat – and that’s exactly what you’ll see at Adega Gateway.
Renowned as travellers, the Portuguese have brought influences from the world over to their kitchens, resulting in a fusion of cuisines. As a result, spices and flavours from around Europe, the East and of course, Africa are now present in Portuguese Cuisine. For example, some dishes even boast flavours from The Moors (North West African Muslims). You’ll find that service standards are strictly upheld at Adega Gateway – and In order for us to maintain these levels of service, you’ll note a standard hospitality fee of 10% is levied on all bills.


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