Geet Indian Restaurant in Pretoria
The word ‘Geet’ in Hindi means “melodious poem” and the cuisine echoes this sentiment.
Geet Indian Restaurant at a glance...
Geet is a family-run concern with owner Gita helped by her dad and grand daughter.
The menu is unique, based on the Indian philosophy of using natural seasonal flavours, enhanced by classic technique and utilizing the freshest possible ingredients.
Distinguishable culinary excellence derived from over the years experience brings you delicious recipes for the appetites of today while continuing to create exciting new dishes for the future.
Geet is a fast growing Indian brand in South Africa. Creativity, innovation, and vision come together – along with the finest all natural ingredients and spices – to transport you to the exotic world of zesty flavour where you can relish the essence of top-notch Indian cuisines. Ready for a treat to your taste buds? Check out our Chefs’ specialties.
Each is given that one-of-a-kind Geet twists to keep you coming back for more.
Gita Jivan is many things. To the ministers, the lawyers, the housewives and the families who cross the threshold of Geet Restaurant in Pretoria every month, she’s primarily a restaurateur. As the first Indian woman to open and own an establishment of this calibre in South Africa, she’s also an astute business mind — and her many awards acknowledge the quality of her cuisine as well as her entrepreneurial instinct. Gita is also a poet, a mother, a daughter and a traveller who loves yoga… But to call her a chef is a painful understatement; Gita is a culinary magician.
Gita Jivan is a nationally celebrated chef/restaurateur specializing in all styles of Indian cuisine. She is renowned for the keen interest and excitement, brings to all her efforts. Her passion for Indian food began at an early age. As a little girl, I spent time learning the ancient traditions of classical Indian cuisine. At age ten, Gita realized her deep connection to food sprung from an even deeper connection to her history. Learning family traditions from her mother further piqued her interest and in her early teens, Gita was making appetizers at her home parties.
A phenomenon that caught the attention of the Indian with her intensive travels. Extensive knowledge of Indian gastronomy has given her a wide range of ideas to draw upon and a broad framework to create incomparable and innovative cuisine. In culinary school, Gita began to develop her style by seeking novel and inventive approaches to Eastern ingredients using classical technique.
I am proud of my Indian roots, the local presence of different populations, has made this land fertile and generous aroma, flavors and traditions to which I am inspired every day for my job as a Chef and Restaurateur.
My purpose in the kitchen is a return to simplicity, choice of ingredient for processing.
The hype created around the figure of the star chefs, has led to exacerbation of the phenomenon. The debate on food as a work of art, creation and journey in the tradition of each country, it has served to stimulate new ideas and concepts. In my view, I talk about food as a way to travel without moving, tasting recipes that express an inner strength that makes the original unique experience, a kind of meditation.
I love what I do every day, allows me to explore with their imagination and to devote myself to the proposals of my ever-changing menu, a tribute to all who wish to join this trip.
What is the future of Indian food in India? This is a question that is often debated by chefs, restaurateurs and foodies. And clearly, looking at the spate of big launches in the few two years, one would have to acknowledge that while a wealth of regional and community cuisines lies unexplored, it is what is now known as “contemporary Indian dining” that is taking centre stage.
Marrying Indian flavours and recipes with European/French presentation, meats and sometimes even cooking techniques are the posh, new favorites in India– not just with tourists and Westerners but also with the local crowd. After all, to justify an Indian meal in a fancy restaurant in these days of global excess, a diner must be able to identify it as an “experience”.
The best of Gita expand its Indian food line with the debut of Geet signature dishes and recipes making it easy for people all over the country to enjoy creations, arts and cultures of Authentic Indian Cuisine.
Food has become the cornerstone of many lifestyles. In the corporate world, creating the right atmosphere with the right cuisine has fast gained popularity. You can also gain access to information and consulting services with regards to the food you serve in your organization, or at different organizational events.
Gita and her team of talented chefs and food service professionals who have experience with some of the top corporate food service corporations and restaurants, you will be able to plan out and serve a menu that will appeal to people from across the globe. Availing of a food consultancy service that has had the experience of working with high quality food.
Today, more than ever, people are gravitating towards different types of foods. Trends show that many people are interested in vegetarian food. Interest in the use of exotic herbs and spices has also grown, increasing the market for ethnic foods across the globe.
Our food consultancy services will give you access to a variety of new and exotic foods and cuisines which are gaining popularity and acclaim across the world. Your organization will only gain from our knowledge – helping you to reach out to your clients and customers by making them feel comfortable and at ease.
We also provide consultancy services in the food arena.
Our repertoire of services include Research and Development of new food products and dishes, training and mentoring, menu re-engineering and maintenance, food presentation, food photography and brand video content production.
Contact us with your requirements for Indian food consultancy services, and we shall be glad to help you incorporate healthy and tasty helpings of food into your organization’s daily and even occasional menu card.
Whether you would like to entertain a select group of clients, host a large reception, birthday, book the entire restaurant or bring the Geet experience into your home, we offer a number of possibilities
- Indoor and out door catering
- Wedding and Receptions
- Cocktails Platters
- Terrace Dining
- Buffet and Set Menus
- Boardroom lunches or Dinners
- Theme Parties
- Sundowners and Pool Parties
- Family Sunday Brunch /Lunch
- Indian barbeque packages and menus available
Gourmet food and wine paring dinners at your office or home
Miles For Dine
+27 (0) 21 461 6632
To make a booking, please contact:
Geet Indian Restaurant
+27 (0) 12 460 3199
Monday – Saturday: 11:00 – 15:00, 17:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 19:00