Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, William Nicol Street, Gauteng


Aarya is the restaurant to be run by South Africa's first MasterChef SA winner, Deena Naidoo. The restaurant is located in the heart of Montecasino's vibrant Outdoor Piazza.

Deena decided to name the restaurant in honour of his 10-year old daughter - the apple of his eye - who in turn was given the name for its Sanskrit meaning, which is noble, kind, honourable, dear, and favourable, and is considered to be a respectful way of addressing women.

The restaurant menu reflects the South African nation and what the MasterChef competition was all about, which was bringing people from diverse cultures and backgrounds together. Deena has an extensive knowledge of spices, which can be tasted in the variety of dishes prepared at Aarya.