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Hillside Tavern Grill

320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 12 348 5505
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (68 reviews)
“mussel soup” (2 reviews)
“apple sauce” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, International
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 157 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Hillside Tavern during the week. It was my husband's birthday and as per tradition we always go to a nice restaurant. I was quite surprised how busy it was for a weekday. Upon arrival, it took ages for the waitress to introduce herself....More

1  Thank Lyla03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had searched the restaurants in the area looking for Kudu steaks and finally found them at the Hillside Tavern. Since this was our first trip to South Africa, we really wanted to try the Kudu. The steaks were cooked to perfection and were very...More

1  Thank kennith o
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Give them credit: they've been around for a loooong time in the same spot. Good steaks, good service. Value for money.

1  Thank Greta v
Reviewed 21 May 2017

What shocked me about the Hillside Tavern Grill is its ability to cater to various groups of people. I had a very intimate dinner and they went the extra mile by putting rose petals on my table. The food was great and the service was...More

Thank Mutinta B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

I visit Hillside often with family and friends and have never had a bad meal here, hence my decision to take a group of clients here for a dinner. We were not disappointed! The service was welcoming, friendly and very efficient and the food was...More

Thank Nicolene R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

An old favorite. One of the few restaurants in Pretoria that are consistently good year in, year out, but totally unpretentious. Just good food and good service. Probably the best steaks in South Africa, bar none. (Maybe has something to do with the fact that...More

Thank trav2much2016
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The Hillside Tavern Grill is a nice place to have lunch or supper. Their food is just great and I really enjoyed it.

Thank AnneMarieDelport
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Chicken Livers to die for. The duck was expertly cooked with a delicious cranberry sauce. Quality rump exactly medium like we asked for with a great jalapeno sauce.Up there with the best grill houses we've ever dined at.

Thank Jacques L
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful this restaurant was. If you can ever judge a business by how busy it is, then this restaurant must always be good. I arrived with 5 friends for dinner in a Friday night and was presented with a great menu, great service...More

1  Thank MCHands1972
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Hillside Tavern must have been going for decades, but the steaks are still good! When one does not want to go to one of the 'better known' restaurants in Pretoria, this is a good alternative. We were there on a Tuesday evening, and the restaurant...More

1  Thank Louis S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 348 5505
  • E-mail
Description
This iconic bar and restaurant is just the place to cool your heels after a long work week. The wine list is impressive, and the venue is warm and understated. Twenty odd years ago,four people had a dream. The dream came true when Hillside Tavern opened it’s doors in October 1989. Since then this popular restaurant has been one of Pretoria’s favourite meeting places for local customers and international tourist alike. The dream did not stop there, and twice Hillside Tavern was awarded the “Golden T-Bone Award” for the best Grill House in South Africa. Our signature steak dishes have also won the “Grill House of the Year Competition” twice in South Africa.Hillside Tavern today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
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