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Hillside Tavern Grill

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320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 12 348 5505
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 11:50 - 14:30
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 and great food. I had the jalapeño fillet steak and it was superb..

1 Thank MCHands1972
Pretoria, South Africa
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 was fairly full (bearing in mind that some 20+ new restaurants recently have opened in... More 

1 Thank Louis S
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely night, the parking outside was a bit dark across the street, but there are security guards. I liked the decor inside. The waiter was friendly and seems to know the dishes quite well. We had crumbed mushrooms for starters, this was well made and tasty. Main course was Duck which was very tasty and it was enough food for... More 

1 Thank nev157
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Average food, friendly staff but oh same menu as 30 odd years ago and same dreadful location please such potential! Give up the old dark smelly steakhouse decorated premise, and open in a new safer location! Situation is this, the tables are so close together you literally sit and listen to what your neighbors saying rubbing shoulders and bumping from... More 

Thank Anali T
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We celebrate Valentine's Day a bit differently. We celebrate love,friendship and family. We are normally 7 people and it's become a tradition to celebrate at Hillside. One friend loves their trinchado and it's all he ever orders. The pork belly was so good, my friend is scared to try it anywhere else for fear of disappointment. As it might not... More 

1 Thank 717benitac
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After a week in the Seychelles and loads of fresh tuna, our dinner companions were starved for meat. The Hillside Tavern is a long time favorite with my family, but I was afraid that their quality would have slipped, as so often happens with mature establishments. We ordered medium rare rump, medium fillet, pork belly and chicken schnitzel. My fears... More 

1 Thank KobusvE
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

The overall food experience was really great. The setting of the restaurant is really lovely and there is a warm and cosy feel, which I love. We were greeted at the front of house and shown to our table. The restaurant was very full due to it being Valentine’s Day. Our assigned waitress although friendly, seemed slightly overwhelmed due to... More 

1 Thank OliviaVolschenk
Pretoria, South Africa
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a couple of times and we were never disappointed. Our favourite is the grilled steak, cajun flavour. Absolutely delicious! We won't go anywhere else when we're craving a piece of good steak!

1 Thank LanaWood
Centurion, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Looking for great food, great wine exceptional service and a rich rich history, you need hillside tavern, best steak in Pretoria

1 Thank Vince2142
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The steaks at Hillside Tavern are the best I have had in years! Ambiance is fantastic, staff are friendly and service is excellent.

1 Thank Mercia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
11:50 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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
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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