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Hillside Tavern Grill

) #20 of 608 Restaurants in Pretoria ££ - £££ Steakhouse, , International
320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 12 348 5505
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussel soup” (2 reviews)
“apple sauce” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, International
££ - £££
320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt the best Eisbein ever.... the crackling was perfect- crisp and tasty; the meat was perfectly done, the flavours where subtle and complementary- served with sourkraut and a lovely apple sauce. My wife had lamb chops, which were great. We were professionally served...More

1  Thank GeorgHofmeyr
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located close to Loftus, we went there for dinner after the Springboks beat the Auzzies. This was our first visit -and what a pleasant surprise! An elegant and relaxed ambiance. Friendly, fast and efficient service by Kristoff and the other waiters. We all enjoyed...More

2  Thank Horst F
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Hilside Tavern Grill is well known by most Eastern Pretoria foodies as one of the better steak houses. Here locals gather since somewhere in the mid to end decades of the previous century. The food used to be so good that people traveled from...More

2  Thank engemi
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

A ten star rating to the best waiter ever at Hillside Tavern. The food and atmosphere are always great but last night Neill made everything the perfect score! I'll definitely ask to be served by him next time.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Dinner Friday evening should be something to look forward to. Well we skipped our go to spot and decided to visit Hillside Tavern . To put it bluntly , we will not be back at the tavern next week Friday . Reasons , when you...More

Thank RodCraft
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Although the meat was good, the chips were cold. After waiting 25 minutes for coffee, we left without having coffee. We were informed that they had problems in the kitchen – a “blood bath” according to the waiter. Apparently they have infrastructure problems as they...More

Thank Jaun J
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Recently visited for a family dinner and was not disappointed. Good service, great wind and excellent food!

1  Thank estemarie
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We always go to Hillside for special occasions ! We love the atmosphere and know the food and wine is good !

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The menu is extensive (and not too expensive) with plenty of choice. Others on the table had steaks which looked good. My Trincado was excellent, served with a selection of vegetables. Wine list matching the menu making for an excellent meal. Service attentive and atmosphere...More

1  Thank MikeMouse2910
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I booked for our anniversary and when we arrived I was surprised at the beautiful setting in a private little corner. So much effort to make it special and private. The entire evening we were treated like royalty. The food was excellent and was complimented...More

1  Thank Karina C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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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