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“Consistently Good”

Hillside Tavern Grill
Ranked #23 of 678 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, International
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Cape Town
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Consistently Good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

We have been going to Hillside Tavern fairly regularly for the last twenty years and have never been disappointed. The food is always good, by far the best steakhouse in Pretoria. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service good. Meat, seafood and chicken all excellent. I can't wait for my next visit!

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Pretoria, South Africa
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

We keep coming back to Hillside Tavern! We know that we will get a good steak every time! They have never failed us!! The service is also very good.

Visited February 2013
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Thank ayvdm
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I am a regular!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Two words: SPARE RIBS.
Do it! (ok the chicken and steak and veal are also fantastic!)
The ambience is cosy and the staff are always extremely helpful and quick with a joke. Well worth a visit!
Definitely deserves the title of the best steakhouse in pta!

Visited March 2013
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Pretoria, South Africa
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Intimate dinner for special occasions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

The service and food are excellent. They also have a good wine selection and we celebrated our wedding anniversary there.

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Thank Polfyn
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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“As good as ever”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

Still the best steak in Pretoria after all these years.The carpaccio is as good as it gets, beef or springbok.Excellent variety of good food,prepared to order at reasonable price.Good service.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Wicus13
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