We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“This is how it should be done”

Hillside Tavern Grill
Ranked #18 of 701 Restaurants in Pretoria
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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.
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This is how it should be done”
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We have been invited out for a meal to the Hillside on two occasions during trips to Pretoria since our hosts wanted us to have a special treat ... and a special treat it was on both occasions

Excellent food, wine, atmosphere and service.

  • Visited May 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Irenaeus d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

161 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Polish first
  • Any
English first
Pretoria, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Divine Steak”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I have eaten at Hillside Tavern on numerous occasions and I have never been disappointed. The service is always prompt and the steaks are always tender and to die for. A work of caution though, it get's hectically busy over lunch. Well worth booking in advance.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Britskie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
“Good food and service”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I'm always happy with the quality of the food and the level of service at this restaurant. Great menu and interesting specials daily

  • Visited March 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Harryki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best Stake House in the North”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

A few minutes from the highway lies the best stake house North of the Boerewors curtain. Excellent service and a great menu together with good pricing makes this one of the best.

Visited April 2013
Thank John B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PierreVos, Owner at Hillside Tavern Grill, responded to this review, 22 May 2013
Thank you for the positive review. We have been trying to keep the quality and service at a constant level for the last 23 years.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“The best of all”
Reviewed 18 April 2013

A variety of very good food on the menu, excellently prepared from the kitchen and very well presented on the table, together with mature and stylish service.

Visited December 2012
Thank Frikkie N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hillside Tavern Grill also viewed

Pretoria, Gauteng
Pretoria, Gauteng

Been to Hillside Tavern Grill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing