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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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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Thank Greta v
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 really good. There was also a large group present that was comfortable and didn't come... More 

Thank Mutinta B
Fonthill, Ontario
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 superb! Not even one plate on the table wasn't polished clean and there were a... More 

Thank Nicolene R
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the old abattoir corporation had its head office right next door & the red meat... More 

Thank trav2much2016
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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 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 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 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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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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