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Turn 'n Tender

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Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 268 2107
Today
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 23:30 - 00:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been visiting this establishment for years and is always been a little bit of a bit and miss affair with regards the service, sometimes great service, sometimes not. The food however was always good. Sadly since they've been bought out by famous brands, the food quality has deteriorated badly and the service is at least consistent (consistently bad). The... More 

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London
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Typical steak house of the 'old school' - predictably great steaks and ribs. The service is often a little too brisk - almost as if they wanty to 'process' you quickly. Always worth another visit for teh kind of home cooking you don't get at home.

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Thank FreqTravW
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Had another fantastic dinner at Turn n Tender, I normally have the Steven's Sensation (a sirloin cooked to perfection topped with mussels cooked in white wine and cream sauce!!!) but choose to have the ribs, I was not disappointed!! I thought it would be a tall order to better the Steven's Sensation but the managed to match it!! Great service... More 

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Thank Jonathan Y
Johannesburg, South Africa
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Always enjoy my time at Turn and Tender Illovo. By far the best Turn and Tender in my opinion. Always a safe bet for a good steak amongst other meals and a good meal out. The service is usually above average and the establishment has a nice busy vibe.

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Thank Grant H
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped by for lunch with work colleagues. I am always on the hunt for good burgers. This place didn't disappoint. Lovely grilled patty with that smokey flavor. generous side portions and tasty sauce on top. Service was quick and efficient.

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Thank Evashree P
Sandton, South Africa
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I have dined several times at this resturant and never been dissapointed. If it's a steak you are looking for look no further! A very wide choice of all cuts with a good choice of sauces. One good point is there is a choice of veggies rather than the inevitable creamed spinach and pumpkin! You have a choice of a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Steaks are amazing, but I found the vegetables side mix absolutely delicious, some very good wines and the service is extremely efficient and very tentative

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Thank Mumtaz G
Johannesburg, South Africa
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Service excellent. My blue was fillet was just seared - and was very tasty, not dry. Generally steak houses do not manage to prepare a blue steak, but this was tops.

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Johannesburg
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Nothing special and all just ok - especially considering menu prices then also would expect possibly bit more "wow" factor? Billy Boy biltong special also not as remembered re no tartare sauce and bit on the "mingy" side re portion served too.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Met three 2 friends for lunch mid-week. It was busy but not hectic. The staff seemed a bit distracted (unusually). I asked for a medium steak and it came back very rare. I sent it back to be cooked a little more and there were no issues. We eat here often and find it to be value for money with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Saturday
23:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thrupss Illovo Centre | 204 Oxford Rd, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 2107

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?