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Hillside Tavern Grill

) #19 of 615 Restaurants in Pretoria ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Steakhouse, , International
320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 12 348 5505
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful hearty meals, great atmosphere. Limited outside seating, ample inside seating. Excellent for date night.

1  Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hillside Tavern is known for its steak and I put them to the test!!! Really excellent. I had the Madagascar fillet. The best part was that I ordered the fillet rare and it arrived at the table rare. It is unique for Pretoria as most...More

1  Thank Lekker123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dishes were out of the book! Well presented and very tasty. Plating excellent. The staff friendly and helpful and the service OK. The atmosphere is cosy. The only drawback was that the waiter was talking on her cell phone when we arrived and did...More

2  Thank adriaannortje
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While on holiday in Pretoria we often went as a couple to the Hillside Tavern Grill. Each time the food was delicious and the service impeccable. Apart from the good food and good service, it also has a wonderful ambience to it. On one occassion,we...More

2  Thank surya77
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We visited Hillside Tavern during the week. It was my husband's birthday and as per tradition we always go to a nice restaurant. I was quite surprised how busy it was for a weekday. Upon arrival, it took ages for the waitress to introduce herself....More

2  Thank Lyla03
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We had searched the restaurants in the area looking for Kudu steaks and finally found them at the Hillside Tavern. Since this was our first trip to South Africa, we really wanted to try the Kudu. The steaks were cooked to perfection and were very...More

1  Thank kennith o
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

1  Thank Greta v
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...More

Thank Mutinta B
Reviewed 10 May 2017 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...More

Thank Nicolene R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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