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The Grillhouse

Cnr Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue | Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 880 3945
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Ranked #7 of 736 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Winner of best independent steakhouse in Johannesburg 7 years running. 20 Years in operation and internationally recognised.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Winner of best independent steakhouse in Johannesburg 7 years running. 20 Years in operation and internationally recognised.
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My first visit to this restaurant but won't be my last. Absolutely delicious meal with great service. We ate on a Monday night and I was surprised to be advised I needed a reservation - the restaurant was full at 7.pm! I had the 200g fillet steak with monkey gland sauce which was superb - meat virtually melted in my... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

On my last visit to the Grillhouse I discovered that their delicious cheese sauce had lost its luminous, quirky, traffic-cone orange hue in favour of a more subtle (yet still delicious) yellow, in keeping with the wood-paneled cigar and whiskey theme resonant through the restaurant. The steaks are sublime. The mashed potatoes are buttery and light as air. The wine... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Shame I live 10,660 kilometres away... I would eat there more often. The aromas, the quality, the service, the vibe. I miss it already!!

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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you're looking for great meat, this is the place! The restaurant is quite big, yet intimate thanks to decoration and lightning, service is good, but all happens in the plate. The best of south african meat (which is already best meat in the world...) under all its forms, for quite reasonable price. A great typical slice of south african... More

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Antibes, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you accept the fact that most of good restaurants in Johannesburg are in shopping malls, the Grillhouse is one that you simply must visit. Perfectly prepared meats/steaks, great starters (meat and more, e.g. oysters), incredible wines, ideal service.... Nothing left in the plates :-) a must go!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I would like to say i have eaten here twice, but I can't. It seems that the website is out of date, plus the shift manager can at discretion close the kitchen on a quiet night, leaving a weary traveller miffed. I would frankly expect they could have found one comma chef to grill me a steak, as it was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Pleasant ambience although a bit noisy when it was full. Delicious steak. Good salad and fries. Had to pass on dessert. Service was very good - came and asked us if we enjoyed our meal.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Grillhouse has that unique blend of business and casual dining experiences. Fabulous steaks, excellent salads and mouthwatering sauces. Please note this is not an average steakhouse so expect to book the afternoon and stay right through supper. The extensive wine list and supporting dishes makes for an unforgettable restaurant experience. Bookings essential, but go early of the beat and you... More

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Portugal
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Came on a Tuesday and was fully booked. One waiter just laughing like if there was a comedy going on, the other attendant (girl) said restaurant fully booked everyday and need to wait 30 minutes or book in advance. So I booked for next day. Wednesday lots of room, far from fully booked. Ordered: - King Prawn Starter: very basic,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Grillhouse is close to the office and is a sure bet when entertaining business associates. Food variety and quality is out of the top drawer, as is the wine list! The waiters and staff are friendly and totally efficient. Always a really great dining experience!

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