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The Grillhouse

Cor Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue | Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 11 880 3945
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Ranked #5 of 735 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, 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, Late Night
Description: Winner of best independent steakhouse in Johannesburg 7 years running. 20 Years in operation and internationally recognised.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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171 reviews 171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We went for a business lunch, everyone enjoyed their fish and steaks. My fillet on the bone was really good. We often had to look for the waiter, this needs attention.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

One of the best steakhouses in SA if not the world. Menu excellent, vegan, fish and poultry also available, all really good - check out the specials! Starters & Deserts solid. Wine list and cellar as good as it gets! Atmosphere awesome, always busy, filled with the great, the good and everyone else. If you like steak and you are... More

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Accra, Ghana
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97 reviews 97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Much vaunted by a colleague, who suggested this for a post meeting dinner, our meal was a bit disappointing - steak not cooked to order, vegetables overcooked, service was almost too quick and as a consequence we felt processed rather than looked after.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

After two visits to the Grillhouse within two weeks, I guess I have a good idea about its capacities. Nice decor, good lay-out of restaurant, but lousy acoustics, due to the fact that there are only "solid" materials used in the restaurant and hardly any fabrics. To hold a conversation in the middle of the noise poses a challenge. The... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Nice decor, decent service and brilliant steaks. Always order your steaks pepper crusted as the basted ones just spoil the taste of the meat. Onions rings would be the side of choice. My wife likes the fillet on the bone while I prefer the 300g fillet off-bone. Prices are extremely reasonable for the quality that you get.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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209 reviews 209 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

A lot of friends told me about this restaurant and it was the first one I went after I arrived in Joburg. Great services, nice decoration but the steak was not amazing. Was good but nothing really spectacular. I was expecting more, but maybe it's because South American meat is still my favorite. So I have really high standards. Decent... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A three block from 54 on Bath Hotes & was a safe walk. Every item was perfect from steak to dessert and wine - wife and I actually ate there twice first week of June. We had found restaurant om tripadviser and found it to better than advertised. Service great and bill with tip 5800R = less than $60.00 USD... More

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Denver
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Grillhouse is a steak house with a wide menu of salads, ribs, burgers and steaks. We had two adults and two kids 8 and 11. Total meal with a salad, appetizer, 2 drinks and main coarses was only $65, about 1/2 the cost of the same meal in the usa. Kids were happy with food. Beef and burger were... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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230 reviews 230 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Still a very good steak house even if to crowded for my taste. Steaks are nice as they always have been but some of the other steak houses in this city have found better ways to get customers to eat in there restaurant , such as providing you quality beef from a certain region or farm and guaranteed naturally fed... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a few times and still cannot put my finger on any issue. Great service and even better food. The steaks are heavenly and the wine list pretty close.

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