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Hillside Tavern Restaurant & Pub

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320 The Hillside Road | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27123485505
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This iconic bar and restaurant is just the place to cool your heels after...
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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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Steaks in Pretoria

This restaurant has been around for a long time. It still has the best steaks in Pretoria and the menu has a large selection. Whatever you choose, the food is delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
Lauren H
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Pretoria
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was our favourite restaurant. After years of eating out at least once a week at this restaurant, the quality has dropped consistently over the last year. To the point where we don't go there anymore Quality down, prices up, service from excellent to almost non existent and the decor hasn't been changed once in the past 20 years! Which... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The service and the food are excellent. we go here every while. This is one of the fancy restaurant for me nearby my home. the steak is good as well as the fish, I have tried both of them. I loved there Malva pudding, it is one of the best.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For as long as I can remember, this has been one of the best grill restaurants in Pretoria. I have had many lunches and dinners here over the years and the food has always been consistently good. There are favorites like lamb shank, ribs and steaks which are always good. The service is fast and efficient and the wine list... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is truly a very good steakhouse. One of the oldies still surviving today. Win many awards in the past. If you want steak, ribs, eishbein or cordon blue this is your place. I had very good portugese style ribs.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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163 reviews 163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Back in the 1980s, before the advent of the Gastropub, the UK was filled with large, bland, pub-dining rooms serving up awful meat and two veg combinations. These have largely, and thankfully, died out. If you happen to be feeling a pang of nostalgia however... head to The Hillside Tavern. Four of us ventured here for dinner and immediately felt... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of my favorite places to eat in the world!It is a classic pup and grill with simple yet delicious food.I almost the the chicken wing every Friday and I don't stop loving them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The food was excellent and the service fast and friendly. It is very popular and parking can be a bit of a problem.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant has been around for a long time. It still has the best steaks in Pretoria and the menu has a large selection. Whatever you choose, the food is delicious.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This restaurant established in 1989 has always been one of my favourites. Very good meat dishes specially steak. Also great here is the eishbein portugese style ribs or Gordon Blue. No other restaurant in Pretoria can make these dishes the same as Hillside tavern.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

... worth a visit, service excellent and food fantastic, thank you. Steak and kingklip was very nice, hope to be back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 320 The Hillside Road | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27123485505

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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