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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
Closed now
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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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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its getting there!

New interior and outside eating area, and the place was packed. luckily they made some space for us, and treated us well. the wait staff, are more of a fixture than the restaurant, having been there for ages, well spoken, knowledgeable and warm. Wine list is excellent, with a very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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  • Romantic
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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I have been going to Hillside Tavern for more than 20 years and I have never been disappointed! The staff is incredibly friendly and professional. The food is superb and the atmosphere very cozy. Our favourite's on the menu are the gorgonzola snails, peri-peri chicken, portuguese ribs and fillet kebab.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

New interior and outside eating area, and the place was packed. luckily they made some space for us, and treated us well. the wait staff, are more of a fixture than the restaurant, having been there for ages, well spoken, knowledgeable and warm. Wine list is excellent, with a very good selection of well hidden South African masterpieces, no steak... More 

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Komatipoort, South Africa
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The reason for their longevity is that their food continues to get better, the service gets better, and their prices are a bit on the high side, but worth every penny. One of the few places that I can honestly say that in more than 15 years, I have never had a bad meal. Most divine steaks and Roqueford salads

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We arrived with great expectations and we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is huge but it has a cozy and intimate atmosphere. The sirloin steak was as good as promised and the pepper sauce delightful. My guests raved about the pork fillet, the chicken parcel and the carpet bagger steak. We had wonderful veggies as well. Service is fast and... More 

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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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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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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
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117 reviews
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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Hillside Tavern Restaurant & Pub

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

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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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