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Hillside Tavern Restaurant & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
International, 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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great evening

We went there for dinner on a Thursday evening. We were welcomed and made comfortable. The service was excellent and the food very good. And the price was reasonable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
Jan d
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Pretoria
Good for:
  • Romantic
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I regularly take a stroll with our baby daughter in the late afternoon and today decided to have a refreshing drink seeing that today is exceptionally hot. Hillside Tavern is open and tables are set outside with staff busy inside and upon asking a waitress if we can drink something cool outside under the trees, she said... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Be Warned that once you have visited this place you won't look the same at any other restaurant, the ambiance is so nice the perfect place to relax with awesome friends or just to visit as a couple

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went there for dinner on a Thursday evening. We were welcomed and made comfortable. The service was excellent and the food very good. And the price was reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The service is excellent and the menu very well categorised. The steaks are superb and some quite unique. It seems booking may be essential, as we found it quite busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant is a hidden diamond! The steaks are superb melt in your mouth kind of steaks. Their veal is also superb! Prices are very reasonable, and has a cosy home like atmosphere.

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Haven't been here for quite a while, new decor inside, excellent food, excellent service. I had a Fitted Cajun style and my Wife Kingklip Bonne Femme, perfectly prepared and tasty- thumbs up Corkage for your own wine

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Hillside Tavern serves very good food, if you like eating in a venue that has no windows - only the front door. Service is good.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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