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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
Xandervt
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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Pretoria
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Ennetbuergen, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 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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Centurion, South Africa
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My husband and I have had countless dinners over many years at Hillside Tavern. We were never disappointed by the quality/ quantity of our meals or the excellent level of service. Like other reviewers mention the steak options is of the highest quality and absolutely divine! The menu have proven to be excellent value for money. We have not been... More 

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Johannesburg
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I can recommend this menu to any meat lover. The service is excellent and we had yet another great evening with friends at one of our favourite restaurants in Pretoria. The waitress even went to our vehicle to fetch another bottle of our own wine when we finished the first one. Food was well prepared and I can recommend the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have been going to the Hillside Tavern for the past 25 years and it is the BEST T- Bone steak I have ever tasted!!!! The atmosphere is a typical steak house feeling from the eighties and all the food on the menu are excellent, from the steak to the fish dishes. The waiters are very professional and helpful. Treat... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

All the years I have been eating at the hillside tavern they have been very reliable and always above average. Very good steak maybe one of the best in pretoria for steak. I like what they have done with the revamp it has lifted the atmosphere. Keep it up.

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Just love the lighter revamp,with many special touches and looking forward to see the end result. And as always, the food was fantastic. It never disappoints - thank you!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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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