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Heat

Seafood, Dessert, Barbecue, Contemporary
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Woodhill Shopping Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food but poor waiters.

Very good steak done perfectly 100%. It is sad that our waiter was not up to standard. Arrogant and non attentive. When we want the bill he could not be found and we had to pay inside helped by the manager.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Pretoria, South Africa
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Ate at Heat 29 March for Sunday lunch. The food (for the price) is over-priced but good but waiting 10 minutes for a waiter to come take orders will make me to not return. There are better restaurants in Pretoria in the same price class.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very good steak done perfectly 100%. It is sad that our waiter was not up to standard. Arrogant and non attentive. When we want the bill he could not be found and we had to pay inside helped by the manager.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Been b4 & thort not really up 2 much. Explained that I wanted the biltong grated very finely on soup. NO CHANCE logs arrived didn't eat. Ordered the oxtail with mash. So full of grisle impossible 2 eat. Mash was obviously instant potato. Waitress non commital when asked. After 50yrs of cookin I know the real thing! Manager came 2... More 

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Smyrna, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great seafood dishes, and one of the few places in Pretoria where you can get a baked potato. Love their version of a mojito--it has strawberries muddled in. Yummy!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

HEAT is a top class restaurant situated in the East of Pretoria. Located in one of the wings of the Woodlands shopping centre, it caters for all tastes with a comprehensive menu. The quiet and elegant atmosphere is not a place where you take the kids. The service can be a bit slow sometimes, but as they say, 'Good food... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

It is the best restaurant that we have visited in Pretoria. It was our first time at Heat and what a pleasant surprise. Ambiance was great and had a nice romantic and elegant atmosphere which makes you feel special. Menu has a broad selection to choose from. Excellent food and fantastic wine selection. The service was great and well done... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great meal with excellent service, beautifully prepared dishes and a romantic atmosphere. When you visit, ask for a booth or indoor table, they're really special. The balcony seating doesn't have a good view.

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Munich
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Heat has been our favourite steakhouse in Pretoria for a number of years and it is for this reason we made the trip here especially during our last visit to South Africa. The restaurant is very tastefully laid out on two levels wit comfortable there is a wine cellar in the middle of the middle on the upper level. On... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

we had lunch at Heat after shopping and the food and service was very good, well worth a visit and we will be back again

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Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

OK, so here is the bottom line. A broad menu selection of very good starters, entrees and desserts. The beef entrees are particularly good. The service can range from good to slow. Food orders can be slow for large parties. Nice outdoor seating in nice weather. A nice evening for couples, families or larger groups.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Woodhill Shopping Centre, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Dessert, Barbecue, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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