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Shop 6 Chartwell Centre 16 | Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
0315617234
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We got to the steak and ale at around 3 on a Tuesday and they were literally the only place on the street which had a lot of people there. First sign. The food was great and the service was excellent. A vast amount of beer on tap and a pleasant atmosphere. They were out of stock on the steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
IvanRow44
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On Tuesday night I went to Steak and Ale after being referred to it by our hotel in Umhlanga...it was a good quiet evening to catch up with some friends.. A fight broke out and I was shocked to see a guy hitting a female patron. And later disgusted when I found that he is actually THE MANAGER of the... More 

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Thank Michelle H
Johannesburg, South Africa
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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is horrible, both our dishes were tasteless and I noticed the person two table over from us sent theirs back to the kitchen. The service was good and the staff were friendly but this could not make up for the bad food.

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Thank lulu008
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We got to the steak and ale at around 3 on a Tuesday and they were literally the only place on the street which had a lot of people there. First sign. The food was great and the service was excellent. A vast amount of beer on tap and a pleasant atmosphere. They were out of stock on the steak... More 

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Thank IvanRow44
Largs, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm white wine and flat beer,the writing was on the wall but hey ho we are here, so keep going. Chicken liver peri peri helped confidence to build, but thereafter all downhill. Barely warm chips and veggies accompanied ribs and chicken flattie. Regret not moving on to rescue our evening elsewhere. The main course had obviously been languishing in the... More 

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Thank Derek D
Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending the morning shopping at Gateway center on a hot and humid day in Umhlanga... We had to make a pits top, with a glass of ice cold beer. We spotted Steak and Ale, which is located in the hustle and bustle of the "eating district" of Umhlanga. Our group order beer and decided to select some nibbles from... More 

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Thank ChrisnaHerbst
Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat outside and had a lovely evening. The food was delicious. All four of us had steaks and were all very pleased with them. Can highly recommend this steakhouse and the steaks were very averagely priced

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Thank Janis F
Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Umhlanga and this restaurant looked inviting, lots of space, tv's and airy. The menu was reasonable and something for everyone. The steak egg and chips was a hit for our party and a very popular choice. I had the steak salad, however I felt that they may have used off cuts for steak strips... More 

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Thank Glynnis76
South Africa
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steak and Ale is a place to enjoy good food, cocktails cuppocino's and company with good friends and associates or family.The extensive menu entails meats, fish and poultry.My personal favourite is good medium prepared fillet steak with chips and union rings.Seating is arranged inside a glass enclosed front porch or stoep or verandah where the view can take one's concentration... More 

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Thank Xania
Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a bit dissapointed on our last visit. We visited this establishment a few years ago while on holiday and it was great. This time round service not what we expected and the food was average. Nice selection of craft beer and the beer was fresh.

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Thank Whisket
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good position,service was good, Laila was attentive without being pushy gave us notice when food about to be served

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop 6 Chartwell Centre 16 | Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: 0315617234

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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