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“Excellent steaks and service, but expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Grillhouse

The Grillhouse
Cor Oxford Road and Bierman Avenue | Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa
011 880 3945
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Ranked #6 of 693 restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Winner of best independent steakhouse in Johannesburg 7 years running. 15 years in operation and internationally recognised.
Johannesburg
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114 reviews 114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Excellent steaks and service, but expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Excellent steaks and service.

A little bit expensive, everything other than the meat and one starch is charged extra.

Will visit again but not often.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We booked originally for Katzy's which is a jazz bar next door - but the food comes from here! Based in Rosebank shopping, we headed to Katzy's for a group night out to celebrate a friend's birthday. Sat outside Katzy's then it poured with rain - the cover was not strong enough to keep us dry! Moved inside then waited AGES whilst they tried to rehouse us - eventually next door in The Grillhouse. Food was OK - although my 200g fillet looked like a sorry neighbour compared to my friend's exactly the same order! Thought the bill was quite high - though we were enjoying ourselves - then had to wrestle with the mgt to get our R100 each cover charge back - we were in Katzy's for about 5 minutes of the music. Thought that under the circumstances , the service would have been a lot better. Will go back to try it without complicating it with the Katzy's addition (which looked a great jazz club!)

Visited November 2012
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South of England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Pretty Good - noisy aircon !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Went back to Sandton, Atholl Square restaurant. Good start by getting a free GrillHouse shuttle from the Hilton (and in fact a good finish as it took us back again !). There were two of us and we got taken to the top floor which had a reasonable atmosphere but quite noisy aircon so moved as far away from this as was possible but it was still slightly obtrusive. The restaurant was pleasently busy, especially for a Monday, but the service was still pretty good. Had no starters, in anticipation of a big main course, but the bread was a nice start to the meal. I had the mid size fillet, colleague had chicken breast, both were very good and I struggled to finish all my meat. Steak was done exactly as requested and complimented with a good house cabernet. This is my third time here and I would definitely go back.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Top steakhouse in Jhb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The Grillhouse never fails to disappoint as one of Johannesburgs best steakhouses. Decor is authentically "steakhouse-ish" and waiters appear to be in character too. Bread is DIVINE - do not skip even if you are on a low carb diet! Largest wine menu I've seen (even though i do not indulge). Steak always done to perfection with a wide variety of sides and sauces. Always busy and perfect for occasions and business meetings. The Rosebank branch has awesome private dining rooms which you may book. Do try Katzys next door too for good entertainment especially on a Thursday or Saturday!

Visited September 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Steak in wine bar environment.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Love this place. This is the 3rd time we've been and the food never disappoints. Their steaks are to die for !!!

Visited March 2012
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