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“Fantastic birthday dinner at Squires in Parkhurst” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Squires Loft

The Squires Loft
Shop 5, Parkhurst Square | 38 4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #107 of 766 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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“Fantastic birthday dinner at Squires in Parkhurst”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We were a party of six at Squires to celebrate my mother-in-laws birthday. This is the 4th time we have been to Squires, but the first time as a larger party. As usual the service was attentive, friendly and fast and deserving of more than a 10% tip. Squires are known for their steaks - both standard cuts as well as their specials. The majority of the party had specials eg biltong and avo fillet, and without exception the steaks were cooked to perfection and the tastes were phenomenal. Two of the guests were from the UK and both of them loved the food and commented that they would definitely return. We finished off with the cheese cake and creme brûlée which were both superb. Squires have a small, but well stocked wine cellar. Well done on an excellent meal.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sandton, South Africa
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Squires at the Carousel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

probally the best steak house themed restaurant in the country. Friendly staff and great food in a stunning location

Visited June 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food, booze was a rip off!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Went there for dinner on Saturday night.

Really enjoyed the food, although it wasn't cheap it was a pretty good steak.

Was shocked at there policy regarding booze. We ordered a double vodka and redbull. When the drink arrived my friend commented on how small the double seemed. We then ordered shots of tequila, which came in normal sized shot glasses. When we got our second round of double vodkas we poured the vodka from the tumbler into the shot glass. The double vodka only filled 1 shot glass.

We ended up having a huge argument with the manager about what a standard sized shot is and he finally gave in and only charged us for singles.

Clients are getting ripped off when ordering mixed drinks as you pay for a single shot but only receive half shots.

Unfortunately we will not go back because of this policy.


    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Had an excellent bit of beef.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Everyone needs to gorge sometime, if you love meat this is the place for you, and south Africa the country.

Good beer, oysters and giant To bones.

Awesome

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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41 restaurant reviews
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Decent steakhouse bringing back memories”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Dinner last night at the new Squire's Loft in Parkhurst. The chain used to be one of my favourite steakhouse options so I was keen to try it out. The new restaurant is contemporary with an attractive, short menu. The Caesar Salad with white anchovies was a hit and the steak delicious. The Bearnaise and horseradish sauce was underwhelming as were the lamb chops. We missed the offer of baked potatoes with sour cream as an alternative to fries or mashed potato. A few interesing burgers would also have been nice. Attentive service rounded out an enjoyable evening.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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