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“Old fashioned English pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hillside Tavern Restaurant & Pub

Hillside Tavern Restaurant & Pub
320 The Hillside Road | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27123485505
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Ranked #34 of 356 Restaurants in Pretoria
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Old fashioned English pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

In 2012 it is amazing that the ambiance is still "dark old English pu" , an incredible menu, swift service - truly an English pub experience!

Visited June 2012
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English first
Pretoria
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Super steaks!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Hillside Tavern is the place that I think of when I bring to mind a wonderful juicy Carpetbagger steak!

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Pretoria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

A quality restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs of Pretoria with a long standing reputation for good servive and even better food . The best rib eye steak in Pretoria

Visited April 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Cold steaks - bad service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We have always loved the Hillside Tavern,, with their low ceiling and dimmed light. Very comforting. Last night we had a terrible night with them, the service was slow, from being seated to being offered a drink took 15mins, while waiters rushed around us. We ordered the Peri Peri livers which were served with 3 half slices of brown bread as they had run out of rolls, the sauces was runny and tasted like heats up tomato sauce and worster with 3 chicken livers in it. My partner ordered the gogonzola snails that were lovely hot and bubbling when they arrived at the table.
The main meal took a long time to be served and when we enquired we were told the restuarant is hectic and we will have to just wait and see when the food comes out - this from our waiter. Later on the manager came by to say our food was next to come out the kitchen.

We dont mind waiting for a good plate of food but 45 minutes later our cold steaks (the pats of butter they placed on them would not even melt) were served with hot veg and cold chips with soggy oily onion rings. We will not be going to them again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Pretoria
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“A place to eat out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

The place has an old feeling and a personal touch. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly, they know their purpose and make you feel welcome.

The food is marvelous and I felt the price was right. Stake was recommended and I did not regret the choice.

You can take your friends, family or clients. I went there for lunch and the place was very busy. Thus, I advise you to make a booking to avoid disappointment.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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