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“Good place for lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Grillroom

The Grillroom
Heritage Square, 1 Main Road, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #25 of 64 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Boston
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We had a nice, meaty lunch here one day. No reservations; just dropped in.

I wouldn't call the lunch memorable, but a great place if you're looking to grab a last-minute lunch in downtown Franschhoek.

The patio area is nice and a little removed from the road.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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155 reviews 155 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
“Ineffective as a true grill room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Despite very good service in a rushed environment (busy night - compliments to the waiter, who was very good), very average food. Medium rare steak returned as very over cooked - no complaints by the waiter, who returned quickly with a freshly cooked steak done right - compliments to The Grillroom for doing so. But, this was a second visit, which confirmed that this place remains ineffective as a true grill room.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“meat lovers enjoy...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nice, central setting. Friendly staff. Nice choice of seating inside or out.

Unsurprisingly, the wine list is second-to-none, and the ingredients are all locally sourced and fresh. I went for the prawn cocktail to start - the huge, succulent prawns were delicious. Then I found room for the T-Bone steak which was a lot to get through, but delicious and worth every penny, which wasn't much - the value was immense!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Good steak in the winelands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

If you ever tire of the fantastic cuisine to be found in the Franschhoek valley and you feel like steak, this is your place. The food is really good without any pretence. There is also a butchery on sight that you can utilise.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kingston, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Local food done right.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

We had the sirloin steak and the springbok loin. Both were cooked to perfection and served with excellent service in a nice upbeat casual atmosphere. Paired with local wine, this was a meal not soon forgotten.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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