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Hillside Tavern Grill

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320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27 12 348 5505
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 11:50 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Hillside Tavern Grill a few times now, and they never disappoint. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is lovely.

Thank Carmen V
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Francois and his team make the best steak ever. Honestly. Excellent and friendly service, great menu and extensive wine list. Very good value for money too. Arrived on a very busy Friday evening at month end without a booking and even though they were fully booked, the hostess and owner Francois bent backwards to seat us down in no time... More 

1 Thank renierholtzhausen
Pretoria, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Without a doubt the best Eisbein ever.... the crackling was perfect- crisp and tasty; the meat was perfectly done, the flavours where subtle and complementary- served with sourkraut and a lovely apple sauce. My wife had lamb chops, which were great. We were professionally served by Francois- a good night out after a long and hard week. The only issue... More 

1 Thank GeorgHofmeyr
Pretoria, South Africa
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located close to Loftus, we went there for dinner after the Springboks beat the Auzzies. This was our first visit -and what a pleasant surprise! An elegant and relaxed ambiance. Friendly, fast and efficient service by Kristoff and the other waiters. We all enjoyed our starters, but the the main were worth taking the time to review this establishment.... More 

2 Thank Horst F
Mpumalanga, South Africa
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The Hilside Tavern Grill is well known by most Eastern Pretoria foodies as one of the better steak houses. Here locals gather since somewhere in the mid to end decades of the previous century. The food used to be so good that people traveled from Jozi for a steak like you couldn't find anywhere else. Those were the days -... More 

2 Thank engemi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

A ten star rating to the best waiter ever at Hillside Tavern. The food and atmosphere are always great but last night Neill made everything the perfect score! I'll definitely ask to be served by him next time.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Dinner Friday evening should be something to look forward to. Well we skipped our go to spot and decided to visit Hillside Tavern . To put it bluntly , we will not be back at the tavern next week Friday . Reasons , when you walk in and ask about the specials for the evening , the last thing you... More 

Thank RodCraft
Pretoria, South Africa
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Although the meat was good, the chips were cold. After waiting 25 minutes for coffee, we left without having coffee. We were informed that they had problems in the kitchen – a “blood bath” according to the waiter. Apparently they have infrastructure problems as they could not manage the number of guests. It should not happen in a restaurant with... More 

Thank Jaun J
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Recently visited for a family dinner and was not disappointed. Good service, great wind and excellent food!

1 Thank estemarie
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

We always go to Hillside for special occasions ! We love the atmosphere and know the food and wine is good !

1 Thank Jack M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 The Hillside Street | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27 12 348 5505
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.

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