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Hillside Tavern Grill

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320 The Hillside Road | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
+27123485505
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11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:50 am - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Jack M
Pretoria, South Africa
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The menu is extensive (and not too expensive) with plenty of choice. Others on the table had steaks which looked good. My Trincado was excellent, served with a selection of vegetables. Wine list matching the menu making for an excellent meal. Service attentive and atmosphere great for business discussion.

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Thank MikeMouse2910
Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I booked for our anniversary and when we arrived I was surprised at the beautiful setting in a private little corner. So much effort to make it special and private. The entire evening we were treated like royalty. The food was excellent and was complimented by the wine. Special occassion wigh special memories. This restaurant is most certainly one of... More 

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Thank Karina C
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hillside Tavern in Pretoria.Oldie but goodie . Steak is always perfect. Medium done to the turn. Friendly service and sporting a new "stoep" area. Ribs, tender juicy & meaty. Aaah satisfied!

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1 Thank 717benitac
Pretoria, South Africa
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To make a claim, such as I have in the title, for a restaurant in South Africa, I am either bat-crazy or the steak is superb! The answer is, since I am sane, the steak is superb. It is located in a quiet suburb and the entrance is less than impressive - but, oh the food is to die for.... More 

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1 Thank Kenyancooke
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very friendly atmosphere, great service and excellent food. Grew up visiting this restaurant and always return when I visit South Africa.

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1 Thank ZureyBunny
Pretoria, South Africa
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Hillside Tavern Grill impressed me from the moment I sat down and a professional looking waiter appeared by my side. The service is excellent and so is the food. It is quite a large restaurant with the majority of the seating inside and a couple of tables outside. I had the calamari steak which I liked and they serve... More 

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Thank Esme J
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Best food and service in the Lynwood area, we discovered this hidden gem today and it will become one of our restaurants we frequent. You might want to book ahead of time to avoid disappointment as it seems they get rather busy during lunch time.

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Thank arpegiator
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I stayed in Pretoria for 3 weeks and this was the best meal I had. Unbelievable meat (really, the steak is out of this world), great service, cozy ambiance. Do it.

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Thank lukebaran
South Africa
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

The word 'tavern' might throw you a bit but this is an amazing, spacious, wonderful restaurant in an unexpected spot. Their menu will make your mouth water! A good selection of wines and smiley waiter just make the whole experience perfect. I ordered the Almond Sole, it was cooked to perfection with the best flavours! Everyone else at the table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
International, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:50 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 The Hillside Road | Lynnwood, Pretoria 0081, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Pretoria
  • Phone Number: +27123485505
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.

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