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Chaplin's Grill

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61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 886 8866
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome meal there this evening. I had a 700g T - Bone and my wife had a 300g Rump both with the Chaplins rub. Melt in your mouth meat with no sinew and more than reasonable price for the quality. Kenny was an awesome waiter, there but not there .... if you know what I mean ...... More 

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Thank Greg G
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Hi , I will pass on the positive news to Kenny and see you guys soon again More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

Excellent steaks and very good value for money. Definitely looking forward to going back. We ordered the trio of steaks and each of them was prepared perfectly. Nice atmosphere and good service.

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Thank Wayne H
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive feedback will see you soon again More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

We had a very good dinner with attentive staff and excellent food. All our food was well cooked and very tasty. The menu has something for all tastes and the wine list is very good. Always a good choice for a fine dining experience.

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1 Thank DerrickLaas
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you soon again More 

Hoedspruit
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

So pleased we found this fantastic 'hidden' steakhouse in Sandton. It's elegant, yet totally unpretentious. The steaks are really, really good and the side dishes are delicious - and probably generous enough for 2 to share. The staff are also genuinely warm and friendly. We'll definitely return.

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Thank RobynK_10
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, will pass onto the staff...See you soon More 

Sandton, South Africa
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

The restaurant was quiet and hidden away and the entrance dingy so I had my doubts when we arrived. Happy surprise, the restaurant was lovely inside and the service was excellent. The steaks are very good and although quiet, there were enough patrons to make for a cosy ambience. Altogether a very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank truditruz
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your comments. Will get the landlord to do some magic in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Chaplains is slightly out of the way - looks as if you are driving into a garage forecourt, but don't let that put you off - the food is excellent. A warm welcome from the staff, and plenty of space around the tables - excellent service. One of the best steaks I have had in Joburg, with some real gems... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and please tell your friends about us. More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Best service, best food! And the most important thing is everyone is smiling. I love it! You should definitely try grilled grain fillet with mushroom sauce and calamari! This is already one of my favourite restaurants in the world.

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1 Thank joilance
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

We enjoying getting positive feedback. See you soon More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

So refreshing to go to a restaurant where you can actually have a civilized conversation with your fellow diners. Chaplins has a respectable distance between tables, plays "background " music and has super tasty food to boot. Staff are very friendly. A super little place to dine at.

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Thank Graeme J
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

It's is great to hear such positive remarks. Hoping to see you soon. More 

Hermanus, South Africa
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The food was superb. The trio of carpaccio was melt in your mouth perfect and this was followed by the lamb shank (the 400gm offering) and that was beautiful. The knife cut through it like a knife through butter. The taste was superb. Unfortunately there was no room for desert. We sat in inside and found the tables well spaced... More 

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Thank robert312663
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the gracious comment. See you soon More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I go to Chaplin's regularly for work-related lunches, both for small, as well as larger groups. Their steaks are consistently excellent, and they have a great wine selection, Their barista could benefit from some extra training, but otherwise I love this place.

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Thank petervo2016
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments, will get the barrista to sharpen his skills More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
Cuisine
Steakhouse, International, Grill, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 886 8866

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?