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Chaplin's Grill

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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Chaplin’s found its roots in Melville since 1980 and Rainold Petersen who moved to Hurlingham in 2012, changed the name to Chaplin’s Grill in tribute to his legendary Melville-based bistro – a gem amidst the fine dining establishments of Joburg in the 80′ & 90′s. At Chaplin’s Grill Rainold revives, within a contemporary dining context, his passion for delivering a superior product of Food, Wine, Beer and exemplary service with a trademark hands-on approach.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $16
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, International, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the best steak I have ever had. Hands down much better steakhouse than restaurants such as Peter Luger in Brooklyn. I had a Wingrib steak grilled to perfection. Don't miss this place if you are in Johannesburg. Pofadder red wine was amazing.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank BaruchE
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Every time we return to South Africa our first port of call is Chaplin’s - amazing burgers - heavenly Don Pedro’s - Reynard is a gem and all the waiters give outstanding service

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank BruceandMargie
RainoldP, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Bruce & Margie, Thank you for your comments and ratings. Regards Rainold Owner managed Restaurant

Reviewed March 22, 2019

Rude and dishonest manager. If one is using the entertainer app, you are in for a hard time; to the point of making you pay for tap water and imposing a service charge on your bill. Food very average. will not go back again.

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank hemalgopee
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

Poor service, dishonest management ( know the law else they overcharge you ) , average food .. not recommended..

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

It was one of the greatest experiences. Excellent service and very good food. Flambé steak Diane was medium rare, done to perfection.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Excellence44
RainoldP, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Thank you for your rating and we are always happier when we have been able to make our guests leave happy. Regards Rainold, Owner Run Restaurant

Reviewed February 3, 2019

like Always the visit was a party Haven't enjoyed meat so much in a long time wine knowledge Rainold makes African wines among the best in the world.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank henk-janvandermeulen
RainoldP, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2019

Hi Henk Thank you for your rating and write up on our place. Its a pleasure to keep customers happy. Regards Rainold Owner run Restaurant See you soon we hope

Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Using entertainer and was very disappointed to see so many main meal exclusions. Settled for ribs and were very average for the cost. At least it was half price :/

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EntertainerReviewer
Reviewed January 21, 2019

Fantastic quality steaks accompanied by great personalised service. A very well balanced and fairly priced wine list to suit all palates and budgets! I can highly recommend this restaurant.

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: November 2018
Thank denist239
RainoldP, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2019

Hi, thank you for your rating and comments. Will pass onto Staff. Regards Rainold Owner Run Restaurant

Reviewed January 13, 2019

Absolutely spot on! The service was truly great and food was awesome. The owner (Reinhold) came to our table and shared some of the history of the restaurant and also some insight into the dishes we were having. Wonderful experience and really good value too!

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Date of visit: January 2019
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RainoldP, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Hi, thank you for your rating and comments. Will pass onto Staff. Regards Rainold Owner Run Restaurant

Reviewed January 13, 2019

Chaplin's Grill has a wonderful community atmosphere, the food is excellent - I almost always choose steak, but other dishes I had had have also been first class, the staff are friendly. I can highly recommend this owner-run restaurant.

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Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PeteTsa
RainoldP, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2019

Hi, thank you for your rating and comments. Will pass onto Staff. Regards Rainold Owner Run Restaurant🤩

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Escape25210940504
June 1, 2019|
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Response from RainoldP | Property representative |
Hi, we buy halal beef, lamb and chicken. For the halal guests we we have a separate grill/ and tongs. Our griller gets instruction from the guest via the waiter which is on the kitchen slip. Regards Rainold, Owner managed... More
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riaaze
April 20, 2017|
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Response from RainoldP | Property representative |
We serve halal meat and grill on separate grill. So Halal friendly. We are not a Halal restaurant. Call us if you have any other queries.
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connies594
July 20, 2016|
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Response from RainoldP | Property representative |
Sorry, our Speedpoint's only take credit cards when you are present. We can't do it like a travel agency. I think it's a security issue for restaurants.
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