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Chaplin's Grill

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61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2070, 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
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hoedspruit
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 36 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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6 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 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Since we've discovered Chaplins, we've been back time and time again for amazing food and great service delivered consistently and with a smile. You won't regret dining here.

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Thank Aneesa82
Rainold P, Public Relations Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Hoping to see you soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't dare open a steakhouse in a 500km radius of Chaplin. Service, Location and Food is absolutely amazing. A little pricey, but what great restaurants aren't today ?

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

Thank you. Will pass on the comments to the staff More 

Port Pirie, Australia
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136 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Only a short distance from where we live, but inexplicably a place that has evaded our radar for years. When fiends suggested we go there for a casual Friday evening dinner, we readily agreed since other friends had spoken highly of the venue. We weren't disappointed. Despite a very reasonably priced wine list, we are collectors and so took our... More 

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

Thanks for your comments, always appreciated 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, European, Grill, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
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 2070, 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?