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“Great Steakhouse in Red Meat Country”
Review of Tauren Steak ranch

Tauren Steak ranch
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Springbok
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2013

It was great that our hotel recommended this restaurant. The food and service were fantastic! Our waitress recommended a flambe steak that was delicious.

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Simonet W, Manager at Tauren Steak ranch, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tauren Steak Ranch. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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Simonet

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I echo an earlier review that calls this restaurant a carnivores paradise. And very good value for money!
One in our party had been here 7 years ago when it was under different management, but also very good. We were not disappointed by his recommendation. We stayed 6 nights in Springbok and could not find anywhere better. I recommend it and would go there again whenever I'm in the area.

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Simonet W, Manager at Tauren Steak ranch, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tauren Steak Ranch. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards
Simonet

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

This restaurant has changed hands quite a few times, as their history on the first page of the menu explains. The restaurant is downstairs in a cellar - wave daylight, fresh air and the millenium 'adieu' because at the bottom of the stairs you will find yourself in a dark, hot cellar with artex on the walls and the year will be 1978.

The menu is everything that you would expect from the 70s/80s school of steak houses and is a relic. We got into the mood and ordered shrimp (not even prawn!) cocktails, chicken nuggets and deep fried prawns just for starters. We are talking Cholesterol Kingdom! My shrimps bounced, the mountain of deep fried chicken nuggets were nice and crispy, but the prawns tasteless.

My beef fillet is the toughest I have ever had anywhere in SA and was absolutely dreadful. My cheese and mushroom sauce was stringy and artifical, and our lamp chops were cutlets and not chops. The other steak was fatty and tough, but my husband still managed to wolf it down.

The waitress offered to give me another steak, but I was so off my food by this time, that I declined. But credit where it is due, the restaurant did offer.

Our Guest House told us that the restaurant is usually very good, but maybe because they are busy, the standards may have dropped when we were there. Never mind, the overall experience from a historical perspective was fun, but otherwise, this is a restauant which has found a market in Springbok and has survived for many years. And will probably do so for many years. But we won't return!

Thank Maija63
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Simonet W, Manager at Tauren Steak ranch, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam

I am sorry to hear about your bad experience with us. We usually don't get complaints, but criticism are always good to know where we need to improve on food or service. We have taken up your complaint by using it to make improvements where was needed.

We hope to see you again.

Kind regards
Simonet

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel we were staying in - turned out to be a great choice. It is located in a basement just off the main street - easy to walk by, but as it's a small town, everyone knows where it is. It is a carniovores paradise - the steaks were superb as was the local speciality of eisbein (pig's leg - equivalent of a lamb shank). The service was excellent, the wine list comprehensive and the overall atmosphere very enjoyable. By European standards, prices are very reasonable. By the way, for the dardevils, they also have a 1kg steak - finish it and you get you picture on the wall!

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Thank 06D123
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Simonet W, Manager at Tauren Steak ranch, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tauren Steak Ranch. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Kind regards
Simonet

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Recommendation by the guest house after we indicated our desire for steak. Firstly the service was superb, Karien our waitress was polite and friendly. Food was superb, steaks were good sized and well cooked. Partner enjoyed her snails starter. Super ambience, restaurant busy - not brilliantly easy to locate but certainly worth the patronage

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Thank WelshwizardK10D
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Simonet W, Manager at Tauren Steak ranch, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2013

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Tauren Steak Ranch. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your visit with us. I read your comment on Karien to her, she was all smiles :).Hope to see you again soon.

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Simonet

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