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“A great find”
Review of Chaplin's Grill

Chaplin's Grill
Ranked #10 of 210 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: Steakhouse, International, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Garden Route, South Africa
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427 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“A great find”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

As soon as you walk in the door, you are greeted by a waiter or the host Rainold. It is obvious that the staff have been trained, and they give excellent and informed service throughout. The menu offers a great choice, making it difficult to choose what to eat. If you are into steaks, then the steaks are possibly the best in Johannesburg. Rainold's wine knowledge is also good, and he has an extensive wine list, and is always on hand to suggest a wine to try with your meal.
One thing on the menu which deserves a special mention, something I have NEVER seen on a menu before, is the small 35g bar of Lindt chocolate to end your meal. What a great idea!

  • Visited November 2012
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4 Thank m0zchick
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful evenings @ Chaplin's Grill”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We had two wonderful evenings at Chaplin's Grill. We visited twice (one week apart) and had fantastic meals on both occasions. The service was very friendly and fulfilled all our requests. There is a very comprehensive wine list and some excellent wine matching advice from our waiter.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Cheryl S
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Berlin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Steaks in Town”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were on a business trip in Pretoria for three weeks and tried many restaurants. Chaplin's Grill definitely had the best steaks. The fillet with the Béarnaise sauce was just amazing. The staff was highly professional and the ambience very nice.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank M_and_M_Berlin
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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111 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Chaplins Rave on Rump”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Saturdaynight out was at Chaplins in Hurlingham. Many years ago we dined out in Melville at a Chaplins and it turns out to be the same people.

My 300g rump medium rare with just a plain rub was superb to say the very least. I could not have asked for a better piece of meat.

My wifes 200g fillet got the same response.

Her fries were soggy, my mash was ok but my oinion rings looked like those things that come out of a bulk bag. Go up the road to Spurs guys and see how to do onion rings.

The wine list is good if not very upmarket but we found a very pleasant bottle of Shiraz that went down well.

The Berry creme bru le was great.

A very pleasant, expensive evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Afriod
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Johannesburg South Africa
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61 reviews
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“Now Cnr Republic & William Nicol”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Difficult to rate this restaurant above average though the food was very good, but the service was terrible and brought the standard down We waited over 20minutes for our 'starter' plates to be removed and a further 20 mins for our main course to arrive.The restaurant was only about 25% full and although there appeared to be plenty of waiters, they were not taking note of their tables. My husband had spare ribs and was not given a finger bowl or extra serviettes. Main courses were an average of R140, but one had to pay extra for your choice of starch or any salad and vegetables bringing the price up to around R180 per plate. I didn't have a desert, but the menu offered small bars of Lindt chocolate in 4 flavours @ R20 each. A nice way to end ones meal along with a cup of coffee.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank moiraterwey
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