Brad’s Grill was established over three decades ago, and moved from its original location on the corner of Belvedere and Lansdowne Roads to an intimate neighbourhood in the heart of Claremont. Only open at night, it feels like a village secret, but its founder, Brad Steele, known as ‘The Pepper Steak Man’ is not shy to let you in on it.
To start, Brad’s buffalo chicken wings, are deliciously spicy and almost seem to finish too soon. The 200gm skinny steak, with a side salad is a tempting order, but the reasonably priced 300gm Rump or Sirloin is a carnivore’s dream. Bread and butter pudding, apple crumble, cheesecake and pecan nut pie are but some of the desserts that seal the meal with decadent sweetness.
The unfussy patrons at Brad’s are all happy to pair a light beer with their favourite steak, however, there is an adequate assortment of non-alcoholic beverages and wines.
Although Brad’s is not open at night, phone calls for reservations are answered with pleasure during daylight hours. This telephonic warmth is met with the same ardour upon arrival, in person.
Brown paper on tables, large groups of friends at tables, loud chatter and laughter are the order at Brad’s. This casual atmosphere is the best environment in which to enjoy a steak you have been waiting to eat all day.
A peppery piece of meat in a relaxed atmosphere.
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