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Cattle Baron Steak Ranch (Durbanville)

Cattle Baron Steak Ranch (Durbanville)
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Cost
R135 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Quick meals, Special occasions
Food
Burgers, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
no corkage fee (unless entertainer is used for a corkage fee of R50)

Critic's review

Hope Malau

Cattle Baron is a famous steak house with franchises nationally. It offers a warm ambiance with wooden tables and cattle portraits on the walls suitable for an intimate night out.

Food
It’s a steak house restaurant, the menu offers different kinds of steaks, mostly grilled, with a small selection of chicken and sea food. It has a big range of well known wines and whiskeys.
The menu begins with starters and salads, such as the deep fried breadcrumb and cheese stuffed mushrooms with tarter sauce on the side. The smoked Salmon slivers served on a deep fried rosti topped with crème fraiche, capers and red onions, is a favourable choice. For herbivores, the menu offers a fresh rocket salad topped with cherry tomatoes, red onion, avocado and buffalo mozzarella. Vegetarians have two options on the menu a vegetarian platter or crepes florentine layered with spinach, feta and grilled mushrooms topped with napolitana sauce, sprinkled with parmesan shavings and salad greens. Followed by lighter grills on the menu (burgers, beef strips and chunks).
Steaks and grills are Sirloin, Rump and fillet steaks cooked to your liking accompanied with chips or mash potato or grilled vegetables. Can request the steak to be flambed in brandy and accompanied by a creamy peppercorn sauce on the side. Meat on the bone like spare ribs, chops and prime rib, the prime rib waiters try to push out when they recommend to a customer, its lightly covered in black pepper and grilled. Not much flavour from the Prime rib and chewy. It comes with chips or mash with creamed spinach and mashed butternut on the side. There is a good selection on the section of ‘Steaks that made us famous’ like the Sirloin Nevada, a 300 g sirloin topped with bacon avocado, camembert and toasted onions. Comes with a choice of mash, chips, 1 large baked potato or salad. Would have liked the camembert to be slightly melted on the beautifully grilled steak.
On the kiddies menu option there isn’t much to choose from besides four options of burgers, ribs and calamari strips and milk shakes. The burger doesn’t have toppings like tomato and lettuce, its very bland and too much for a child.
Wouldn’t return for a family dinner but I would go back for drinks with friends. Dessert choices are not extraordinary,: ice cream with Bar One sauce, malva pudding with ice cream, homemade baked cheesecake and Dom Pedro and liquored coffees.

Service
The friendly staff offer a warm welcome to the spacious restaurant and the manager is efficient in maintaing good communication between the staff.

Ambience
Cattle Baron in Durbanville is famous amoungst the locals. We arrived during a busy time of evening. All the tables were occupied and one could hear the vibrant conversations coming from each of them. The age group of the crowed that was present was 30+ years old.
It just needs space for kids under 12 years to move freely about to become a family restaurant. There is secure parking outside with Cattle Baron written in big on the outside, yet it remains hidden from the main road.

Best for...
Rump steak covered in their house barbecue sauce.

(2018)

 

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User reviews

  • One of my favorite places to have steak. The decor is a bit outdated but the service is amazing
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  • Lovely restauraunt, wide selection of steak. The fillet is always a winner, being tender and juicy. Highly recommended.
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  • My husband took me to this restaurant the first time I came to Cape Town and it has been our special restaurant ever since. The food and service is excellent!! Thank you Cattle Baron for adding special times to our lives ❤️❤️❤️
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian

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