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.
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.
The friendly staff offer a warm welcome to the spacious restaurant and the manager is efficient in maintaing good communication between the staff.
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.
Rump steak covered in their house barbecue sauce.
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