House of H

House of H
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R100 avg main meal
Bar scene, Groups
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa, Zapper
R65 per bottle

Critic's review

Jess Spiro

Run by chef Heinrich Koen and his wife, Christina, House of H has been a constant reminder that Loop street remains as cool as Bree. Don’t let the grungy, anti establishment appearance put you off, House of H is not another dive bar and if you’re a morning coffee or dinner for a crowd, this spot has you covered.

The menu takes a very BBQ-forward approach, there is a slow-cooked brisket sandwich alongside simply grilled sirloin and rump steaks, as well as burgers and winning wings, which are deep-fried and served with a sweet, spicy dipping sauce. The dish everyone talks about, though, is the oyster mushroom burger and it’s easy to see why. A hefty chunk of mushroom is thrown on the open flames and brushed with a herby basting sauce, before being topped with haloumi and sandwiched on a ciabatta roll. The result is a decidedly meaty (vegetarian) burger, with pleasing chewiness and char. The fish and chips are also great, with a generous serving of perfectly-crisp hake. If you have space for dessert (we didn’t) they offer brownies and waffles as a sweet ending.

Expect to see a good offering of local beers, served ice cold and straight from the bottle. This maybe isn’t the spot for the discerning wine drinker, but you certainly won’t be disappointed with the wine options.

The only thing to know about House of H is their style of service – in that there isn't one. You’re given a card on entry, which you take with you to order your drinks and food. It takes some getting used to at first, but once you know what you’re doing, the system is pretty straightforward.

It’s loud, rowdy and fun – perfect for a good night out.

The rooftop bar is the place to be when the weather is clear.


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User reviews

  • This place is just awesome. So much to discover and explore. Food is moreish. I guess some older people might not appreciate it, but please have an open mind and enjoy the delicious food.
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  • One of our go to places. Definitely one of the top steaks in Cape Town, on a consistent and regular basis. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Really enjoy the owners and the staff. It is mostly self service, hence I can't give it 5 stars - and to get a drink takes a bit longer than wanted at the self service section. Hence am torn between 3 and 4 stars. No matter when we've gon there it was good food - and a good ambience. Whether it was a quite Tuesday or a busy Friday evening. Whether it was my partner and myself, having deep discussion about our lives, future and love. Or if it's with a group of friends. Or even meeting new people there. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------The steak's quality remains constant - and that's a place worth its due.---------------------------------------------------------------------------It is and will remain on my list. Plus they have got a wine selection that we enjoy!
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
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  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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