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The Hussar Grill (Mouille Point)

The Hussar Grill (Mouille Point)
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Cost
R180
Ambience
Classic elegance, Comfy & casual
Food
Modern, Steak
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No charge

Critic's review

Sandiso Ngubane

Food
Although meat is king here, there is much pleasure to be found in the rest of the menu. A starter of Italian tomato soup is a delicious treat, while chicken livers, sautéed in sherry, garlic, onions, mixed herbs and cream, tastes even better. Of the mains, the Klein Karoo lamb cutlets are served grilled to perfection, and go down a storm with an order of pepper sauce. The 600 g T-bone is equally satisfying. All the grills, which include hog and spare ribs, as well as fillet and sirloin, are served with a choice of traditional fries, rice, mash or baby potatoes. Creamed spinach or butternut is available at an extra cost. Other options include kingklip, calamari, prawns and, on the poultry side, tender chicken breasts. For dessert, the chocolate vodka martini seemed like a great idea, and while it is delightfully creamy, I found it to be a bit too sweet. Other options include baked cheesecake, chocolate fondant and crème brûleé.

Drinks
The Hussar Grill is a recipient of the Diners Club Platinum Status Award for their wine selection, and what an extensive list it is. You’ll find several options of all the standard and other interesting varietals, sourced from the Winelands and further afield like the Garden Route.

Service
Friendly and helpful, though it could be a touch more attentive. The quality of the food is so good, however, that you won’t be in the mood for any petty complaints about the waiter not being on time to pour the wine. And the welcome is very warm, which dispels any fears of snobbery at an upmarket establishment such as this.

Ambience
Comfortable and welcoming, this is an upmarket, cosy space ideal for romantic dates or family dinners. Like the other branches in this franchise, the décor has a vintage charm with elegant wood finishings and old book shelves, lending a classic feel.

And…
It’s very popular, so bookings are recommended.

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User reviews

  • Went for the first time last week. We sat on the balcony on a perfect day, very pleasant. Service was quick and accurate. I had the hog ribs, which were generous and perfectly cooked.
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  • Had a lovely meal with family on 25th February. Very attentive waiter. Only scored down on the service because he forgot the side salads and the chips my husband ordered which we had to remind him of after our food had arrived and we had started eating. The meat was outstanding as always. Two of us had ribs, one had a chateau brand and one had a fillet with an excellent mushroom sauce. We took our own wine and the only strange thing was that if you don"t finish your own wine, you can't take it home with you. You need to leave it at the restaurant!! Apparently there are new liquor laws.... As two of the party of four didn't drink, and my husband and I only had one glass each, there was left over in the bottle. Not much but enough to want to take home and maybe have a drink at home.
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  • Casual but classy and excellent service - our waiter was very well prepared and knowledgable about the food and wine list. The food did not disappoint - it was honestly the best steak we've had in Cape Town. Such a gem!
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  • This place sucks
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  • The Hussar Grill hosted my daughters 21st Birthday recently. Their kindness, concern, excellent service, attention to detail and superb food made for a wonderfully memorable evening. My thanks to Sarah and her outstanding team.

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  • Definitely one of the best steakhouses we've been to in Cape Town so far. Nice balance between upmarket but relaxed. We were firstly impressed with the service - friendly, warm and attentive with very detailed knowledge of all the cuts of meat etc. For starters, I had the Hollandse bitterballen which were croquettes - delicious with mustard for dipping. My husband had the steak tartare which was tasty but presented with all the ingredients separate. He would have preferred it pre-mixed but this seems to be the standard in most SA restaurants for some reason? My husband ordered the hog ribs which were excellent - pork belly ribs which were succulent and tender and falling off the bone. Be warned though, the 800g is not for the faint-hearted! I ordered the sirloin, which was the cut of the day, and was delighted that it was served blue as requested. (Most restaurants overcook my steak.) The ambience was what you would hope of a steakhouse, but with an upmarket feel to it. The only thing that seemed incongruous with the high standard elsewhere was the dessert menu. This had photos of all the items which came across as tacky and gave the impression it was all pre-made. The ice cream cake we ordered to share was fine but nothing spectacular. (But to their credit it did look identical to the one in the picture!) All in all, would definitely be back for their meat dishes which are hard to find elsewhere at that standard, and excellent service.

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  • I had a fantastic evening with friends on the 17th Feb, from the minute we arrived our waitress looked after us.Starters of calamari, snails and amazing hollandaise beefstuk. All round it was amazing and the meat just melted in the mouth.We brought our own Kevin Arnold magnum for the evening which was fantastic in its self, definitely the best place in town for a wonderful steak.Will be back soon....
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  • The worst Burger I have ever tasted - thin, bland, overdone, dry and unimaginative. As a well respected restaurant they should offer a good burger as an alternative to a steak.
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  • This place is great! Relaxed, classy, and great service. I strongly recommend the chateau briand with bearnaise sauce....just be warned, it is VERY addictive!!
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  • Absolutly fantastic! Brilliant, attentive and friendly service, and excellent food. I have been back again and again since my first experience a month ago. Highly recommended.P.S. They play great music too!
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  • Fabulous food, attentive service and wicked chocolate vodka martinis. I highly recommend The Hussar Grill...Having been in the business for over 42 years..they obviously have a secret recipe.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Fireplace
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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