THG Rib Eye
THG Steak

The Hussar Grill (Stellenbosch)

Cost
R120 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Special occasions
Food
Fine-dining food, Steak
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Food
After being in the business for over 50 years (opening first in Rondebosch), The Hussar Grill may well lay claim to being one of the best grill houses in the country. Steaks are the focus here and diners are allowed to choose the portion size and the cut of meat, on or off the bone. All the stops are pulled with maturation of the steak. Wet aged, it receives a proper grilling and comes served with classic sauces such as Bèarnaise, creamy mustard or green peppercorn sauce. The popular Carpetbagger steak with smoked mussels and cheese filling, as well as chateaubriand, are still on the menu. And why change it, if it is not broken? If you are prepared to miss out on an excellent steak, select from the different seafood, chicken and salad options. For starters, expect to find the familiar steakhouse specialities, such as chicken livers with sherry and garlic cream, crumbed and fried Camembert served with sweet cranberry jelly, and calamari and tartare sauce. Evoke even more memories with a retro favourite like the prawn and avocado cocktail. Hollandse Bitterballen is a perfect snack and steak tartare adds Continental flavour. Salads and side dishes are fresh and tasty (although they adhere to the unwritten vegetable rule of “spinach and pumpkin only”). Be seduced by chocolate in many variations, such as chocolate fondant, chocolate pie or cheese cake.

Drinks
Dominated by Distell brands, the wine list is reasonably priced, with wines by the glass available from R48 upwards. No corkage is charged.

Service
Befitting the atmosphere, the service is warm, welcoming and informal.

Ambience
Comfortable booths or a few larger table options are available inside. White linen and napery, good quality stemware and shelves of books lining the walls make this a masculine, convivial space for dining.

And…
If smoky grill rooms are not your scene, book a shaded table outside, in the communal courtyard of the centrum.

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User reviews

  • One of my worst ezperiences so far in stellenbosch If the focus is steak why cant you prepare it properly and the split hollandaise that accompany the meat isnt rocket science either Bleeding all over the plate the meat had clearly not been rested. Incredibly over priced with nothing but the meat on a sad little plate there are surely better places to spend your money at Really not impressed.
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  • Absolute favorite in Stellenbosch!
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  • Brilliant desserts! Cheesecake is the best I've tried!
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  • The first time I tried to make a reservation was unsuccessful (person answered the phone and asked me to hold, after a while the phone was hung up). So we went to a different restaurant instead. Tried again with my birthday, made a reservation on the Saturday, called on the Monday to confirm my reservation, arrived on Tuesday (my birthday), just to find out, no-one wrote down the reservation!! Apparently this happens daily! Just save yourself the trouble and frustration and go to a different restaurant. It's crowded anyways and apparently the food is cold.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Reservations recommended
  • Serves food

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