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The Smokehouse and Grill (Braamfontein)

The Smokehouse and Grill (Braamfontein)
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Cost
R100 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Food
Bistro fare, Burgers, Food from the Americas, Modern
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R50

Critic's review

Xolisa Phillip

Food
The menu is compact, offering enough choice without overwhelming customers with variety. The starters range from spicy chicken wings, squid heads to mac and cheese; salads include smoked chicken, Greek and the like; while the mains of “old favourites” include fillet and beef and pork ribs.

The grub is uncomplicated and unapologetically good. The aged fillet, basted in a Smokehouse sauce, comes with a fair amount of golden brown potato chips. The meat was succulent and packed with flavour. On the sweet side, expect peanut butter ice cream, chocolate brownie and malva pudding. The chocolate brownie, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce, was gooey, moist and soft. It did not disappoint.

Drinks
In the tipple side of things, there’s enough choice on the wine list, craft beers, lagers, cocktails and shooters. The restaurant also offers standard non-alcoholic drinks, including a selection of warm beverages, juices and soft drinks.

Service
The staff welcome customers at the door. Once seated, however, the menus took a minute to arrive and the service had a bit of a slow start. The attentive manager, who did the rounds among the tables, quickly turned what could have an unpleasant experience into an enjoyable night. He made sure that orders did not take too long to arrive and discreetly checked in to see if the food was satisfactory.

Ambience
This is a decidedly grown-up venue with a macho, adult “feel” to it. The red, black and brown colour scheme makes it a cosy nightspot for after work dinner and drinks.

And…
There’s no formal dress code and diners can pop in without booking, especially on quiet nights

(September 2016)

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User reviews

  • A special thank you to Lucky Frank.. So refreashing to see that there are still true professionals out there.. Customer service above all.. ref rib and chick special
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  • The second smoke house has opened! A new spacious restaurant in Fourways. As always the food is superb. If you enjoy ribs make sure you reserve them early. Despite the fact that they now have their own smoker for all their own meat. They are supplying other restaurant too. The owner regularly orders off the menu to do a quality evaluation. His standards are exceeded in my opinion. He is a great host,always available and keeping an eagle eye on a very polite and informed staff. He is quick to identify and diffuse any potential issues. Never say no to peanut butter icecream. My icecream fundi husband salivates at the thought! The peppermint is just as fantastic. If you're fortunate a bonus item often appears on your table as a taster or side at no charge. My favorite restaurant in all aspects Would the two women who gave a bad review please go back. You'll be so glad you did.
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  • This is the Smokehouse and Grill in Sunset Ave, Lonehill, Fourways. Excellent service from friendly staff. The owners are compassionate and engaging and love meeting and greeting their regular customers :-). Portion sizes are hugh. Excellent steak house food including burgers and desserts. Relaxed ambiance.
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  • Food: Proper pub grub. We had giant burgers that covered our faces in sauce. The mac 'n cheese was lovely and the poppers! Wowee! Drinks: Great craft beers and shooters available. Great wines too. Service: The staff are so friendly and the manager/owner is always there. Ready to greet you warmly and will move mountains to make sure you are satisfied. Ambience: Love the background music, great 80s tracks and lovely happy atmosphere. You come here to have a great time and you leave there with a full tummy and a big smile.
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Child friendly
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • WiFi

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