Simple, good, honest food is the winning formula of this unpretentious venue, which offers a retro mix of South African steakhouse fare. (This restaurant received a highly commended certificate in the steakhouse category for the Western Cape at the 2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Best Everyday Eateries.) A good-value menu tempts with nostalgic classics. Start with crowd pleasers such as bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers stuffed with mozzarella; chicken wings; salt ’n pepper squid tubes with lemon and parsley aioli; and Ma Se Bobotie rolls served with Mrs Ball’s chutney.
Carnivores will be in a quandary over a hearty rack of signature barbecue pork ribs, rib-eye, sirloin or tenderloin – all grilled to your exact order and degree over charcoal on an open fire. Butchery posters will help you select your favourite cut. The meaty mains are aged, super tender and come with all the trimmings, from chips and really good sauces (don’t miss the chimichurri) to delicious buttermilk onion rings. The gourmet burgers (beef, chicken, ostrich or mushroom for vegetarians) come with delicious gourmet toppings – say feta, avo, cranberry and rocket on the signature Nkandla burger. The sweet-toothed will enjoy churros (similar to doughnuts) dusted in cinnamon.
Craft beer on tap and small, reasonable wine selection.
Warm and attentive - with good advice on crowd-pleasers and specials.
Comfy, cosy and family friendly, like eating in a log cabin with meats grilled on open fire. It can get loud when busy, though. There’s an outside deck with a canopy for summer evenings.
Try one of the weekly specials or the set three-course menu at R250pp.
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