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The Eatery Wood Fired Grill

The Eatery Wood Fired Grill
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Cost
R150 avg main meal
Ambience
Business meetings, Coffee, Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Special occasions
Food
Burgers, Coffee, Food from the Americas, Light meals, Pub fare, Seafood, South African, Steak, Vegan food
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa, Zapper
Corkage
No corkage fee on first bottle thereafter R40 per bottle with a limit of one bottle for every 2 guests.

Critic's review

Katharine Jacobs

Food

Pork belly ribs are a sure bet: they’re slow-roasted in sweet, tangy barbecue sauce. Chips are excellent – fat, but crisp on the outside, and fluffy inside.

The lamb rump espetada is juicy and flavourful – but not worth the hefty price tag. Burgers are a more affordable and popular option – think bacon, avo and emmental or crispy jalapenos and feta.

The fish comes somewhat overdone, despite a request for it to be underdone.

Finish with the delicious New York cheesecake. The crème brûlée could do with a hit of vanilla, and a thinner sugar top. (At present it’s a thick, somewhat impenetrable, sugar disc.)

Drinks

The wine list is affordably priced, with reasonable mark-ups. Else have a craft beer from the taps.

Service

Staff are quick to resolve small issues and have the kind of friendly charm that makes you want to become a regular.

Ambience

Dark walls with wooden banquette seating, blackboard menus and a butcher’s diagram of a cow set the steakhouse scene. The partially enclosed outside area has a lovely wooden roof and greenery separates it from busy Belvedere Road. It can get loud when busy, but it’s a happy, buzzy kind of loud.

And…

Friendly service and a cosy buzz make this suburban steakhouse a popular spot with locals.

(August 2017)

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User reviews

  • The Woodfired Hamburger was well cooked, but had only one slice of tomato and not enough crunchy pickles. The chips were underwhelming - wrong type of potato, and the onion rings gave no pleasure. Great milkshake and waitress, though.
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  • Family Friendly and consistently great, good value food. My kids love going to the eatery, as do I.
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  • Great food, super friendly and professional staff. Family & kid friendly. My boys love the Chicken strips, milk shakes & Churros.
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  • Lovely neighbourhood spot in an otherwise restaurant-less wasteland. It was full – on a chilly Wednesday night. Food is tasty – not gourmet, but it's not trying to be. The steaks and lamb dishes are quite pricey, but burgers are a more affordable option (around R90 or so).

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Booking required
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Eat Out reviewed
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  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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