The Grillhouse welcomes guests with a massive warm round homemade bread that melts a spread of butter. The menu is extensive, with options of appetizers, salads and mains, which include vegetarian, poultry, seafood and fish and, most importantly – what the grill house is renowned for – their steaks.
From the appetizers menu, guests can start amongst the selection with either a springbok carpaccio, a selection of prawns or just go for the biltong basket. A recommendation is the calamari served either grilled in lemon butter or fried. The calamari, if fried, is crisp and tender, served on a bed of savoury rice and a tartare sauce that complements the calamari.
For mains it's best to go for what they are known for and choose from the grill menu. The steaks are sold by weight, which can go from 200g up to 1kg of rib eye. The New York Sirloin is particularly good, cooked to perfection and goes well with a side of lightly crisp onion rings, seasonal vegetables and a creamy mushroom sauce. The sides are charged separately and also include sautéed mushrooms, pap and chakalaka. Other steaks to note are fillet, rump and venison. For those who are not big on steaks, the peri-peri spatchcock chicken is great, or the Mediterranean vegetable platter is an option – a mezze of hummus, tahini, falafel, pita, olives, feta and a variety of traditional salads.
The dessert menu is basic, with well-known classics like crème brûlée and tiramisu. The brûlée is creamy and light on the inside and has the faultless crack on top. South African favourite, malva pudding, is also available.
Go to the grillhouse hungry as the portion sizes are hefty.
The sizable drinks menu also comprises of beers, craft beers, cognac and Scotch whiskies. There are some vintage port which includes the 40 year old Messias. There is also a considerable amount of white and red wines.
The service is on point, quick and friendly. Tables are looked after without being too pushy.
A calming formal setting of large dim lamps hanging and tables dressed in white table cloths and leather chairs. An industrial ceiling gives the space an edgy feel and some brick walls. The space does offer a cozy feel. The crowd includes families, business associates and loved ones on dates.
There is live music upstairs, which is great for guests having drinks.
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