There’s no guessing why The Grillhouse in Rosebank is an award-winning restaurant: the food does all the talking. As soon as you are seated, you are served a complimentary warm, freshly baked bun to enjoy while perusing the menu.
Starter options include a biltong bucket, butternut soup, grilled calamari, chicken livers, and mussels. They also serve chicken, seafood, grill and vegetarian platters.
For mains, the steak grills come either basted or spiced. Cuts include rump, New York sirloin, rib-eye and fillet, plus beef kebabs, saddle lamb cutlets, beef ribs, ostrich medallions, and venison. It seems only right to add a sauce, and the options are appealing: peri peri, pepper, mushroom monkeygland, cheese, and mustard. Among the usual suspects of sides, you can choose from pap and chakalaka, creamed spinach, boerewors, seasonal veggies and more. The fresh garden salad lives up to its name.
End on a hot chocolate brownie, which comes with ice cream.
You name it, they have it: from wines and beers, to cold drinks and warm beverages. Every taste is catered for, and the red options particularly pair well with the meaty fare.
It is excellent. Staff put their best foot forward at all times. It is, however, advisable to book a table ahead of time. Otherwise, the bar area will do.
Although formal, The Grillhouse is accessible, relaxed and family friendly.
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