The Hussar franchise was started 55 years ago in Cape Town. The Rivonia branch continues the tradition of providing classic grilled steaks in old-world comfort.
For starters, try spicy bites of boerewors or, when in season, prawns in a tangy Marie Rose sauce, served with avocado slices. Go back in time and order the classic Hussar carpetbagger– filet mignon stuffed with oysters, oozing cheese, and doused in a brandy and mustard seed sauce. Or opt for a straightforward juicy 600kg T-bone, with one of several speciality butters or sauces on the side. You can team it with blunt-cut chips, mashed or baby potatoes.
For dessert, try the popular baked cheesecake or the crème brûlée, with a light and smooth interior and just the right amount of sweetness.
The comprehensive wine list includes a number of traditional and timeless classics, with Platter ratings to guide you, as well as an unusually large variety of wines served by the glass. There’s a full range of other alcoholic drinks, including gins, single malts, liqueurs and cognacs.
Polite and practised.
The interior is a mélange of library and cellar, with books and wine bottles lining the panelled walls, a convivial curved bar and white-draped tables. The more open glassed-in area has less atmosphere, so if it’s cosiness or intimacy you’re after, book a table in the inner section close to the bar.
Adult families, singles and couples with a red meat craving, suits doing business, or keeping an eye on sport.
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