The Hussar Grill in Rondebosch was established in 1964. They refer to themselves as a grillroom, and the flame-grilled meat does not disappoint. When you enter, the alluring scent of grilling steak might lure you to quickly select a steak from their steaks and grills menu. You won’t be disappointed by their wide assortment of grilled meats. From sweet and succulent spare ribs in the signature Hussar basting sauce to a generous portion of tender Grilled Lamb, the grillroom provides a tempting selection. Accompanied by a basket of fries, the Hussar’s main menu is a bevy of comfort food. Their starters don’t disappoint, either – choose from a diverse starter menu that includes Italian tomato soup and a mussel pot.
The signature dessert is a chocolate vodka martini – but the Hussar serves a variety of desserts that includes traditional malva pudding and baked cheesecake.
A selection of single malts is available on their drinks menu, however, the restaurant is renowned for their multi-award winning wine list. It isn’t difficult to select something special as the wines are listed according to their varietal and each gives reference its appellation.
You’ll experience exceptional service from the moment you enter the door to the moment you leave. From a bowl of olives placed as a snack while you peruse the menu, to attentive and knowledgeable waitrons like Moira, no detail goes amiss.
The red carpet is laid out at the front door and the décor speaks to the restaurant’s desire to step it up. Decidedly strong, dark wood paneling and plush green chairs make the restaurant feel cozy. Although we placed a reservation, tables in corners are packed tightly together and the lady seated at the table beside me was practically on my lap. The restaurant is cheerful and full of regulars and lovers of well-grilled meat and good wine, so it’s not difficult to understand why so many flock to The Hussar Grill for a seat at a table.
There is ample parking on the side-street – Rustenberg Avenue, alongside the restaurant. Walk-ins are permitted, but make a reservation to avoid disappointment.
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