The Hussar Grill (Stellenbosch)

6 Reviews
Phone Number 0218828088 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 12noon to 11pm, Sunday 12noon to 10pm


Menu - Set Menu - Updated February 2020 Lunch Offer - Updated February 2020


R120 avg main meal
No charge
R120 avg main meal
Groups, Quick meals, Special occasions
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Dinner, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Reservations recommended, Serves food, Takeaways

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Hanlie van der Merwe

There’s something very old school and cool about this grillhouse. From the library-esque decor to the great wine selection, it feels like it’s a born and bred Stellies establishment, even though it’s actually part of a chain.

The menu bursts with classics, meaning you’re flooded with warm and fuzzy food memories of the steakhouses of your childhood. For starters, the peri-peri chicken livers deliver the perfect hit of spice, although the moreish sauce could do with fresh bread instead of the croutes it’s served with. The oven-roasted marrow bones and steak tartare also catches the eye.

But, let’s face it, the main event is the meat. Choose your preferred cut (everything you’d expect, including fillet and sirloin on the bone), add some sides (chunky potato fries are recommended) and a sauce (yes, they have monkey gland). Or try one of the many house specialities, like the Hussar carpetbagger, fillet béarnaise or Madagascan pepper fillet. But who can resist the drama of a tender chateaubriand flambéed at your table? The quality of the meat is good and orders are cooked to your liking.

If you have room left for dessert, the options include old favourites like crème brûlée, chocolate fondant and malva pudding.

The extensive wine list offers something for every taste and every price range, though not always both at the same time. As a bonus, they charge no corkage fees.

Waiters are friendly, attentive and able to make solid wine recommendations.

Expect a cosy, intimate space with zero pretence that’s filled with many locals and some visitors.

In summer, ask to be seated in the small seating space outside and you’ll be able to enjoy the vibe of a shared courtyard.


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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Such a let down for such a reputable restaurant in Stellenbosch. Been twice this year and both times I felt the steak was average and not cooked well. Service is terrible - very slow and too few staff who arent polite. Overall theres no special touch and the only big drawcard is that the place is packed and theres always a crowd.
    Steak done to perfection, very few places get rare steaks right. Super helpful staff all smiling and making sure we had the best time!
    One of my worst ezperiences so far in stellenbosch If the focus is steak why cant you prepare it properly and the split hollandaise that accompany the meat isnt rocket science either Bleeding all over the plate the meat had clearly not been rested. Incredibly over priced with nothing but the meat on a sad little plate there are surely better places to spend your money at Really not impressed.
    Absolute favorite in Stellenbosch!
    Brilliant desserts! Cheesecake is the best I've tried!

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