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The Local Grill (Parktown North)

6 Reviews
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Burgers, South African, Steak
Phone Number 0118801946 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 12pm to 2:30pm then 6pm to 10pm; Sunday closed

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Menu

Menu - The Local Grill - R260 Set Menu - Updated April 2018 The Local Grill - R290 Set Menu - Updated April 2018 The Local Grill R340 set menu - updated November 2017 The Local Grill R395 set menu - updated November 2017 The Local Grill A LA Carte Menu - updated November 2017

Details

Cost
R260 set menu, R290 set menu, R340 set menu, R395 set menu; R170 avg main meal
Food
Burgers, South African, Steak
Corkage
R50 if the wine is not listed on the menu, otherwise R100
Cost
R260 set menu, R290 set menu, R340 set menu, R395 set menu; R170 avg main meal
Ambience
Local cuisine, Quick meals
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Booking required, Child friendly, Dinner, Fireplace, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Wheelchair, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Miles Kubheka

Food

For starters, you’re spoilt for choice, from venison skewers to the kudu platter with venison salami, and marrow on the bone. The creamy, delicious biltong soup with marrow broth is a worthy starter.

This being a steakhouse, focus on the grill section of the menu for your main course. Whether you like your meat wet- or dry-aged, grain-fed or grass-fed, there’s an option for you. Then choose how mature your meat must be – the longer the ageing process, the more tender, textured and flavourful the meat becomes.

The waiter suggested the off-the-bone rib-eye steak, perfectly grilled on a salt block at 300 for two and a half minutes on each side. The result is a perfect medium-rare steak, expertly seasoned and very tender. A side of pap and gravy will take you back to all that’s good about South African chow.

Drinks

The well-stocked private dining room, ideal for celebrating special occasions, could be mistaken for a cellar, with wine bottles from floor to ceiling. Ask your skilled waiter to suggest a wine pairing. The bar also offers cocktails and whiskies.

Service 

Your waiter will gladly take you on a kitchen tour, explaining the cooking methods and showcasing the different kinds of meat cuts and ageing methods in the walk-in fridge. This is well worth doing if you have the time.

Ambience

There’s no mistaking that this is a traditional steakhouse, but Local Grill adds something special with its private dining room and extensive wine selection.

Best for…

Businesses lunches or dinner with friends and family.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    I have been coming to Local Grill for years as its easily one of the best steakhouses in Joburg. The meat it of high quality and always cooked to perfection. Their grass-fed ribeye steak is just perfect and absolutely worth the price.
    This my go to place for anything meaty! The food at The Local Grill is phenomenal. I've visited on many occasions and the one thing I love, is that the food is ALWAYS consistently great! They certainly are specialists in the industry and their passion is evident in the meals they serve. They have a great selection of wines and drinks. The service has also been superb on every occasion. The Local Grill is without a doubt my very favourite steakhouse!
    It’s little wonder that every INTERNAT10NAL touring sports team eats at Local Grill From the minute you walk in the door you are made to feel at home. Superb select of wine and without a doubt the best selection of beer on tap ( especially as I enjoy the Belgium hops ) The waiters are so friendly efficient and their recommendations are spot on( it’s not always the most expensive item that necessarily the best choice ) I highly recommend the kitchen tour and you certainly feel all the meat wiser after . Whilst I digress the business end is the sumptuous steak and sides .. day aged cuts served with mind blowing sides . Local Grill is all about real value real people and a really damm good time for the whole family . It just keeps me going back time and time again and that’s no BULL.
    Easily the best place to get a great steak in South Africa! I am never disappointed when I eat here and have eaten many times. The best part of the experience is that when you order a steak that is all that arrives on the plate with all the other items on the side (the way it should be). I usually ask the waiter what is good and go with that. You can see the passion behind the restaurant in the food that is served.
    Outstanding

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