If there’s one reason to take Dad to Thunder Gun on Father’s Day it’s the ribs. Yes, ribs galore. The steak is pretty good too but the ribs! Plus this place is an institution that’s been going strong since 1968! Few restaurants can boast of such an accomplishment.
The Butcher Shop and Grill
One of the best steak houses in Johannesburg, The Butcher Shop & Grill in Sandton Square serves nine styles of steak. They specialise in mature-aged meat, including local beef and lamb, Argentinian ribeye, Kobe-style wagyu, Dutch veal and more. Your dad will be in carnivore heaven. Call The Butcher Shop and Butchery in advance to book a table, especially on Father’s Day when the place will be pumping even more than usual.
If you want to spoil pops with a wide craft beer selection and a gourmet gastropub menu, then reserve a table at Steamworks in Fourways. Our favourite dish there is the lamb burger with minty mayonnaise, spicy pickled cucumbers, caramelised red onions, harissa relish and hand-cut chips.
By Shawn Greyling