Indulge in your favourite red meats at Wombles in Bryanston with their hunting lodge decor, affordable and extensive wine list, and juicy prime cuts ranging from delicious sirloin to rump steak. If you’re looking for something big, why not try their 1kg Man Size Rump? Then select your favourites from a variety of sauces and side orders. After a great meaty meal, there’s a mean selection of desserts and dessert wines to give you the perfect ending to your evening.
Turn ‘n Tender
From meat right off the grill to poultry, seafood and homemade burgers, Turn ‘n Tender is the place for you if you’re looking for a little bit of everything. Everything comes in a range of sizes, from small and medium to massive! Their Argentinian-style steak (your choice of cut) topped with chimi churri marinade sounds great! Or choose from their selection of meaty combos for the best of both worlds.
The Hussar Grill
The Hussar Grill has a legendary status that extends back to 1964. With their Class-A, grain-fed beef, customers enjoy the very best — not to mention award-winning — quality. Get a 300g rump or sirloin served with delicious vegetables. The beef is basted with their signature basting recipe, which gives your steak that distinctive flavour. Round off with a delightful melting chocolate fondant. Step into this elegantly decorated restaurant and enjoy the upmarket grillhouse ambiance. Joburg has several branches for you to try out.
With an award-winning wine list, a bustling club-like atmosphere and great food, The Grillhouse is the family’s and the businessman’s favourite steakhouse. With several restaurants in Joburg, one of their recommended dishes is fillet on the bone – two large medallions of tender-aged fillet. While the restaurant is best-known for satisfying carnivore cravings with steaks and ribs, there’s also a variety of salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian options on the menu. And you’d better save some space for a sweet ending of baked cheesecake or brownies.
Thunder Gun Steakhouse
For over 40 years, Thunder Gun has offered great food, amazing service and excellent value for money when it comes to their well-known juicy steaks, ribs and burgers. Situated in Blackheath, this is a haven for meat lovers with a variety of prime cuts sizzling to perfection on the grill. For the hearty meat eater there’s the 500g Big Chief Rump Steak and, for the super hungry, the 800g Mega T-Bone. Definitely the place to come hungry!
The Meat Co.
For a food and wine experience that’s of an international standard, have a carnivorously delicious meaty meal at none other than The Meat Co. From their popular flame-grilled steaks and lamb shanks, to lamb chops and oxtail, you will be spoilt for choice with a variety of meat dishes that will leave you feeling rather indecisive! You can also choose from a range of steak toppings and flavoured butters to add a little more flavour! Their Grilled Rump Escargot sounds like a winner!
With great service, a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere and fabulous food, what more could you ask for? Join Trumps Grill at Nelson Mandela Square where it is literally all about meat! With every cut of steak that you can think of, ribs, poultry and seafood, there is a large selection to choose from. The 400g Rib-Eye steak served with chips, rice, baby potatoes or vegetables definitely sounds like a treat!
The Bull Run
One of Sandown’s more popular upmarket steakhouses, The Bull Run offers you good food, an extensive wine list, great service, and crisp white linens with an upmarket, professional vibe. There is a vast selection of prime cut meats, from pork, beef, lamb, venison and even ostrich to be grilled and prepared to perfection with your choice of mash, potato wedges, rice, a baked potato or pap.
Chaplin’s Grill is the place for both carnivores and herbivores, with a selection that will tickle everyone’s taste buds. You get to choose your cut of meat, choose whether you want it butter basted or rubbed, and decide what sauce you want to accompany your delicious meaty meal. One of their main attractions is the slow-cooked oxtail in a tomato and herb baste on mash. But I would definitely opt for the pork belly slow roasted and served on mash and soy jus.
The Local Grill
While being a paradise for meat lovers, there is a variety to choose from at the Local Grill, as their menu is always changing. Indulge in some great quality prime cuts, from sirloin, fillet, and rump to wing rib steaks that will leave you and your craving satisfied. Choose from Chalmar or Greenfields free-range beef cuts offered either dry or wet aged. The 500g fillet steak served with a complimentary side dish (try their mash) is definitely a hearty meal! If having big, juicy steaks is not your thing, then why not try their popular grilled calamari served with lemon butter cream and sweet chilli jam.
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