The Mother City is known for her sandy beaches, friendly people, and fine food. South Africans love their meat, and nothing comes close to the taste of a classic steakhouse meal. Cape Town has the best Best Steak Restaurants. Whether straight off the braai, or as a restaurant meal, the finest A-grade steaks come in a variety of forms. From fillets, to rump steaks, to sirloin, to T-bones, Cape Town steakhouses have it covered. The following list is a selection of popular steakhouses in Cape Town.
Dale’s Black Angus Grill
What sets their steaks apart is that fillets are slow matured over a course of 21 days, making The Paddocks the home of the Special Reserve 21, its signature dish. Their famous tenderloin fillet is topped with herb butter and absolutely melts in your mouth. Steak cuts are available in 250-gram and 350-gram portions. The Paddocks has served the public for more than 35 years, and has a unique history which attracts travellers and locals, alike. For the opportunity to feature on the wall of fame, diners are invited to participate in the Black Angus Challenge which involves finishing a one-kilogram rump steak in one sitting.
Dale’s Black Angus Grill is belongs to the Best Steak Restaurants and located in The Paddocks in Milnerton, and opens first thing in the afternoon until 10pm at night. Steaks are aged for three weeks before grilled to perfection.
Heritage Square has a modern take on combining South African red meat culture with historical European sophistication. Steaks are grain-fed and complementary sauces are specific to European cuisine. This steakhouse appeals to all through its daily specials including two-for-one Mondays, Tuesday Date Nights, and Friday Feels for some dancing after dinner.
Perfectly nestled in the heart of Cape Town within Heritage Square, HQ is easily accessible via main roads, and opens from the early afternoon until late, six days a week.
Around since the 1960s, Nelson’s Eye is popular for its old school feel and top-tier steak selections. Not shy about portion sizes, Nelson serves 600-gram sirloin, rump and T-bone steaks, and up to 900-gram stacks of ribs. Boasting high-grade and grain-fed beef, Nelson’s Eye has a keen focus on the quality of its 21-day wet aged steaks.
Nelson’s Eye is situated in Gardens, and opening hours cater mainly to dinner from 18:30 until late, and lunch is served only from Wednesday to Friday between 12:30 and 15:00. The restaurant is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and public holidays.
The Hussar Grill
The Hussar Grill is an award-winning restaurant group and industry leader. Boasting more than 45 years’ experience in venison and high-grade beef options, the restaurant is also commended on its friendly service where wait staff are trained in-house. The menu is filled with highlights, including the Hussar Carpetbagger and the Game Steak. Game options change from time to time based on availability. The Hussar Grill is a household name, and has expanded its restaurant to cover six regions within the Western Cape province alone. Located in Mouille Point, Camps Bay, Rondebosch, Durbanville, and Century City, among other locations, there is no excuse for missing this steakhouse gem.
The Hussar Grill does not charge a corkage fee, and is open all week at its various locations.
All steaks are A-grade and grain-fed.
One of the first steakhouses to serve genuine rib-eye steaks, Belthazar is a bustling steakhouse and wine bar still specialising in its rib-eye offering in the form of the ever-popular Chicago Cut. Its various fillets, sirloins, and rump steaks are worthy of its accolades, and its wine list appears never-ending. Situated along the V&A Waterfront, the tranquil view of the harbour sets the unique atmosphere of this chic steakhouse. Belthazar is known for its creative plating and food presentation, and aged steaks cooked on the bone.
Situated along the Victoria Wharf, Belthazar is open seven days a week from noon until late in the evening.
Belthazar is best known for its rib-eye steaks.