The Best Steakhouses in Cape Town
Preparing a delicious steak comes down two things time and the way it is cooked. We’ve put together a list of the best steakhouses in Cape Town that know how to do those two things well.
Steakhouses in Cape Town that we Love
The team over at Belthazar Grill, situated in the V&A Waterfront, are extremely passionate about good wine and good food. We reccomend the Argentinian Ribeye or the Chicago Cut.
Location: Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront, Shop No. 153
Good to Know: Certain cuts are subject to availability.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12h00-23h30
Contact: 021 421 37 53
Brad’s Grill is an iconic southern suburbs steak hotspot. The cosy spot is much like dining in the home of a friend. The steaks are legendary and there is a good early bird special if you are in by 1800 and out by 20h00. Enjoy a great cut of meat cooked properly and with a great selection of tasty sides.
Location: Harfield Village, Kenilworth
Good to Know: You can get a good deal if you hit the early bird special.
Contact: 021 671 2527
This steakhouse is located in Sea Point and draws its inspiration from the glamour of the art deco era. The head chef and owner, Jimmy Kyrisis, has 20 years of swagger that he brings to the place. You can watch him in action in the open kitchen, while you sip on a glass wine and wait for your meal. It’s great to see an experienced master in his element. If you’re an avid meat lover, you should make your way down to the Buzbey Grill for an old-skool but authentic experience.
Location: 3 Three Anchor Bay Rd, Three Anchor Bay, Cape Town
Good to Know: We love their homestyle fries.
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 18h00-23h00 | Monday: Closed
Contact: 021 439 5900
Carne is considered a carnivore’s paradise and it is located in Keerom Street. Celebrated Italian chef, Giorgio Nava, runs the restaurant and he knows a thing or two about preparing an excellent steak. The fillets are usually topped with savoury butter and delicate shavings of Parmesan, however you can choose a sauce and side to go with your chosen cut. If you’d like to have a memorable dining experience be sure to visit Carne, to make your carnivorous dreams come true.
Location: 70 Keerom St, Cape Town City Centre
Good to know: The La Florentina T-Bone is a major highlight.
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 18h00-22h30 | Sunday: Closed
Contact: 021424 3460
Cattle Barron is located in Chiappini Street and although it is a chain restaurant, they do serve serious steakhouse meals worth their salt. The restaurant is typical in its steakhouse vibe, leather booths and a menu that boasts the classics.
Location: 38 Chiappini St, De Waterkant, Cape Town
Good to know: try their famous Chateaubriand.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 11h30-22h00 | Saturday: 11h30-22h30
Contact: 021 418 0230
While this may not sound like a steakhouse right off the bat, as the name suggests, it is a grill and seafood restaurant, fire being the grill part and fish… well, that much is obvious. At Firefish they have a state of the art Josper Grill and the result is amazing steaks grilled to perfection. Start your meal off with their delicious To Share menu which has a great selection of dim sum and small bites and then select your mains. We loved the dry aged rib-eye.
Location: Shop 154, Victoria Wharf, V&A Waterfront
Good to know: there are plenty of great seafood options if you’re up for a little surf with your turf.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 12h00 – 22h30
Contact: 021 286 4933
NV-80 is located within The Point Shopping Centre but that shouldn’t put you off. Once inside, you’re in a stylish restaurant with steakhouse classics. They also have a good choice of seafood and pasta. We love their Dauphinoise potato side!
Location: 8, The Point, 76 Regent Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Good to Know: they have a business lunch menu.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 12h00-14h30 | 18h00-22h30
Contact: 021 439 7112
The Butcher Shop and Grill
The Butcher’s Shop and Grill is a popular steakhouse that also has a great butchery section. It offers a number of meat cuts like rump, sirloin and firm favourite, the Argentinian rib-eye. You can choose the way you’d like the steak cooked and if you like it, you can visit the in-house butchery and grab a cut of fresh beef to take home before you leave. Make your way down to the Butcher Shop and Grill to sample the finest steaks the restaurant has to offer.
Location: 125 Beach Rd, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Good to Know: there is an in-house butchery so you can take your favourite cut home with you.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 09h00-23h00
Contact: 021 434 0813
The Hussar Grill is easily one of the most celebrated steakhouses in the country and have been preparing incredible steaks for over fifty years. For every well-aged steak, there is a lovely wine and side dish to go with it. The service is always great and the menu has something for everyone. These guys know how to make a great steak, enough said.
Location: Camps Bay, Mouille Point, Grand West, Kenilworth, Somerset West, Willowbridge, Paarl, Steenberg, Stellenbosch
Good to know: you are welcome to bring your own wines.
Opening Hours: Varies per branch.
It’s easy to understand why HQ is one of Cape Town’s popular eateries. The stylish restaurant is located on Shortmarket Street. It has a laid-back vibe that makes it the ideal spot to relax. It boasts a concise menu that offers an array of amazing cuts like Black Angus, Wagyu beef or grass-fed beef. All visitors have to do is sit back, choose a cut and a drink, while the friendly staff take care of the rest. We suggest you make a booking to avoid missing out on a great dining experience.
Location: 100 Shortmarket St, Cape Town City Centre
Good to Know: call ahead and make a reservation.
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday: 12h00-00h00 | Friday-Saturday: 12h00-01h00 | Sunday: Closed
Contact: 021 424 6373
If you’re a fan of cooking your steak on the braai or over an open fire, then you should make your way down to Primal Eatery. Their popular butcher’s cut menu boasts three incredible steaks cooked over a roaring fire all served with textures of onion and truffle mustard.
Location: 50 New Church St, Gardens.
Good to Know: their steaks are cooked on an open fire.
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 18h00-00h00 | Sunday-Monday: Closed
Contact: 021 422 3232
The Rare Grill is a quaint eatery situated in the Kenilworth and is a hidden gem for meat lovers in the suburbs. Its cosy atmosphere allows visitors to enjoy their speciality, the 500g beef fillet, comfortably. All of the dishes come with thick cut potato fries and other tasty sides. They were awarded the Best Steakhouse for 2017 in the Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships, so are definitely worth a visit.
Location: 166 2nd Ave, Kenilworth, Cape Town
Good to Know: make a reservation, this is a popular place!
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 18h00-22h00
Contact: 076 460 0423
Situated in the trendy Harfield Village in Claremont, The Avenue is a spot that is treasured by suburban steak lovers because of their amazing selection of dishes. Sourced from a trusted butcher, guests will be treated to the finest selection of meat cuts on offer.
Location: 45 2nd Ave, Claremont, Cape Town
Good to Know: they have live music to entertain a crowd.
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday: 17h30-22h30 | Sunday: Closed
Contact: 021 671 0623
The Butcher Man
Simply put, the Butcher Man has to be one of the coolest butchery and grill spots in this city. Known as the destination for carnivores to “geek” out over ethically sourced meat; visitors can select a number of meats and have it specially cut by the passionate owners. While waiting for your cut of meat, you can grab a fantastic bite to eat from the concise menu that offers a cracking beef burger, NYC style hot beef on rye and free-range chicken breast amongst other saucy things.
Location: 105 Main Rd, Green Point, Cape Town
Good to know: it’s a great place to grab a bit to eat after work.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 09h00-21h00
Contact: 021 434 1111
The Nelson’s Eye
The Nelson’s Eye has been an institution in Cape Town for many years and offers its loyal patrons a premium steak dining experience. With their popular fillet, rump or sirloin cooked to perfection, each and every heavenly bite of chargrilled steak will leave you wanting more. Not much has changed in the restaurant but consistency in the food has been key to their success. You guaranteed of a delicious, no-frills meal that will leave you satisfied.
Location: 9 Hof St, Gardens, Cape Town
Good to Know: open for lunch on Wednesday-Friday.
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday: 18h00-00h00 | Wed-Fri: 12h00-14h30 | 18h00-00h00
Contact: 021 423 2601
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