How one eats their steak is a fairly personal choice for people, but not many people can questions exceptional quality meat that’s been prepared with the utmost care. That’s what you expect from a truly great steakhouse. Judging from the results of our online research, there are several Cape Town restaurants that serve a killer cut of meat, but it was these five that just kept coming up!
Though Hussar was an undeniable favourite, there was some debate over which restaurant in particular was the top contender, but it was the flagship store of Rondebosch that ultimately took the prize, just behind Green Point. It seems to be a perfect combination of warm ambience, friendly, personal service, top quality meat and excellent wine that keeps people coming back to this Cape Town institution. The chateaubriand and hog ribs come highly recommended and some say the steaks are so good that you should eat them bare with no accompaniments.
2. Nelson’s Eye
Another mainstay of Cape Town dining culture, they say nothing has changed in this restaurant for last 40 years it’s been around. Sure, that applies to the decor, but the same goes for the quality food and old-school friendly service. The meat at Nelsons is super grade, grained beef that is wet-aged for up to 21 days.
It may not be fine dining but for many, the Cattle Baron franchise is the ultimate steakhouse. Once again, debates raged, but Tableview was a stand out. Fans of Cattle Baron rave about the chateaubriand and the wide selection of preparations and sauces on the menu and their hearty portions are a hit.
You can only order one thing at HQ and that is steak! That means that they do everything in their power to provide a meaty meal that will make your mouth water! HQ addicts recommend… the steak, salad and fries garnished with a little live music! It’s a unique concept housed in an unusual location and most people comment on the warm and festive atmosphere.
Belthazar is all about indulging in the finer things in life – magnificent wine, decadent seafood, luxurious cheeses and melt-in-your-mouth aged Karan beef. Though the Waterfront location is a bit touristy, it’s still a great spot for an outdoor lunch in Cape Town Summer. The service has been described as exceptional and the wines are a journey unto themselves.