It was a dark and eerie night; the Mother City shroud in a thick spooky fog. Dead leaves swirled through the dark streets, as we drove deep into the night. It was perhaps fitting; as it was our first journey beyond the shadows of The Mountain. Beyond the shire…
Another Steak Night was upon us.
We had pretty much exhausted the local top steak restaurants, so it was time to journey out. So...welcome to The Paddocks, Milnerton. Home to Dale’s Black Angus Grill, which as its name might suggest, is a specialist steak restaurant. It’s located in a tacky shopping mall, which has to be my least favourite setting for a restaurant. I loathe shopping passers-by leering at my food, clutching their Pick n Pay bags.
Fear not though, as the restaurant is an open double-storey with only a few tables spilling out in ala café style.
Search for ‘best steaks in Cape Town’, and Dale’s comes up near the top most of the time. Their chateaubriand is highly rated, as is the Special Reserve 21 - "The Best Steak you'll ever eat".
Really. Big claim. A weighty claim for The Tough Crowd ™. You may well have said “My name is Candy and I lurv bukkake”. It had to be done; there were nine orders for the Special Reserve.
It is a side-seared rib cut steak (matured for 21 days) topped with herb butter, and everyone agreed their beef was beautifully tender, and cooked perfectly. The big boys chose the 400g cuts, but my 250g steak was more than enough. Perfect gradation and bursting with flavour.
Was it the best I have ever tasted though? No. But I will give it the - "The Best Steak you'll ever eat in Milnerton".
Still, it was an excellent meal. The service by the efficient and courteous staff was very good. And at R300 each – including some starters, dessert and vino – good value.
“We serve over 4,500 customers every month; and 1,800 of them order the Special Reserve 21”