Dining in the Mother City can be a truly unforgettable experience, with an abundance of incredible local produce and some of the best restaurants in the country. We have some beautiful restaurants, with breath-taking vistas and exceptional wines. And top of that list is a selection of the finest steak restaurants; that serve some succulent steak.
These are our top 5 restaurants to enjoy the best steak in town. Some are there by pure virtue of delivering the best quality steak; while others offer a mix of value and consistency.
There is only one place to visit for the best steak in Cape Town. The original restaurant in Keerom Street was followed by a smaller bistro version in Kloof Street, and Chef-proprietor Giorgio Nava recently extended his successful formula to Constantia. Carne’s restaurants are all world class - only the finest ingredients and meat (reared on Giorgio’s own farm in the Karoo) are used.
Must-haves are the 1.2kg La Fiorentina and hanger steak, but Carne offers a superb menu and stylish décor, and you’re guaranteed to have a memorable dining experience.
70 Keerom Street |Cape Town | 021 424 3460
Loved by locals, the famous steakhouse is the benchmark for local grill houses that consistently serves great steak. Only top-quality aged beef is used, and prepared by their skilled grillers. Throw in their “we never charge corkage” policy, and you have a winning formula.
www.hussargrill.co.za Camps Bay, Constantia, Green Point, Rondebosch, Willowbridge
One of the city’s oldest restaurants, Buzbey Grill is a landmark of Sea Point. A testimony to its success is the loyal regular clientele, who come to enjoy some of the best food in Cape Town. You either love or hate the art deco interior, but look past that and you have a well-run, hands-on restaurant that offers consistently good service – and great steak.
3 Three Anchor Bay Road | Sea Point | 021 439 5900
The beachfront restaurant founded 26 years ago offers beautiful sea views. Their menu has a broad selection of meat, seafood and salads to please any palate - but it is the red meat aged up to three weeks that keeps Theo’s going for over a quarter of a century. Theo’s also boasts butchery on the premises where the finest cuts of aged meat are available to take home.
163 Beach Road | Mouille Point | 021 439 3494
NV-80 is the new restaurant of Gonçalves brothers, Naldo and Victor - of the highly successful, long-standing fine dining restaurant Pigalle. The restaurant features high ceilings and sophisticated, yet understated interior design. The staff is friendly and attentive; and they serve some of the best (Chalmar) steaks we have ever tasted.
The Point, 76 Regent Road | Sea Point | 021 439 7112/4
There are many restaurants that serve good steak, but didn’t make the list. Pirates, Louis on the Block, Famous Butcher’s Grill to mention but a few Cape Town regulars. However, our top 5 demands being on the cutting edge of culinary trends, and we are after all the Tough Crowd ™ - and we have more than a taste for life.