Dale’s Black Angus Grill
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.
This Bish-snob should get to Millerton more often. I've had two great experiences there - the Millerton Market for AfrikaBurn was a revelation and now Dale's Black Angus thereby the Paddocks.
A rather slow morning is indicative of a good steak and wine club function...
Not feeling very clever or particularly witty this morning. Probably due to the additional home ting; but offset by beating Kev at FIFA for the first time ever (twice).
Good solid steak, but nowhere near approaching the ‘best ever’.
Great night. Good to see all of you. Felt like I was an honorary guest from overseas rather than one of the CT guys. Even let Lloyd win a few games of FIFA. Price you have to pay for a roof over your head. Ha!
First steak hosting night under my belt - phew. Definitely a tough crowd but nonetheless good company and lots of laughs.
The Paddocks, just a few furlongs from the old Milnerton Racecourse was a bit of a stretch out of the comfort zone for some. There had been some hype of this venue before,...and Dale pulled no punches with "The best steak you'll ever eat in your lifetime, ever". Mighty ballsy of him putting it in print with Steak and Wine Club Function Tough Crowd™ about to sample his fare.
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“We serve over 4,500 customers every month; and 1,800 of them order the Special Reserve 21”