by Daryll Williams | November 1, 2019
3 min read

Chapter 5: Steak

Just like you couldn’t visit the Big Apple without biting into a much-too-large slice of pizza, you just can’t leave Cape Town without clinking glasses and indulging in some sizzling sirloin, fiery fillet or medium-rare rump.

 

Belthazar


Situated in the bustling V&A Waterfront, this fashionable steakhouse and wine bar was one of the first restaurants in Cape Town to serve real rib-eye steak. Today, the menu consists of simple, everyday dishes that reflect the most traditional elements of food and culinary styles.

Why go?

Try their speciality Chicago Cut rib-eye that is dry-aged and cooked on the bone.

Details

  • a: Shop No.153, V&A Waterfront
  • t: +27 21 421 3753
  • w: belthazar.co.za
  • h: Monday—Sunday: 12pm–11.30pm
Belthazar

Photograph: Belthazar


Butcher Shop and Grill


Sporting a modern steakhouse vibe, with glass and leather accents, Butcher Shop and Grill enjoys a prime spot on the Mouille Point promenade. The menu flaunts sultry dishes such as steak tartare, oxtail in a rich red wine gravy, sweet, sticky, fall-off-the-bone beef ribs and an extensive wine list.

Why go?

This old-fashioned butcher has traditions that run deep, with specialist blockmen who cut and prepare your meat as you like it.

Details

Photograph: Butcher Shop and Grill


Carne on Kloof


As its name suggests, this Italian carnivore’s paradise is all about the meat. The sirloin, rib-eye and rump are cooked to perfection, every time.

Why go?

The modish bar lounge is dotted with paraphernalia reminiscent of a traditional Italian butchery, like butcher’s blocks and a retro Italian meat slicer.

Details

  • a: 153 Kloof St, Cape Town
  • t: +27 21 426 5566
  • w: carne-sa.com
  • h: Monday—Saturday: 12pm–3pm, 6pm–10pm

Photograph: Carne on Kloof


Nelson’s Eye


Though unassuming from the outside, Nelson’s Eye is real deal and old-school. That’s because they’ve been cooking some of the best cuts of meat since the 60s.

Why go?

Over the years very little has changed, and given the homely atmosphere, good service and superb selection of cuts, it’s no wonder that it’s still going strong well into its 50th year.

Details

  • a: 9 Hof St, Cape Town
  • t: +27 21 423 2601
  • w: www.nelsons-eye.co.za
  • h: Saturday—Tuesday: 6pm–10:30pm, Wednesday—Friday: 12pm–2:30pm, 6pm–10:30pm
Nelsons Eye

Photograph: Nelson’s Eye


The Hussar Grill


This much-beloved steakhouse serves quality speciality steaks across the country, embodying the very finest of Grillroom traditions.

Why go?

After 54 years of practising the art of cooking steak, Hussar Grill has perfected the craft.

Details

The Hussar Grill

Photograph: The Hussar Grill

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Featured image credit: Emerson Vieira