Of The Hussar Grill's four Joburg restaurants (also at Silverstar, Montecasino and Waterfall Corner), the restaurant at Morningside Shopping Centre is the oldest and still our favourite. You'll be hard-pressed to find warmer, friendlier service this side of the city and the atmosphere and personal attention is perfectly suited to both family gatherings and business meetings.
On arrival after enjoying some snacks while you peruse the menu, when you are ready to start talking meat, the waiter, in the best old school tradition, will bring over a hulking platter of the various cuts so you can get an idea for size and variety. More 'exotic' meats like ostrich or springbok are also available. All meats are up to 28-day aged, Class A grain-fed South African from the in-house butchery.
Sauces are as many and as rich as your imagination can conjure. Think classic comfort food like fillet bearnaise, New York-style creamy blue cheese sirloin or fillet moutard (with double cream and mustards). For those who listen to the call to the traditional, the old school Chauteabriand is an experience – topped with brandy which is flambeed at the table and accompanied by rich bernaise.Sides meanwhile include everything from the South African favourite creamed spinach, and pumpkin, to perfectly cooked salted new potatoes, sautéed green beans and oven-roasted vegetables. If you have somehow ended up at a grill room but don't want to eat red meat there's also a decent choice of fish dishes including grilled prawns and kingklip, and even a Cape Malay-style lentil curry for the vegetarians.
Desserts are as rich as the rest of the menu would suggest (all baked cheesecakes, ice cream sundaes, malva pudding and the like) and if you are thinking about ending dinner with something sweet it's worth bearing in mind that there's also the option of the signature chocolate vodka martini to end the meal. A super thick and chocolatey drink that reminds one of a chocolate brownie, albeit in an alcoholic milkshake form – it's a super sweet, long-running Hussar Grill tradition.
The extensive wine menu is accessible to all price points. From the red wines our go-to choice would be the signature Hussar Grill 50th Red Blend, an exclusive vintage created by Durbanville Hills especially for The Hussar Grill's 50th birthday.
A great value grill house with a flair for service, this is definitely the kind of place to arrive armed with a huge appetite!
The Hussar Grill at Morningside Shopping Centre is open daily 12:00–22:00
The Hussar Grill at Silverstar Casino is open daily 12:00–21:00, Fri, Sat 11:00–22:00, Sun 11:00–20:00
The Hussar Grill at Montecasino is open daily 12:00–23:00, Sat, Sun 11:00–23:00
The Hussar Grill at Waterfall Corner is open daily 12:00–22:00, Sun 12:00–21:00