Hussar Grill, a traditional steakhouse in Camps Bay

Hussar Grill in Camps Bay

We've always seen the uninspiring-looking Hussar Grill on Camps Bay Drive (just below the final hairpin bend leading into Camps Bay), but we've never bothered to visit for a meal. Finally we decided to give the steakhouse a try, so two friends met up with us for a quiet dinner.

Even though from the outside it looks (as I said) insignificant, inside is quite different. The restaurant brims with that old traditional steakhouse feeling. The staff were friendly, the seating was comfortable, the food was... well... the food was great!

I think the meals are slightly more expensive than Cattle Baron or Famous Butchers Grill, but I found Hussar Grill a little more upmarket, and the ambiance and décor (made up of classic books, '60s furniture, and old photos) make the extra few rands worth paying.

For the record, the 1kg of beef ribs that I had was awesome, and the Crème Brûlée was outstanding (I dipped into the one Kerry-Anne ordered). And, best of all, Hussar's has Jack Black on tap! :)

P.S. I'd love to, but I can't claim attribution for this photo. Jon (one of the contributors to our new Mobile Photos page) pinched my camera for a moment and managed to snap the best photo of the evening!

17 thoughts on “Hussar Grill, a traditional steakhouse in Camps Bay

  1. Paul

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    Right! It is! I hope that you’re enjoying your holiday so far. The weather’s been great out North. How’s the wind along the Atlantic Seaboard been?

  2. Jonathan Carter

    It is slightly more expensive but the quality is top-notch. I’m quite full of shit and I was thoroughly happy with everything from the service to the food to how clean the place is. Bit far to drive to from the northern suburbs but at least you get some nice scenery :)

  3. Cristina

    I’m new in Cape Town. I’m taking notes of all the suggestions that Paul gives.
    I’ll try this restaurant, for sure.
    I live in Gardens, some goood restaurant in the area?
    Sorry for my english, very rusty,I am Italian!!!

  4. Paul

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    Hey, sure, thanks, and it’s a pleasure Jon – thanks for the photo! We spoke at the time of the need to crop it, and TBH, I only cropped it a smidgen (about 5% left and bottom).

    Firefly – you’d be most welcome in Cape Town! Perhaps even an extended holiday would do you well. :)

    Hi Cristina, Jon and his wife live very close to you. I’m sure that he’d be able to help you out with pointing out the good spots. There are actually so many great places really close by Gardens. Also, I’ve only just started setting up this map of restaurants and bars. There are very few places, but as we go to places I’ll add a pointer on the map. :)

  5. Cristina

    Thank you. I’ll check the post blog of the restaurant. I saw there are quite a few… Little by little I will try them all!!!

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  7. Andrew

    I went to the HUSSAR Grill at Willowbridge for a meal and had the Hog Ribs.
    I was surprised when the advertised 1.2 KG ribs came and there were only 4 on the plate… Believe me…. it WAS 1.2 kgs… sandwiches the next day were great!

    Well worth it.

    The only down side is that I had 2 glasses of the ‘House Red’ (assuming that the house red was plonk from a box… The waitress could have mentioned that their house red was a Neil Ellis Cabernet at R55 a glass.

    Thank goodness they don’t charge corkage. Take your own poison with you.

  8. Paul

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    Except for the wine thing, it sounds like it was great Andrew. I recall a similar situation once at another restaurant (the name I forget). I’ve now (as I guess you have) made a mental not to always confirm the price. :)

  9. ivor

    I am from jhb and always go to Hussar Camps Bay when I am in town – great value for money and great food from a very friendly staff

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