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Chaplin's Grill

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61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 76 564 5979
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Slightly hidden away, this gem of a restaurant offers some of the best grill meat dishes in Johannesburg at a reasonable price. Their fillet Dianne is an all time favourite, and we love their shoe string fries. Great ambiance and very attentive waiters. It is great for that romantic diner, ask for one of the corner tables, but families with... More 

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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best steak I've ever had! Very attentive waiter and great atmosphere. Great wine selection. We will definitely be back!!!!

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Thank CaraBotha
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. Will share it with the staff. Regards Rainold More 

Johannesburg
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95 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here years before but had forgotten about this restaurant tucked away in Hurlingham. Brilliamt restaurant,impeccable service and steaks aged and cooked to perfection. This evening the restaurant was full with patrons ranging from couples to business meetings. Loved my steak with the lightest of onion rings I've ever had.

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Thank Lorna S
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for positive remarks and as you know we always trying to keep a high standard. Regards Rainold More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steak prices reasonable. Very good steak done to perfection. Good wine selection. Good ambiance we booked for 6.30 and were a little disappointed in the seating. Next time will book a few days in advance and ask for a window seating. Great evening out.

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Thank Bryan P
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We will always try and seat you with best view. Regards Rainold More 

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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We had an awesome meal there this evening. I had a 700g T - Bone and my wife had a 300g Rump both with the Chaplins rub. Melt in your mouth meat with no sinew and more than reasonable price for the quality. Kenny was an awesome waiter, there but not there .... if you know what I mean ...... More 

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Thank Greg G
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Hi , I will pass on the positive news to Kenny and see you guys soon again More 

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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Excellent steaks and very good value for money. Definitely looking forward to going back. We ordered the trio of steaks and each of them was prepared perfectly. Nice atmosphere and good service.

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Thank Wayne H
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive feedback will see you soon again More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had a very good dinner with attentive staff and excellent food. All our food was well cooked and very tasty. The menu has something for all tastes and the wine list is very good. Always a good choice for a fine dining experience.

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Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much see you soon again More 

Hoedspruit
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

So pleased we found this fantastic 'hidden' steakhouse in Sandton. It's elegant, yet totally unpretentious. The steaks are really, really good and the side dishes are delicious - and probably generous enough for 2 to share. The staff are also genuinely warm and friendly. We'll definitely return.

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Thank RobynK_10
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, will pass onto the staff...See you soon More 

Sandton, South Africa
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The restaurant was quiet and hidden away and the entrance dingy so I had my doubts when we arrived. Happy surprise, the restaurant was lovely inside and the service was excellent. The steaks are very good and although quiet, there were enough patrons to make for a cosy ambience. Altogether a very pleasant dining experience.

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Thank truditruz
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your comments. Will get the landlord to do some magic in the near future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Chaplains is slightly out of the way - looks as if you are driving into a garage forecourt, but don't let that put you off - the food is excellent. A warm welcome from the staff, and plenty of space around the tables - excellent service. One of the best steaks I have had in Joburg, with some real gems... More 

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Thank Jonathan C
Rainold P, Manager at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments and please tell your friends about us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Cuisine
Steakhouse, International, Grill, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 76 564 5979

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?