The Hussar Grill first opened its legendary brass doors in 1964 and today, after 55 years of excellence, it is regarded as one of South Africa’s premier grill rooms. Having garnered a loyal following over the years, the restaurant is known for its speciality steaks, award-winning wine selection, superb service and warm ambience.
The Hussar Grill in Camps Bay is something of an institution – combining the impact and beauty of one of the Cape Town’s best locations with the quality and distinctive dining experience that the brand is known for. The restaurant stands out for its unparalleled consistency and popularity, amongst locals and visitors alike, and its longevity is a testament to the symbiotic success of excellent food, great service, superlative wines and a welcoming ambience.
Currently the number 1 restaurant in Camps Bay according to TripAdvisor, a ranking it has held over the years, The Hussar Grill Camps Bay is also consistently featured in Eat Out’s Top 500. The restaurant achieved the very prestigious Diamond Status at the 2019 Diners Club Wine Awards after consecutively achieving Platinum Status for the last decade. The restaurant enhances the already excellent wine list of the much-loved restaurant group by making select and exceptional vintages available to guests.
‘We have always strived to remain the “neighbourhood grill room” – appealing to our local clients as well as establishing a firm footprint as a destination restaurant with visitors to the city,’ says Cheldon Gatcke, General Manager of The Hussar Grill Camps Bay.
While its location makes it special and its undeniable buzz is a draw, it’s also the memorable and elegant dining space that sets it apart from its contemporaries. Situated in one of Cape Town’s most beautiful suburbs, known for its appeal as a hospitality location – there are hotels and dining venues aplenty in Camps Bay – it takes something special to stand its ground among the stiff competition, which The Hussar Grill does with ease.
Slightly larger than most of the other The Hussar Grill restaurants, The Hussar Grill Camps Bay is recognisable for its old-world dining room and bar, complete with dark-wood finishings and banquet-style seating. Here, a collection of antique pieces, vintage books, wine bottles and wooden wine crates and oak barrels add to the decor. In winter a blazing fireplace warms the relaxed, cozy atmosphere.
But while this signature look gives The Hussar Grill Camps Bay a definite sense of appeal, the restaurant is always aware of keeping its standards high and remaining in step with its guests’ needs and expectations. As one of the most popular restaurants in the nationwide group of 20 grill rooms, it’s crucial that it remains a flag bearer for a superlative experience across the board.
‘The restaurant has grown tremendously over the years since it first opened and it was time for a total overhaul of the look and flow,’ explains Gatcke. This has resulted in vast improvements for both guests and staff alike.
Accordingly, the restaurant has just undergone a significant revamp process to update its facilities as well as its interiors. ‘We’ve conducted major renovations of the restaurant, which have entailed us demolishing and rebuilding the internal structures. We now have a brand-new kitchen, a new toilet block with facilities for all our guests, including those requiring wheelchair access, as well as improved lighting and ventilation throughout the venue,’ states Gatcke.
Additionally, The Hussar Grill team has updated the more visible side of the guest experience by way of a refreshed aesthetic that doesn’t sacrifice the warmth and ambience for which the restaurant is renowned. ‘We’ve upgraded the space with a more contemporary feel, while retaining the cosiness that we’re legendary for,’ he concludes.
Newly re-opened and brandishing fresh appeal, The Hussar Grill Camps Bay is now taking reservations…
The restaurant is open Monday – Thursday from 18h00 to 22h30, Friday and Saturday from 18h00 to 23h00, Sundays from 12h00 to 22h30 and Public Holidays from 12h00 to 22h00. For more information on The Hussar Grill, please visit www.hussargrill.co.za. BOOK NOW or please use the Dineplan App.