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Kitchen Hours

Monday – Friday: 11:30 – 14:30, 17:30 – 21:30
Saturday: 17:30 to 23:30
Sunday: 11:30 – 15:00

Business Hours

Monday to Friday 11:30 to 23:30
Saturday 17:30 to 23:30
Sunday 11:30 to 16:00


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During 1989 two families decided to join forces to open Hillside Tavern restaurant in the tranquil suburb of Lynnwood, Pretoria. On 18 October 1989 Hillside’s doors opened for business. The rest is history.

For many years, Francois and Nicola worked together with their partners as a team to build a popular and successful restaurant brand.

This resulted in Hillside winning the coveted Golden T Bone award for the best Steakhouse in South Africa both in 1992 and 1993. This restaurant competition, which was the biggest of its kind in South Africa at the time was adjudicated by the very well known, late Mr. Peter Devereaux and sponsored by the Sunday Times.

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Our main goal for the past 34 years has been to offer our customers an extraordinary culinary journey with every visit to Hillside. This includes a hearty meal, prepared with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients. You can only expect friendly, yet professional service from any of our waitering staff, whom most have been working at Hillside for many years. All of this in our fresh newly renovated ding room with it’s warm and inviting ambiance. This commitment from Francois, Nicola and our staff has been the reason for Hillside’s success story for so many years.

Since splitting from their partners ten years ago, Francois, Nicola, Chef Kevin, Jana and the Hillside team have been focusing on giving Hillside a brand new lease on life. It has been such an exciting and rewarding journey for all of us at Hillside as well as for our many regular and new customers and friends.

A complete revamp of Hillside’s interior in 2021, resulted in a fresh, more modern and colourful interior.

Our patio is extremely popular with those who prefer to enjoy their time with us outside under the trees, rather than inside. It is great for a late afternoon drink with friends or family. Nothing beats a dinner outside on a warm summer evening or a winters Sunday lunch warming up in the sun.

We consider all our customers as our friends and part of the Hillside family. Our motto is still to be every one’s “home away from home” where friends and family can meet around a table and enjoy our warm hospitality, a great meal and a glass of your favourite wine.

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Afristay has named Hillside Tavern a Top Restaurant in Pretoria
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Operating Hours

Monday to Friday
11:30 to 23:30
17:30 to 23:30
11:30 to 16:00

Kitchen Hours

Monday – Friday
11:30 – 14:30,
17:30 – 21:30
17:30 to 23:30
11:30 – 15:00

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