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Chaplin's Grill

61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 76 564 5979
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (56 reviews)
“t bone” (3 reviews)
Steakhouse, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options
61 Woodlands Avenue | Hurlingham Manor, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal in Chaplin's. The t-bone steak was perfect, costs 220 rand for 500g with a side dish. Wines are also very good and not super expensive. The owner Rainauld is a very pleasant guy, we had a lovely conversation towards the end...More

Thank CarloRenner
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My husband and I had dinner at this place, their wing rib was nothing like I have ever had before - succulent, packed with flavour and just incredible! Their menu offers variety and their food is well-priced. Although their maître d was not very friendly,...More

Thank Choba14
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We had dinner at Chaplin's on a Thursday evening (during load shedding) and the restaurant was not too busy. We were given a lovely table and very prompt service. We ordered a great bottle of red and then had to decide what to eat given...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We go there often and the food is exceptional and always a warm welcome. Not just the steak but every dish is a masterpiece. Try prawn curry too. Nice selection of wine

Thank tilanavanschalkwyk
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Wow what an experience. The food is simply outstanding.. steaks, sauces, sides, kids meal and desert.. we will definitely be back regularly

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Went out for early dinner but hostess limited us to 2 tables, and we ended up seated by the toilets & noisy kitchen entrances?!? Little later realising much better tables just stood open?!? Hostess & manager not too concerned about our voiced grievances... won't be...More

1  Thank Alan L
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

We are sorry that you did not enjoy dinner.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We dined here on a Monday evening. The food was amazing. We had the steak platter to share and the meat was by far the best I have ever had. Cooked to perfection and seasoned well. The button mushroom sauce was great too as were...More

Thank Inbanathan G
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Thank you your comment, will pass onto staff. Regards

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

It is one of the best restaurants I ever visited as the quality of the food and steak cuts are really amazing and I got impressed when I visited last time today having a flight to catch and it was before their working hours but...More

Thank Mohammed E
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Mohammed, it is, was a pleasure to serve, that is how it should always be in a restaurant. We can only try and i will relay your message to the staff. Thanks for choosing our restaurant and see you soon. Regards Rainold

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

While the grill looks a like a small spot in a small shopping center, don’t let that fool you. The steaks were out of this world and the service top notch. Highly recommend a meat stop here.

Thank Sherlock-usa
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Thank you for your comments. Great to be part of your enjoyment. Regards Rainold

Reviewed 19 March 2018

We love Chaplin's Grill for their friendly service, excellent quality meat and tasty wine-list. Our family is always made to feel welcome and my twins insist on going to Chaplins for the Meat Platter. A big plus is the owner is present and visible at...More

Thank moorgas_adrian
Rainold P, Owner at Chaplin's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Adrian, thanks for your comments. Will pass onto staff. See you soon. Regards Rainold

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Questions & Answers
20 April 2017|
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Response from Rainold P | Property representative |
We serve halal meat and grill on separate grill. So Halal friendly. We are not a Halal restaurant. Call us if you have any other queries.
connie s
20 July 2016|
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Response from Rainold P | Property representative |
Sorry, our Speedpoint's only take credit cards when you are present. We can't do it like a travel agency. I think it's a security issue for restaurants.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
Chaplin’s found its roots in Melville since 1980 and Rainold Petersen who moved to Hurlingham in 2012, changed the name to Chaplin’s Grill in tribute to his legendary Melville-based bistro – a gem amidst the fine dining establishments of Joburg in the 80′ & 90′s. At Chaplin’s Grill Rainold revives, within a contemporary dining context, his passion for delivering a superior product of Food, Wine, Beer and exemplary service with a trademark hands-on approach.
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