We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hogshead Illovo

RR - RRRSteakhouse, ,
198 Oxford Road, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 0871
Website
Share
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good50%
  • Average23%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Grill, Bar, Pub, American
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
198 Oxford Road, Sandton 2196, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (38)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

21 - 30 of 38 reviews

Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is base on an English pub, its a large and popular bar. Fun especially for the younger professional crowd, the food is ok bar food but not an eating destination in my opinion. Great place to watch sport too.

Thank AlwaysSafari
Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We will be launching our new menu in the next month or so. Would love to have you pop in and try it. Regards Hogshead Illovo

Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The food portions are more than generous! And they have a great selection of beers on tap! Most of them brewed in South Africa! Always have a great time here!

Thank Tim W
Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Hi Tim, Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Hogshead Illovo

Reviewed 14 November 2016

Hogshead, Illovo, is an all time favorite of us to meet on a Saturday afternoon for some good craft beer, good food and the overall friendly vibe. Not really a sit-down venue to eat(except for a few comfortable leather sofas), but with enough bar tables...More

Thank Andre6612
Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Hi Andre, Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Hogshead Illovo

Reviewed 12 October 2016

Had an after work function here. really good vibe. tasty food and service was good We had a very large crowd and the items came out quickly.

Thank Evashree P
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Hi Evashree, thnak you for the good review on our establishment, we aim to please :) we loo forward to having yourself and your friends her again. Reagrds, Hogshead Management

Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very useful online booking system- quick to respond. Came here to watch SA-Oz rugby. Lovely burgers! As an avid Harry Potter fan I also enjoyed the "information" Highly recommended!

Thank Naude_Marelize
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2016

Hi Marelize, Thank you for the great review, we are always pleased to hear how much our customers enjoyed themselves. Looking forward to your next visit. Regards, Hogshead Management

Reviewed 14 September 2016

I went to Hogshead in Illovo on a Friday evening looking for something to eat and some entertainment. Boy I was surprised!!! The atmosphere was lively, noisy, busy, just the way I like it. At times it was too noisy and the music maybe way...More

Thank deanm359
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Hi Deanm359, Thank you for your great review on our establishment. We will work to improve service on our busy nights. We are happy you had a great time and look forward to your return visit. Regards, Hogshead management

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to get a drink in Joburg, this should be on the list. It gets busy on weekends with a younger crowd, they do try to keep the under 21s out. They have plenty of beers on tap with big...More

Thank Andrew S
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Hi Andrew, Thank your for your follow up review. We are really happy you enjoyed yourself on your return visit. Which is your favourite Burger? I always recommend my favourite the "Double Double" single Burger Pattie with cheese sauce inside, then added Double Cheese and...More

Reviewed 9 August 2016

This the Ilovo location of this emerging pub group. Very popular on weekend nights and whenever there is a sports event due to the large screen TVs. A big place but there is a quieter section. Fairly typical pub fare at typical prices. Good outdoor...More

Thank TravelOften1968
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Hi TravelOften 1968, Thank you for the review, we are happy you enjoyed your visit to Hogshead. We would recommend trying one of our smokehouse items on your next visit for something different from the traditional Pub Fare. Regards, Hogshead Management

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

There are multiple TVs so people tend to go here when there are big matches on and the energy is contagious. They also have ladies making rounds with shooters which I think is such fun. Usually stop here for drinks over weekends, always been a...More

Thank Evashen M
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2016

Hi Evashen, Thank you for your detailed review on our venue, we always enjoy hearing good reviews from our guests about our place. Apologies about our kitchen closing at 22H00, we found this was the ideal time to close the kitchen nightly. We do look...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If you're looking to try a couple of local craft beers, this is worth a look. The food is pretty good and not unreasonably prices. There is plenty of parking nearby and Uber drivers are always available. It does get really busy and fairly noisy...More

Thank Andrew S
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Hi Andrew, Thank you for the great review, we enjoy hearing when our guests have had a good time. We are especially glad you enjoyed our food. We look forward to your next visit :) Regards, Hogshead Management

Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 hotels in Sandton
Don Sandton I
3 reviews
.35 km away
Protea Hotel Johannesburg Wanderers
504 reviews
.54 km away
The Peech Hotel
641 reviews
1.09 km away
Premiere Classe Suites
193 reviews
1.19 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fishmonger Illovo
315 reviews
.10 km away
Bellagio Illovo
168 reviews
.06 km away
Farro
7 reviews
.14 km away
Jerrys Burger Bar
9 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bidvest Wanderers Stadium
40 reviews
.46 km away
The Mall of Rosebank
195 reviews
1.56 km away
Summer Place, Melville Road, Hyde Park
5 reviews
1.04 km away
HintHunt
167 reviews
.12 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Hogshead Illovo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Grill, Bar, Pub, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Oxford Road, Sandton 2196, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 268 0871
  • E-mail
Description
Incorporating a fusion of traditional hospitality, vintage glamour through its retro brick interior, quirky light fittings, unique pewter-look bar counter, wooden and raw hide leather furniture, and contemporary style and socializing, Hogshead offers an upmarket, cozy and characterful South African setting to be enjoyed by all. Now in Douglasdale, Rock Cottage. Illovo & coming soon to Hazelwood. Serving a range of good simple meals, hearty South African classics, the best Burgers, & awesome home smoked meat dishes, smoked the traditional way on site for up to 14 hours in our authentic Southern styled BBQ Smoker, the menu is definitely not something to be missed. Try our smoked pork ribs, smoked pulled pork burger, smoked peri-peri half chicken or smoked thick-cut beef brisket, just to mention a few... All food is freshly prepared on site, with no preservatives, MSG or artificial flavourants. Burgers are 100% lean beef and buns are baked daily on site. Hogshead, the Original Craft Beer Pub in Gauteng, serves not only the 4 SAB favorites on tap, but also have no less than 12 local craft beers on tap at any time, as well as a few blended Craft Beer options. We source our craft beers from quality local breweries across the country, and while we stock the full Brewhogs range, we do alternate our offering from time to time. Don't forget to give our Hogs Brew a try! Catch all your favourite sporting events on our HD TV's spread throughout the venue, or take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to keep in contact with friends or surf the internet, or just relax and sip a sun-downer on the deck. Sorry, no under 21's unless accompanied by their parents!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing