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Hogshead Illovo

RR - RRRSteakhouse, ,
198 Oxford Road, Sandton 2196, South Africa
+27 11 268 0871
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good49%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Grill, Bar, Pub, American
198 Oxford Road, Sandton 2196, South Africa
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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 Marelize_Schoeman
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

Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

Very average food service poor only good experience was the beer. Fries we're half cooked. Oil may may be old. Staff too busy chatting instead of seving.More

1  Thank josetF6938QN
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Hi, Firstly we would like to apologise for the terrible service and food you received. We are always looking to improve and this sort of feedback helps us get there faster. From our side we will continue to target better service and more enjoyable food....More

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

I went to Hogshead when it just opened and really had a good time but like most Johannesburg establishments as time passes standards and general levels of service rapidly drop. We went for drinks, ordered a bottle of sparkling wine from a waiter named Bongani....More

1  Thank SunnyWorldTraveller
MikeRDM35, Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Hi SunnyWorldTravel, We would like to apologise for the behaviour and service you received. We are constantly trying to improve service and combating issues which may arise. We would like to let you know we have taken further action with the waiter involved. And will...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Grill, Bar, Pub, American
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
Groups, Bar Scene
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
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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!
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