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The Backyard Grill

72 Regent road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 433 1296
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“boerewors” (6 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
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Steakhouse, African, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
72 Regent road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expected more from this this well-marketed South African braai (BBQ) restaurant. The food was excellent, however the experience was marred by uninformed useless wait staff, food delivered more than one hour after ordering and a terrible ambience.

Thank OddNob
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a tasty cheese and aubergine side with my tasty steak. Music was a good selection! Relaxed place to chill.

Thank Stvjns
daniel b, Manager at The Backyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review Stvjns. We hope to have you back soon again.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely early evening Sunday dinner. The mixed grill braai platter was great, the meat was tasty and cooked to perfection. The sides are quite generous and the grilled aubergine & feta is a must. The staff were helpful and friendly. I'd recommend...More

Thank amieewebber
daniel b, Manager at The Backyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Amiee, Thank you very much for the review, we are very glad that you enjoyed it. We look forward to having you back again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived about 2100hrs, not knowing they closed at 2200hrs so we were a little late. We were told there were no starters that day (?) so just went for a main course. Food was good and atmosphere was quiet but I can understand why...More

Thank cbb09
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Nice backyard where they make the braai stuff for you. Braai plate with mixed grill meat was huge. And even the vegetarian (me) was very very happy with the vege skewers. Sides are great also. Big list of coctails also and quite many beers. Service...More

Thank Jenni S
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Having weighed the good and bad reviews we braved up and went for dinner . I must say I really do understand why this place has more positives reviews than negative. Pros: Large venue with multiple sitting options. We choose the more laid back outside...More

Thank erica m
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Visted with friends. Saw 3 rats while in lounge area Overpriced drinks Minimum selection of beers on offer Closes very early. Around 10 pm!!!!! Very poor hygiene very dirty Needs a deep clean Needs a complete refurbishment Avoid avoid avoid

Thank simon09
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Saw the good reviews on TA and decided to visit whilst on our recent holiday. Upon arrival there was hardly anyone inside and it looked quite "grubby" but we decided to give it a try based on the recommendations. We ordered starters and mains and...More

Thank OllieLady
daniel b, Owner at The Backyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Hi Ollielady, Thank you very much for your review. Although a bit harsh and not clearly informed. Please let correct you on a few things. Firstly, my restaurant is normally scrubbed down every week. With the water shortage in Cape Town that is also not...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Great food. MEAT HEAVEN! Service was prompt, friendly, and professional. The food was plentiful and really tasty. Good value for money too. Will be returning.

Thank jimbrian2016
Jp R, Owner at The Backyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2017

Thank you so much. So glad you had a great time. We look forward to having you again.

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

So glad that I followed the advice of my cousin regarding this restaurant and we had the most amazing dinner. The grill platters were delicious and well prepared. booking is required.

Thank kw945
Jp R, Owner at The Backyard Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Thank you so much. We are very glad you enjoyed it. Hope to see you soon again.

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22 July 2015|
Response from wyatthawaii | Reviewed this property |
Meat obviously rules the menu, however they had a great veggie kabob and there are sides. We don't eat red meat and we were very pleased with our meal. Highly recommend!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 72 Regent road | Seapoint, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 433 1296
  • E-mail
Seapoints hidden gem ! A true South African "braai" experience.... rub shoulders with the locals whilst your food gets grilled at the bbq right in front of you. We have a fantastic selection of meat and seafood to choose from and a cozy neighborhood vibe that will make you feel right at home !
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