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 famous, late Mr. Peter Devereaux and sponsored by the Sunday Times.

During the years following, Hillside also had the privilege to be runner up to the winner more than once for the Chateau Libertas top Steakhouse in South Africa award.

Our greatest goal for the past 31 years has been to offer our customers an extraordinary culinary experience in every meal. This includes the best possible food, prepared with only the freshest and highest quality ingredients as well as friendly, yet professional service in our warm and inviting ambiance. This has been the reason for Hillside’s success story for so many years.

Since splitting from their partners eight years ago, Francois, Nicola, Chef Kevin, Jana and the Hillside team has been focussing on giving Hillside a brand new lease on life. The restaurant had a revamp, giving it a fresh new inviting ambiance. Hillside also boasts with an outdoor patio under the trees where our customers can enjoy a meal or a late afternoon drink with friends or family.

At Hillside all our customers are considered to be our friends and part of our family. Our motto is still to be every ones’ “home away from home” where friends and family can meet around a table and enjoy our hospitality, a great meal and a glass of your favourite wine.

Starter - Mushroom soup or Mixed salad

Main - 200g Steak or Chicken Schnitzel or Grilled/Deep fried Hake (All served with choice of side/starch)

Dessert - Malva pudding & custard or Ice Cream with chocolate sauce

*Valid from Monday to Friday 11:30 – 15:00*