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“Bit of South African Flavour”
Review of Bushmans Grill

Bushmans Grill
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Hillcrest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$65
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Bushman's Grill is a Steakhouse with an effervescent African atmosphere. We pride ourselves in serving consistently excellent Steaks, a wild Peri Peri Chicken and the best Spare Ribs in Auckland. We are also Children friendly.
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We have longed for some of those South African delicacy’s since we left and the Bushmans Grill transports you right back there with a menu that will be sure to make the boere smile.

From the crumbled mushrooms to the creamed spinach, they haven’t just brought the flavours of SA to NZ they have done so with an authenticity that is truly outstanding.

The restaurant itself is a warm and peaceful place, this is in part to there being a kids play area out the back. The front is moody and more romantic and then the back area is a covered beer garden with room for big groups.

The decor is fairly African with some nice kiwiana thrown in the honour the mash of cultures.

The starters are your staples, buffalo wings, mushrooms, cheesy prawns, etc. But they also include snails and an onion blossom which we haven’t seen in so long. Our group was large and we were able to try most of them and I can honestly say that there wasn’t a bad one there. Prices range from $10 to $20 per starter and they are a great introduction to the meal.

Mains are for meat lovers, and trust me, they do not hold back on the servings. My wife and I shared the 600g T-bone Steak with creamed spinach, Mozambique pepper sauce and Monkeygland sauce (for all non South Africans this is a BBQ sauce, not from real monkeys). Super good! I mean cooked to perfection, condiments were excellent and at $42 for the dish, it was a bargain for the two of us. Other standout dishes from our table were the pork spare ribs and the chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce. Again, it was very hard to fault the meal.

The experience as a whole was enjoyable for everyone, the kids had a great time in their area and this allowed the adults to relax and enjoy a drink and proper conversation.

For a family of four, with drinks you are looking at between $150 - $200 and you will be taking home some leftovers.

So for those who are from SA and looking for a taste of home or those who are looking for a different spin on those grill classics, the Bushmans Grill will satisfy all your senses and leave you wanting more. You will definitely go more than once as will we.

Thank markmiloburns
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Gerard O, Owner at Bushmans Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your candid and indepth review. We look forward to your nextvisit and hope you inspire others to visit our restaurant.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing place to eat great food at great prices. There steak meals are just divine. Would reccomend.

Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Up from Wellington for one night and spotted this place. Wow. Really impressed, food was delicious, I had calamari and steak and my partner had ribs. Really good food, reasonably priced and good atmosphere.

Our server was Joe, fantastic service. Only wish we lived closer so we could come back!

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Gerard O, Owner at Bushmans Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you for your kind comments! When in Auckland next, we look forward to seeing you.

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Went there last week for dinner. Service was great and loved the steak and ribs. Desert didnt let me down ever. Will be going back for sure

Thank stevenmolyneux
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Gerard O, Owner at Bushmans Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Looking forward to seing you again.Thanks for the lovely comments.

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Reviewed 18 August 2018

My sister and I didn't have a reservation, but, although the restaurant was packed, the owner managed to seat us.

The place was buzzing! Enjoyable music - stuff you could sing along to - was being piped through, the patrons were chatting and laughing, and the menu was diverse and reasonably priced.

Our steaks were cooked to perfection. It's great to see the owners working there (and enjoying) the experience too. Nice waitresses as well.

One of our table was allergic to a couple of the salad items, so the chef made a hearty salad up for them, with other vegetables. No problem. What service!

We enjoyed our meal so much, the following night we returned. The meal was equally as good as the previous night.

It is so nice to find a steak restaurant that knows what a big, fat, juice steak looks and should taste like.

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Gerard O, Owner at Bushmans Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review! Our motto is: "Wild About Food" and we also take service seriously.

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