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“Normally good experience at Bushman but... had a bad time for the first”
Review of Bushmans Grill

Bushmans Grill
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Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Hillcrest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $95
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 5 weeks ago

We waited for a good while and our starters didn't arrive.

Instead our mains arrived first.

We were given the option if we still wanted our starters after we finished our main but because we had committed to trying the starters we said yes.

Sadly that involved more waiting and we were unable to finish our meal before the allocated 2 hours.

We did get an apology and offer to get a new table but nothing further.

This was the first time we had such an unfortunate experience here so it will make us think twice coming here again sadly from now on

Date of visit: May 2024
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5 - 9 of 481 reviews

Reviewed 16 May 2024

As ex South Africans, it is enjoyable to out and eat a steak how we remember them. The ribs were good too. Friendly staff and timely service. Enjoyable experience.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024

We enjoyed everything. I would recommend sharing combo meals as this gives you a taste of all the meats on offer.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 13 May 2024

It’s nice and amazing food. Staffs are so nice and friendly. It’s worth it for the price. It’s my mom birthday, I got some sweet and the celebrated for my mom.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 27 April 2024

Service was slow, there seemed to lack of staff, meat quality dropped (cheap grade), we had the T-Bone (tough) more on the medium, 600grm Rump overcooked meant to be medium rare, this was medium well when notifying the owner, got a disgusting response that “oh it’s the edges you can not get that right, and she said we not going to just do another I mean it is 609grm” then after addressing the waitress the owner offers to redo it, rubbish it was not the edges but the middle, sirloin came out medium well meant to be medium rare, they did refire this, and the Scotch Fillet, shockingly this was cooked well. All steaks were ordered medium rare.
AND NO MONEY is not an issue, #JustSaying!
Our daughter threw up after and said it was the steak. This is a restaurant I used to enjoy going to, but the quality and service have dropped big time, and this was a place I would take clients and family to, not again after this experience, really and I mean really disappointing.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Thank Wesley S
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Deidre Bezuidenhout, Owner at Bushmans Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2024

Hi Wesley
It seems you have an issue with our restaurant, evident from your repeated negative reviews across multiple platforms. Despite our efforts to ensure your satisfaction during your visit, you voiced numerous complaints. Additionally, it may not have been suitable for your daughter to have a rich chocolate brownie after her steak. Given the circumstances, it may be best if you refrain from returning, as it appears one bad experience has prompted you to become a keyboard warrior, despite your previous patronage of our establishment." #JustSaying!

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