I ate at the Hussar Grill in Greenpoint for the second time last night. I have also eaten at the one in Camps Bay. I found the one in Camps Bay to not be as good as the one in Greenpoint. The service was not at all good, and it doesn’t seem to have much atmosphere. In addition, some people were not impressed with their food at the Hussar Grill in Camps Bay.
Four of us went to the Hussar Grill in Greenpoint, without a booking, and managed to secure a table. The place was pretty full but not completely full. The waitress reckoned they were quiet, so booking is recommended. The place has quite a nice feel to it, maybe a little boring but it’s clean and warm. The service was fine, although our waitress was a bit stretched by a the large table next to us.
I had the pork spareribs (800g R99) which were pretty good. They were nice and meaty and tender, but there was a lot of marinade and it was very rich. I could have done with much less marinade (I had the warthog ribs at the Camps Bay one and I think they were better, but they didn’t taste like warthog, so I’m confused). One person had the 300g Sirloin (R98) which was recommended. General concensus around the table was that it was a little tough. The third person had the Ostrich fillet with wild berry and apple schnapps sauce (R108), the meat was excellent and the sauce was interesting. The last person at the table had the Blackened Fish (R84) which was Dorado and she was very happy with it.
We didn’t order a bottle of wine (it’s been a heavy weekend), but I had a look at the wine list and there is a nice selection ranging from cheap options (Chateau Libertas at R63 and the Groote Post Old Man’s Blend at R96) to nicer wines, to some very special wines but all priced quite reasonably.
We finished off the meal with a chocolate martini which we shared as it is incredibly rich. We were quite happy with the dining experience, but not blown away. I will still keep the Hussar Grill on my list of options when looking for a steakhouse.
One thing that does confuse me is that one of their house specialities is the Bombay Gin & Tomato Soup, but we were told there is no gin in the soup and if you look on their website, the recipe verifies this. Do they bring you gin with the soup, or why do they call it that then?
107a Main Road, Greenpoint
Tel: 021 433 2081