I can honestly say that I did not forsee myself doing a review of Saul’s Saloon. I haven’t been to Saul’s Saloon in years. It’s widely considered to be the Johnny’s Roti (Sunshine Chip & Ranch in Durban) of Cape Town. The kind of place you only go to when you’ve been out dancing till the early hours of the morning, you’re hungry and have had one too many drinks so your decision making is impaired. Saul’s Saloon used to be a lot bigger than it is now and you could watch them cook the food, which was quite unappealing. Now the place is smaller, cleaner and the kitchen is a secret.
We all ordered burgers, which I think is their forte (although they do offer steaks, chicken, toasted sandwiches and more). They come in 3 sizes, 120g (R20.50), 220g (R28.50) and 440g (R49.50), we stuck with the medium which was ample. The sauces are extra and vary from R5 to R15 depending on which one you choose and what size your burger is. I ordered the pepper sauce, others tried the mushroom sauce, both were excellent and very generous (I didn’t use even half of mine). The burgers themselves were pretty good too, fresh buns and tasty patties. We also ordered a plate of chips for the table (medium, which was enough for 4 of us – R35.50) as the burgers don’t come with any.
I was quite impressed, the place has cleaned up and I would be happy to have a midnight burger there anytime (although there are definitely some dodgy characters lurking around there – although they could have been waiters). Apart from Saul’s Saloon, Mr Pickwicks is the only other viable all night option unless you’re happy with Club Engen in Orange Street. Have I missed any other 24 hour options?
152 Main Road, Seapoint
Tel: 021 434 5404