The Local Grill Restaurant - Parktown North

  • Parktown North, Gauteng
  • Game, Grills, Seafood, South African, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Cnr 3rd & 7th Avenues, Parktown North.

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Famous for its free-range and grained beef

The local Grill in Parktown North was voted South Africas best steakhouse in the Woolftrap Steakhouse Championships and featured in Woolworths Taste Magazine as serving the best steaks in town.

Famous for its finest grain fed and free range beef directly from the farm, aged on the premises.

The restaurant is on the trendy corner of 3rd & 7th Avenues and is the ideal setting for business lunches and sundowners. The restaurant is family friendly with daily menu offerings at market related prices.

Kitchen tours are offered to every customer and Beef Appreciation classes held for groups of 8 - 12 people.

Specialties include grilled calamari, fresh line fish, gourmet salads, vegetarian dishes, and freshly shucked oysters. Boutique wine estates are showcased with an extensive current wine list.

The concept of The Local Grill is reminiscent of ‘the local butcher’ – in an era when service was a personal pleasure, and not a “job”; knowing your customer’s preference was a privilege; meat was cut to order, and the atmosphere was relaxed and an unpretentious around-the- corner ‘pop in’.

In keeping with the food concept, the décor of The Local Grill outlets is clean and simple lines, black and white mosaics, wooden floors and a school blackboard displaying the beef on offer and days aged.

The local Grill menu is unadorned and the emphasis is on natural, wholesome and preservative-free ingredients. The beef is aged on the premises, and diners are informed of the length of the ageing process – via display on the blackboard and tours to the test kitchen and beef locker. The exceptional beef is cut to order, rubbed (steaks are seasoned with a blend of freeze dried herbs and spices) and finally brushed with salted butter while grilling. This method allows for the perfect infusion of flavours between steak and rub. The main dishes are served with either skin on fries, pap and polenta or mash and beef jus.

The restaurant is owner run with the passion for the beef evident in both the "behind the scenes" tour and attention to detail at the table.

All chefs and waiters at The Local Grill are taken through the beef procurement process and regular visits to our suppliers’ production plants assist the refining process.

A beef tasting, co-hosted by Farmers Weekly, was held at The Local Grill. Beef suppliers were selected through a process of tastings, which had assured “CONSISTENT BEST QUALITY”, with Chalmar Beef being awarded best beef suppliers in Gauteng and Greenfields Beef the winner in tastings and customer feedback.

While perceived as a meat lover’s paradise, the Baby calamari prepared with sweet chilli jam and lemon butter cream is famous in its own right at The Local Grill. Venison, pork, lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes are prepared to order and complement the ever-changing menu.

Who's Cooking?


Our Must Try Meals!


    Grain fed wet aged and cut to order. either rubbed, peppered, buttered, or plain


    Creamed lemon butter and sweet chilli jam


    Medium rare, rubbed with a madagascar creamed peppercorn sauce and side house salad


    Grilled, served with pesto, sweet chilli & balsamic glaze


    Polenta crusted with figs, melon & ginger


  • Cuisine : Game, Grills, Seafood, South African, Steakhouse, Vegetarian
  • Ambience : Business, Bustling, Family, Fireplace, Relaxed, Trendy, Upmarket
  • Dress : Smart/Casual, Casual
  • Reservations
  • Smoking
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Secure Parking
    Secure Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
    Wheelchair Access
  • Aircondition
  • Bar
  • Kids Menu
    Kids Menu
  • Corkage
  • Cocktails
  • Service Included
    Service Included
  • Weddings

Credit Cards Accepted

  • VISA
  • Mastercard
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • AMEX
  • Diners Club
    Diners Club


Cnr 3rd & 7th Avenues, Parktown North.
Travelling along Jan Smuts Ave turn west down 7th Ave towards Parkhurst. We are on the lefthand side. See our map under contact details.