The Rabbit Hole Hotel & Restaurant on Viljoen Street in Krugersdorp North has been going since 2001 and has since grown from strength to strength. This family-owned business is a local favourite and owns a list of awards assigned by the Mogale Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The rooms of the guesthouse are beautiful and elegant and each follows its own theme. But we’re not here to talk about free Wi-Fi and fluffy pillows – we’re here for the food.
The Rabbit Hole restaurant has something for everyone – vegetarians included. The gourmet pizza menu has been put together by someone I will most certainly become best friends with (food is the way to my heart). Options that stand out here would be the pulled pork, which consists of slow roasted pork shoulder, pineapple, peppadews, caramelised onion dressed with fresh rocket and the vegetarian pizza, which is topped with goat’s cheese, mixed peppers, artichokes, zucchini, thinly sliced red onions and fresh oregano.
Onto the meat, the trick to making the perfect beef patty is not to salt the ground beef until after your patty has been formed – this is a little trick I learned from a fry cook who runs a restaurant in Brooklyn, New York City. The reason behind it is that the salt dissolves muscle proteins, which subsequently turns your burger from a moist one into the Kalahari Desert. So, with that in mind, I can tell you with a clear conscience and honest heart that the burgers at the Rabbit Hole are moist and a splash of Tabasco away from being perfect.
My personal favourite and highest recommendation would be to order the Blue Cheese and Bacon burger – which is served with French fries or a salad. More good news for the vegetarians is that you can swap the meat for a veg-friendly patty. There is a list of extras which one can add to one’s burger, such as brandy sauce (made in-house), roasted garlic Dijon mayonnaise and smoke-grilled bacon, to name a few.
The rest of the food selection looks interesting and amazing but a man can only fit so much food into his belly and only so many words into a review. The best way around this would be for you to go check it out for yourself.
The restaurant is open from Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 to 21:00, and Sundays from 11:00 to 15:00.
By Shawn Greyling
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