One of South Africa’s most iconic heritage brands, BlackSteer is making a comeback and we approve. The age-old steakhouse, which started in the early 60s, has opened its twelfth branch in Fourways since holding company Gold Brands’ takeover in 2015.
To keep up with the time, BlackSteer has done a massive brand update but kept the classic ranch look it’s famed for. As for the food, well… it’s brilliant. Black Steer is known for its ribs and just because they’ve changed their decor it doesn’t mean the kitchen did the same. The ribs taste as good as before and come in three different flavours: Famous BlackSteer, Portuguese Style and
Southern Style (Bourbon). Other family favourites include their legendary grills such as the sirloin and ribs combinations. Whatever you do, be sure to have ribs at BlackSteer – they are known by previous generations as the best in the country, which we agree to ten fullest. One thing that comes recommended as well would be the cheese and bacon burger which, in all honesty, rocks one of the fattest and tastiest beef patties we’ve sunk our teeth into in recent time.
The atmosphere at BlackSteer Fourways is amazing and a great spot for a first date – if she doesn’t mind seeing your face covered in sticky beef basting sauce. Something that stands out, besides the red meat-heavy dish choices, is the music. From Jimi Hendrix to Rodriguez with Greek folk music mixed in, sets a pleasant mood. The menu spells classic steakhouse with an amazing variety of dishes. Speaking of menus, be sure to check out the cocktail menu. We had the mojitos which packed a punch and were delicious.
After all of this, we suggest you cleanse the palate with a Don Pedro with whisky. The staff is helpful and super friendly which is the cherry on top of the dining experience you can expect from BlackSteer Fourways.
by Shawn Greyling
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