Now in its second exciting year, The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships selects South Africa’s favourite steakhouses by public vote – and then identifies the best of the best by expert judging.
Last year saw The Local Grill of Parktown North emerge as South Africa’s Steakhouse Champion for 2013 – and at the beginning of March 2014 the hunt began for this year’s best.
Around 140 steakhouses were nominated and voted for by the public during the open voting round in March and April – and on Voting Day, 7th May, the Top 20 Steakhouses for 2014 were announced.
The Top 20 Steakhouses for 2014 (in alphabetical order)
Bar Ba Coa (Umhlanga Rocks) – KwaZulu Natal (Finalist in 2013)
Butcher Boys (Durban) – KwaZulu Natal
Cattle Baron (Tableview) – Western Cape
Cattle Baron (Tokai) – Western Cape
Fahrenheit (Edenvale) – East Rand, Gauteng
Fahrenheit Seafood and Grill (Benoni) – East Rand, Gauteng
Founder’s Grill (Florida North) – Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Ginelli’s (Middelburg) – Mpumalanga (Finalist in 2013)
HQ (Cape Town) – Western Cape
Hussar Grill (Camps Bay) – Western Cape (Finalist in 2013)
MooMoo (Pretoria) – Gauteng (Finalist in 2013)
The Bull Run (Sandton) – Johannesburg, Gauteng
The Godfather (Centurion) – Pretoria, Gauteng (Finalist in 2013)
The Grill Jichana (Durban) – KwaZulu Natal
The Grill Shop (Krugersdorp) – West Rand, Gauteng
The Local Grill (Parktown North) – Johannesburg, Gauteng (2013 Champion)
Theo’s (Mouille Point) – Western Cape
Turn ’n Tender (Bassonia) – Johannesburg South, Gauteng.
Turn ’n Tender (Bedfordview) – East Rand, Gauteng
Turn ’n Tender (Bryanston) – Johannesburg, Gauteng
These Top 20 are now in the second public voting round to identify the favourite 5 steakhouses which go forward into the stringent judging round in early June, during which these establishments will be visited by a select group of South Africa’s food experts and chefs.
But right now, it’s still voting time – and the chance for the public to ensure that their favourites amongst these 20 great steakhouses emerge amidst the final 5 in The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships 2014.
It’s all happening on www.steakhunter.co.za – where you’ll be able to vote and learn more about steak – how to find the best and cook it right every time. Voting also puts you in line to win fantastic prizes of The Wolftrap wine – including a year’s supply of The Wolftrap – simply by participating on Twitter, using the @TheSteakHunter Twitter handle.
Announcement of The Wolftrap Steakhouse Champion 2014:
On 24th June 2014, the grand winner of the 2014 Steakhouse Championship will be announced at a media event at last year’s champion steakhouse, The Local Grill in Parktown North, Johannesburg.
Pete Goffe-Wood, Reuben Riffel and Arnold Tanzer.
The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships