The word of the post today is: “Steak“. I have never tasted a better piece of meat than in South Africa. Not even in Argentina. (A possible explanation for my judgment may be that my taste buds have just not been so developed back then). Yet again, South Africa is famous for its delicious beef. Jo’burg is any meat-lover’s paradise. You can find the best steakhouses with all sorts of meat varieties. For me, it is usually either a nice ostrich fillet or a “normal” beef fillet. (Apparently ostrich is the healthier choice).
I had already heard a lot about “Wombles” but never made it there. It is this sort of restaurant where you only go for 2 reasons: #1 a date and #2 a business dinner. Since I am boycotting dates, it leaves me with option 2! So, I was lucky that we had some visitor from our European head offices over for a market visit. And that’s how I finally ended up there! It was amazing. The food (I ordered the beef fillet as a main this time) was to die for. I can’t remember having ever had such a perfect fillet before. The wine was divine too.. our house-internal wine connoisseur (aka as our sales manager) chose a Graham Beck, Shiraz 2008! It climbed straight up to the top of my favourite list! Basically from zero to hero in just one dinner!
I guess it is also the ambience that makes Wombles one of the best steak house in Jozi. The setting is stunning. Spots on the veranda are the best. It is a mixture of traditional steakhouse flair and a bit of African safari feel. Not in a kitschy way that would only attract tourists, rather sophisticated enough to impress the locals, too.
My verdict: an evening well spent: unforgettable meals and wine, great company and a stunning venue!
17 3rd Avenue Parktown North