Situated in the heart of Western side of Durban in Mvuzane, Clermont Township is one of the best shisa nyamas in the area, Tate’s Kasi Grill.
This is a popular place for both locals from surrounding areas and visitors from beyond. They have house DJs who plays old school music and latest hits.
The ambience was very inviting; the staff were attentive and friendly too, considering we went there on a busy day (Saturday).
They serve a mouth-watering selection of meats, from tender and juicy T-bone steaks, succulent pork chops, boerewors, beef short ribs, super fresh ox liver, and various cuts of chicken, just to name a few.
I was very impressed how they braaied my meat; it was served as I requested … a medium-cooked T-bone basted in their secret sauce. I had to ask for the recipe, but like any good eatery they didn’t share it with me. The ox liver was so fresh, I was tempted to ask for a raw piece with salt that is how fresh it was. Pork chops were extremely succulent and well-seasoned. I’m not a big fan of carbs, however I always make an exception when it comes to good stiff pap/zadza/fufu and steamed bread. Their stiff pap was so tasty it melted in my mouth. The combination of good meat, creamy pap and sambals was so heavenly.
They have array of whiskies like J&B, Johnny Walker (Red, Black, Gold, Double Black, Green and Blue), French champagne (Moet and Veuve Clicquot), our local sparkling wine, JC le Roux, bottled wines (Nederburg, Robertson and Four Cousins). There was also an ample selection of beers and ciders.
Overall the whole experience was absolutely delightful. I also love the fact that one gets to meet people from all walks of life and the home-away-from-home feel.
As much as it was busy, the staff were on top of their game when it came to service. We had to pay R20 surety for a glass, which you get it back once you are done using the glass. Bill for two came to R200 (Including a bottle of Barone). Tate’s accepts cards for payment and has an ATM machine. They are open from Monday to Sunday.
Judged by: Sdu Gerasch