Spitfire, Crawford


10:00 till 21:00 daily


Not Specified



Price Range (p/p)

Cheap | Under R100

Casual Dining
Children’s menu
Parking - Car Park
Reservations Not Necessary
Credit Cards Accepted
Self Service
Wheelchair Access Available
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Updated: 28-03-2019

The Southern Suburbs has no end to it’s repertoire of halaal places to eat. Spitfire adds to this list with its version of Portuguese flame grilled or crumbed chicken and meaty grills. Situated in the busy Kromboom Convenience Centre, practically under the stairs they are rather easy to miss. But I daresay once discovered it is a little gem of a find.

It is an easy and casual family style restaurant. Not very big, with 3 large and comfy family booths and about 6 smaller tables. And bonus, they have lots of parking outside in the Centre’s parking lot. I was returning from Claremont recently with my little sis’ and we stopped by for a quick lunch. I had no expectations when we walked in but we were definitely glad we gave it a try. Ordered at the counter, took a seat and waited for our order. About half the restaurant was occupied but they did not take too long to bring our order.

Their grilled chicken options comes in flavours of lemon and herb, mild, hot and extra hot. I had the mild quarter chicken combo which comes with chips, a garlic roll and a soda for R59. Works out slightly cheaper than Nando’s as they give an extra side. I thought the combination of 2 starches a bit odd and in truth didn’t really finish my roll. My chicken leg quarter was a bit on the small side and I could’ve eaten another chicken piece. But it seems everyone is in trouble for serving tiny chicken quarters. I won’t mention another flame grilled chicken purveyor whom I may have already mentioned. Maybe they’re starving the poor chickens at the farms… I digress… My sister had the very healthy lemon and herb Chicken breast fillet with side (which was chips, not so healthy) also for R59. Not bad as the portion of chicken breast was ample. Both flavours were zesty and went down very well with both of us. The chips were chunky cut, crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Exactly how I like it. They also used a nice seasoning salt to dust the chips with.



I’ve previously bought a takeout which included crumbed chicken portions, and Spitfire wings. The crumbed chicken was pretty standard KFC style. The wings were great and came with a dipping sauce which had me licking my fingers. The nachos on their menu looks really good and I hear their chicken burger is excellent. So as Arnie would have said – “I’LL BE BACK!”




Please note: Hungry for Halaal is not a certification body. We do our best to verify that an establishment is Halaal Certified or Muslim owned but we cannot guarantee information that is supplied to us.

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  • We just recently discovered Spitfire when we moved into the area. The first time we ate there, I ordered the half chicken meal – and wow! What a taste sensation that was! The chicken was plentiful, tasty, with a wood-fired taste that made the meal all the more memorable.

    While we were eating, two of the managers shared a meal of masala ribs and chips and they made our mouths water even more. When next we visited, we ordered exactly that – masala ribs and chips; this meal was beyond anything that we’ve tasted and far outstripped any other ribs we’ve ever had. The meat was on the bone was plentiful, juicy, spicy and flavourful. I embarrassed my husband by licking all my bones, and his! We went back a week later for another round of ribs and we were again blown away by the quality of the food – tasty, tasty, tasty.

    The one of the only drawbacks is that the restaurant is very draughty because they have to leave the door open, even though their air-con works. Also, on all three occasions we visited, the hand-wash tap did not work, and we had to jippo the valve underneath the sink to wash our hands.

    The first time we ate there, we ordered individual drinks which cost R13.50 each – I order a can of soda and my husband ordered from the soda machine – he got 10ml more than what I did from my can. When we visited the following two times, we were more clued up, and rather sprang for a 2L soda which cost R26.00 – however, we could both have more than one glass, and there was enough left in the bottle to take away. So be wise – buy a bottle!

    Needless to say, Spitfire delivered on all fronts, and they have garnered two very regular visitors to their establishment.