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The Empire Steak, Durban

Hours

11:00 - 22:00 Mon
11:00 - 22:00 Tues to Thurs
1:15 - 23:00 Fri
8:00 - 23:00 Sat
8:00 - 22:00 Sun

Cuisine

American
Grills
Steakhouse

Halaal

Certified

Price Range (p/p)

Cheap | Under R100,Medium | R100 - R300

Breakfast
Casual Dining
Child Friendly
Dinner
Family
Lunch
Smart Casual
Waiter Service
Child Friendly -Yes
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Updated: 25-09-2019

We visited The Empire Steak for supper on Friday night. It was a cold, rainy evening. However, it was really nice and warm inside the restaurant. There were quite a few heaters inside which created a lovely, warm atmosphere.

We were seated next to the play area. The play area is not big but it is quite entertaining. There were 2 staff members who were stationed there to look after the kids. They were really friendly and patient and kept the kids entertained. There is also a small area with a TV and a few chairs as well.

The staff were really friendly and provided amazing service. They enjoyed a mini photoshoot as they loved posing for the camera.

Before we ordered, we asked many questions and the waitress remained patient with us. After much thought (as the menu is really wide and everything sounds so amazing) we finally placed our order. Here it is:

  • Empire Blast sirloin with half chips and half vegetable.
  • Mushroom burger with chips and onion rings
  • Gourmet ferrero milkshake
  • Strawberry daquire
  • Chocolate volcano
  • Turtle waffle
  • Milo
  • Choc cookie latte

As you would notice from our selection, we were really in the mood for sweet things. 

It was time for prayers after we ordered. A staff member showed us to the prayer facilities. After prayers, the food had arrived. The presentation of the food was absolutely stunning. And we were excited to see if it tasted as good as it looked.

Both the sirloin and the mushroom burger tasted even better than it looked. The sirloin had an amazing taste which was complimented very well with the sauces and spices. The mushroom burger was extremely saucy, which I loved, and I could bite through it effortlessly. The taste and flavours were absolutely divine. This sirloin and mushroom were definitely among the best food I have ever tasted.

The gourmet ferrero milkshake, the strawberry daquire and the milo were really tasty. The kids really enjoyed tasting all the varieties of flavours in these drinks. 

The choc cookie latte was really sweet and had a nice taste. If you love sweet drinks then I recommend you try this one out. 

The turtle waffle and chocolate volcano will satisfy the taste buds of any dessert lover. We had the chocolate volcano with ice cream. When you take a piece of the chocolate volcano it just erupts with chocolate. The turtle waffle is a beligian waffle with nutella and walnuts. 

So how did we manage to eat all that food, desserts and drinks? So this was our strategy. We forced ourselves to stop eating the food and take some home for the next day. It proved to be quite a challenge as the food was terribly irresistible. So the kids ended up drinking most of our drinks as they mostly wanted to play. So we had space for the chocolate volcano and shared it. We tasted the turtle waffle and enjoyed a few bites and then took the rest home and really enjoyed it while watching a good movie.

Conclusion

An amazing atmosphere, really wide menu, friendly and efficient service and absolutely delicious food makes The Empire Steak a must-visit when you are in Durban.

By Halaal Travels
Halaal Travels is a family travel blog which aims to help, inspire and motivate you on your travels. They provide authentic reviews to help you discover amazing places both locally and internationally.
Find them at www.halaaltravels.co.za.

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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