Airport Shuttle from OR Tambo
So, you’re a tourist in Sandton and need a bite? Want to explore the local fast and popular food scene? If you have a furious appetite that needs to be appeased fast, this is where and why locals love to eat.
You won’t find these fast food outlets and restaurant chains overseas, at least not very readily, and even then, the menus are changed to suit the overseas palate somewhat. Enjoy popular feasting the way the locals do, and find out why below.
Airport Shuttle from OR Tambo to The Hussar Grill
This premier steakhouse chain is a perennial Trip Advisor favourite, and once you’ve dined at this affordable white linen, upmarket grillroom, you’ll know why.
The owners personally oversee the maturation of all their beef, and only the finest Class-A beef is sourced. The meat is hung on the carcass for seven days, then wet-aged after that for up to thirty-five days. They also cure their own biltong (jerkey) and make their own hand-cut butternut crisps, supplied free of charge as you sit down.
Several meat-on-the bone dishes are sumptuous treats, a cut with bone being more flavoursome. Try the hog ribs and lamb shanks for a succulent, tender, flavoursome grill. All meals are accompanied by two sides – choose from mashed potatoes, handcut signature fries, or roast potatoes. More delectable sides are available.
As this is a speciality steakhouse, ask your waiter to bring the meatboard should you be unsure of which cut to choose. All wait staff go through a vigorous training process so can advise expertly on the various cuts. The game steaks, ostrich fillet, fillet on the bone and sirloin on the bone are highlights.
Hussar Grill represents great value for money too – R175 will buy you a first-class meal to remember. Best of all, is that they do not charge corkage – bring in any wine of your choice at no extra fee!
Ask your OR Tambo airport shuttle to take you to Morningside in Sandton for your nearest Hussar Grill. Reaching Morningside from anywhere else in Sandton via OR Tambo airport shuttle will take you a mere five minutes, and reaching it from the airport on route to Sandton will take you about 30 minutes.
Airport Shuttle from OR Tambo to Steers
Steers is a local fast-food burger and grill favourite, in actual polls and by revenue generated. The signature appeal is the flame-grilled nature of the offerings, which infuses a sumptuous smokey flavour into the likes of its burgers that’s hard, if not impossible, to replicate in ordinary home or restaurant cooking.
Other allures are the thick-cut chips and Steers barbeque sauce. The burgers are top-sellers and the Hero Steak Roll is worth a try for being, well, heroic. They sell pretty good ice cream desserts too! Expect to pay about R40 to R70 depending on whether you’re buying a single item or a combo meal. As everything is freshly grilled, you’ll wait about 8 minutes except on Wednesday, when the locals like to frequent Steers for the specials on offer.
Ask your OR Tambo airport shuttle driver to get you to Sandton City in the very central Rivonia Road in Sandton. This is a central location so your airport shuttle from OR Tambo will have you there in ten minutes if you’re already in Sandton. If it’s peak traffic time in the afternoon, factor in another 20 minutes for your airport shuttle from OR Tambo. If you’re taking an airport shuttle from OR Tambo to Sandton City from the airport itself, your drive time will be about thirty minutes in ordinary traffic.
Airport Shuttle from OR Tambo to Ocean Basket
This is arguably the mainstream seafood destination of choice for locals, and that’s saying a lot in a country that’s surrounded by coastline and whose population consequently knows what it wants when it comes to seafood!
Fish, prawns and squid are served grilled or fried, and accompanied by the chain’s dreamy, creamy lemon garlic white sauce. The legendary platters for one, two or groups offer outstanding value for money, and the plain fish and chips – hake option – is to many the best restaurant sit-down fish and chips in the country.
This isn’t seafood haute cuisine but a novel seafood fast food sit-down restaurant concept. The sushi is good too, as are the Mediterranean-style dishes on the menu.
As with Steers, ask your OR Tambo airport shuttle driver to get you to Sandton City in the Rivonia Road, Sandton. Your airport shuttle from OR Tambo will have you there in ten minutes if you’re already in Sandton. If it’s peak traffic hour in the afternoon, factor in another 20 minutes for your airport shuttle from OR Tambo. If you’re taking an airport shuttle from OR Tambo to Sandton City from the airport, you’ll get to Sandton City in about thirty minutes.
Airport Shuttle from OR Tambo to Nandos
If you didn’t know that international food retailer Nandos was South African in origin, now you do! And if you haven’t tried their flame-grilled peri-peri Portuguese-style chicken, you’re missing out. The advantage of having this on homesoil is to taste what made it such a hit with locals first – there are slightly hotter offerings locally, as well as different and unique menu items not available overseas. Enjoy!
Your directions for your airport shuttle from OR Tambo are exactly the same as for Steers and Ocean basket above.
Airport Shuttle from OR Tambo to Roman’s Pizza
Calling all Italian lovers! Yes, you can get pizza anywhere, but this is about exploring what the locals love. Roman’s consistently makes the top ten loved fast food brands awards and surveys for both taste and value. That’s hardly surprising, as two large pizzas – all pizzas are sold in twos – go for between R140 and R160. Ask for the traditional pan-fried base, not the thick one. The ‘traditional’ base is nowhere near to an authentic Italian one, but that’s not the brand’s positioning anyway.
Enjoy tucking in to the tanginess of the indulgent cheese toppings. Local favourites are the Pepperoni Deluxe pizza, Tangy Russian, Bacon Supreme and Seafood pizza. Peculiar as it is, the seafood pizza does tend to outdo other rivals, often even fine dining ones too, thanks to the genuine garlic flavour notes coming through distinctly.
Ask your OR Tambo airport shuttle driver to get you to Fourways Sandton City. Fourways is central and you’ll reach it in about fifteen minutes, depending where in Sandton you’re based. Alternatively, head to Sunninghill. Depending on where in Sandton you are, your airport shuttle from OR Tambo will probably get you there sooner. You’ll get to both destinations in about 40 minutes from the airport itself.