About Us.

We are committed to caring for the health and safety of all our customers and staff during this pandemic.

Joop’s is not just a lunch or dinner, it is a specialist dining experience designed to cater for people that want to enjoy
being part of a family and a great community.

Whether you’re stopping in for a light starter or one of our famous pepper steaks, we guarantee only the finest quality meal, every time!
This venue offers function facilities. Please contact us for more information or for any queries or bookings.

SA Grainfed Beef

We make a concerted effort to procure the very best quality products for all our menu options. Our beef is matured for a minimum of 21 days and then cut on a daily basis to ensure the finest product for our customers.

We specifically seek out those farms that are doing things a little differently and select them based on quality, commitment to sustainability, and handling practices. We only work with farmers who take pride in their livestock and understand the importance of personal brand matching the quality of their product.

Our Uniqueness

Joop’s is unusual for many reasons, but there is one thing that makes Joop’s unique. Oom Joop wanted his customers to witness the skill and drama involved with delivering those sizzling blue-ribbon steaks onto your plate. 

That is why this is the only grill restaurant in Durban with a display window to the grill area. This allows you to enjoy your drinks as you watch the flames work their magic.



Established in 1993 by Joop and Wendy Mol, the couple’s intention was to share their passion and knowledge of food with all of Durban. Joop’s Place became a local institution synonymous with the best steaks in town.

Joop’s Place was taken over in 2019 by Roslyn.

In 2020, Johan and Margriet bought the renowned steak restaurant. Joop’s was completely revamped early in 2021, and now you also have the convenience of Joop’s chefs or butchers inside the dining area, ready to cut your personally-chosen selection of meat as well as the satisfaction of having it grilled to perfection in front of you.

Free WiFi For Everyone

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Joop in the kitchen
Joops meals


Mandla and Jefrey are top-notch chefs, trained in the searing of steaks by Oom Joop. Both have a longstanding affiliation with Joop’s Place.

Restaurateur and new owner, Johan, also proudly takes his turn at the grill where he reckons any self-respecting “proper Afrikaner” feels most at home.

Our Butchery

Joop’s Butchery is a neighbourhood butcher shop in the vibrant city of Durban, offering artisanal meats and meat products that are made in-house. We source our meats chiefly from small, family farms in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, the Karoo and Free State. The farmers who supply us are carefully handpicked for their humanely-raised, high-quality animals, and we are proud to share the stories of our farmers and their methods.

Joop's Place Butchery

Joop’s Butchery specialises in sourcing venison, such as kudu, eland, blue wildebeest, impala, springbok and other exotic cuts, and will keep our clients informed when stock is available.

We always source the best product for our customers, and so, are proud to be a specialist community butchery, rather than a run-of-the-mill meat supplier.