About Spur

We've been creating special memories and serving mouth-watering meals for over 50 years.

The Spur Story

Since 1967, when founder, Allen Ambor, opened the Golden Spur in Newlands, Cape Town, Spur Steak Ranches have been part of the South African family.

In the years since then, Spur has helped to create countless special memories and earned a reputation for tasty, nutritious, value-for-money meals.

We’ve also grown into an internationally recognised brand with many local and international restaurants.

So, what’s our recipe for success? Simple: a warm, relaxed, family-friendly environment; generous portions of great-tasting food; and a hearty helping of quality!

Spur through the years


Eco Journey

Spur Steak Ranches is committed to sustainable business practice through our Spur Eco Journey. In collaboration with Spur Corporation we are making a concerted effort to ensure our Environmental Sustainability Policy is a living reality in our restaurants.

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Home Team

Spur Steak Ranches encourages children and families to lead a happy, healthy, active lifestyle through our sponsorship of over 400 events.

Spur Events
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Own a Spur


Invest in a restaurant franchise you can rely on and make your business dreams come true.

Franchise Opportunities
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Full Tummy Fund

A Spur Foundation Initiative

Our Full Tummy Fund, a Spur Foundation initiative, is focused on early childhood development for children from disadvantaged communities up to the age of six. With the help of key partners we fund the training of teachers at informal Day Care Centres and support nutritional programmes feeding children during the school day.

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Let’s be honest, awards are always nice. Not because they make us look good, but because they mean we’re getting the way we serve you right. And that’s how we prefer to measure our success.

So, thank you South Africa for giving our warm welcome, mouth-watering food and value-for-money meals two thumbs up!

Sunday Times Generation Next Awardss

Coolest Eat Out Place for the 7th Consecutive Year 2019..

Sunday Times Top Brands 2019

Spur held it’s top position for the past 5 years in the Sit-Down restaurant category

  • Number 1 in category Sit-Down Restaurants
  • 9th in the category for Loyalty Programs
Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Ribs. Best Kids’ Party Spot. Best Kids’ Restaurant

Best of Ekurhuleni Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Restaurant with a Kids’ Entertainment Area Award. Best Affordable Restaurant Award

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards

The following restaurants received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Awards: Tacoma Spur, Santa Fe Spur, Mohawk Spur, Geronimo Spur, Gold Rush Spur, Seven Spur, Apache Spur, Birchwood Spur, Denver Spur, Misty River Spur, Big Bear Spur, Soaring Eagle Spur, Indigo Spur, Amarillo Spur and Mohican Spur.

Best of Ekurhuleni Readers’ Choice Awards

Spur once again received the Best Beat the Budget (Inexpensive) Restaurant.

Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards

Best place to have a party for children. Best restaurant to take the kids. Best Neighbourhood restaurant

Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards

Spur once again received the Best Kids Party Venue Award.

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards

South African’s Coolest Eat Out Place for the 7th Consecutive Year- 2015. 2nd place - Coolest Brand Slogan - 2015

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Sunday Times Top brands 2015

Spur number 1 in category Sit-Down Restaurants

South African Sports Industry Awards 2014 Short List

We were shortlisted for an award in the Best Development Sport project for our Spur Schools Mountain Bike League in February 2014.

Best of Pretoria Rekord Readers Choice Awards 2014

Spur Steak Ranches has been voted Best Steakhouse, Best Kids Party Venue, Best Neighbourhood Restaurant and Best Restaurant to take Kids in the 'Best of Pretoria - Rekord Choice Awards'.

Best of Joburg

The Best of Johannesburg Readers' Choice Awards are based on votes received from half a million readers of Johannesburg's Leisure Options newspaper. Spur has won in the Best Kids' Party Venue categories consecutively for the past 5 years. We are especially proud of this award because the results come from such a large number of consumers.T

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards

These are based on a survey of young urban South Africans between the ages of 8 and 22.

1st place - Coolest Eat Out Place 2014 (11 consecutive years)

2nd place - Coolest Slogan 2014: People with a taste for life.