About Spur

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

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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

1967-1974
1974-1980
1980-1986
1986-1992
1992-1996
1996-2005
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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
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Restaurant

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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Awards

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!

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2022
Baby YumYum Product Awards 2022

Product of the Year Winner 2022 - Best Kids restaurant

Best of Bloemfontein Awards 2022

Best Place to have a Party for Children 2022

Best of Joburg Awards 2022

Best Kids' Menu 2022

Best of Ekurhuleni Awards 2022

Best Kids' Menu 2022

Best Ribs 2022

Daily News: Your Choice Awards 2022

1st - Best All-Round Restaurant

1st - Best Place to Have Breakfast

1st - Best Steakhouse

South African Loyalty Awards

Best Programme of the Year - Restaurants & QSR

Rapport Reader’s Choice Awards 2022

Best Family Restaurant – Platinum (1st Place)

Best Breakfast Restaurant – Gold (2nd Place)

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards 2022

Voted Coolest Restaurant in SA

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2021
Die Burger "Jou Keuse" Awards

SPUR wins GOLD in TWO categories of "JOU KEUSE" again in Die Burger newspapers annual readers awards.

Best Child friendly restaurant

Best sit down restaurant

Die Burger "Jou Keuse" Awards

SPUR wins SILVER in ONE category "JOU KEUSE" again in Die Burger newspapers annual readers awards.

Children's Parties

Daily News 'Your Choice' Awards (KZN)

Spur was voted the winner in the following 2 categories in the KZN region.

  • Best All Round Restaurant
  • Best Steakhouse
Joburg Readers’ Choice Awards

Best Ribs

Best of Pretoria Readers’ Choice Awards

Best in Dining Out category

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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
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.

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

Sunday Times Generation Next Awards

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

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2016
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.

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Archive
Sunday Times Generation Next Awards

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

Jou Keuse: Die Beeld-lesers se eerste keuse

Beeld-Readers's vote was (Category Restaurant)

Beeld-Readers's vote was (Category: Steak-restaurant)

Beeld-Readers's vote was (Category: Breakfast-restaurant)

Sunday Times Top brands 2015

Spur number 1 in category Sit-Down Restaurants

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.

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'.

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.