Fireside Bistro truly lives up to its name. The restaurant, which is a couple of months old and is in Johannesburg’s Norwood suburb, cooks its food on flames. The no-frills eatery has a traditional bistro-type mix of meals that includes steaks, seafood and game. Most dishes are prepared on an open grill with a special wood that gives the food a “distinct smoked flavour”, says chef and owner Terence Klaff, whose résumé includes La Rustica restaurant and the Grill House in Rosebank. I tucked into what I can honestly say was one of the best prepared and tastiest springboks steak I’ve ever had.