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Butcher Boys

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Florida Road, Durban, South Africa
031 8248312
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal

Had been many years before when visiting and was not impressed but this meal changed things. It was great! You can go really casual and eat so well. Steak and kingklip were delicious. The veggies and butternut bake were also very tasty. Glad we went back again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Bethlehem, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Don't go there solo, they put you at a table right at the back, just outside the passage to the toilet - do not dare to ask to be seated elsewhere, especially if the short blonde lady is at your service - very rude and very abrupt! No, you can sit here, or there, or there, you will have to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had been many years before when visiting and was not impressed but this meal changed things. It was great! You can go really casual and eat so well. Steak and kingklip were delicious. The veggies and butternut bake were also very tasty. Glad we went back again!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

I have tried this restaurant couple of times during my trip to Durban. Steak is simply one of the best I tried with some mix dishes of steak, lamb and seafood choices. The place is very vibrant and always busy, you have to book in advance to avoid any disappointment. Staff are really chatty, professional and efficient. I loved the... More 

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Orinda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The mussels were amazing in a white wine and cream sauce. We tried mussels at every restaurant after Butcher Boys and no one compared. Service was great. The wine was delicious.

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Durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I frequently visit this restaurant and have never had anything but excellent food and service! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys and knows his/her steak, but not limited to just steak!

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durban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is always very busy. The best steak and ribs is found here. One can walk in any time if you need to eat here. Reservations will always be practical as this palce is so very busy everyday

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Scottburgh, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The four of us had a totally different selection of mains. Unusual to have fish served in a steak house but our guest loved it, perfectly prepared and presented. The rest of us had a variety of steaks - each reaching its own virtuoso of excellence. Not over the top with narcissistic flourishes, but in the most understated manner -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited Butcher Boys on Father's Day and my partner required a specially prepared meal due to health reasons - this was absolutely no problem for our hard working waitress who arranged everything perfectly despite the restaurant being full. They would have scored 5 stars if the chips had been good but they were unfortunately over done.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We were here for lunch and were pretty happy with the restaurant in general. The food is famous for being delicious and all 5 of us were happy with our meals (we ordered the burgers, steaks, chicken and Kingklip). One area of improvement is the number of wait staff that was present, we were frequently waiting to place drinks orders,... More 

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Port Alfred, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had the opportunity of going here this year around April. I was looking for a place to have some sushi, but a friend suggested I had to try this restaurant. I normally judge places by their wine list and the variety of the wine on this list was outstanding. I ordered a good red wine, and also the combination... More 

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Address: Florida Road, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: 031 8248312
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Florida Road, Durban, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban
  • Phone Number: 031 8248312

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Large groups

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