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“The Butchers Block and Grill. A must for tasting great wines!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sandton City Shopping Centre

Sandton City Shopping Centre
Sandton City, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 35 Shopping in Johannesburg
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“The Butchers Block and Grill. A must for tasting great wines!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

One of my favorites places in Sandton, Johannesburg. A lot of attractions, shoppings, restaurants, Banks, etc. Strategically situated with many Hotels around for all kinds of pockets.
Very clean and safe. Connected with Nelson Mandela Sq where you can also find several fine restaurants and shopping.

I love to have dinner at The Butchers Block and Grill. A must for tasting great SA wines!

Visited September 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“High quality mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

A very extensive (and expensive) mall. Lot's to see and do, all great quality. I particularly liked Nelson mandela Square outside, for all the varied places to eat.

Visited November 2011
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“Wonderful Modern Centre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Coming from the United States, I was so incredibly amazed at how magnificent this shopping mall is. It could stand anywhere in the world. It has a very European touch with many fine restaurants and European bakeries and coffee shops. Exquisite food and really I am amazed at how incredibly wonderful and polite all the people are who work in this mall are. Without exception I have found the people in Johannesburg to be so welcoming and helpful.
There are very many stores in Sandton and if one cannot get to the famous Rosebank market held on a Sunday, which is the best place to buy wonderful South African curios and art, you can find alot in the various stores that sell these in Sandton, for sure more expensive, but not that much.
They also have alot of famous brand names in the centre, such as Feragamo, Gucci, etc/ Great jewlrey stores and also tanzanite stores.
All in all I have loved Johannesburg, felt safe, and thank all the people for their kind and wonderful hospitality

Visited October 2012
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Wallasey, United Kingdom
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“Interesting but confusing!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Some really fine restaurants and cafes, but the layout (especially car parking) is confusing to this Ancient Mariner!

We like Cafe della Salut for morning coffee and lunch (the sandwiches are really good) and Butchers Block and Grill for a fine dining experience.

Visited October 2012
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Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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“A very poor show”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

On arrival via the new Gautrain, we were greeted by a pungent smell of urine and a huge mucky, litter strewn Taxi Rank through which we had to walk. My impression of this Mall is that of a movie set, a huge pretence giving the impression of high end shopping for the upper classes, as long as you're prepared to ignore that beneath the façade there's a whole different world. I witnessed a very nasty incident in Stuttafords, which just gave credence to my opinion. In short; an elderly lady fell down hard. Management had to be threatened with a lawsuit to stop them moving her and call in the medics. I am appalled and will never set foot in that store again. The other shops I visited had fabulously opulent frontages but once you step through the doors, the service is either rude or non-existent! From me this Mall gets a "Never again!"

Visited March 2012
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