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The Butcher Shop & Grill

West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 784 8676
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Steakhouse, European, Soups, Deli, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I joined colleagues here during a business trip to Sandton. This is a very nice steakhouse. The food was delicious and service very good as well. Nice Atmosphere

Thank BMB6040
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve tried a different menu each time I visit Sandton and I’ve never been disappointed. Very good quality meat and very good prices as well!! Sometimes you do need to get a reservation as it can be full up at dinner time.

Thank hoaru
Reviewed 3 days ago

great service very tasty filet stake, great service and Im enjoying the delicious sausages and bread served on the house when you sit down; a special atmosphere surrounds you at the square especially in the evenings with the lights

Thank Yvonne L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You really would hate to be vegetarian here. The meals are very meat heavy and massive! If you are considering ordering entree, make sure you are sharing as that and a main is a lot. The steak is to die for, melts in the mouth....More

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Butcher is where you should come to get your protein fix. They do steaks and they do them very well. I sat at the bar this time as I was solo but previously I had a table with clients both times were throughly enjoyable...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the staff seemed almost disinterested. Service was poor and infrequent. I had a medium rare fillet which was undercooked and so was my brothers t bone. I have eaten in most of the restaurants in Nelson Mandela square and all...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure to eat a perfectly medium well beef steak with salt/pepper and delicious sides of mash potatoes and spinach. The meat was excellent and cooked exactly like I expected. The staff is very nice, friendly, professional. Don’t hesitate if you have the...More

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just left the restaurant after having a terrible experience there. One guest orders a sweet potato with her steak. Not only did the incorrect potato arrive, but the meal was also cold. So she returns the meal for correction. Her husband orders steak with...More

Thank Nadsacel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The butcher shop has been around for more than 20 years , and I always refer back to my first one oh so many years ago . I go back every time without being disappointed. The way they harvest , prepare , age and cook...More

Thank 716danieg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a non-native to Africa bjt a great fan of meat, I need to give this temple of great steaks a 5 star. We had game meat, beef meat, ostritch etc and prawns. Fantastic quality and cooking skills Wine also was great with an extensive...More

Thank georgevrio
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Ami G
November 20, 2017|
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Response from Gillyjump | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t recall goat meat on the menu, not typical SA. Had lots of beef, spring book, kudu.
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Joyseeker54 | Reviewed this property |
We both had steak and it was very good!
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Azel V | Reviewed this property |
you get what you pay for - pretty decent for excellent quality.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Sandton
  • Phone Number: +27 11 784 8676
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In the heart of Sandton, on Nelson Mandela Square, is the flagship Johannesburg branch of The Butcher Shop & Grill: an institution in South African dining. For over 20 years, our unmatchable steakhouse has been as much a part of SA culture as sunshine, red wine and red meat. You could say it is a landmark on the culinary landscape (and we're now in Cape Town and the Middle East). But The Butcher Shop is also about family - and the laughter, memories and conversations shared with special people over great food at a top steakhouse. Our family business, handed down over three generations, is famed for its quality produce, extensive menu, separate butchery & deli and 800 passionate staff globally. In Johannesburg we're able to seat up to 600 guests, plus 22 guests in our exclusive private dining room. In Cape Town, we can accommodate 250 guests, with capacity for an additional 40 guests in our private dining room.
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