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“Putting the Best to the test!”

The Butcher Shop & Grill
Ranked #1 of 230 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Reviewed January 26, 2014

After 3 weeks in Argentina and more steaks that was probaly good for me, we visited this enigmatic restaurant to have rib eye steak! And to judge it against the best of Argentina which was stll fresh in our memories.
Firstly the restaurant was excellent: good and friendly service! The wine list was extensive and reasonable.
Then the rib eye steak: it was ordered rare without any sauce or basting. It was done perfectly: juicy, tender and rare. Nothing to find fault with.
But the tast of the meat did not compare! It was like comparing Karroo lamb with feed lot mutton: just not the same!
In the final analysis I can recommend the restaurant and the rib eye as well but I shall remember the Patagonian Ojo de Bife for a long time!

Thank Johann S
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Visited this restaurant a good while ago but I will always remember it for the huge steaks; you could ask for the steak to be cut whatever size you wanted and it was cooked to perfection.

The steaks we ordered were so big there wasn't room for anything else on the plate, but they were delicous. The exchange rate against the GBP also meant it was very affordable.

Recommended for carnivores

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Thank Trav008
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Outstanding steaks quality (especially ostrich ones :-)) and huge selection of South African wines you'll get here! I came back to SAR after 10 years it was a special occasion for me and I went to Butcher Shop with no doubt. This place is of fantastic quality for years! Prices are a bit high but it's worth it! Defenitely recomended!

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Thank Alex2477
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Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a great night at this restaurant. Hosting team was swift and organised. Our waiter was in point with drinks topped up always. Great steaks, cosy ambience, lovely and wide variety of wines. Thanks for the awesome evening

Thank SarMak1985
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Really good food at a great price. All the steaks looked good. Just ask for a glass of wine, they are that big it's almost half a bottle! The seafood, oysters especially, were also very good.

Thank Drew M
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