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“A Meat Lovers Paradise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Butcher Shop & Grill

The Butcher Shop & Grill
Ranked #1 of 208 Restaurants in Sandton
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Memphis, Tennessee
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“A Meat Lovers Paradise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had a lovely dinner at the Butcher Shop. The steaks were fantastic, perfectly cooked and huge! My wife ordered the Bone-in Sirloin, it was so big it covered the entire plate, and the table of business people next to us got a huge kick out of the fact that someone so small would order a piece of meat that big! Our daughter ordered a filet, and I ordered the game of the day, and between us we ate every delicious bite. They have a very good wine selection, so you will have no problem pairing the perfect wine with the perfect cut of meat. Highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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lebanon
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“Best Meat i Ever tasted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

i highly recommend this place, the meat is very tasty the sauce is amazing and the service is excellent.

can't wait to ear there during my next trip.

cheers

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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“Loved it! Amazing steak!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Best steak my husband and I have ever had. Excellent South African wine selection. Due to our wonky jet lag and flight schedule, we had dinner a bit early at 6pm - place did not liven up until later. Would recommend a later reservation.

It will be my first stop next time in South Africa!

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Beira, Mozambique
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“Not a consistently good restaurant!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went twice to the Butchers, the first evening we both ate a great rib eye steak, asked for med rare- I got my more med and my husband more rare :) but we were very happy with overall service. Sommelier is very good there and his wine recommendation was excellent! We decided to return after 2 evenings and ordered exactly the same - this time we were both served perfectly cooked steaks(rib eye) but sadly i could only eat half of mine as it was full of sinew/fat. I complained and the Manager did come with a "story" that this part of meat is next to the bone..blah blah... but all i said to him is i was not looking for a free meal,so he quickly offered me a free dessert- which was an insult really. i declined. I would have thought since we spent quite a bit already(champagne;oysters) he would have at least said they would not charge for the steak since he could see I hardly ate any of it! Disappointing!

  • Visited August 2014
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“Sensational Steaks & Wonderful Service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

Whenever in Sandton we always visit this place and to date, we have not been disappointed. The service is excellent, polite and super helpful. The range of meat is fantastic and cooked to perfection with the many seasonings available.

Make sure to ask the servers for the most appropriate wine to suit your meal as I have found their choice often spot on.

Before dining, have a walk around the butcher shop and talk to the butchers available about the various meat and cuts, and see what they recommend.

Dined here from December 2008 - April 2013.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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