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“Happy returns”

The Famous Butchers Grill
Ranked #297 of 1,147 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Famous Butchers Grill is a sexy steakhouse located in the Cape Town Lodge Hotel in Cape Town's city centre. Not only are the steaks amazing, but the restaurant also offers LIVE entertainment 7 days a week.
Cape Town, South Africa
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Happy returns”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My wife and I visited this Grill about two months ago. The meat was divine and cooked to perfection ( medium to well). It was served with potato wedges with coarse salt and warm vegetables of spinach and butternut. Service was quick and the ambiance was great. There is a bar situated just off the restaurant entrance with comfortable sofas and chairs to relax before your meal.
We recently went back again for the same meal ( the memories of the first one was still in our minds) . Meal was reasonable, the meat was not as tender as the first time but otherwise not something to fret about. Again service was attentive without being obtrusive. Will I go again? YES!

  • Visited April 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Very pleasant restaurant but very average steak”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

A group of 6 of us had a mixture of 250 gram rump and sirloin steaks. While a "medium rare" steak was indeed neither "medium" nor "rare" but neatly in between, they were far short of their R125-00 price tag. The décor was pleasant, the singer (and his guitar) was very good and not too loud, the waiter was EXCELLENT with a delightful sense of humour, but the quality of the steak was not what I would have expected from a "Famous Butcher". I may well go back again; but not for a steak.

  • Visited May 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
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“Bland meals”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

For a restaurant that raves about meat and charge premium rates for meat, they have managed every time to dish up a completely tasteless meal. Yes, it was soft, and the waiter promised it was extra matures, but what have they done with the flavour?

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good food”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Good service excellent meal. Manager went out of his way to accommodate us on a busy evening. Nice atmosphere.

Visited April 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic steaks!”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Chef grumpy and not very accommodating but the steaks are fantastic. Portions are great and service attentive.

Visited March 2013
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