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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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“t bone” (56 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

Ate here last night with friends. This is the biggest restaurant I've even been in, in my life (600 covers). The staff were okay; we had 2 waiters, and they weren't very attentive, or patient with us (I had to ask them to repeat themselves...More

Thank Tony M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Restaurant had quite a nice buzz and almost packed even on a Monday night. I had fillet and it was very tasty but my partner and friend both had rib eye and it was rather tough and tasteless. The garden salad was nice but the...More

Thank Sydney2000000
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Expansive with large airy seating areas including private semi secluded private dining areas. The food options are wide from fish to grills or chicken or salad. Their speciality is grills and the pork spare ribs are very filling and very tasty. Service is excellent and...More

Thank VCMO
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restuarant is very big and sits conveniently on Nelson Mandela Square. Service was slick, the house wines Pick Pick’s were good. True its a classic steak house but since my partner is a vegetarian (not uncommon) the selection for her was very limited. And...More

Thank JayBeeZee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited with a group of business associates and I was impressed with the great service and the vegetarian meals that I chose were very well prepared and tasty

Thank Suren P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For us the butcher shop did not live up to his hype. The starter were not totally fresh and the main course filet was slightly overcooked. Overall slightly disappointing. We won't return

Thank ThWilmesi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you say you’re a butcher shop and grill you better know how to make lamb chops to perfection or else you can just leave the grill part off your name! Grill part of your name suitably approved! Started with the peri-peri chicken livers. Superb!...More

Thank Bush-Traveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great night out with friends. Gave such a lovely cut of ostrich and the service was impeccable.

Thank Joel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best options in the Mandela square. Great great products like meat or seafood with a good service too, even when the restaurant is full of people and ia huge. No doubt I will back again when I have to travel there.

Thank JuanAntonioSantos
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here often and it's always 4 to 5 stars. On this most recent occasion, I dined alone (business trip) so was seated at the bar counter. The man behind the bar (whose name I unfortunately don't recall) was superb - provided recommendations...More

Thank Brad S
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Questions & Answers
Ami G
20 November 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.
7 October 2017|
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Response from Joyseeker54 | Reviewed this property |
We both had steak and it was very good!
13 May 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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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