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Fat Butcher

1 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 882 8705
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (221 reviews)
“parmesan mash” (9 reviews)
“marrow bone” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
1 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 457 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

If you go for lunch, ask to be seated in their charming garden. We ate most of our meals there and thought the food was excellent...also, the service.

Thank Aoarmao
Management response:Responded today

Dear Aoarmao, Thank you for your feedback. It is always nice to hear from a happy guest. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Incredible food and great service. The waiters are friendly and helpful. I would recommend the fillet steak, it was cooked to perfection and my husband keeps talking about it even now we are home! The BBR burger was also very lovely. Nice atmosphere out in...More

Thank Natskey
Management response:Responded today

Good Afternoon Natskey, Thank you for your kind words on our establishment. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed yesterday

Had it been possible to rate 6/5, I would have for sure done that! One of the best dinner had since years in that small but vibrant restaurant! The quality of the young staff there was simply exceptional and showed the very proper training they...More

Thank IncaDutch
Management response:Responded today

Dear IncaDutch, Thank you for your excellent review. We hope you have safe travels back home. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Stellenbosch for 4 dinners and chose to eat at the Fat Butcher twice - it was that good. The steaks were amazing. Make a reservation as they do book up.

Thank familyof6plusadog
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Dear familyof6plusadog, Thank you for your outstanding feedback. We look forward to having you again. Safe travels back home. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent. Our evening began by being greeted by our waiter who was kind and humorous, and was more than happy to converse with us throughout our evening. He issued us a short, but thorough education of the steaks before we dined, ensuring that we knew...More

Thank JackAverre
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Dear JackAverre, I hope you are well. Thank you for your great feedback of our restaurant. We would love to have you again. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say? Steak was fantastic, wine was fantastic, staff were fantastic, dessert was fantastic, and a lovely chef who came out to speak to the table. During my South Africa visits I have had some great meals in some great cities - but...More

Thank Bogotarocks
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Good Morning Bogotarocks, Thank you for the awesome feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

As some of the other reviews suggest, the Fat Butcher is for meat lovers. If you have ever visited any of the Hawksmoor restaurants in London there are some similarities, particularly the way in which the waiters explain the various cuts and show you the...More

Thank David A
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

Dear David A, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you and your son again. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I was recommended this place by our tour guide while spending one night in Stellenbosch during a wine tour, and I can say it was absolutely fantastic and did not disappoint. The staff were friendly and quick to serve us even though...More

Thank andrewbQ3176IB
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear andrewbQ3176IB, Thank you for your fabulous review. We are pleased to hear about your experience, and look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find a table at short notice. I wanted the marrow bones for a starter, but then I saw that one can have it as part of a steak option. Superb - both the marrows and the steak. The service was excellent....More

Thank Ewert B
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Good Morning Ewert B, Thank you for your fantastic review. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked into the restaurant and are instantly greeted by smiling faces, we choose to sit outside and are surrounded by a lovely park and a beautiful patio. On the table is their special BBQ sauce and it's to die for. I chose to order the...More

Thank The Dapper Dude... F
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Dear The Dapper Dude... F, Thank you for your fantastic review. We hope you recover from your meat coma so that we can welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

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W52EX
19 February 2018|
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Response from Xhariep | Reviewed this property |
You must absolutely book. The meat is so good, it is fully booked virtually every night
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 882 8705
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