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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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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 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve eaten here often and it’s usually very good. On this occasion, I had the best steak I’ve had in a long time. Super!

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great steaks. We loved the atmosphere. The fact that you can pick out your own cuts before they cook them is awesome. Prices were very reasonable for the quantity and quality of food. A top notch steakhouse.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The staff done well to accommodate our requests even though we weren’t the nicest of patrons, really appreciated the service provided. The menu is a typical grill/steakhouse however I enjoyed a massive oxtail plate! Which unfortunately I couldn’t finish. Definitely worth the money

Thank Ezekiel S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good ambiance. My medium rare steak was tasty, but was medium in places and medium well in others. I would expect a steakhouse to get it right. I also didn’t feel any interest in the patrons. Efficient, but not a personal touch at all. I’ve...More

Thank Gr1970Gr
Reviewed 1 week ago

I confess I really love this restaurant but I did not like my last experience on it. In South Africa normally you pay 10% at maximum of the bill for tip. In my case was not good because I told the waiter to add R40...More

Thank Pedro T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a good meal at the butcher shop. Rib eye is probably the best along with the lamb shank which is extremely tender. Some times the service is slow especially when the place is full

Thank Jarryd P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As usual, you are never disappointed at Butcher Shop at Mandela Square....food is always excellent. BUT tonight, we met a wonderful person....his name is Fortune and he has been taking good care of us and of his other customers...hats off to him...he is always smiling...More

Thank patrickkoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We frequent butcher shop regularly do book before hand as despite the size it always is busy and tables hard to come by. The rib eye is delicious with side of baked potato and sour cream. The wait staff are excellent and service is v...More

1  Thank Desi N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Turned up with no reservation, prepared to wait, within 5mins we were seated at he front of the restaurant overlooking Mandela square. Staff were cheery, attentive, very good at what they do. Food was fabulous. Steaks were cooked perfectly and portions were generous. Baked mushroom...More

Thank Loh4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good quality good, especially if you’re a meat lover like me. But the food isn’t cheap. Good for business outings and occasions.

Thank FoodPornStar
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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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