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The Butcher Shop & Grill

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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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“boerewors” (37 reviews)
“t bone” (58 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:30 Hours
Steakhouse, European, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

All round happy customer, they have maintained the same level of customer service over the years. Their wine selection is great for complementing the steaks they serve. All round a very happy customer each time I am there.

Thank bonolom110
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just cannot complete my joburg trip without visiting here... Amazing service, friendly and attentive.. Food as you would expect in South Africa... Lovely Juicy meat. They have a great wine collection... Tend to surprise me everytime with what is on offer. If you are...More

Thank Avinash K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Butcher shop is our favorite restaurant in JB. Every time we are here we come to enjoy their wonderful steaks, biltong, oysters, ambience. We had the best oysters and a fabulous but really fabulous steaks. A very busy place with a great buzz but...More

Thank AdriAfrica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly service, great food and wine. Can recommend the chicken livers especially but the game (eland) was great as well.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked to this restaurant from my hotel and this was by far the best meal I had. I am a vegetarian and the veggie plate was delicious - filled with a large variety of grilled vegetables. The other people with me also enjoyed their meals...More

Thank kwalkerward
Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes-up one whole side of Nelson Mandela Square, itself with nothing special to offer in memorable atmosphere or experience. Ordered a South African rib on the bone medium with mushroom sauce and a baked potato washed down with a couple of Castle drafts. Steak was...More

Thank Gerry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best oysters and fabulous but really fabulous steak. A very busy place with a great buzz. This was at least the sixth time we had dinner at the Butcher shop and each time its a super experience

Thank AKathleenG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table here for our first night in South Africa due to the good reviews and that it was a short walk from our hotel. We were very underwhelmed and in hind-site should have send the steak back. The starters and service were...More

Thank julia687
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for dinner and reasonable prices and wide choice of wines. Would advice advance booking. For both family and business

Thank subhash316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot believe I visited the original butcher shop and grill, it opened in Dubai and the one and only memory was a precious one was when my sister visited me there (in Dubai).... Scottish skin she was not happy outside even with the cooling...More

Thank Karyn D
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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