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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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“boerewors” (38 reviews)
“t bone” (59 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:30 Hours
Steakhouse, European, Soups, Deli, Gluten Free Options
West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed today

What i like about this place is GOOD, VERY good steaks. The look inside is also awesome with all the wine bottles around you

Thank brendalaufs
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ordered steak medium rare, was served a medium well steak. The restaurant has always been renowned for its beef, but to pay such a price and be served a wrong done steak.

Thank Quintin H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location, right in Mandela Square, Fantastic cuts of meats. I took a Rib Eye and accepted the waiters recommendation of how it should be seasoned and grilled. Fantastic! Great choice of beverages. I shall certainly return.

Thank Malcolm B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently took a group of international visitors for a dinner to Allan Picks place in Mandela Square. To be fair I have not been there for a very long time. My friends and business guests thoroughly enjoyed the food. The meat was delicious beyond...More

Thank dhavelinlutchmananr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very good restaurant in the center of Sandton on Mandela square I have really enjoyed this restaurant where you can eat very good meat the staff is very efficient , professional and welcoming I will probably visit again this restaurant during my next visit in...More

Thank Christophe C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Having not been back in South Africa for 10 years, and not having experienced how great SA Steak House was, we visited The Butcher Shop. The steaks were way beyond our expectations, and great value. The wine list exceptional. The service was at it's best....More

Thank rsashoeman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Six times have I dined at the Butcher Shop, three of those times they managed to screw up the booking. Once claiming I hadn't booked, once they had the time and number wrong, ands this last time they showed guests to a different table so...More

Thank PeterSulli
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with 17 mates on a Friday. We had sensibly pre-booked and we're glad that we did as it was buzzing. A variety of food was ordered c personal choice was garlic snails followed by a 400g filet steak. The snails were good. But them...More

Thank PaulB65
Reviewed 6 days ago

It’s been 15 years since I last went to this restaurant, it is much bigger now than last time, but just as good. The butchery and restaurant concept that the ‘Butchers Shop & Grill’ invented is now emulated by many others, but my personal opinion...More

Thank ChristopherSydenham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second visit there this year. It was so packed I had to sit at the bar but another great experience.

Thank fuserminusku
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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