The Famous Butchers Grill

The Famous Butchers Grill

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Hours
Sun
12:00 - 23:00
Mon
12:00 - 23:00
Tue
12:00 - 23:00
Wed
12:00 - 23:00
Thu
12:00 - 23:00
Fri
12:00 - 23:00
Sat
12:00 - 23:00
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.4 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
The Famous Butchers Grill is a sexy steakhouse located in the Cape Town Lodge Hotel in Cape Town's city centre. Not only are the steaks amazing, but the restaurant also offers LIVE entertainment 7 days a week.
CUISINES
Steakhouse
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Live Music
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles336 reviews
Excellent
116
Very good
91
Average
53
Poor
30
Terrible
46
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

#the_vacationist
Minneapolis619 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 friends
A dinner with friends. Steakhouse with cocktails. The positive was the staff, the good lighting and live music 6-9 pm on a Saturday. Nice drink menu, knowledgeable bar staff and premium liquor. Food was hot, and tasty. Enjoy.
Written 4 February 2023
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leonard f
Toronto5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 friends
Nicely located with fantastic service. Found ot a bit pricey for what one receives. Fully licensed with obviously a good Wine selection. Been there a few times and found the food bot consistent - I ordered the same most of the time. Would be absolutely perfect if it maintains consistency Will definitely go back again when in Cape Town
Written 22 March 2024
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smithy69uk
London329 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 couples
Was passing by this restaurant and decided to pop in…good choice Was very quiet but staff were very friendly and accommodating We had a burger each and have to say both were cooked perfectly and tasted beautiful Nice choice of wines and beers Found by accident but I think I’d certainly return when I visit Cape Town again
Written 1 November 2022
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Megan
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
My husband and I took our parents to the Famous Butchers Grill Cape Town to have dinner over the weekend and were left very disappointed at the service. When the bill came there was a dispute which we addressed with the manager on duty, Johan, who didn’t seem one bit concerned and left us with no option but to settle the bill and we left feeling very angry. My dad and father in law each ordered a 600g rump steak but were not made aware of the costs of this order and the fact that if you order the steak at the counter that there is a different cost to the menu. On the menu, a 200g rump is R170, 300g R195, 400g R220 but we were charged R510 for one 600g rump. This is absolutely insane, you can order 2x300g rump meals and still be cheaper than this. Our waiter, Happy, said he knew he should have told us about the cost but didn’t. He said when he placed the order, he saw how expensive the steaks were but didn’t know what to do so didn’t mention it to us. The manager on duty, Johan, who we were told was very new, told us himself that the price was crazy and he feels for us because he would never pay that for a steak but unfortunately could not do anything for us. We raised the issue that no one made us aware of the costs and was told that we should have been informed but unfortunately there was nothing that they could do now. My husband and I invited our parents and another couple there for dinner and felt very embarrassed at these costs. Our table left the restaurant feeling very upset and felt that it wasn’t addressed properly. If the waiter and manager acknowledged the restaurant was at fault then why could they not have offered to do something? Before going to social media, I decided to contact a manager via email and give them an opportunity to sort this out but I could not get anywhere. Lara, the Conference Manager, told me that there is no one else who I can raise this matter with but surely there is someone other than a Conference Manager that can assist with complaints. She told me that if guests want a specific cut of meat and grams that is not on the menu, then this is a specialised order and that they cannot be held responsible for the fact that we ordered a specialized meal item as these items are SQ. Absolutely disgusting as we would not have ordered these meals if we knew they would have cost R1,020 for 2. The cuts of meat were rump, which is something that you can order off the menu so I don’t understand how it was a “specialised cut”. She then brought up the fact that we used the entertainer on our other meals so we already saved money. I feel like we were judged (on the night) and by Lara because we used the Entertainer. It shouldn’t matter if we used Entertainer or not, one of those steaks still costs more than the price of 2 meals so we still lost out as our guests only budgeted one average meal cost per couple. After our experience, we will not be going back and nor will we ever recommend them to anyone. Complete rip off!
Written 27 January 2020
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Sean B
Great Falls71 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
Extremely disappointing after a positive start. Took 9 people for dinner at the restaurant. We often go to the Butcher Shop at Moulle Point and expected something similar from a quality of food and service perspective. Unfortunately service was extremely slow after the starter course. We even had to get up to find the waiter to ask what was happening. 4 hours for dinner on a basic restaurant is far too long. After dessert I actually stood up to just pay at the front desk as we were tired and needed to go. Food was average at best. Apple crisp was actually soggy like a cake. (Although nice flavor). Ribs lacked any flavor and comments from the table were similar. The Irish coffee was muddy and not well made with unmixed sugar causing the cream to sink and look as though it had turned. Also note that the wine list is very limited if you are looking for any higher end wine.
Written 2 January 2020
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Njiwamwitu
Strand7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
One of those evenings when one goes out to a nice place with high expectations and afterwards regret not going to McDonald's instead. Meat was okay but no flare or flavour. We ordered lamb chops, Kingklip and Beef fillet and none of us left happy about our dish.
Written 11 February 2020
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Bolton
Pretoria170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Had dinner at this exquisite establishment in the heart of Cape Town. From the moment that we were welcomed and served by Beroline, we knew this evening was going to be just great. Beroline exhausted all avenues to ensure a memorable experience for all the patrons in this restaurant. Chef, Richard was more than willing to prepare an item that wasn't on the menu. What is unfortunate though was the smell of cigarette smoke coming through the air-conditioner. Upon leaving we saw people smoking in the basement parking area. We politely informed the gentleman at the hotel reception who abruptly responded that the basement was the only smoking area and that the restaurant should simply switch-off the air-con. We didn't want to spoil a lovely evening and left it there..
Written 1 January 2021
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James K
Kuala Lumpur24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Anticipated a pleasant evening with SA steak, what could go wrong? Incompetent waiter stumbling over a verbal order he would not note. Abysmal wine list, informed corkage R40.00. later charged double because waiter "made a mistake'. Wrong meal and wrong steak delivered, overcooked to a certain death. So-called manager brain-dead drone, repeating drivel like a Zombie. Massively overcharged for food not eaten. Ripped off and hungry after the event. The hotel containing it is crap too, for what it is worth.
Written 11 March 2020
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Dale D
Cape Town Central6 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 solo
Treated myself (& furkids) to ribs, salad, crumbed mushrooms for almost R300. The ribs were bland, boiled and dipped in sauce, no grilling. The salad was lettuce + two wafer thin slices of cucumber, tiny piece of tomato. Seven soggy crumbed mushrooms, tiny portion of sauce. No serviette!
Written 30 October 2021
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Ron
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 friends
Very good standard for the meat we had, sirloin and rib eye which we all considered were perfectly cooked exactly as required. Good ambiance, staff and service and an excellent evening enjoyed by all. This restaurant is definitely recommended.
Written 21 January 2020
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Pattolino0203
Worms1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 business
We as a group of 12 people went as part of a flight crew to your restaurant. We had a reservation but still had to wait until our seats were ready. After ordering we had to wait 2 hours to get our food. Some of the meat was well done instead of rare. Mine was forgotten at all. Had to wait again. No excuse but instead trying to sell us Don Pedro. Even after letting them know to have one on the house as an excuse no reaction. After spending over 6000 Rand we will sure never come back. Worst experience ever. Be sure we will our guests know!
Written 4 January 2020
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Compass03194467251
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 friends
We used the Entertainer app to try out this establishment. Whist the meal was good and the initial service pleasant, they failed to honour the offer on the FNB app. The manager was ill equipped to deal with our complaint and offered very feeble reasons why this was so. Conflict resolution is not her strong point. There was no communication and no good reason given. To be honest, we could’ve eaten elsewhere for way less (eg Hussar and Cattle Baron ) and would’ve chosen to, had we not been ‘conned’ into going there. With only 3 tables occupied on a Saturday night you would think the manager would would’ve seen the bigger picture and not actively ensured we would not be back. A very disappointing experience. The R50 parking fee was offset by having peace of mind that we could walk to our car in safety and was not begrudgingly paid as there was an excellent duo playing live music- as it turns out, the only positive of the whole evening.
Written 9 April 2024
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Dave
Western Cape1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
We had the pleasure of visiting this establishment on Friday evening. Read the previous reviews and was very hesitant but decided to give it a try. Great service and great food. Have the Ribs. Great option. Service from the Manager to the waitress was excellent.
Written 14 March 2020
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Hanro Roos
Cape Town17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Ordered steak (fillet) with a side of fries and got sick for three days from food poisoning. I would avoid eating here. There are other much better steakhouses in cape town.
Written 15 March 2024
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plymouthontour2
Plymouth101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Outstanding hotel based Restaurent Lovely food lovely staff and great atmosphere with piano and base in the background Big thumbs up to victor
Written 10 March 2024
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