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Local cuisine, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
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As a consequence of our lacking antlers to sort matters out, man's competitive nature can lead to all manner of attempted besting between friends. One popular method is over a flame. Not by wrestling on a bonfire, but by doing your pal in the cooking of man's greatest culinary obsession: THE STEAK.
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Barbecue
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to eat steak, this is the restaurant to go to. I had the best carpaccio I have ever had. My husband had a 300gram steak that was cooked to perfection. You can also take your own wine and there is no corkage...fee.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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manager693, Manager at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Iona E, Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope that you will join us again soon. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher team

Reviewed 18 June 2021

Unquestionably the best steaks on offer in South Africa. The owners/ managers have gone to great lengths to pay attention to detail. The staff are well trained and efficient, the meat is carefully sourced and prepared and the three different cuts of meat we enjoyed...in our family group, were cooked to perfection. Probably the finest, most tender steaks I have eaten anywhere.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2021

Dear ClaudioF576, Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 18 May 2021 via mobile

Very disappointing. After waiting over a year we were looking forward to visiting the Fat Butcher in Stellenbosch. Starter was fine - the spicy chicken livers were both spicy and excellent. So many times a dish is described as spicy and turns out bland so...as to not offend anyone, but this was not the case. However we both ordered the fillet steak, one medium well and one rare to medium. The m/w was undercooked and the m/r overcooked. The manager “Cibu” replaced our mains with new replacement dishes. (Great customer service) Being Fillet steak we were expecting a moist and tender cut of meat. The m/w was fine but the rare to medium was not the best cut of meat, a little overcooked again and tough for a fillet. Expected the knife to glide through it, but it didn’t. It was so poor that I left most of it. When we go to a restaurant the one thing we absolutely expect is to have a meal better than we can cook ourselves at home , but felt we could have done better ourselves! The waiting staff were excellent but the kitchen failed to deliver, so we won’t be coming back from CT for this restaurant I’m afraid.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2021

Good afternoon Mark J, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to learn about your sub-par experience. Kindly contact us directly at manager@fatbutcher.co.za at your earliest convenience. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 May 2021

You cant give this restaurant less than 5 stars on all levels. You have to experience the tastiest, buttery steak with a complimentary marrow bone for added yumminess. This is a next level restaurant, quality, atmosphere, service and attention to detail is top notch. Having...the chef come and ask if you enjoyed your meal afterwards is just evidence of quality and attention to striving for perfection. Excellent!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

Dear Karen L, Thank you for your excellent feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Dinner at Fat Butcher was perfect - from the service to the skaap stertjies, lamb shank and fillet. Nothing more to add - if you feel like a great night out and having superb food , this restaurant ticks all the boxes. The waiter needs...a special mention- can’t remember his name but he is from Britz 😄 - brilliant service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2021

Dear Adventureandtravel, Thank you for your awesome review. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 26 April 2021 via mobile

Have enjoyed a few meals here and the experience only gets better. From the reception and welcoming to the waiter, food, presentation- everything in sync and excellent. Service is outstanding. Waitrons are well trained and super efficient. I've had enjoyed a great variety of meals...and they are all exceptionally delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2021

Dear suyenneb, Thank you for your awesome feedback. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Nice restaurant and good service staff. Unfortunately, my steak came medium well done instead of medium rareMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2021

Good afternoon Michael N, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We would like to get into contact with you personally, if you would kindly send us an email to manager@fatbutcher.co.za with your contact details. We look forward to hearing from you....More

Reviewed 16 April 2021

Firstly, the courtyard was a lovely place to eat. Our waiter, Tom, was extremely efficient, and very personable. What a clever idea the Limoncello mayo was with the perfectly cooked calamari starter! The Grosvenor fillet dish was superb, greatly enhanced with the most unusual topping...of (non-sweet) kataifi. All rounded off to perfection with the coffee brûlée!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2021

Dear Derek G, Thanks for the kind words. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

MAKE A BOOKING!.... the best prepared and served meat in ZA! Try the HUGUENOT STEAK....you will be back again for it; Great wines; excellent service; lovely ambience.....Do not miss out!

Date of visit: April 2021
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manager693, Owner at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2021

Dear SusanA3093, Thank you for your excellent feedback. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, The Fat Butcher Management Team

Reviewed 24 March 2021 via mobile

You can’t fault them. Attention to detail and friendly caring service defines this restaurant. The ribs and the steak my companions had was fantastic. My fish was a little raw but when I pointed this out immediate action was taken and the manager came and...offered us desert on the house - which was also fabulous. Definitely going again soon.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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manager693, General Manager at Fat Butcher, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2021

Dear Sherry H, Thank you for taking the time to write this, we appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, FB Team

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Response from KeithSelwynBogg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes I think they do. There are a few “ bar stool” tables on a narrow veranda next to the check in desk. It is next to the quite road, still a pleasant place to eat. Certainly last February they were not booked, available... More
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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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Fat Butcher is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5