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“Excellent dining experience”
Review of Fat Butcher

Fat Butcher
Ranked #9 of 263 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: US$8 - US$30
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Our overall dinner experience was great. We had an awesome waiter - friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Food came out in reasonable time. We shared their house salad which was delicious. My wife enjoyed her sole and my rib-eye steak was delicious. The cheesecake however was the star of the show - beautifully presented and utterly delicious !

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Fat Butcher is pitched as a rival to the Hussar Grill nearby, but it is in a different league altogether. Although it is also very much meat-orientated; the way it is presented, cooked, offered, is a much classier experience altogether.
The decor is simple but beautiful and cleverly thought out, and the garden courtyard is particularly lovely.
The service is of the kind that Stellenbosch was famous for, i.e. bright, good looking students busily being very efficient and friendly. Most other restaurants sadly have taken a different hiring route, and it shows in the appalling experience one has for the most part elsewhere. The owner is also on site almost permanently and is charm personified.
My only criticism - and it is a very slight one - is that the portions are enormous and starters are quite heavy (and equally generous), so do bring a healthy appetite with you.

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Thank GoedeHoop
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic. The best steak anywhere on our trip and as you can imagine for SA that is high praise. Some good wines too. It's a busy place although cleverly split into different rooms on different floors so didn't feel hectic. Great staff too.

Thank John L
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

This was a good surprise - excellent service and well not much more to say, than one of the best steaks I have had in many years - The Calamari starter was as good

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Thank jason33capetown
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This was recommended by a local and what a fantastic evening we had. Truly top class steak and ribs topped off by the most amazing service from Elizabeth.

Staff so knowledgable about the food and friendly and courteous.

Thanks Elizabeth for making our evening, we'll definitely come back.

Steve and Alison- remember us, we had a literally smashing night, wine glass smashing that is.

Thank steviewhitehead123
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