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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (918 reviews)
“boerewors” (37 reviews)
“t bone” (60 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, European, Soups, Deli, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Like eating in an impersonal canteen. It’s large brash with very mediocre food with all the overly obsequious staff looking very busy at all times, gazes trained on the middle distance about forehead height. The service (on the night of 11th) despite the ever hovering...More

Thank Ohjaygeen
Reviewed 4 days ago

I dined here with a friend during the evening. We had a beautiful view of the Mandela Square. The food and service from Joseph was EXCELLENT! He was able to offer recommendations for both food and wine selections. I would definitely visit here again.The atmosphere...More

Thank GeauxGyrl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Omg the meat was so tender and of such an excellent quality! Spinach and fries very good too, The waiters and waitresses were very friendly and helpful. A very rare place quality wise ! Can’t wait to return here for a good meal ! Compliments...More

Thank carmenzomer0808
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you want a wonderful restaurant to celebrate in Mandela Square, this is your go to place. portions were large, but not overwhelming. wine was great and reasonably priced. save room for desserts

Thank russ r
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you want a wide range of meat choices, this is your place. You can order from the menu or pick your own cut at the butcher counter. Really a very nice experience and excellent meat (especially beef steak in my opinion). They also have...More

Thank boyerbuckets
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant at Mandela Square ! Premium quality steaks , reasonnably priced , peppered and salted ...

Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Johannesburg for 3 nights, and ate at the Butcher shop one evening. We were looking forward to it after reviewing the menu, and visiting their butcher shop. We were all in the mood for a good steak. Unfortunately, we had a bad...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow I had very great lunch on my first time visiting the Mandela Square with my wife! The brothers there who waiters are super professional! Keep up see you on my next visit!

Thank Navigator618871
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here years before and glad that quality of food did not seem to change much. Service was attentive and friendly. The Boereworst in tomato salsa already comes as hors d'oeuvre. So it is West Coast oysters and Rib Eye. The oysters are fresh and...More

Thank Mick1803
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has been going forever and used to be my favourite spot for a good steak in Sandton. I visited the restaurant twice during a recent stay . One evening with a large group and the other evening with my family. The quality of...More

Thank GMM77
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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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