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The Butcher Shop & Grill

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West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
+27 11 784 8676
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there for dinner. We generally felt the experience was underwhelming . It started off being directed to some seating even though we asked for other seating ( where a number of tables were available), no explanation given . We had the feeling it was about ensuring waiters receiving tips. We had booked and they did not even check... More 

Thank Robert H
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great steak meal and service wascourteous, prompt. Liked the atmosphere on the square, evrn tho it was midday.

Thank Jennyehrl
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When I visit the Johannesburg I wanted to eat in the butchers shop as are used to eat in this restaurant in Dubai as they have very nice steak and the staff are really good so the first thing I did was visiting butchers shop in Johannisberg and I was not disappointed the food was great and the service was... More 

Thank Abu_Fares_1983
Bolton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent meal three of us had the rib eye steak with pepper sauce and asparagus the steak was so tender. The others had chicken and fish and again faultless. Definitely recommend this restaurant and we will be back ... enjoy book now red Syrah went very well with the evening also.

Thank amandajane692015
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had a good grill meal. Restaurant is simple however compensated by the good grill steaks. Close tobthe Maslow hotel where I'm staying.

Thank Bas v
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Our first three visits here were great, but tonight was phenomenal. Supple steak, radical ribs, charismatic chicken outrageous ostrich and convincing kudu. Fantastic service from Casper. Give it a try. Ignore the unjustified bad reviews. Also, eat a chocolate brownie.

Thank Azel V
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is quite upmarket restaurant and by Johannesburg standards reasonably expensive but by U.K. prices it's a bargain! Only had steak which was amazing , well cooked and tasty. Side dishes were ok but not quite same standard as actual meat. Kids loved their chicken kebabs - only found out on second visit that there was a kids menu ...... More 

Thank Scotlady73
Lima, Perú
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was great, attentive service, great food. They serve venison meat under "game of the day" in the menu, they had Kudu that night. Delicious. Southafrican wines are excellent and w ordered an Amaruhla Don Pedro for dessert that was outstanding, it is a shake of liquor and vanilla ice cream, finger licking good

Thank Oscar-Becerra
Sandton, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to butcher shop with group of friends for Easter lunch and had great fun. Quality of the food is very good day staff is friendly and helpful. We will be coming back soon.

1 Thank Jagjit S
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351 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very large restaurant with seating for 600 to 700 guests so with wooden floors and little to absorb any sound it was very noisy; romantic dining this is not. The dress code was overly relaxed, most people are smart casual but shorts, flip-flops and trainers are non uncommon. Most areas in the restaurant have little or no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, Soups, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?