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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%
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Steakhouse, European, Soups, Deli, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
West Street - Shop 30, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed today

Service and food fantastic - just a pity that the chips were really not fresh or crisp, so rather take sometjing else as side It is extremely busy - we were there on a Tuesday evening and was packed - so must make reservation

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing visit, good food and a very nice service. We really liked the place, so went there twice. Don't miss it…

Thank brgali
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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
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Ami G
November 20, 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.
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Joyseeker54 | Reviewed this property |
We both had steak and it was very good!
May 13, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
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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