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Butcher Boys

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Steakhouse, Grill
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Lighthouse Rd | Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
+27 31 561 4106
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
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Sun 18:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Residents in the UAE it's hard to believe that we paid for a full meal with huge classes of red wine the equivalent of the price of a starter. The meet was perfectly grilled. Sides very healthy cooked. State of the art Onions rings ! Little minus for the creme brûlé as it was too liquide and containing too much... More 

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Thank Paul P
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Hi Paul Thank you for the great review, see you next time you are visiting Umhlanga. Kind Regards Justin More 

Oslo, Norway
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Barbacoa has very good Food. Menu normally includes game. Good selection of wine. Service very friendly.

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Thank Andreas B
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Hi Andreas Thanks for taking the time to review us, we will keep up the very good food, wine and service. Hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Justin More 

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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with my wife, the restaurant is nice with a typical Argentinian feel. Carnivores welcome. The waiters were very friendly but the food average. The meat was tasty but the variety on the plate was poor.

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Thank Russell B
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Hi Russell Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that our waiters are friendly and the meat was tasty. Please send us a mail with your contact details as we would love to chat to you about how we can improve the variety on the plate. info@barbacoa.co.za Kind Regards Justin More 

Brno
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I can only reccomed this restaurant. All steaks are grilled on charcoal and are very juice. We visited few restaurants in Durban and this one was the best.

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Thank MichalJan
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

We love the fact that you think we are the best in Durban and hope you will join us next time you are in town for another T-bone. More 

Victoria, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Visited on a Wednesday night with a colleague. Nice casual atmosphere and attentive wait staff. Good selection of proteins though a bit lacking in salad and side options. Decent craft beer selection. As a foreigner I was excited by the Africa meat dish and was very happy with the plate.

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Thank Adam H
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us. Our out of Africa meat selection changes on a regular basis so next time you visit you can sample another one of our local meats. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I tried the Argentine burger and it is the best I've had. It came with a side sauce that just added extra flavor that pushed it to number 1

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Thank NashSA
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. That is our signature burger and we are glad you think it's the best in Durban. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely loved our dinner at Barbacoa! The service was ace, and the steaks we both had were unbelievable. If you visit Umhlanga, do yourself a favour and visit this place. You'll go home a very happy chappy :-)

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Thank BobbyNic23
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Hi Bobby Thank you for the great review, hope to see you again for more unbelievable steaks. Kind Regards Justin Trollip More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Food very average, meat tasted like unused cooking gas, great host and waitress, but definitely would not recommend, very high prices for below average food

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Thank Adrian W
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Hi Adrian Thank you for your review, we are terribly sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us. I have looked into your comment that the meal tasted of unused cooking gas and can't understand why as we don't use gas to cook with, we use a charcoal grill. This is not used in very many... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 September 2016

A good atmosphere with sort of a nice buzz… Pleasant staff and the food was good also. Will recommend for a chilled out dinner.

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Thank steeniemoodley
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Hi Steenie Thank you for the review, Hope you will join us again soon for another dinner date. Kind Regards Justin Trollip More 

LOVEDALE
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Went there on a busy Saturday night for dinner. Jamille was our waitperson, she was attentive and unobtrusive. The food we shared prawns as a starter they were plump and tasty the mains we had steak with prawns and mussels. It was all excellent. If I lived there I would go back but unfortunately I am on holsso I will... More 

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Thank Gibbo218
JustinTrollip, Owner at Butcher Boys, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review, Next time you are in Umhlanga hopefully you will get the chance to visit us again. Kind Regards Justin Trollip More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lighthouse Rd | Shop 1 Lighthouse Mall, Umhlanga Rocks 4319, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Umhlanga Rocks
  • Phone Number: +27 31 561 4106
Description
Butcher Boys, an elegant upmarket steak restaurant and sister to our Florida Rd store which was established in November 1999 has now opened opened its doors in Umhlanga Rocks on the 1st of March 2017. This sanctuary for meat lovers serve the best grain fed beef South Africa has to offer and our wet & dry aging process results in exceptional quality and texture. Our in house butcheries will cut to your preference whether it be lean or with a little fat or of a particular weight or thickness. Our unique temperature controlled wine cellars proudly house a diverse selection of indigenous vintage estate wines from the fairest Cape and surrounds.

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