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Butcher Block (Berea)

Butcher Block (Berea)
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Cost
R110 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Food
Bistro fare, Steak
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R45

Critic's review

Food
This branch is the newest Durban iteration of this franchise chain, situated in vibey Florida Road. The lunch and dinner menu is the same as its counterparts, with a breakfast menu available at just this location. This includes the usual fare, with interesting additions like jaffles and flatbreads, as well as a great selection of pressed juices.

Starters include the usual steakhouse suspects like pan-fried chicken livers and cheesy prawns, but the oozy halloumi skewers served with a sweet plum dipping sauce stand out. As do the Patagonian calamari tubes, which are plump and succulent, simply grilled with lemon butter. The creamy biltong pâté served with melba toast, salmon sashimi seared with seven-spice and fresh wine-and-cream-simmered West Coast mussels all look tempting.

Whilst the menu is geared towards choice cuts of beef, wet-aged for a minimum of 21 days, there’s a wide selection of ‘land and sea’ meals, including traditional oxtail simmered in Guinness and vegetables, and a pot roast lamb shank, roasted in Pinotage, olive oil and rosemary – both of which were flying out the kitchen on a chilly Durban evening. Pork ribs are flavoursome, but a tad on the fatty side.

Dessert choices are decadent, with deep-fried Oreos proving popular and some classic South African flavours on offer – a koeksister served with ice cream, or malva pudding, slathered in cream and ice cream.

Drinks
A succinct selection of South African wines with some imported bubbles. Varietals to accompany your meal quench your thirst, or appeal to your inner connoisseur.

Ambience
There are touches of industrial chic, with a warm inviting interior and modern finishes, but on a quiet evening it can be quite cavernous.

Service
Welcoming and friendly, though inconsistent over the course of the evening.

And…
Keep an eye out for regular promotions and specials, intended to be easier on the pocket, especially at lunchtime.

(October 2017)

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User reviews

  • Great food, excellent service,lovely atmosphere and fine dining!!!
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  • Butcher Block is the only restaurant I will go to for steaks,they are succulant, full of flavour and cooked exactly as you want it. The meat is tender, the sauces are divine and you will reach new heights with a great taste sensation surprising your taste buds. The restaurant is warm and inviting with excellent staff and qualified chefs.
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  • Butcher block is known for its steaks and this one is no exception. Delicious and well worth it
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  • The best for perfect steak, you seriously cannot go wrong if you order a steak in this restaurant as it is done to absolute perfection!!!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways

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