Butcher Block (Berea)

Butcher Block (Berea)
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R110 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Bistro fare, Steak
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Critic's review

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.

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.

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

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

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

  • A satisfying experience especially if you are a meat lover, great portions and well prepared meals every time. Standards are kept consistent. Not the most cost effective meal but certainly worth the spoil. Would return .
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  • Its Always a great pleasure to be at Butcher Block. The Food is always exceptional & The Service is always Excellent. Big ups to Sicelo Mathe (Manager) & Sizwe (Waiter), Great Service guys!!! Will definitely be coming back again & again
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  • Great food, excellent service,lovely atmosphere and fine dining!!!
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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Dinner
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  • Licensed
  • Lunch
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