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The Butcher Shop & Grill (Sandton)

The Butcher Shop & Grill (Sandton)
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Cost
avg main meal R150
Ambience
Groups, Local cuisine
Food
Seafood, Steak
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No BYO

Owners description

Fay Pick was the first female butcher in South Africa, put to work at the family-owned Farmers’ Meat Supply in the mid-1930s. In the 1940s she met and married Dave Pick, also a butcher, and Alan was born in 1948. Soon afterwards, the family acquired the licence for the Kalk Bay Butchery, and Alan’s formal education began.

User reviews

  • Save up for a while, because this upmarket steakery will cost you a monthly salary for some. The expansive restaurant is filled with men in suits sipping wine and talking business, while the waiters bustle around to try and get to every corner of the place. Service was slow, maybe for this reason, but food also took forever to come out of the kitchen. So be prepared to fill your wait with some decent conversation. Choosing your own cut of steak is the reason to come to this classic steakhouse, and we went big and decided to order their finest cuts of wagyu rib eye and rump. The rib eye comes in at around R2500 per kg, and you have to get a minimum of 350g. They don’t play around. The man behind the counter slices of a piece of marbled goodness and hands you a number, so they can keep track of your piece of gold. When the meat finally arrived, I tried a piece of the rib eye first, and it was quite spectacular. The fat melts in your mouth, and I found the thicker pieces to be juicy and delicious (they slice it quite thin, so the outside cuts were a bit chewier). I also sampled a piece of the rump, which wasn’t as tender but definitely had a bit more flavour. Overall, not the best steak I’ve ever had, but close to the top and definitely an experience worth having. We ordered some other dishes, like an overly expensive Calamari and Halloumi salad which was good, but not amazing. And the Springbok Carpaccio which was delicious, but could have done with a few slices of lemon instead of a sad looking lettuce and jalapeño garnish. To end, the cheesecake won out over the malva pudding and brownie.
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  • Oxtail and lambshank is very good. The sweetbread and sausages for starters are delicious. But the restaurant is extremely expensive!! You will pay on average R220 for a meal.
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  • Specifically for meat Very nice restaurant Biltong super fresh The shop is very good too
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Alfresco
  • Booking required
  • Dancing
  • Dinner
  • Food
  • Functions
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Smoking
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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