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The Butcher Shop & Grill (Mouille Point)

6 Reviews
Burgers, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0214340813 Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 11am to 10.30pm

Menu

Menu - Lunch Menu No Price - Updated August 2018 Food Menu No Prices - Updated August 2018

Details

Cost
R200 avg main meal
Food
Burgers, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R200 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Kids
Payment
Amex, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Beer served, Booking required, Child friendly, Cocktails, Dinner, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Tshepang Molisana

Alan Pick’s mother, Fay, was South Africa’s first woman butcher. In the 1940’s, she married Dave and in 1948 Alan Pick was born. The family operated Kalk Bay Butchery. After an illustrious career in the restaurant business, Alan identified the site for The Butcher Shop & Grill at Sandton Square in 1994. The innovative walk-up butchery, where customers can walk up to the counter and select their own cut of meat carries the Pick legacy in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Food
A friend selected the creamiest chicken liver starter and I immediately felt order envy. Another ordered a game carpaccio starter that was stylishly presented and tasted delicious. The lunch menu offers a series of dishes priced at R135 and below, one of which, the Lamb Pita was so fragrant that it reflected the freshness and quality of the meat. The piece de resistance were the pork chops in black pepper, perfectly grilled, unimaginably succulent. For dessert, a South African favourite, malva pudding dances to-to-toe with Eastern-European and Middle-Eastern, halva ice-cream.

Drinks
The wine list is extensive, there are two wine cellars on site, as well as access to a selection of exclusive Cape Winemakers Guild auction wines. Delaire Graff Shiraz 2016 paired perfectly with our meat, although a host of beers, coffee, whisky and non-alcoholic beverages are available.

Service
Mouille Point’s prime promenade position receives generous sunlight. This warmth is matched by the hospitality of the team. From an invitation to select a wine in the cellar, or to easily cater to a table of eight and a friendly wave from the barman, service is a cut above.

Ambience
The modern building can be quite intimidating, however, the Mouille Point promenade, crisp, white table cloths, hanging cuts of meat, plush seats and delicious food are all delightfully inviting.

Best for...
A cut of meat that feels as though it was selected with you in mind.

(2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    We were two. We paid R900 for lamb chops really bad and small side salad ( pre cut). The grass fed beef was burnt one one side and bloody on the other. How does anyone get to mess up a good piece of meat, easy you go to a place like The Butcher Shop and Grill. Staff don’t care the manager is and absolute unpleasant bombastic uneducated man. The place looks ok on the surface but ooi! There is NOTHING of quality or value for money. It is a rip off with bad food bad waiters exceptional bad manager. Dirty bathrooms. Sorry there is nothing positive about this place. Don’t waste your money. Cape Town has so much to offer! This place is not an example what Cape Town restaurants offer. If you feel like meat go to Don Armando, go to Carne SA, go to Primal eatery, go to Tasha’s go to Belthazar these place are more value for money and the best meat and experience. They like what they do and do it well. The Butcher Shop and Grill are people that hate what they do and don’t want to be there! Please close down give someone else a chance to run n restaurant not a money making machine.
    We had lunch on Sunday 30 July. We got the window table as requested, although the sun does become acute sometimes, but cleverly designed blinds sorts that out. The food was very good. My wife enjoyed the fish and chips, I had the champion sticky ribs and our guest was silent while devouring the lamb chops. All in all a good meal, except for the wine prices. I always have wine by the glass as I like to change and explore their offerings, but here it becomes a very expensive exercise. The service is good, but the waiters can smile a bit more.
    On the 25th February 2017, as in many other occasions, my wife, myself and our son went to the Butcher Grill to have an early great dinner with great food and great wine. All in order. We are regulars and we love the place. Not anymore, unfortunately, due to the aggressive and disturbing behavior of Neil, the so-called General Manager, who aggressively kicked me, my wife and my son out of the restaurant in the rudest way possible because, he said, our table was booked for 8pm (it was 8h30pm when the incident took place, and half the restaurant was empty). Considering we have been loyal patrons for 2 years, spending on a regular basis R1400, including tip, for 2 adults and a child, I find extremely disturbing that we are removed from our table in such an aggressive way, considering that, at 20h30, half the restaurant was empty, including the window tables where we were sitting (empty, all of them, what the hell!). Neil, the so-called general manager, after I pointed out how unnecessary his aggressive attitude was, threaten me to be literally kicked out of the restaurant, just like that, regardless of being regular clients, regardless of spending more than a R1000 each time in food and wine, regardless of trying to bring common sense to Neil, the Manager, who has no common sense. It is true that I said his attitude was bullshit. But after being pushed to the limits as patrons, I couldn´t find a better word to describe Neil's attitude. Neil's, the so-called General Manager, attitude is unacceptable and, therefore, after this shockingly unpleasant experience suffered by this character, we will make sure that we will never go back there again, and we will report this to all the expat community so that they are aware of such a disturbing character. I am happy to discuss this matter to any relevant person from the restaurant management, outside Neil, the so-called General Manager, who treated me and my family in such a way. Should we don´t get a formal response and apology for such an unprecedented and disturbing response and behavior from this Neil, I will make sure this incident spreads through the relevant business and personal channels we are involved in.
    I was quite disappointed in this restaurant. I eat my steak blue, but it came raw and burnt on the outside. I sent it back to have it cooked more, but it still came back raw. Friends of mine ordered their steak medium rare, however the steak was overdone. I expected much more.
    We had a delcious dinner at the Mouille Point branch tonight. Sceptic at first , after hearing a few bad reviews. A problem with a wine on the winelist that was out of stock, was sorted out in a jiffy by the manager in a friendly & professional manner. Being a fussy eater & not easily impressed ... Well, I'm impressed. From the first bite of beautifully presented, well prepared food till the last sip of a perfect cup of coffee. Excellent service from friendly attentive waiters. Well done you guys, full marks from us! :)

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