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“Great gone to bad pulled up to avarage”

The Butcher Shop & Grill
Ranked #189 of 9,567 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great gone to bad pulled up to avarage”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

When this place first opened it was absolutely superb! The staff were from SA, as was the meat, these guys could do no wrong by me, then the usual Dubaiification happened, less and less SA staff, more and more South Asian staff who did not really know what the flavors should be, friendly yes, efficient yes but not perfect as before, as for the food, well they moved from SA beef to USDA beef, the difference in taste is astronomical, and they even still have the cheek to charge the same price, I went recently and noticed that the menu has also changed names (another Dubaiification) we went from Giant Beef Kebab to Espitata and several other things, the place is usually full so I assume there is a clientele, but truly a place that started off great, went to almost zero and has only recently pulled up one sock.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Great steak at a pretty fair price, a taste of South Africa in a shopping mall, for obvious reasons all that is lacking is the range of re denies I would normally have to accompany it.

Visited November 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“Simple but enjoyable”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Been twice now and food is good, service was great first time but pushy second. However steak was cooked well and great piece of meat. Scampi starter was enjoyable. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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22 reviews
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“grilled steak just how you like it”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

I've been to The Butchers shop & Grill at Mall of the Emirates and The Walk at JBR. The food was good at the mall, service could have been a bit quicker but it lacks atmosphere and beer. I wouldn't suggest the mall for a romantic evening out but great to sit down after shopping with friends and family. Lot's of noisy children and with the bright lights you can definitely see what you are eating. The restaurant at the walk has a bit more ambience but still no beer. The food looked and tasted exactly the same in both restaurants, I guess that's what you get with a franchised chain.

  • Visited June 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Good steaks... a little bit of South Africa in Dubai”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I'd like to say the steaks here are awesome but in reality they are just a bit above 'good'. Nothing wrong with them but the restaurant has lost its drive and essence since it franchised and I'd not recommend it particularly for steaks but within the MoE, its probably the best choice.

Visited October 2013
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