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“My go to place on Florida Road”
Review of Butcher Boys

Butcher Boys
Ranked #2 of 600 Restaurants in Durban
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, European, Grill
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Butcher Boys, an elegant upmarket steak restaurant, opened its doors in Morningside, Durban in November 1999. This sanctuary for meat lovers serve the best grain fed beef South Africa has to offer and our wet & dry aging process results in exceptional quality and texture. Our in house butcheries will cut to your preference whether it be lean or with a little fat or of a particular weight or thickness. Our unique temperature controlled wine cellars proudly house a diverse selection of indigenous vintage estate wines from the fairest Cape and surrounds.
Norwich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“My go to place on Florida Road”
Reviewed 2 September 2013

Wow, what food. Don't worry about being hungry - or too full actually, they're very happy to wrap up a takeaway :) Enjoy the friendly welcome, be impressed by the menu, enjoy a beautiful steak cooked just the way you like it. If they don't have it or it's not ready, they'll take you round and *show* you what they recommend you have instead. Plus they know which wines on the list will go with which steaks - a sign of true pride in your establishment. Oh and they actually have a whisky rack. No single malts from the Highlands of Scotland, but it's a decent selection :)

Now for the small gripe: from that point of placing your order, the senior waiting staff are much too hot on the heels of the juniors (all too common in SA). It's very noticeable and a bit off-putting when you're trying to enjoy a perfect steak, hearing staff being told to come check our drinks, when the glasses are clear and therefore obviously still full. Get over yourselves and let your staff work, and you've got that 5th star.

But, please don't let that put you off for the steak. Or the onion rings. Or the salad - the biltong salad actually is a meal in itself if you go for 3 courses (and I don't say that lightly), though it makes a great lunch if you don't finish it. Just if you want to take away the veg (surprisingly also beautifully done, they take pride in everything that's on your plate), be sure to specify you want *everything* wrapped!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank James G
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi James glad to hear you had a great time at Butcher Boys and enjoyed the food. Thank you for the kind words and recommendations. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Great Meals”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Tad Expensive - Service is excellent -Often eat here - when visiting for Business Pity outdoor area had to be closed in some time back

Visited August 2013
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Trevor glad to hear you had a good time at Butcher Boys. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Hawick, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This is the second time this year I have been here and the food is fantastic, cooked to perfection.
The staff are very friendly and polite.

This is probably one of the best restaurants I have been to anywhere in the world.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank iaincrawf
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Iain glad to hear you had a great time at Butcher Boys and enjoyed the food. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Great dining experience”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Good range of choices in menu. Food was well prepared and well presented. Attentive and friendly waiting staff ensured a very pleasant evening. The Butcher's platter was a great favourite and thoroughly enjoyed by one of our party. Vibrant atmosphere in street.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Belinda R
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Belinda glad to hear you had a great time at Butcher Boys and enjoyed the food. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Warwick, New York
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“Great steak just outside the city.”
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

This is a grest restaurant to head to if you're in Durban and are looking for some quality meat. It's about a 15 minute cab ride from the hotels along the coast, but definitely worth the cab fare. The menu offers many choices depending on your appetite, but my suggestion would be the butchers platter - it includes a little bit of everything.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Rob K
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Rob glad to hear you had a great time at Butcher Boys and enjoyed the food. Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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