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“Stick to burgers! !!”

Butcher Boys Umhlanga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Argentinian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Butcher Boys, an elegant upmarket steak restaurant and sister to our Florida Rd store which was established in November 1999 has now opened opened its doors in Umhlanga Rocks on the 1st of March 2017. 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.
Durban
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Stick to burgers! !!”
Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Not sure what's going on here... been to this restaurant many times before and had nothing but compliments, despite it being quite expensive. Recently visited, waitress was great but the manager was arrogant and absent. R165 for a tuna steak you'd expect some pride in how it was cooked and presented. Very disappointed...one steak portion so small we had to stop in at steers after for a top up. Meat not cooked to specification (med rare done well) just altogether a waste of time. Really sad considering we've had a great time here before. .. but I see from other recent reviews there seems to be a trend.

  • Visited September 2013
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Durban, South Africa
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“Durban's Nearly Delicious Steakhouse”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Took some time to get to Bar Ba Cao and the cooking method is definitely worth at least one visit. My dinner mate pronounced the biltong as the best he had ever had. Service was a tad slow although this was Friday night. My fillet was prepared with a unique charcoal taste although I thought the actual meat was not the greatest I had eaten and I eat a lot of fillet. Maybe it was an old cow. Side sauce did not dazzle. Wine list is good and the only area where the service was attentive was keeping it flowing and filling glasses to the brim. Altogether an average experience which is a pity given the location and prices.

  • Visited September 2013
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dbn
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“good steak”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

great steak but have a starter as the steak only comes with french fries. the sauces served for the steak are average so rather ask for English mustard. Service is excellent

Visited April 2013
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Thank mike c
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys Umhlanga, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Mike, thank you for the kind and honest words. We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bar Ba Coa Argentinian.
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Johannesburg
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“Nice meals, nice service somewhat over-priced”
Reviewed 6 September 2013

There were six of us, quickly seated, and warm bread rolls and starters were really great - chose a table salad and both chorizo meals for whole table - so very high expectations for the main course. Good steaks (al three types we ordered,) and kiddie burger, and the main sauce was really unusual and delicious. The portion sizes were good, although we did have to nag for the chips we'd ordered. Waitress was really nice, although a bit forgetful, and she did make the effort to be nice to my 3-year old.

Big shock came with the bill - while it was really nice, and I have no problem paying for quality - it seemed excessive. Will go back only if there are fewer people in my group.

  • Visited August 2013
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Mark S, Guest Relations Manager at Butcher Boys Umhlanga, responded to this review, 9 December 2013
Hi Aki, thank you for the kind and honest words.We look forward to seeing you again soon at Bar Ba Coa Argentinian.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Basic burger”
Reviewed 19 August 2013

On my own on business on an early Sunday evening. Service was non-existent to start and terrible once they assigned a waiter to me. Burger was luke warm while chips and sauce were hot enough to have been microwave warmed. Really poor for a great location in a superb holiday destination.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank CraigTHarding
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