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“First Class Steaks and what a view!”
Review of Butcher Block

Butcher Block
Ranked #37 of 135 Restaurants in Umhlanga Rocks
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 January 2014

An Umhlanga magazine alerted us to the presence of this very stylish steakhouse and what a lovely place it was. We were on holiday In December and enjoyed a wonderful steak meal. The restaurant was quite empty - which was a surprise as 'the strip' in Umhlanga was heaving with people. The decor and appointment is very stylish and the view is fabulous, Service was warm and friendly, the wine list was good and the steaks were cooked to perfection.

We ordered some onion rings as a snack with drinks and they were outstanding. The only disappointment was the chips which were of the frozen variety, blond and slightly soft and laden with that nasty spice that they use in Steers. A shame as a good steakhouse should be known for its great chips, onion rings and steaks. We will return on our next trip to Durban, possible for an earlier meal so we get more of the view.

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Thank Janet L
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Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

This Resturant is one of the best for Steak and Red wine. Always great service. Well done team for keeping up the quality.

Thank BranGP
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Amazing food and service, loved this place so much, we came back two nights out of three! Loved the Mozambican beef, fillet steaks and Graham Beck Railroad Red wine.

Thank Ewen77
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

I have visited this establishment on numerous occasions and it has been around 3 months since my last visit.
It seems there has been a steady decline in standards. I normally visit after dark however on this occasion I had booked for a lunch engagement for 7 people. I was sorely disappointed. The sea view has the potential to enhance the visit although for some reason the windows hadn't been cleaned in a few days and the deck was not available for use to patrons.

I also had a query with the manager with regards to the details of our booking and he seemed noticeably confrontational from the start. My past experiences in this restaurant have been great which makes this visit all the more confusing. Perhaps we caught them on a bad day however as they say: retail is detail and having a dirty restaurant doesn't exactly leave on filled with a sense of faith in their standards.

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Thank Justin L
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This restaurant is attached to the Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga Ridge and as a consequence was very empty on a Saturday lunch time. However, the food was really good, and the service too. There is an outstanding sea view which is a delight.

Thank HelenZA
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