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On the 1st November 1999, two well-aged, obviously grain fed ‘boys’ – Alan Lazarus and Derryck Myers – opened the doors and their hearts at Durban’s first Butcher Boys restaurant in Florida Road. For 20 years they’ve offered a comfortable dining experience while continuously striving to ensure that their patrons are presented with Great Steaks and Great Service. With a restaurant now in Umhlanga too, they’re still serving only the best South African beef sourced from local farmers, with cuts that are either wet or dry-aged and grilled to perfection with their famous basting sauce. Paired with a carefully curated selection of local South African wines, as well as an array of vintages, which are
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Steakhouse, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews steak creamed spinach ribs prawns florida road cooked to perfection great meal service was excellent visited this restaurant meat biltong sides medium vibe bone sa umhlanga
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

It was good to see social distancing well adhered to and everything was sanatised and clean. The lamb ribs were a little too fatty for my taste, next time I will stick with beef or pork but the basting was superb. One of the best...I have had. The creme brûlée was of international class and the don pedro had a good shot of whiskey. Looking forward to my next visit already.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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ButcherBoys Grill, Owner at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2020

Thank you for the positive feedback @grimj03 - We are sorry to hear your lamb ribs were not as you would have liked but pleased to hear everything else ticked the box for you. We can't wait for you to visit us again.

Reviewed 18 December 2020 via mobile

A very old and traditional steak house. The steak was very good however the managers grumpy attitude towards our request for a seat at the window spoilt everything. Won’t see us again

Date of visit: December 2020
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ButcherBoys Grill, Owner at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2020

Thank you @clintr923 for your feedback. Your comment about the service has been noted and will be discussed with our team. While we are disappointed to hear about the service, we appreciate your honest feedback.

Reviewed 18 December 2020

Hands down the best meat joint in Durban * Atmosphere= 4/5 (Place is lovely man, just almost always full :(. ) *Customer Service = 5/5 *Food = 5/5 (best steak house period.) *Price = 3/5 (bit pricey but good value for money, definitely worth every...cent) Highly recommend this place... Will definitely go back when we are in the area.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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ButcherBoys Grill, Owner at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2020

Thank you for your positive review @Alex Mahoon - we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 6 December 2020 via mobile

Consistently Deliciously superb. 21 years' experience in the business shows when you are as good at something as Lazzie. Best steaks, done to perfection, delicious chips and mouthwateringly good Madagascan green pepper corn sauce is what I had last time but I think everything is...good 👍More

Date of visit: December 2020
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ButcherBoys Grill, Marketing at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2020

Thank you for your positive review @ziggidurbs - we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

BUTCHER BOYS FLORIDA ROAD The Butcher Boys franchise is always been an amazing dining experience with a very high reputation which they always up held for me until now.. My cousin and I went for dinner on the 26th October at 6:00. We ordered drinks...and I noticed the waitress bringing the man who was next to us his food in a takeaway package. I didn’t think too much of it but then my cousin over heard the the man asking the waitress why she has brought his food in a takeaway box? She replies that she did because people did not feel comfortable with him being here because he was homeless and looked scruffy. He then informed here he was given a voucher to eat there and he wanted to eat on a plate. She then said that it was not her instructions and that he had to leave. We spoke to her and said that is actually very horrible and with tears in her eyes she said she’s just following orders. My cousin then asked to speak to the manager and explained that was so inhumane to treat someone that badly as he was not doing anything wrong and he had a voucher so they were not in anyway loosing money or had any right to treat him this way -in which she said absolutely nothing and just nodded her head and left our table with no resolution or care in the world. Extremely poor management skills. My cousin and I saw that this man ate his burger in the takeaway box at his table and left the note below. We then called the manager again and had such a heart felt conversation in which we stated she would never do that to anyone else who came into there with a voucher nor serve them their food in a takeaway or ask them to leave. You can clearly see the man cannot afford to eat there or never has so why not make his experience memorable and pleasant so he can have one good night? We said to her that we never know or can judge someone’s circumstances and after all the bad and evil in this world you would just wish people would not be so cruel to innocent people- especially such an well known high end establishment. In which she responded with one sentence- “I was not here while this happened so I cannot judge.” Yes, Butcher Boys has excellent food(always) and excellent service(in some) but the morals and humanity gets a -0. Why treat people differently on how they dressed? Because it doesn’t fit into your “high” end fine dinning experience? Feeling disappointed. There many many other places who have better food and better morals that I can take my business else where from now onMore

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 2 October 2020 via mobile

Exceptional service. Incredible meals....nothing compares to this steak restaurant in Durban! Their steaks are done to perfection. Their sides are more than enough!

Date of visit: October 2020
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ButcherBoys Grill, Marketing at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2020

Thank you for your positive review @backpacker602364 - we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 19 August 2020

Always a good steak experience here. Quality & service is consistent, vibe & decor is good with parking nearby. Need I say more, try it.

Date of visit: September 2019
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436cheryli, Agency / Consultant at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you @KenLegg for the positive feedback - hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 21 May 2020

Despite the fact that the restaurant was full and we were a group of 6 it took too long between ordering the food and actually getting it, to the point of two of us insisting to go back to the hotel. The rump steak was...just perfect and so was the dessert (malva pudding and crème brûlée). Had it not been for the long wait and I might have considered it one of the best eating experiences.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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436cheryli, Agency / Consultant at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Hi Iolanda Guerra e Andrade - we note your review is dated 21 May. Please can you confirm when you visited us as we have been in lock down since March and our stores only reopened in the last week. We do apologise for the...More

Reviewed 9 March 2020

We had dinner just once at Butcher Boys during our short stay in Durban. Excellent and extensive menu and lovely atmophere with great service. My steak was a bit tough though, but then I live in Namibia so I am spoilt... Would happily eat there...again but perhaps try the seafood instead.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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436cheryli, Agency / Consultant at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you for the feedback @tingasiki - hopefully when our borders open again and you can visit South Africa - we will see you back at Butcher Boys.

Reviewed 9 March 2020

We has a simple 300g rump with baked potato/chips, and a Roquefort sauce to share. Staff are will trained and very courteous. It was interesting to note staff polishing glasses and cutlery in the time honoured way.

Date of visit: March 2020
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436cheryli, Agency / Consultant at Butcher Boys Florida Road, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2020

Thank you @IngridB for the positive feedback. We are delighted to confirm we are now open again and hope to see you back again soon.

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About 1km, we are at 140 Florida Rd in the Berea
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Hi myhalal Unfortunately we are not, thanks for enquiring Butcher Boys
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