Chapter 4: Steak - Updated 2022
Butcher Shop and Grill
The busy 600-seater meat emporium has been serving great steaks to businesspeople, local celebrities, families and foreign visitors for 20 years.
This old-fashioned butcher has traditions that run deep, with specialist blockmen who cut and prepare your meat as you like it.
a: Shop 30 Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
t: +27 11 784 8676
h: Monday to Sunday, 10h30–22h30
For many years this has been one of the city’s most popular steakhouses. They were among the first to prove that steakhouses can be upmarket and sophisticated. Keeping it simple and also offering fish, poultry and vegetarian options
Come for the meat, stay for the view.
a: Building 1, 11 Alice Ln, Sandhurst, Sandton
t: +27 011 783 6132
h: Monday to Saturday, 12h00–22h00
The Local Grill
For 20 years, the owner Steve Marescha – a beef obsessive – has been perfecting the art of the elevated steakhouse experience.
Beef – both grain-fed and grass-fed – is sourced from local farmers and as far afield as Brazil. It is aged (wet or dry) on the premises and cooked to your heart’s desire.
a: 50 on 7th Ave, Parktown North, Randburg
t: +27 11 880 1946
h: Monday to Saturday, 12h00–22h00, Sunday, 12h00–16h00
The Blockman’s service model is highly focused on offering a unique steak experience for meat lovers. It’s a place where the people who work there know you by name. It’s a place for parties, a place to dine with family and friends.
The Blockman cut out the middlemen and focus on the process of breaking down and ageing all their meat using the whole animal in celebration of its flavours and textures.
a: 33 on 4th Ave, Parkhurst
t: +27 10 900 3130
h: Monday to Thursday & Saturday, 12h00–23h00
h: Friday & Sunday, 11h00–23h00
Rodizio Brazilian Grill & Tapas
Designed with a new tropical feel, Rodizio Brazilian invites the fun vibe of Festa Fridays and Salsa Saturdays accompanied by live entertainment and a cocktail list that won’t disappoint. Enjoy laid back weekday dining or opt for a quieter dinner or celebration.
The restaurant’s signature dish, the meat Rodizio, will be a carnivore’s dream come true, as diners can feast as much as they like on various cuts of slow-roasted prime beef, tender chicken, traditional chouriço, succulent pork or a leg of lamb.
a: Melrose Arch, 10A, The High St, Melrose North, Sandton
t: +27 11 483 1910
h: Monday to Saturday, 11h30–22h30, Sunday, 11h30–19:h30
Featured image credit: Valeria Boltneva
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