We recently took a trip out to the Butcher Block in the Mall of the South for an early lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the stunning decor. On arrival, we were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff who showed us to our table.

Because we got there a bit early we had to wait a few minutes for the kitchen to open, so we decided to pass the time and quench our thirst with a couple of cocktails (They do have a really great wine list by the way). We had a Mojito and a G&T, both expertly prepared by the barman – I would come back for the cocktails alone.

After extensively browsing the menu and debating what was good with the manager we decided on what we wanted to eat. We ordered the Camembert + Bacon Sirloin with a side of mash, and the Butcher Block Burger with a side salad. Both meals arrived after a short wait and were cooked to perfection with the steak being medium as requested (something that doesn’t happen that often). The quality of the food was evident from the two empty plates left on the table.

Everything was really good and we will definitely be going back to try some of the other items on the menu. This is a must do restaurant for sure.

Written by Jeff Siepman
Jeff to some, Jeffafa to others. I'm a Benoni based coffee-fueled Creative, Foodie, Occasional cyclist and Blogger at ManvsMind.