The Butcher Shop & Grill
Choice cuts of some of the cheapest wagyu beef in town. What more could meatlovers ask for? 41 Reviews
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If you want pizza, you go to an Italian. And if it’s sushi that you’re after, try talking to the Japanese. But if you’re ravenous for meat – thick, juicy, bloody steaks in particular – then who better to consult than a South African? And preferably one with a massive knife.
The Dubai branch of Butcher Shop & Grill brazenly celebrates the tradition of South African carnivorousness, in a shopping mall. Well, as the name states, this is a shop after all. On sale, you’ll find all the usual steaks as well as some typically South African ostrich fillets. But we recommend you start with the chicken livers, which are plump, moist and drenched in a creamy herb sauce. Mop it all up with olive bread before your steak arrives – and what a steak. The wagyu sirloin isn’t huge (though you can ask the in-house butcher to tailor the cut to your appetite) but it is as succulent, marbled and rich in flavour as any kobe-style steak should be. If you’ve never had wagyu before, at Dhs150, this is one of the cheapest places to try it. But if all this macho flesh-munching gets too much, you can always finish off with a megalithic wedge of rustic, pineapple-topped carrot cake, and pretend that you’re a yoghurt-knitting, tree-hugging type at heart while you try to hide the blood stains on your shirt.
By TimeOut Dubai Staff
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