We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Butchers Block

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Moor Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 33: English reviews
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic night was experience at the Butchers Block restaurant. A comprehensive wine list was presented to us, with most of the wines fairly well priced. The steaks were excellent, cooked to perfection and reasonably priced. The setting was a mixture of contemporary and modern architecture and decor, lending itself to an overall great evening.

Thank Shaun G
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent rib eye steak. Cooked medium to absolute perfection within a fair time. And the accompanying mash was a smash hit. Stunning sea views. Very clean , and friendly staff. Right next to the holiday inn express.

Thank Charl W
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The food was well prepared and presented, i asked for medium lamb chops and they were perfectly done. Our waiter was friendly and we received very good service.

Thank NixWiehahn
Durban, South Africa
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I have always found Butcher Block to deliver on their food, with a great selection of wines. The Chateaubriand has always been my preferred choice, among the array of aged meat cuts. Never really had anything to complain about, other than service. The last time we went, our waiter was highly professional and knew his wine service (ordered the Meerlust... More 

Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

This is undoubtedly our favourite stop for a great steak in Durban. The Butchers Block menu has our vote with new favourites and classics such as grilled calamari, boerwoers, chicken livers, Karoo Lamb chops, malva pudding, Amarula and chocolate creme brulee. I love that it feels unpretentious, it's a delight to enjoy a meal here.

Thank Rose S
Port Alfred
Level Contributor
32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

I was at the hotel to which this restaurant is associated by sharing the same building. My order was placed at 18:55 and delervired at 20:15. More than a hour wait with no apology - it seems to be taken as the norm. What made it worse was that the meal was delivered to me with a broken off false... More 

Thank wayne m
York, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
187 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

Hotel restaurants can be much of a muchness. Situated adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express the Butchers Block is a smart place, relaxed atmosphere and with good background music. We had a light dinner with puddings and each item was tasty and enjoyable. The service was very good too. The restaurant is predominantly meat based but my vegetarian girlfriend did... More 

Thank MarkMYorkshire
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Very disappointing dinner this evening. One person received their food 15 minutes after ordering, the next after another 10 minutes and the rest of us waited 50 minutes after placing our order for our meals. A portion of chicken livers that were still raw inside were included in this. The service was extremely poor, with our waitress serving other tables... More 

Thank TanzM
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2015 via mobile

The place was really friendly and the food was fantastic. The steaks were really amazing and the staff helped with the orders if you did not know where to start. It's in a great location next to the Holiday Inn and the view over the Indian Ocean is great. Thanks for a great evening

Thank Jonathan W
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Conveniently located next door to the Holiday Inn Express, this seemed like an ideal choice for a solo business dinner. Ordering was an easy process - but starter took almost 25 minutes to arrive, very quickly followed by main course. Immediately after finishing main course, the dessert menu appeared. Although the food was tasty, I wasn't made to feel particularly... More 

Thank Galtraveller3

Travellers who viewed Butchers Block also viewed

Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal

Been to Butchers Block? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moor Road, Durban 4001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Durban

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Butchers Block staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?