It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Restaurant Review : The Butcher Shop & Grill, Nelson Mandela Square, Johannesburg, South Africa

After spending the afternoon at the wonderful 28A On Oxford in Sandhurst, we jumped into a cab and headed over to Sandton City, specifically Nelson Mandela Square, to look for somewhere nice for dinner.

There are lots of restaurants and bars to choose from, but after walking around a bit, we decided on The Butcher Shop & Grill.  After all, who can resist a restaurant with the tag line "Well Hung & Aged To Perfection"?  Not I, that's for sure!

I started with the Izimbambo Zemvu (aka Salted Lamb Riblets), and then a lovely little Fillet Steak with a baked potato and a side of Monkey Gland Sauce.  Yes, I said Monkey Gland Sauce.  Because how could you not?  Don't panic folks, apparently it's got no actual monkey glands in it (we're not in "Raiders of the Lost Ark" here) - click HERE for a recipe just in case you want to whip it up at home to freak out your dinner guests.

We were ably assisted by the gorgeous Selina who was very friendly and constantly smiling.  About an hour into dinner I was absolutely exhausted from the 10 hour flight the night before, and started to fade out.  Selina suggested we take the remainder of our bottle of red to the adjoining sports bar to watch the last of the rugby before we headed back to the B&B.  Hubby was thrilled with this option, and we watched Wales CRUSH England 30-3 in the Six Nations, before we headed off to bed.

Go and see Selina and try some Monkey Gland Sauce at The Butcher Shop & Grill - YUM!

The Butcher Shop & Grill
Nelson Mandela Square
South Africa
Phone:- +27 11 784 8676

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