Butcher Shop and Grill

Price guide: Mid-range

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#37 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:3.8 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.3
4.3
Ambience:
3.2
3.2
Service:
4.1
4.1
Location:
3.2
3.2
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, No fuss, People watching, Shopping

Expert review of Butcher Shop and Grill

An excellent, no-frills steakhouse in the Mall of the Emirates. Shopping suddenly isn't so bad.

Without a great deal of effort, at some point during your time in Dubai you're probably going to find yourself in the Mall of the Emirates. After all, it is home to the preposterous indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai. If traipsing around a shopping centre isn't your thing and you're only there to keep the peace, make a deal to stop of at this excellent South African steak shop, serving some of the best value no-nonsense slabs of meat in town. 

Food and drink: 

As the name suggests, the theme here is meat. Meat however you like it (unless it's pork). From ribeye and sirloin beef to ostrich and chicken livers, anyone with carnivorous tendencies should be satisfied at this no-frills one-stop meat stop. There's even wagyu, if you want to go all lah-di-dah. Vegetarians, sadly, aren't entirely forgotten, with a few options for non-believers (fish?). But they really should be going elsewhere.  

Recommended dishes: 

At only 180 dirhams, this is one of the cheapest places in town to try wagyu beef.  

Ambience: 

You're in the middle of a shopping centre, so it's fairly noisy, lacking sunlight and generally crowded with shoppers. But once you're tucking in to a juicy steak, this will all blur into the background. 

Service: 

Cheery and attentive.  

Location: 

The Butcher Shop and Grill is in the huge Mall of the Emirates shopping centre, about a hundred or so metres from the ridiculous indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai, and just around the corner from the Kempinski Hotel. 

Price advice: 

Most mains cost between 60 and 120 dirhams.  

Other useful branches: 

There's a very nice branch offering alfresco seating at The Walk, between the Jumeirah Beach Residence and the beach in the Dubai Marina. It's actually nicer than this one, but I selected it because you're more likely to find yourself in Mall of the Emirates. 

More information on Butcher Shop and Grill:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Steak
Address:
Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Telephone:
04 347 1167
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily noon-midnight.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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