Butcher Shop and Grill

Address: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: 04 347 1167

- Mid-range

3.8

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
4.3
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Service
4.1
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Food and drink
4.3
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Value for money
4.3
90%
Ambience
3.2
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Location
3.2
90%

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.  

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. 

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • People watching
  • Shopping
  • No fuss

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