A Butcher Block with an impressive difference, that’s the Hillcrest branch. Certainly, the décor, feel and ambiance is like the venues in Florida Road and Umhlanga Rocks, at which I have fared sumptuously, but my most recent outing to these popular eat-outs was eye-catching.
Found on the corner of Hospital and Main Roads in Hillcrest, this Butcher Block offers space, space and more of the same. It’s a bold, impressive, appealing, comfortable and thoroughly inviting restaurant.
A mushroom Starter, covered liberally with a spinach and cheese sauce, was sufficient for husband and me to share, which I need to add made us look forward with keen anticipation to our main meals. Ours was a starter to initiate the gastronomic delights to follow.
My Cajun Chicken salad was not only a feast for the eyes but was mouthwatering to boot. Here was a luncheon which was satisfying and filling. The serving was generous, ensuring I left the table in that rare state of having relished a perfect meal. Eye and digestive organ were in total harmony.
Butcher Block has completely won over my husband with their Burgers. Although in past years not much given to a filling between patties, I have seldom seen the man savour a Chicken, Bacon and Camembert Burger with such appreciation. Only a limited budget prevented a repeat order.
Staying with my husband. He is not a man given to an overindulgence in sweet items. In fact, he is seldom able to locate the Dessert Menu. However, a Kahlua Ice-Cream Crepe was disposed of with a boyhood glee.
The meal was enhanced by the pleasant natured Waitron, Philile. A buoyant lady of charm who served us with enthusiasm, civility and ever-present smile, making for an all-round eat-out experience.
To book your seat for an unforgettable meal, contact Butcher Block:
off Umhlanga Rocks Drive,
Umhlanga Rocks, 4320.
TEL: 031 566 3547
Mall of the South
Shop F116 Mall of the South Shopping Centre,
Aspen Hills, Gauteng.
TEL: 011 682 2871
140 Florida Road,
TEL: 031 303 2662
Hillcrest – NOW OPEN!
Shop UK06, Hillcrest Corner,
51-53 Old Main Road.
TEL: 031 765 8820