Butcher & Grill

39-41 Parkgate Road , London, SW11 4NP

Butcher & Grill

SquareMeal Review of Butcher & Grill

Beautifully presented steaks & chops are displayed on the front counters of Butcher & Grill. You could buy meat to take home, or choose something to be cooked here, yet most customers opt to look at the menu in the casual restaurant behind. There’s plenty to peruse: from scallops & Cornish crab, to sharing boards & interesting salads, but meat is the point here. Though the beef is fantastic, this is more than a steak house: try venison salad with hops or Gloucester Old Spot chop with pungent salsa verde. Special deals abound – including half-price steak night on Mondays – which can make the otherwise considerable (yet not overpriced) bill more attractive.

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7.4

Food & Drink: 8.8

Service: 6.6

Atmosphere: 7.6

Value: 8.8

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 1.0

Atmosphere: 4.0

Value: 4.0

jas d. 16 June 2015

Had dinner at The Butcher & Grill this evening The Food was excellent. They have a wonderful delli at the enterance so I though i would buy some things after dinner. On my way out at 910 pm the woman working behind the counter refused to serve me claiming she closed at 9pm. I pleaded with her to sell me a piece of the cheesecake that looked lovely but she was'nt interested"we are closed and i cannont serve you" I asked if the deli was owned by the same person as the resturant. YES I went back into the resturant and asked the waiter to help. explaining that the woman behind the counter did'nt give a shit ,woops He basically told me to get lost. Pity but i'm happy that this place is doing so well it can turn away my hard earned money. for the last time

Food & Drink: 5.0

Service: 5.0

Atmosphere: 5.0

Value: 5.0

Robin C. 21 March 2014

This has always been a favourite restaurant for us when we fancy a really good steak but the quality of the food just seems to get better and better. Great value for money, great food, great place.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 4.0

Matthew H. 22 March 2012

I enjoyed an excellent meal here with friends recently and was pleasantly surprised by the bill being much lower than I thought for the quality of food we'd eaten. I love the idea of a fine food store and butcher with tables and a bar and we spent the first 20 mins of our visit wandering round the deli and butchery eyeing up some excellent produce – if I lived locally it'd be a regular haunt. The décor might be described as utilitarian – but as long as you know you're eating in a food store this isn't a problem. Once we sat the staff were smart and efficient – being endless patient as we chatted rather than ordered. The steaks came highly recommended and rightly so, but the whole menu read well with plenty of seasonal dishes that showed an interested and caring kitchen team. Starters were a particular highlight – thoughtful, inventive and substantial and my main course of onglet was well cooked and incredibly tasty. I'd happily return if I lived closer and am looking forward to trying their other branch too.

Food & Drink: 4.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 5.0

Simon P. 23 February 2012

I wouldn't go anywhere else for steaks when I'm in London, I love it. The quality of the meat speaks for itself and hits the mark time after time, it's as good as I've had anywhere. I'm only sorry I don't live nearer so I could use the shop more, it's the kind of place anyone would like to live near to and the butchers are brilliantly helpful. Great wines, clearly chosen by someone who knows what they're doing, and loads of interesting ones in the shop too. Monday night is half price steaks, which is ridiculously good value, but it's not expensive at any time. I'm a bit baffled by the comments below, the service is just fine, friendly and perfectly efficient in my experience – you get exactly what you're paying for, just ask for it. I could go on, all the seasonal specials on the menu for example which shows that the kitchen isn't just a steak production line, but I'll just say – don't hesitate, try it out for yourself.

Food & Drink: 3.0

Service: 3.0

Atmosphere: 3.0

Value: 3.0

BoatLady platinum reviewer 30 January 2012

I am extremely surprised by the ratings other diners have given as I think this is a solid performer (and certainly saying it is a poor “immitation” (sic) of something which it isn't even purporting to be seems very harsh). I've just been here for lunch with the boyf. I had a steak sandwich which had beautiful quality, perfectly cooked meat (not dripping blood but pink juiciness); so much better than the dried out old boots which many gastro pubs pass off as steak ciabattas. And I loved the chunky cut chips served up in the quirky flowerpot. The boyf had a thick burger which tasted of real beef. Honey roasted root veg and green bean sides were delicious (although at £3.50 each, you'd hope so). I've also had dinner here in a big group, many dinners a quatre, coffee with the girls etc and the venue has fitted every occasion well. Meat is the thing here so I agree you'd be best choosing from the grill. I've never had a problem with service which has always been friendly. I can see why people think it's not the cheapest and perhaps the cooking doesn't consistently deliver on the excitement which the butcher entrance and solid menu promise (but surely better to aim high and just miss than aim low?). Still, I think it's a good all rounder, a great alternative to the Prince Albert (although you can't bring your dog in here), and a solid choice in this area.

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