So last night, hubby and I decided to go on a double date with our beautiful friends The Bodils..
Restaurant of choice, the newly opened Butcher Block Hillcrest (Hillcrest square) .
When we walked in I was really WOWED (is that even a word?) The interior is beautiful, I honestly didn't expect the place to look this amazing! But one of the best parts was, every staff member we walked past greeted us, it made us feel very wanted!
We were seated at the table and decided to start on cocktails, and have a bottle of wine with our mains.
Us girls had the pimms jar, hubby had r&r jar and other hubby had a watermelon and basil cocktail (I had slight cocktail envy after tasting his)
Drinks arrived quick, were delish and hit the spot after a long hot day in durbs!
We decided to order 4 different starters, so we can all taste each other's.
Mozam peri peri strips, beef carpaccio, deep fried camembert and calamari steaks.
The strips were fiery, tender and succulent chicken, all round tasty. The camembert was crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, it's what cheese dreams of are made of! (We did feel it was a very small portion though, but maybe we are greedy) the beef carpaccio was the best of all the starters, so soft and melt in your mouth,and the salty pops of flavour from the capers, it was beyond delicious. Least favourite of the night, the calamari, it was rather chewy and the peri peri sauce it came in was hotter then the Sun! My mouth was on fire, couldn't even taste the calamari! (Mmmm seafood at a steakhouse?)
Next up we ordered mains, we had to all go with steak, as this is a steakhouse.
2x fillets (med rare) with baked potatoes.
1x mushroom sauce
2 x rump steaks (med rare) with chips.
Oh and a bottle of franschoek cellar shiraz to wash it down!
Steaks were cooked to perfection, tender and drool worthy, the sides equally good.
By this time, we were all in a food coma, but couldn't pass dessert, I mean come on deep fried Oreos.. yes you read right deep fried Oreos! We ordered 2 portions to share, oh my goodness they were tasty! Reminded me of little donuts, just found the 3 on a plate random, maybe it's the odd number, or my OCD!
But seriously all in all our waitress Bulelo was great,So helpful, and always around when we needed her.
Food great...drinks great...ambiance great, staff great and company even better!
We will definitely be back!
I highly recommend this restaurant �
A few days ago, I was invited to like your Facebook page. I did so, and decided to give you a try for our anniversary dinner. I am SO HAPPY that we did! The trio of carpaccio will haunt my dreams as the best dish I have ever had. My fiance said it was the best meal he had ever had. Our waiter, Matthew, was impeccable, and we will definitely be back!