You can’t miss the massive bull that greets you as you enter the Butcha Steakhouse. This was our second stop of our Zomato Emirates NBD Food Trail and boy were we excited.
The restaurants classy high ceilings and wooden interiors offer a touch of unpretentious sophistication.
They have an open kitchen where the various quality USDA Prime cuts are on display, as well as traditional sausages such as sujuk and other smoked meats.
There is an open live station, where you can watch in anticipation as your cut is cooked over charcoal and wood fire to create an authentic chargrilled flavor.
Butcha is an authentic Turkish restaurant concept and if you know anything about the Turks, they mean business when it comes to their meat. Turkish restaurants across the board are known for their fresh quality meats that hit the spot for that carnivorous cravings.
Our tables were neatly set up for us as we entered. We started off with a bread basket, the Butcha salad which contained pomegranate, walnuts and Turkish goat cheese.
I loved the interesting pairing of the sweetness that the pomegranate offered, and the crunchiness of the nuts, however I found the cheese a bit too salty and overwhelming on my palate.
The cold cut board we were offered contained Bresaola, smoked beef and smoked lamb. I enjoyed these thoroughly. We were offered their nonalcoholic white and red grape beverages. I enjoyed the white grape beverage and thought it worked well with the cold cuts. The beverages are nonalcoholic however the fermentation is rather pronounced, which I liked. Absolutely delicious.
We had the Chef introduced to us, this was fun and interactive. The hostess, apologies I forget her name, but she was so knowledgeable and very professional. She made our stay interesting.
For mains we watched as our tender beautiful rack of lambs arrived on a wooden board. It was accompanied by sea salt, oregano and chilli flakes.
The chef cut the huge lamb lack so effortlessly and rearranged them in a mouthwatering presentation that was too much to resist.
The lamb came with three types of mustard.
I found the lamb juicy and utterly delicious without any help from the mustard. It could have had a bit more salt but that’s about it. We were encouraged to eat the lamb with our hands to make savour the entire chop. I love eating with my hands so this was more than fine with me.
We then proceeded to the floor above where we were shown a covert room known as the “Cellar”.
The restrooms are also located on this floor. I love the simplistic but classy deco of the place.
It turns into a smoker’s room as well as a cozy and intimate place for coffee, or even some TV watching watch. It is available for hire for private functions and events. I really enjoyed this room.
I loved the traditional weight machine and mince grinder on display.
The aerial view from the top is really lovely too.
Overall excellent stop, with excellent service. I am looking forward to coming back for more of their meaty offerings and especially that nonalcoholic white grape juice.