This cheerful restaurant has two brand-new locations on the West and East side of town! We visited each to sample some of their delicious burgers in Cairo.
Type of Cuisine
Burgers may be the main attraction, but the great appetizers, prime quality Australian and South African Angus steaks, sandwiches, indulgent desserts and Tex-Mex items are not to be missed either.
Juicy Lucy Burger (two patties loaded with melting red cheddar cheese, chili con carne, pickles, lettuce and mayo); Portobello Mushroom Burger (Portobello mushrooms, Emmental cheese, rocket leaves, balsamic vinaigrette); The Butcher Sampler (a basket loaded with cheesy bites, potato skins, seasoned wedges, onion rings and nacho chips served with three dips); Buffalo Chicken Sandwich (fried chicken breast in Buffalo sauce, blue cheese sauce, lettuce and hot mayo); BB Buffalo Wings and Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake (served with warm toffee sauce and ice cream).
Being a crisp winter evening, our thoughts went straight to comfort food, otherwise known as ‘carb overload’. The Butcher Sampler seemed a good choice, as it offered a selection of top favorite appetizer items. Everything lived up to our expectations, freshly cooked, hot, tasty and thankfully not greasy at all. The honey mustard, blue cheese and ranch dips were the perfect accompaniment, the potato skins had a generous dollop of chili con carne and the cheesy bites were addictive. We could have happily polished off a second round, but by then a huge platter of BBQ Ribs Nachos had arrived. The combination of succulent pulled beef, crisp nachos, oozing melted cheese and jalapenos, served with sour cream and pico de gallo was heaven on a plate and we made short work of it. The same went for the BB Buffalo Wings, another crowd pleaser. The strawberry milkshake we washed it all down with was a refreshing contrast, loaded with small pieces of fresh fruit, which gave it an extra edge.
A few minutes later our burgers arrived. Massive, tucked into homemade buns, accompanied by a large serving of fries and coleslaw salad. The Juicy Lucy took serious tackling, but as light plastic gloves come with each burger, the best approach is to just pick it up and go for it. The patties are made with coarsely ground high quality sirloin steak, chuck beef and brisket to get the maximum amount of flavor, and are cooked to your taste. The Portobello Mushroom Burger was mouth-watering as well. The burgers come in so many variations with optional add-ons that there will be something for everyone, and kids can enjoy ordering from the special Kids’ Menu.
We were left wondering how anyone can step up to the plate and take on The Mighty Bastard Challenge, a full 1kg burger with all the trimmings. That means loaded with cheese, caramelized onions, chili con carne, crispy onion and tortilla strips, lettuce, pickles and a special sauce. The challenge is to wipe your plate clean in less than 30 minutes and be posted on the Wall of Fame. Any takers?
As for dessert, we had been hoping to find space for the Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake that we had heard great things about, but seriously, there was absolutely no way we could cram in another mouthful. Another day, we hope.
Superb milkshakes, smoothies, juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea.
The Décor & Ambience
Simple wooden tables, brick walls and cheerful red seating. Friendly and casual with efficient service and a good mix of relaxing background music.
Clientele Mix & Price Range
From tots to nonagenarians. C’mon, who doesn’t love a good burger? The price range is really affordable, with great sized portions.
Opening hours: 10 am to 12 am.
Address: Korba, Heliopolis for East & Atrium Plaza in Sheikh Zayed for West.
Tel: 012 1111 3300 (Sheikh Zayed)
Delivery and takeaway: Takeaway available, delivery coming soon.
Facebook page: ButchersBurgerEgypt