Shenzhen Restaurant Review: The Butchers Club

By Jonathan Zhong, November 1, 2018

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The Place

Nestled at the foot of the futuristic Ping An International Finance Center, the Butchers Club has a prime location right in the heart of Futian District. Turn left after leaving Exit D of the Shopping Parking Metro Station on Line 1 and you will see the restaurant’s red and yellow exterior.

The area around Shopping Park is packed with an array of burger joints, so you may rightly ask what makes the Butchers Club stand out from the rest. Well, we here at That’s PRD have to say it’s the dry-aged beef, in which the restaurant takes great pride. 

The Food

We didn’t immediately try the beef, though – our first pick was the lobster sub (RMB198). And boy, were we excited when it arrived at our table. Comprised of a hotdog bun stuffed with lobster meat, the ‘sub’ is made using all the various edible bits of a Boston lobster and cooked the classic way. Adorned with dill and tomato and covered with salad dressing, it tastes just as good as it looks.

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Next, we tried a classic dry-aged beef burger (RMB90), which comes with tomatoes, pickles, bacon, cheese and a generous hunk of beef. Drizzled with juice, the beef inside this hearty burger comes from three different parts of the cow, making the patty moist and flavorful while also maintaining a rich texture. The burger’s bun also deserves a nod, with the inside of the bread coated with a layer of garlic butter. 

There’s also the ‘leviathan-sized’ version: the double happiness dry-aged beef burger (RMB168), which is double the size of the classic.

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After shoving down all three of these meaty mains (yep, we also ordered the double happiness dry-aged beef burger), we figured it was time to wet the ol’ whistle. Two categories of beverages are on offer at the Butchers Club: juice and smoothies. We opted for the green juice (RMB38-46) and an ABC juice with fresh ginger (RMB32-40). 

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After sucking back both drinks, we tucked into our final dish of the day: the Australian grass-fed steak (RMB248), which came with black pepper sauce, mustard mayo, grilled vegetables and truffle fries. A superior cut of cow, this steak is among the finest we’ve tried in Shenzhen.

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The Vibe

Visit the Butchers Club during off-hours and you’ll enjoy a relaxed, quiet atmosphere. Despite its name, the Butchers Club is not staffed by blood-covered, knife-wielding madmen, but by a crew of friendly, welcoming meat lovers that will make you feel right at home! 

Price: RMB150-250
Who’s going: Bostonians, beef lovers, carnivorous folk in general
Good for: burgers, dry-aged beef, substantial portions of meat
Nearest metro: Shopping Park (Exit D), 2 minutes

Open daily, 9am-11pm; see listing for The Butchers Club.

[Cover image via The Butchers Club]

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