The best butchers' blocks

Want to boost your kitchen storage? Think about a butcher's block for extra shelving and worktop space. We've picked some of our favourite designs

The butcher's block has always been an essential ingredient of the classic country kitchen, but these days it's also just as likely to be seen in more contemporary-style settings. From the well worn heavy oak surface of hold, the butcher's block has evolved into a compact mobile kitchen trolley at one end of the spectrum and a mini kitchen island at the other. All the options include a worktop, various forms of storage (drawers, baskets, shelves and racks) and often castors to boot. Look for smaller slimline designs that you can incorporate into an existing kitchen, or larger versions that you can factor into a new scheme. Let our selection of the latest butcher's blocks be your starting point.

A butchers block with a drawer, white wooden legs and two open shelves

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1. Padstow Butcher's Block


Dimensions: H81 W70.5 D56cm

Sturdy design with single drawer, one shelf and bottle rack. Back legs have castors for added mobility. A low-sheen lacquer provides added durability. Available in Putty (shown) or Cream. Oak with painted finish.

Padstow Butcher's Block, £599, Marks and Spencer

A wooden butchers block unit on castors with various drawers and a pair of cupboard doors

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2. Eddingtons Pewsey Butcher's Block


Dimensions: H90 W60 D41cm

An elegant trolley that combines a sturdy end-grain top with a sleek chrome mounting. Features include pull-out pastry and chopping board, two utensil drawers, cupboard with central shelf, chrome storage basket and lockable heavy-duty castors. Beech.

Eddingtons Pewsey Butcher's Block, £849, John Lewis

A tile top butchers block on castors with various open shelves and drawers

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3. Pine Tile-top Kitchen Trolley


Dimensions: H83 W79 D38cm
Material: Pine

Value kitchen storage trolley with an easy-clean tiled worktop. Has three shelves, two drawers, two wire baskets, a six-bottle wine rack, handle and castors.

Pine Tile-top Kitchen Trolley, £40, Argos

A granite top butchers block with wooden drawers and cupboard doors

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4. Cotswold Kitchen Granite-top Butcher's Block Island


Dimensions: H90 W82 D58cm

Gorgeous little island with a practical granite worktop, two dove-tailed drawers, a spacious cupboard, two rails for oven gloves and tea towels and a four-bottle wine rack. The reverse of the island is the same as the front. Oak and oak veneer.

Cotswold Kitchen Granite-top Butcher's Block Island, £649, The Cotswold Company

A square butchers block on an open wooden frame with two shelves.

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5. Skogsta Butcher's Block Table


Dimensions: H92 W64 D60cm
Material: Acacia wood

Lovely looking work surface-cum-table. The wood top is durable yet also gentle on your knives - sand and treat the surface as needed. Gives you extra storage, utility and work space.

Skogsta Butcher's Block Table, £200, Ikea

Chiltern Grand Oak Granite-top Kitchen Island

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6. Chiltern Grand Oak Granite-top Kitchen Island


Dimensions: H87 W152 D62cm
Finish: North American oak with lacquer

Stand-alone unit with polished granite surface that, strictly speaking, is more of an island than a butcher's block, but so lovely we had to include it. Two deep drawers, half-height wine rack, large central cupboard and two side hanging rails, plus dovetail joints, tongue-and-groove panelling and antique brass-style handles and hinges. The drawers and cupboard can be accessed from both sides.

Chiltern Grand Oak Granite-top Kitchen Island, £1136, Oak Furniture Solutions

A wooden butchers clock on casters with two shelves , one of which is holding two wicker baskets.

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7. Eddingtons Lambourn Beech Wooden Kitchen Trolley


Dimensions: H90 W90 D60cm

Made from solid beech this robust French grey trolley is perfectly at home in traditional and contemporary kitchens alike. Features two utensil drawers, two removable storage baskets, two roomy shelves and steel towel rails and heavy-duty lockable casters.

Eddingtons Lambourn Beech Wooden Kitchen Trolley , £590, Robert Dyas

A wooden butchers block on casters with two open shelves

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8. Eddingtons Leverton Butcher's Block Trolley


Dimensions: H83 W85 D50cm
Material: Beech

Country-style kitchen trolley topped with a 7cm-thick end-grain butcher's block and four heavy-duty lockable castors. Has two slatted shelves, one of which can also be used as a six-bottle wine rack.

Eddingtons Leverton Butcher's Block Trolley, £799, Lakeland

A wooden butchers block on a white wooden frame with casters and assorted drawers and cupboards

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9. Kitchen Cart with Wood Top


Dimensions: H84 W67 D37cm

Crafted from white-finished wood with a complimentary bamboo top, this kitchen trolley is a practical storage solution. Providing space to store your favourite wines as well as one drawer for all your kitchen essentials, it is the ideal spot to prep vegetables for your dinner party.

Kitchen Cart with Wood Top, £134, Wayfair

A wooden butchers block on a white wooden frame with open shelving

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10. Wadebridge Butcher's Block Unit


Dimensions: H90 W65 D52cm

This Wadebridge butcher's block combines solid oak and soft white painted acacia wood for a contemporary take on the classic country farmhouse look. This butcher's block unit offers handy additional surface space for preparing food, plus a drawer for utensils and slatted shelving underneath.

Wadebridge Butcher's Block Unit, £450, Debenhams