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Botswana Butchery

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99 Quay Street | Ferry Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-307 6966
11:00 - 23:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting from Australia, I had a special occasion family dinner at Botswana Butchery on a Saturday night. A few of us arrived a little early, so started in the bar where the bartender was fantastic with wine recommendations. As there were a large number of us, we had a semi-private dining room upstairs that was just perfect for us. Throughout... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Terrific location right on the water and some big comfortable seats as well as welcoming atmosphere. Starters were delicious we had some spicey pawn dumplings and a prawn cocktail. But the most impressive was the steak. I ordered the 250g fillet which was cooked perfectly. A sauce on the side is optional and probably not needed a smidge of mustard... More 

Thank PGerard
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a group of 7 and without exception, we all enjoyed our meals (the food was excellent) and the atmosphere, and the service was exceptional. It was a special night out for us, and we were made to feel special too. I would definitely return and would recommend it.

Thank Paulz10
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the snapper, Tuna, cauliflower cheese, mushrooms, chocolate tart, pineapple coconut pudding and a cheeseboard. Every bite was delicious!!! Service was great and the atmosphere was also nice. I highly recommend :)

Thank Miss-Rotary
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with friends at the end of a trip to Auckland. The service was very accomodating and friendly with a comfortable atmosphere. I had delicious fresh oysters for a starter and the main was wagyu steak open sandwich which was cooked perfectly. I will definitely go here again next time I'm in Auckland.

Thank Grace C
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time visiting Botswana Butchery and it was amazing! The variety on the menu was very good. I had the mussels platter which was half normal half deep fried and they were delicious. The beef was cooked to perfection and the servers were so friendly and attentive, really polite, lovely people. Would 100% recommend!!

Thank User17694
Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On our recent trip to Queenstown we had an amazing lunch at Botswana Butchery - it was a beautiful day so we sat outside, which was lovely. The food & wine were amazing and the service was great too! A wonderful experience.

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a newbie to the finest of fine dining I felt superbly accommodated at Botswana Butchery. The champagne, oysters and last but definitely not the least; the meat, served as an experience to remember! Would definitely recommend to first time Aucklander's and long time jafa's too. The atmosphere coupled with the food and drink is pretty special. Food breakdown; Oysters... More 

Thank ruvindrah
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in for lunch on a rainy day in April, so the Butchery was not busy. The atmosphere was nicely congenial, the staff attentive and the food selection made decisions quite hard. There is a fairly intimidating wine list but we did not try the alcohol today. Have to recommend the wagyu steak sandwich - though $25 is pricey... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're locals but this was our first visit to Botswana Butchery. It was one of the most amazing dining experiences we've had in Auckland. There are lot of great restaurants in the city, with amazing food and great staff. But the team at BB gave it that extra 5% that put them in a different league. Started with great chat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Quay Street | Ferry Building, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-307 6966
Botswana Butchery, one of Auckland's newest waterfront restaurant, combines premium produce, wine and local ingredients from the Auckland region with the best of what Central Otago can offer

Located in the historic Ferry Building on Quay Street, Botswana Butchery brings a taste of the South to the heart of Auckland city.
The restaurant offers lunch, dinner and bar menus in gorgeous surroundings. The ethos of 'fun dining' is key to Botswana Auckland, which is plush and wonderfully distinctive but also welcoming and fun.
Botswana Butchery is all about relaxed, fun dining in a premium atmosphere. Botswana Butchery is well known in Central Otago with a restaurant in Queenstown and is highly regarded for providing sumptuous

meals and superb service in opulent surroundings. Following its popular 'sister' restaurant, the Auckland restaurant produces fabulously flavoursome, succulent meals from the best local produce with high levels of service and attention to detail at every stage of its wine and food delivery.
The restaurant seats approximately 120 guests inside and up to 40 on the terrace outside. Open from 11am until late, Botswana Butchery is the perfect option for an exciting new dining experience.

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