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Botswana Butchery

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We read the reviews and were excited to try Botswana. We arrived at our reservation time and were quickly seated. Since this is a steak house my wife and I decided to share a bone in rib eye. We started with tomatoes with mozzarella cheese and a wedge salad. The tomatoes and mozzarella were very good but the wedge was... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant based on the recommendation of the hotel concierge. The website oversold the ambiance and our expectations were not met. There was no ambiance, and service was rushed. The lamb shoulder we shared was tasty, but got cold very quickly, as it is not served on a heated platter. Grilled vegetables and fries were good.

Thank Wayne M
Poole, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu is tempting the food is fantastic and the service excellent. All in all a great evening although certainly not a cheap one.

Thank roger a
Chulmleigh, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have NEVER been to any other restaurant that charges for mustard!! Our second visit. A warm welcome but were taken straight to our table, despite being early, with no offer to sit at the bar for an aperitif before dining. The bar was empty and the restaurant not overly busy. Our waiter was attentive, pleasant and very helpful with... More 

Thank Peter C
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing a month after our visit cannot remember what i ate but do remember the hefty prices and poor service.Only dined there as had a gift voucher for Christmas , Expected great things given what I had heard wont bother again wont tell giftee .

Thank alan33
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff seemed frazzled, food was mediocre and uninspired. Felt like expensive pub cuisine. The location is fantastic and the restaurant had good energy but it was one of our more disappointing meals in New Zealand when factoring in the price.

Thank Polly B
Newark, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived In Auckland tired and hungry. The wonderful folks at BB allowed us to sit in their restaurant before they were officially open for dinner - and when they were ready to serve, what wonderful service, excellent food. Very varied menu - not necessarily meat intensive - and attentive service such as one would find in Paris, France. Jody was... More 

Thank Marian B
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always have a fantastic experience here. Great location, great food and great service. Good selection of meats and seafood and everything comes out perfectly.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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191 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Auckland turned on lovely weather for our visit and our renewed experience to this restaurant after a year's absent couldn't have been better. We travelled from Wellington to go to this restaurant for my birthday. My birthday dinner went without any hitches. Jody our waiter had an extensive knowledge of the food,where it came from, how it was cooked and... More 

Thank Linda S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and wine, very nice location, the staff a little disconcentrated (which can be explained by the date being January 1st) and a very unpleasant surprise at the end - over 100 dollars added to our bill...

Thank Ela S
Jeremy1289, General Manager at Botswana Butchery, responded to this review

Hi Ela, Please contact us regarding this. We will happily sort this out. Occasionally (as you have identified) bills can get confused due to exterior dining or bar tabs not being transferred correctly by staff members. I am very sorry about this and have ensured the staff are aware of ensuring correct billing to correct tables. Please do contact us.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 29
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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