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“Great Tasting Food ... But Pricey”
Review of Botswana Butchery

Botswana Butchery
Ranked #101 of 2,450 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$33
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

The food was great tasting but i felt the price ws high for what one got on their plate. I would consider eating there again though as the setting is great and service good.

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

We went here after the cricket, didn't book a table was told we could have a table for a hour and half because someone else had booked it, but two hours later we were still sitting there! The was a big wine list and after a few minutes we chose a bottle, no house wine here! There was a small menu but a good choice. Orders taken, wine delivered and food served. Very nicely presented and nice sized portions. The food was excellent as was the wine, so much so that we had 2 bottles. It was alittle bit expensive but worth it. Waiters were very efficient .

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

My husband's company had their Christmas Work Do at Botswana Butchery in early December 2017. We started with cocktails downstairs which were lovely and then we were shown to an upstairs room where we were to be seated. The food was divine but unfortunately it was so uncomfortably hot that we were using the menus to fan ourselves, some people were going downstairs looking for fresh air and a couple felt nauseous from the heat. I felt sorry for the staff who were looking after our table as they had to traipse up and down the stairs in the humidity all night too. So while I would love to taste the wonderful food again, I would refuse to sit upstairs in the summer months and maybe save it for a winter outing. A couple of large industrial fans would not go astray.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Just went to Botswana for a couple of drinks after a rugby game. Told twice they would be closing in an hour! Felt like didn’t want us there. Bartender actually made us feel like we didn’t know anything about the wine we ordered, when we told him the wine was off! We have had dinner here a couple of times before, and it wasn’t great. So now feel I should let people know. Don’t waste your money. It’s over priced for nothing special.

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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We dined here on our last night in Auckland. The restaurant is pretty, well located and staff are pleasant and well trained. I found the prices outrageously high. There are better and less expensive places to eat. Save this for your expense account if you have one!

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