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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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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is close to the ferry building and very charming. Although is was Friday night we got a table for two without a reservation! The steaks were excellent (though a bit expensive but absolutely worth the money) and so was the service. Great somelier and waiters! Thanks for a great dinner out!

Thank G6702UEsimones
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Been before and really enjoyed it. This time decided a Wagu sirloin was the go and was bitterly disappointed. The steak I swear was an off cut from mad butcher that was thrown out. I am sure it wasn't Wagu at all. In saying this the rest of the meal was brilliant and the service was magic.

Thank raylindsay1975
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read great reviews, but what a disappointment. Fancy having to pay extra for sauce to go with an expensive steak. The pork was dry and overlooked. We won't be in a hurry to visit again.

Thank Tabatha1998
Cape Town, South Africa
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just in for the day on the Cruise ship and found this great bar. Sat and talked to Richard behind the bar and had a wonderful afternoon talking sport and drinking beer. Saw the interaction between the team working there and they all seemed to enjoy each others company and had a good relationship between themselves, which in turn rubs... More 

2 Thank Scott1509
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Night cap at Botswana, busy night for boys behind the bar, even so they were very attentive. Particularly Richard, made us feel very welcome when we arrived. Watched his manager Jeremy being very unprofessional towards him, was not nice to witness.

8 Thank MS1985889293
Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be put off by the name of this restaurant as it is very good indeed. Situated right on the front with views of the ferries coming in and out. We sat outside, two nights running as the standard of service by the young lady was excellent. All the food we had was very tasty indeed and can recommend the... More 

1 Thank Dick C
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service and food was amazing. More on the expensive side but worth every cent I think!! Nice location next to wharf also.

Thank Amy F
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a waiheke resident this is the departure lounge before the evening ferry. The lovely Richard is charming behind the bar, with an excellent knowledge of local and international wines. Top shelf.

Thank Andrew W
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a Saturday night we didn't have a restaurant booking, but we were found a spot at the bar. We had a pleasant meal and a couple of nice glasses of nice wine. The bar staff were very friendly, supplying us with usefyul tips for our stay in Auckland. It was altogether a nice place to go. It's a nice... More 

Thank Elaine S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great experience for dinner last night at the Botswana Butchery in Auckland. I've been the Queenstown Botswana many times and was thrilled to see there was one here in Auckland as well whilst I was visiting from Australia. The food and service was excellent as I've come to expect, and having a sommellier help select wines for... More 

Thank Sean R

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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
USD 14 - USD 28
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Groups, Romantic
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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