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Botswana Butchery

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Archers Cottage 17 Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6994
12:00 - 23:00
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Was recommended by airport staff on our arrival. Had no reservation, but tried our luck. Sebastian, the Maitre D', was very accomodating and found us a table. Charles, our French waiter was excellent. The restaurants decor and private rooms upstairs are very appealing. It was busy but all the waiting staff made sure we were served throughout the night. The... More 

Thank Ruthy L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the food was good. We ordered steak. Price was on the higher side. Waited for half and hour before going to our table

Thank kutinari
Hamilton, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were told about this restaurant and we were not disappointed. It's expensive but you get what you pay for...T had a dozen bluff oysters which were in season.They were great, Our guests had a range of dishes and all were very please with resulting meals. One couple shared a 1 kilo t bone steak . They still about it... More 

Thank peternz_13
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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146 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Botswana Butchery exceeded all our expectations. It is a true five star dining experience right on the lake. My husband and I ordered an eye fillet and a filet mignon and they couldn't have been of a higher quality meat. Our waiter advised us that as I requested my steak to be cooked medium well there would a 20 minute... More 

Thank Kelli M
Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with some work colleagues last minute. Beautiful ambience. Comfortable seating and nice big table. Fantastic waitress and a menu I could have eaten off for the rest of the year. Had the Bluff oysters to start then the rabbit. Although the rabbit was quite salty I enjoyed it. The piece de resistence was surely the jellytip cocktail. Divine! Not... More 

Thank karmit68
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was ok here, but steak was not cooked properly. I ordered a filet cooked medium. Waiter warned me that, because it's thin it may come out medium to medium rare. It came out overcooked. Medium well to well. The steak was thick enough that it could have been cooked under control. Other steak houses manage. Here is a shop... More 

Thank Chuck R
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome atmosphere, Excellent food and wine, Top Service. Highly recommend. Would definitely go back on our next trip.

Thank Brooksclan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to beat this well sorted resturant. Lots of intimate dining areas to choose from. Service was sensational with some of the best and knowledgeable staff around. I loved this place and will be back for more

Thank kevin m
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic dining experience, the food was Devine and the service outstanding. We hadn't booked, so we're seated at the chiefs table - which does have more foot traffic! Recommend bookings!

Thank Fern R
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best fish dish ever. Salads are delicious. Gorgeous wine selection. Decor is stunning. All good choices were excellent.

Thank Sylvia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 35 - USD 104
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Archers Cottage 17 Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 6994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?