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Botswana Butchery

Archers Cottage 17 Marine Pde, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3 442 6994
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Ranked #20 of 189 Restaurants in Queenstown
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Sydney
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We had pre booked dinner here for our arrival in Queenstown. The Botswana did not disappoint. It's was a memorable evening of a fabulous Queenstown holiday.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Service was a little slow but I couldn't fault anything else. Fine wine and great degustation menu. A good place to eat, drink and talk into the small hours.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

We went to the Botswana Butchery on the last night of a NZ November holiday. We chose it partly on the basis of Tripadvisor reviews. It is an upmarket restaurant in all respects - location, style, ambience, tableware, service, food, wine and cost. Fresh ingredients are combined well in servings of a good size. Service is attentive without being intrusive.... More 

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Larkspur, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We tried to go to Rata, but it was fully booked...so we went to our second choice...the Botswana Butchery. We showed up early (about 6 pm), a bit disheveled having just come from a jet boat trip on the Dart River (5/5). The hostess asked if we could finish our meal in 2.5 h (of course) and then gave us... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Situated in the centre of Queenstown adjacent to the lake, this is high-end dinning Queenstown style, bookings I would suggest, are recommended. The setting is attempting to recreate a lakeside cottage, in keeping with its surroundings and this results, in what is, one large dinning room although the interior feels more intimate than this given the layout of the restaurant.... More 

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sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Had previously eaten here a couple of years ago, when it was new and the food was excellent. Not sure what has changed, but this visit was a great disappointment. The food was a mish-mash of different styles - often in the same dish and it did just not work. Felt like the work of a young chef who had... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I ate here on our last night in Queenstown. We had tried to eat here the night before but they were fully booked so we booked for the next night instead - it did look lovely. We went in with high expectations and as such we found our meal to be very good, just as promised by... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Recommended by a number of friends for its quality meats and cuts. The must try dish is the slow cooked lamb, but also look out for the oyster specials- fresh and meatly locally caught oysters are a must try.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Juicy vegetables... Excellent salmon... The snapper is also good... It's worth the money... Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Yesterday we visited the Botswana Butchery for an annual birthday luncheon we have with our family. This year I found the service poor, very slow, food average and totally overpriced! Obviously this restaurant is resting on its laurels! Time for a change next year!!!

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Additional Information about Botswana Butchery

Address: Archers Cottage 17 Marine Pde, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 6994
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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