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“Great local vibe, not the best food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bull & Bush Pub

Bull & Bush Pub
Seboni Rd, Madibeng, Gaborone, Botswana
+267 3975071
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Ranked #8 of 74 Restaurants in Gaborone
Price range: $25 - $100
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great local vibe, not the best food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We loved the vibe, people and entertainment here. The singer was fabulous and it is a lovely laid back, but fun experience of Gaborone. The food is a bit like fast food.

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
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English first
baltimore, maryland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere to have a great steak!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Great food - cool vibe. Crowded - but hey, would you eat at a restaurant that had no customers? Only negative would have been our assigned table next to a large group of very loud - and chain smoking Chinese - complete with screaming toddlers. Oh well. Not the Bull & Bush's fault. Food was great - price was right - will definitely go back. NOTE TO OWNERS - tell the peddlers outside to be a little less agressive pushing the tourist trinkets - it's hurting your curb appeal.

Visited February 2013
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Gaborone, Botswana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“An Institution”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Bull & Bush has long been part of the fabric of Gaborone and is popular with locals, expats and visitors alike. Read the history of the institution at the front of the table menus. It remains a favourite watering hole for many, and the food is reliable. Botswana is famous for its beef, and the Bull & Bush serves up one of the best fillet steaks in town at a reasonable price. The nearest thing in Gaborone to a pub in the familiar sense. Don't leave town without visiting it.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tallahassee, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“An expatriate pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

This place is a typical Southern African pub much favoured by expatriates, with specials several nights a week. The only thing I've eaten there was the Kingklip, which was surprisingly good although about 25% more expensive than the same dish where I was staying. Drinks are similarly not cheap, but ok. In the early evening there will be a pleasant mix of foreign families and locals having pizza etc, and expats and locals drinking at the bars. Service is slow, but friendly. Later in the evening the large room with a big projection TV for sporting events may become a 'club' with either DJ or band, and many younger locals some of whom may be 'working girls.'

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Centurion, South Africa
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“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Food used to be better on my last visit in October 2012 I was sadly disappointed. The service went down. The order for my usual steak either got totally wrong to the chef or the chef forgot how to make medium rare steak.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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