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“Rubbish! Would not recommend - this place is like a cattle market” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bull & Bush Pub

Bull & Bush Pub
Ranked #3 of 94 Restaurants in Gaborone
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, European, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The "Bush in the HEART of Gaborone City" is the perfect venue for hungry, thirsty, fun loving people. Botswana's finest beef steaks, Pizza (Gaborone's Best), and wide a la carte menu. Coldest beers, wide selection of SA's finest wines, and soon to be exciting cocktails. Live bands, themed disco parties, Quiz nights, Monthly Farmers Market, Traditional Roast Sundays, Best Venue for Sporting Events. If you haven't visited B&B you haven't visited Gabs!!!!
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Rubbish! Would not recommend - this place is like a cattle market”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

Definitely would not recommend the Bull and Bush. It was overcrowded and just a sweaty pit! It was also a bit out in the sticks, kind of hard to find at first. We had the ribs which were ok, we didn't have a problem with the food it was everything else we had a problem with. It's the same folk who own the Linga Longa that own this place but it was like a cattle market on the night we went. Scantily clad women hanging all over the men but when I say scantily clad that is actually being kind, Some would have been as well being naked for all that they had covering themselves. It was very offputting. Yet again, phone numbers being brandished and stuck in the guys faces and extremely inappropriate behaviour going on in every nook and cranny! What is wrong with these women, have they no morales!! Certainly seems like they have no respect for themselves and it really lowers the tone of this place. I for one would most certainly not venture back here - absolutely awful!!! GIVE IT A MISS!!

Visited November 2012
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258 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“FUN PLACE TO BE AND FOOD REASONABLE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

Being the institution that I had read and heard about I had to go there, it was with some trepidation based on the reviews I had read on Trip Advisor. Although I had a GPS I still needed some local assistance to arrive and it was certainly busy based on number of cars outside. I sat outside near to the open bar and was immediately served. I had a garlic roll to start with, business part of the trip over, and for main course I had a rump steak and vegetables which at around R105 I thought it was reasonable, it was not as tender as I would have expected from Botswanan meat but none the less enjoyable. Total bill excluding tip came to aroundR257, not the cheapest but out of all of the meals I had in Gaborone I found this one to be the most enjoyable, I have stated in previous reviews that the whole dining experience in Gabs is a bit underwhelming. Service was good and found it to be a nice clean place and will certainly be back next time I am in Gabs.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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johannesburg
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Bull & Bush Pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

To get to the pub you have to negotiate a very dusty road - and unless you get good directions you can get lost even though it is not far! This place is an institution and should be visited at least once during your stay in Gabs. They have 2 bars, inside and outside dining area and wood fired piazza kitchen. On a Monday night the Ribs and chips are at half price - unless you go early you may be disappointed. They serve a good stead and pizza. If you are more for fine dining - I would not advise you to go as it gets very noisy and if you sit outside and you have a table next to you with smokers....it can get irritating, but in all a viby place with pretty good service.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Ordinary steak”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013

the steak was ordinary. The service was good, but you'll get more joy going there at night. it looks too grubby and rough during the day.

Visited September 2013
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Gaborone, Botswana
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55 reviews
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“Avoid”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We went there to see the monthly craft market (which is worth the visit). the service is non-existent, the food worse than terrible (apart from the pizza), the waitress tips herself before you get your change and the live music drowns out all hope of communication. Avoid

Visited June 2013
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