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Botswana Butchery

Archers Cottage 17 Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6994
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Archers Cottage 17 Marine Parade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Party of 12 golfers arrived for early dinner. Service was excellent. Food a bit ordinary: one 1st course dish was Botswana Peking Duck, very unlike Chinese Peking. No duck skin, little of chopped fried duck meat, a lot of thinly sliced veges (carrots). French onion...More

Thank PeterK7993
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a classy restaurant. The food is great and the atmosphere is acceptable. However, given the fact this is an expensive restaurant the service is, at best, ordinary. Given the quality of this place I would have expected much more. So bad that we...More

Thank Duncan H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I stopped in at around 5pm for a small, early dinner and a glass of wine. I chose to sit outside near the fire to watch the world go by and really enjoyed the duck cottage pie from the starter menu and a couple of...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were recommend to eat here when visiting Queenstown and were not disappointed. The service was excellent, our french waitress (Chantal) was great, very helpful and attentive. The food was great with two tasty staters and then too excellent steaks. Overall an excellent evening.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Botswana Butchery faces the corner of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown park and is set in a cute elegant cottage. It features seasonal NZ produce and we had amazing oysters and fish when we visited. My DH has the lamb which was equally great. The menu...More

Thank coffeester
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing dinner here! Warm cosy dining space and delicious food. Highly recommended for a special night out

Thank LisaMD73
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband has wanted to go to Botswana butchery for years, so when we booked our flights to Queenstown we booked The restaurant, were excited about it for the 6 months leading up to it, and we were not disappointed. We had a table by...More

1  Thank SLNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to be treated to a special dining experience at this restaurant. My 2 girlfriends ordered the lamb... unfortunately it was so underdone the fat was raw, colourless and the meat cold. So they sent it back to be cooked more. Only trouble...More

Thank msmorna
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets go with the positives first. The two entrees we had were perfectly fine nothing amazing but acceptable for the price point. The aged steak was not amazing and certainly for $90 were were expecting at least very good. It was not to worst steak...More

Thank BV73
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we were walking past this restaurant we popped in to book for the following night. We were offered a private dining room for no extra charge and we found the experience fantastic. Our waiter Tibo was extremely helpful and we enjoyed having a chat...More

Thank Paul H
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Rebecca M
1 October 2018|
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Response from Anna C | Reviewed this property |
I think so. I saw kids aged from 6-12 in the restaurant. There are private room upstairs
Carissa E
21 February 2018|
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Response from brala519 | Reviewed this property |
no it's not a byo restaurant
2 April 2017|
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Response from Explorer234775 | Reviewed this property |
It's available on their website. The slow cooked Lamb Shoulder was the BEST I've ever had anywhere in the world!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$33 - US$98
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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