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Local cuisine, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Located in Queenstown’s historic Archer’s Cottage with spectacular lake views and signature roaring log fires inside and out, Botswana Butchery is one of Queenstown’s most stylish restaurants. The ambiance is warm and welcoming all year-round, with its roaring log fires, luxurious dining environment and private dining suites to accommodate from two to 30 people. The restaurant prides itself on exemplary levels of service and attention to detail at every stage of its wine and service delivery, by knowledgeable staff. It offers a sumptuous menu full of flavor and is consistently rated as one of the resort town’s most popular restaurants, since opening in August 2008.
US$33 - US$100
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had such an enjoyable dinner - thank you Botswana and Lauren our waitress. The food was delicious, perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Lauren was so lovely, informative and attentive. A great evening - always one of our favourites!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago

You will not be disappointed. The food was outstanding and our waitress was lovely and the service was faultless.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing experience. This is one of those ‘must go to’ restaurants if you want fine dining. Excellent food, superb wine, attentive staff Always enjoy coming here

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing experiance, market leading fine dining experiance. You dont come here for a salad. The bavette was tender, I asked for rare but the recommendation was medium rare, and it was delicious. The rib on bone was huge and the lady had the half duck,...tender and rich flavoured. 3 desserts to share and once advised, they were tabled in the middle and all of us got a plate and 4 utensils each for the 3 dishes. Luxury service. Our only challenge we ordered the tomato and buffalo mozeralla because it said green beans in it but it must have been a light mix. If you want greens ask for a suggestion. A week in Queenstown doing casual, one night with something smart and fine finished the week just right.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expectations were high but were well and truly exceeded. It was a quiet Wednesday afternoon so the staff may have had a bit more time on their hands than usual but they were all so friendly and helpful. The house designed Spritzes were a highlight,...perfect for a hot Central Otago day. As I am now a glutard I was well catered for in terms of GF options. Yes, it's pricey, particularly if you venture on to the wine list but it's worth it. It is the complete dining experience you expectMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant never has a bad day, the meals are excellent and so is the wine list. Service is A1 all the time. Highly recommend

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right from the start we were blown away with the service. The staff were warm and inviting and made us feel very welcome. Had an amazing seat inside with a beautiful view of the lake in the worlds most comfortable chairs. The food was incredible....An amazing balance of flavours. The Atlantic Scallops just melted in your mouth. Each course we were taken on a taste extravaganza. You will not be disappointed we certainly weren’t. Amazing cocktails Africity was a beautiful drink. There were so many I would have loved to have tried. Thank you team for making us feel so specialMore

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to treat ourselves to an evening out. Everything tonight was surperb and must say was one of my best dining experiences for a long time. Just loved the food it just melted in my mouth. Love it

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant restaurant. 10 out of 10 😀 Everything was superb from the entres to the desert. Have been there four times now and it never dissapoints.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This would have to be hands down the best dining experience we have ever had. The attention to detail on all levels was faultless. Amazing service, so attentive. Food was divine with the most incredible flavours. Atmosphere was on point. Everything just indescribable. Will definitely...be back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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1 October 2018|
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Response from Vicki-Lee Q | Reviewed this property |
Not really, more a romantic night out without kids
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Response from brala519 | Reviewed this property |
no it's not a byo restaurant
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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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Botswana Butchery - Queenstown NZ is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5