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The Old Stone Butter Factory

8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
+64 9-430 0044
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (7 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
“kumara chips” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Great place to catch up with friends for a bite and a drink. Casual don’t have to be dressy. They do a $10 burger night, which are amazing. Also a 2 for 1 rib night. Chips and kumera chips are highly recommended. Friendly staff. Sometimes...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank familyof6nz
Reviewed 12 April 2018

I came here with my family on a week night. The place was not even half full but we waited about an hour before we got any food. The pizzas were thin, sloppy and overpriced. The flavour was ok but unfortunately didn't make up for...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank SelinaDom
Reviewed 24 February 2018

This is the coolest place in Whangarei. Best burger and chips in town. Good cocktails, friendly staff, modern and hip, liive music, gay friendly what else do you need.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank marymF4692HG
JessButter, Owner at The Old Stone Butter Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Cheers for the review and awesome rating! Much appreciated :)

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

A great place for a catch up over a glass of wine. Staff are friendly and to a degree a little entertaining. A very relaxing and chilled atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank mysistersam
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Walking down the stairs you could be forgiven for thinking the worst! However this place is anything but, great vibe, great drink selection and great food make for a great experience, we will certainly be back!

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank cozza22
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went for dinner at "Butter's" (Old Stone Butter Factory). We went for the bar fries which are moreish. But seeing as it was Tueday we had the "Tuesday Burger Deal" (any burger for $10 not including sides or fries). We got the “Baa Ram Ewe”...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank CruzVader
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This place is wonderful as far as food and drink is concerned. Great venue for bands as well. 5/5 from me.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank TambonzRobertson
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I have a ridiculous love affair with this bar. The people are some of the best I've ever met, the food is yummy and the entertainment and music coming through is absolutely amazing for this town!!

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank Bexen
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The street approach down unimproved stairs suggests a rock dive venue, but the place is a delight - if you have a tendency towards hipsterdom. Uncovered ducting, unfinished walls, band posters, young men with bushy beards, and a clientele trying not to look as wealthy...More

Date of visit: July 2017
2  Thank Simon_B651
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The food was great, staff is friendly and the seating is oddly very comfortable and they made my kids feel welcome. Great food selection and drinks.

1  Thank Kristi24_13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Butter Factory Lane, Whangarei 0110, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Whangarei
  • Phone Number: +64 9-430 0044
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The Butter Factory is a welcoming place for people of all ages and walks of life that enjoy good hospitality in a heritage building that oozes ambiance, and a hugely popular sunny courtyard to boot! We have a menu available from the minuet we open till close including fantastic coffee and great range of non-alcoholic drinks. However we also have an extensive range of craft beers, local wines and fresh cocktails served by friendly staff. A major focus here at "Butters" is the entertainment that we host, everything from poetry evenings, youth gigs, touring bands, movie nights, and burlesque shows! Please see our website or FB page for our very busy event schedule. Or contact us if you want to bring your talents to our stage. See you soon!
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