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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 good18%
  • Average16%
  • 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 27 June 2016 via mobile

The Butter Factory is a bit of an odd place but things are happening there. Lots of events and some interesting beers and wines on the menu. (Would be nice if they bring back the Three Boys range, esp. the porter.) The venue itself is...More

Thank seadragon99
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We've been here several times when musicians we've wanted to watch have been performing here. Great place to go on a summer afternoon or evening, and enjoy a few drinks, great music and fabulous pizza.

Thank po_tds
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Cool venue, good staff, nice affordable food and a good selection of drinks, good gigs/entertainment... there's just something off with the vibe. Very clicky. Sometimes feel a bit unwelcome by obvious 'regulars', which is a shame. I feel that the place oozes originality and encourages...More

1  Thank travellerCymru92
Reviewed 21 April 2016

I have been here to have a drink with friends and to see bands, most recently Hollie Smith. Very friendly staff, cheap wine, bar food, such as pizzas, chips, wedges etc. Good ambience, not tremendously comfortable seating. They do have good live bands quite frequently...More

Thank Hilary M
Reviewed 12 April 2016

One of the best places to go out in Whangarei! Great character building and tucked away down a lane way. Happened to be a band on the night I was there and they were choice. Friendly locals and nice drinks. There is a good outdoors...More

Thank Claire A
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Went for lunch on my birthday ... I bought the fish & chips which was great. My son bought a pizza - and oh it was outstanding. I'm definitely returning and buying a pizza :)

1  Thank Karen S
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

I went to go and watch Jimi Jackson with a couple of friends that were acting very intoxicated when we arrived and I understand that they were not able to be served at the bar. I was also not allowed to be served because I...More

1  Thank 758kelseyb
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great venue to meet friends for a drink or a bit to eat, and be entertained, with great acoustics from the performer and audience viewpoint. Low door charges if any. great venue to meet friends for a drink or a bit to eat, and be...More

Thank sonicjett
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Great friendly accepting place which hosts so much interesting stuff. Food is top notch, staff friendly, amazing coffee. Great atmosphere.

Thank Colin W
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Went on a rainy night so a bit hard to be outside watching the band, so enjoying being snide listening. Great atmosphere and service.

Thank Diannemh46
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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
  • E-mail
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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