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Review of The Butcher's Son

The Butcher's Son
Ranked #665 of 4,326 Restaurants in Auckland
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Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for the first time for a late lunch. Generally I would just request a vegan option at a regular cafe or restaurant, this was my first fully vegan. Plenty to choose from, the waitress was really friendly and helpful, and I ended up with the Sun fed "chicken". Omg, so good, and amazing texture.
Will definitely come here again.

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Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

What a great place to relax and have fun with the family. I'm afraid we ate too much, but the food was scrumptious, the ambience just right, unobtrusive service and space to breathe! If you haven't tried vegan, this is the place.

1  Thank Teach6214
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Came for lunch & was delighted with how many options there are to choose from. Had a gorgeous cauliflower taco and the flavours were fabulous. Took away a super thick cacao smoothie that was delicious - so good, I’ll be back

1  Thank Storyteller742568
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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

The Butchers Son, 204 Jervois Rd, situated in the lush posh Suburb of Herne Bay... where expensive cars adorn the streets & the rich & famous brunch.
The venue is young, established less than a year ago, and redefining the hospitality industry with Emphasis on there slogan; “Animals love us, plants fear us!”
They are strong advocates of the environment using animal free products, biodegradable packaging and local artisans and growers.

So... the LIKELIHOOD of a BIG THICK juicy steak at this joint?
Ummm “Nah uh!”
Be prepared... actually be amazed... for this venue offers an extensive menu boasting delicious interesting vegan meals a great selection of coffees, teas, juices, smoothies using only almond milk & soya... if you need that extra pick me up with your meal they have a selection of wines beers & cocktails.
Lastly, for those on the run, a scrumptious cabinet with home-made savouries & desserts are available.

The interior is a breath of fresh air with its earthy tones, the clever boxed greenery separating areas for seating, Pine wood Tables & provincial design chairs are comfy, I suspect the napkins & menus are eco friendly too. Also available is a Private area for meetings or small function. This is clean dining at its best!

The Menu is kid friendly and offers some tasty twists for them. it is easy to browse over and each item is detailed perfectly.
A few of the group ordered Lattes and smoothies to start off our brunch
They were all well received and none of us complained about the almond milk.

The Food;
We ordered our main meal items and praying we made the right choice
While we waited we Discussed amongst us the not so popular Tofu & how will it replace the egg meat dairy content
within 30mins all our meals were served for all 9 of us
WOW... Presentation on point portion size generous... everything on the plate looked amazing
BENEDICT’S BROTHER – sweet potato bun, spinach, portobello mushroom, tofu ‘egg’, butternut hollandaise & coconut ‘bacon’

BOSS BREAKFAST – miso mushrooms, sausage, roast vine tomatoes, corn fritters, seasonal greens, hummus, avocado, scrambled tofu with toast

TACO LOCO – BBQ pulled jackfruit, chipotle aioli & charred pineapple chilli salsa

THE MED –grilled flat bread, beetroot hummus, picked carrot, chargrilled broccolini, olives, ‘feta’ & toasted almonds falafel

BEET BURGER –beetroot, mushroom / tempeh patty, pickles, ‘cheddar’, aioli, tomato jam on a toasted bun with fries & side sauce Kumara fries and aioli sauce
Everyone agreed that all of the above meals were delicious... if we had anything negative, it definitely would be directed to the Tofu... not a great substitute for egg or meat! It’s a no no for us meat lovers but for the vegan a yes yes LOL
The Beet Burger & kumara chips aioli sauce were the winners - Burger fresh tasty amazing & the kumara fries fantastic crunchy crispy deliciousness complemented well with the Devine aioli sauce.

The Staff/Service;
Actually really good cannot fault... they know there product well... service impeccable.

Overall experience;
Great detox session with the foodies a few suffering from a hangover LOL
But we all enjoyed our morning Detox.
So... Great Venue for the family even the speculators.
Affordable dining that won’t break the bank.
Opening hours Sun-Weds 0800-1600
Thu-Sat 0800-til Late
Parking is a lottery in this area, side streets 60mins.
One last mention to all the meat we love meat & survived...so it’s gotta be worth the visit


1  Thank Foodbusters_Rebecca
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I really wanted to like this cafe as we are a plant based eating family. The menu was great our food was OK but I think because it was so loud in the Cafe and I found the staff not very friendly and food was just dropped at the table without a word spoken! We got our mains delivered over 15 minutes apart from 1st to last so we all ate seperately and was not really enjoyable. I will go back and try again as I’m sure we just hit an off day.

3  Thank EileenH2
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