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“Great hang out, always something creative on!”

The Old Stone Butter Factory
Ranked #27 of 159 Restaurants in Whangarei
Description: 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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Description: 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!
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Butter Factory is good if you just want to get cosy on the lounge with a book, or play cards with friends, or to meet people - you can meet for a cuppa if you're not drinking but their wine and beer list is quality too (they always have a cocktail or beer on special too). They hold arty events for creatives such as poetry night, live music, comedy as well as Te Reo Maori conversations. It's easiest just to follow their FB page to see their events list. Staff are awesome. They sometimes get known bands (free and ticketed) or organise all day gigs with live music. They have fantastic pub grub too - large portions, awesome flavours, and great value! It's a home away from home.

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

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

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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 have live music. Funky little place.

Date of visit: February 2018
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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 the texture. They certainly weren't worth the prices they were charging in my opinion.
The only thing I did like about the place was the interesting decor and the staff who were very friendly and professional.

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

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

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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
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