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“Good wings with average service”

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 20 August 2018

We have eaten here twice and had take out once. The food is good and the service was fair twice and good for the take out. The atmosphere is fun so I would suggest giving it a try.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kim W
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JessButter, Owner at The Old Stone Butter Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate the feedback. Regards, Jess

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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Went here yesterday with my fiance. We shared a half rack of ribs and all I can say is WOW! The meat fell off the bone to the point of making it hard to transfer the rack of ribs onto another plate. We wanted to do this to access the mountain of really good fries that they were sitting atop. The meal itself was huge and I struggle to understand how it would be possible for one person to finish a full rack of ribs. We struggled with the half between us, although we are not huge eaters. Friendly staff and there was live music as well.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Thank Mongreltodx
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JessButter, Owner at The Old Stone Butter Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you again sometime. Regards, Jess

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Reviewed 18 July 2018

I love coming here ! Always has such a good atmosphere and vibe . The pizza is really yummy and i love how they always have a good live band playing ! Very hard to find these days !

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank AylaN_iToursntix
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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 1 July 2018 via mobile

So we visited 2 weeks ago with some friends to see a band. Music was great as well as the food ( you guya have amazing chips and burgers spesh for a vegeterian) But i was waiting for a drink at the bar and the younger lady serving at the bar had darker hair was so unprofessional. She was talking to a lady she served before me and they asked who was playing next. The bar lady then sarcastically said who was playing and then said "ohhhh yay, there playing again" and then rolled her eyes. Now you can have an opition on the kind of music you like but when working in a place where many bands are playing keep your opinion to your self. I know members of the band playing and herd this because it was said right in my face as well as other customers and i was disgusted that a member of staff would put down a band playing. This is the only bad thing i have had happen at butter factory and i come alot for meals and drinks. But i was upset that someone would be so negative. About 7 people hurd this and this band is a smaller band and what she said could influence on others. It was only this one member of staff and what she said and i think its important to know that she is working and that she shouldnt say things like that :) Apart from that keep up the good work guys !

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

Hi. Thank you for the review and feedback which we find very valuable. If you could please contact us (fb pm, email info@thebutterfactory.co.nz, or 02102659402) and let us know what date / or what band was playing that night so we can follow through with this because we find this behaviour completely unacceptable. We are sorry this happened. Thank you for your on going support, regards, Jess.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is the one place i have found so far that i would like to give a mark above 5. Visited with a coupon for a burger and fries or slaw. Burger was awesome and tbe fries great. And fast. Barman was friendly and very knowledgeable. I got to try a beer recommended to my taste and it was perfect. Live music was on later and it looked as if the atmosphere would be brilliant.

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

Thank you so much for the awesome review and rating!! We really appreciate it!

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