[Eat] New Zealand- Having the perfect dinner at Queenstown, Botswana Butchery

We are planning to have some good food in New Zealand and decided to splurge during our Queenstown stop. There is a lot of dining option at Queenstown, but after reading reviews and looking at the cost we decided to choose Botswana Butchery for the nice meal.

Botswana Butchery

One of Queenstown’s most stylish restaurants, Botswana Butchery began serving the meals since 2008, currently, with 2 outlets. The first outlet is at Queenstown the historic Archer’s Cottage with a spectacular view of Lake Wakatipu and the signature roaring log fires inside and out.

The kitchen open from 12noon, providing lunch and dinner, and with the restaurant’s private cellar, diners can have their meal pair with the wine of their choice or based on staff’s recommendation.


Operating Hours:



70NZD~100NZD (Per Pax)


To know the full price list from the official website.

Drink menu

Our seat near the window:

What did we order?

Monteith’s crushed pear cider

Soup of the Day, mushroom soup served with bread and butter

A dozen of oyster, half natural and half buttermilk battered *Recommended

Market Fish

Wild Fiordland red deer *Recommended


Lemon Bomb Alaska


The experience and service we had at the Botswana Butchery were great, the server who attended to us is attentive and gives great recommendation after listening to our preferences. We were given the seat near the window which face the Wakatipu lake. Although it was drizzling, we still enjoyed the view.

Food was good for starter we had the Fine de Claire oyster, Seasonal Oysters 1 Dozen and chose 2 types of cooking method, butter-fried and raw. It was less meaty than other types of Oyster but it was juicy and fresh, maybe a little salty, it goes well with other condiments. For our main dish, I had the Wild Fiordland red deer medium rare it was nicely cooked, the meat was tender and juicy matching well with the brown butter kumara.

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