Currently located in both Queenstown and Auckland, the Botswana Butchery restaurants offer sumptuous menus full of flavour and are consistently rated by visitors and locals as highly successful and popular restaurants. The reason why is three-fold – food, fit-out and service. With the emphasis on fun, innovative dining, Botswana Butchery’s diverse menu is all about flavour and has a strong focus on fine cut meats and locally sourced foods. There are à la carte options to suit every palate and set menus available for groups of eight or more. Our restaurant combines the wonderful produce, wine and location elements of Auckland with the best of what Central Otago can offer.
Vanessa Chant // Venue Manager
Vanessa joined the team in 2016. With over 22 years International hospitality experience (in the UK and Australia), she brings a confident understanding of operations in premium dining establishments. Her greatest achievement: receiving the ‘1 Hat Sydney Good Food Guide’ score and other industry awards. The passion and enthusiasm she has for hospitality, being back on home soil and working with likeminded industry professionals, what a summer it is going to be at Harbourside Ocean Bar Grill.
Mark Gillespie // Head Chef
A huge steak fan, Mark Gillespie has been in cooking professionally for more than 16 years. With international experience throughout Australasia the master of meats prides himself on running a tight and efficient kitchen. Having been at Botswana Butchery Auckland since day one, Mark has seen it go from strength to strength and has helped to shape one of the best dining experiences Auckland has to offer.