NZ’s Famed Botswana Butchery to Open first Melbourne Restaurant

After bringing its luxe meat and seafood-focused offering to Sydney last year, Botswana Butchery is gearing up for its Melbourne debut.

Botswana Butchery will unveil its new three-level Flinders Lane restaurant this month, giving locals a taste of the brand's signature swanky styling and expansive menu celebrating premium meat and seafood.

With room for 300 diners, the space has a similar look to its siblings. Centrepiece of the ground floor, the kitchen is using a woodfired grill to celebrate a generous array of quality Aussie meat, while premium seafood and artisan charcuterie are heroed via a dedicated raw and cured bar.

Meat-lovers will find no less than 14 steak — and lamb — cuts sourced from across Victoria and beyond. There’s also a fitting ode to a New Zealand classic in the whitebait fritters.