Butcher and Brewer Petone – Menu, Bar & Pokies Gaming Lounge

The Butcher and Brewer is an award winning gastro pub which has a niche market in serving up high quality slow cooked smoked food. Not only is the food great they have a nice bar with craft beers, 2 x beer gardens and a pokies gaming lounge also. It’s not called the Butcher and Brewer fo no good reason that’s for sure.

The venue was earlier called the Empire and had won a number of awards for some five years. The owners decided to rebrand the pub and change the name to the current moniker a few years ago

About The Butcher and Brewer

The pub is popular for its hospitality in Wellington. Paul Rowan is the master chef for the restaurant, who looks after the menu, and is developing new dishes constantly to keep things fresh. Rachel Rowan is handling the administrative aspect of the restaurant and bar to ensure that customers get the best possible experience when they visit.

The gastro pub is located at 175, Jackson street in the Petone area of Lower Hutt, Wellington. Sydney street, Beach street, Britannia street, Nelson street, Richmond street are some of streets close to the pub. Lighthouse cinema, Petone recreation grounds,Wellington institute of technology (Weltec) are some of the landmarks in the area.

The pub has a selection of board games plus ‘giant games’. It is a child friendly pub so bring the small people along with you. The pub takes pride in offering quality meats, and ensures that all the meat and food which is used can be traced to the farm, fishing boat, grazing paddock or local suppliers.

Menu Eats of Mention

The menu here is extensive and  few sample we list below.

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The lunch menu at the gastro pub includes nachos, smoked chicken nibbles, steak sammies, bao buns, eggs on sourdough and a full English breakfast.

The small plates have lamb meatballs, hot loaf, Belgium fries, roast potatoes, work wedges, ginger brown dumplings, hard cut chips with aioli, lemon pepper squid.

The vege eats are caesar salad, haloumi salad, potato gnocchi , smoked corn, black beans, feta and Malaysian vegetable murtabak of many options.

The basket burgers are burger royal with cheese, wot no meat burger, chicken burger.

The big eats options have beef, chicken, pork and rib dishes available.

The share platters available contain BBQ ribs, chicken nibbles, lemon squid, tartare sauce, broccoli, cheese ball, pesto bread, cheese kranskys.

Other dishes are beer battered fish and chips, chicken breast and eye fillet.

Menu Sample of Many Options

Daily Menu Deal Specials Sample

You won’t go hungry here as long as you have a few bucks in your pocket, most days they have a deal like a pie n’ pint, fish n’ chips (best in Lower Hutt), roast meal or a ribs deal on offer of several options depending on the day.

Drinks Available

The pub also offers a wide range of beers including craft beers, local and international wines, whiskies, liquors, energy drinks, tea and coffee.

Function Hires of  the Venue

Businesses and individuals who wish to hold any function or event at the pub can choose between five different spaces.

The private function room has a 50 inch plasma TV, and provision for connecting a laptop, music system. It also has a heat pump for temperature regulation. It can seat 35 people for dinner, 30 people for a board meeting, 50 people for nibbles and drinks. The conservatory is the outdoor area on the way to the beer garden. The area can seat 30 people for dinner. The front beer garden has four booths, tables, outdoor umbrellas, fireplace with BBQ and can seat 50-60 people for dinner.

The beer gardens have lots of tables, umbrellas and can seat many people. The main bar area can be arranged according to the function being held. This also has a separate space for the DJ/band for those who wish to dance. It has a capacity of 100 people for dinner. Depending on the requirement of the customer, cocktail food, three course meals or buffets can be arranged for the function or just ask for what you need and they will assist you.

Pokies Machine & TAB Gaming @ The Butcher and Brewer

The Butcher and Brewer has a cracker slot machine gaming area with 18 of the best pokies and a TAB area for some betting wagers. This is a excellent pokies machine gaming lounge to visit if you are in the Petone, Lower Hutt area of New Zealand.

**A cracker venue in Petone, Lower Hutt to play the pokies, dine, have a TAB bet, a craft beer or watch live sports**

Opening Hours 

7 days – 11am to late


T: 4-589 5502

Map and Address

The Butcher And Brewer
175 Jackson St, Petone, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand

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