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The Brantry

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45 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07 378 0484
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Brantry is located in a 1950's town house tastefully renovated to...
The Brantry is located in a 1950's town house tastefully renovated to create a special ambience for any dining occasion. The low ceilings, large open fire and timeless decor gives a sense of style that owners Prue and Felicity are proud of. The food is described as contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Proud New Zealander Prue believes there is a wealth of food options here on our doorstep. The menu is updated seasonally to access all the freshest produce. The Brantry is a perfect venue for weddings we can organise everything from name tags to flowers.
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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Number 1 for a reason

Very impressed. Well worth the money and it isn't overpriced rubbish. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our meal. Friendly staff and peaceful environment.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Hamish247
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very impressed. Well worth the money and it isn't overpriced rubbish. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of our meal. Friendly staff and peaceful environment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Our last night in Taupo. Very romantic. The food was delightful a warming. Pricey, comfortable, and quant. The staff was pleasant. The atmosphere was small tight but had charm. If visiting Taupo you got to try this place.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived pretty early on a Wednesday night and from the initial reception (even though it was pretty quiet), i honestly thought they were going to turn us away! We were directed to a table upstairs, a little out of the way, but a good spot for my toddler and baby to make a bit of noise. The service was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

very yummy food--faultless ---great value for 3 course dinner -would have loved a buttery chard to go with dinner

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We chose the Brantry as it was only a few minutes walk from the apartment we were staying in. The converted character two story house had a lovely ambience Roaring fire in the bar area was welcome on a cold winter's night in Taupo. Service was both friendly and excellent Food was great too. Only slightly disappointing dish was the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Brantry is the perfect spot for a lovely dinner to end a harrowing work week. In fact, it felt and looked like home. The appeal of the place was for me instantaneous, Ti good effect, Brantry is located adjacent to a row of residential bungalows. So, at one glance, if it had not been for the signages, one could have... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a wedding dinner here for family and the food was just delicious! Very cosy and gorgeous atmosphere. Wait staff were amazing, everything ran very smoothly. I would definitely recommend.

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Eugene, Oregon
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Dinner on a week night. A seat by the fire while we waited for our table was nice and warm. Glass of chardonnay seemed a bit small perhaps because it was served in a larger wine glass. Not much elbow room or privacy during dinner. Not an intimate dining place. Food was very good. Somewhat expensive.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Dined with a group of business associates. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. I agree with the other reviewers comments about the 'value for money' set menu. Especially liked the open fire where we could sit and chat with a glass of vino before (and after) our meal!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This restaurant has a winning formula in its pricing. We only managed two courses each, ($45pp if I recall correctly) and we're all more than happy with the quality of the food. My beef eye filet portion might be on the modest side for some, but it was perfect for me. I found the complementary bread slice a little undercooked-... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 07 378 0484

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

The Brantry is located in a 1950's town house tastefully renovated to create a special ambience for any dining occasion. The low ceilings, large open fire and timeless decor gives a sense of style that owners Prue and Felicity are proud of. The food is described as contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Proud New Zealander Prue believes there is a wealth of food options here on our doorstep. The menu is updated seasonally to access all the freshest produce. The Brantry is a perfect venue for weddings we can organise everything from name tags to flowers.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?