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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, 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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  • 235
    Excellent
  • 74
    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
Excellent food, excellent value

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Dianne C
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Wellington, New Zealand
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had a special meal here in mid July on a Saturday evening and it was a nice night out. Really love a set menu - 3 courses for $55 very reasonable and the food was nice. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere was cozy and with a general hubbub of conversation. The female employee who served us... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My review is based purely on value for money - which is unbeatable at $55/pp for a 3 course meal. If it weren't for the pricing, I would have given a 3.5 star rating. The flavours were nice, well seasoned but there wasn't the wow factor across the entree, mains & dessert. My disappointment was with the apple turnover. In... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Cosy restaurant with lovely food. Beautifully presented with flavors working well together. Portions were a good size to leave space for the other courses.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What an amazing restaurant. The complete package, ambiance, service and great food. The menu is very reasonably priced and the portions are not too large - so you can fit in dessert. Then a glass of Talisker by the open fire.

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Ohaupo, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Was great atmoshpere and we had the cellar room which was different. Choice on menu is great good NZ food variety. Couldnt fault the entree or mains as they were fanastic. My duck melt in my mouth and the pumpkin puree was yum. Pork belly and steak looked and was told was good. We were abit let down my chef... More 

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Taupo District, New Zealand
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Having read the reviews, I was excited about eating there. However the whole experience was underwhelming.... I found the "home baked bread" to be just plain white doughy bread. I think they could offer a small range, that included a more healthy choice, perhaps some wholemeal and/or with nuts? There is a better offering on an air NZ business flight!... More 

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BranTPO, Public Relations Manager at The Brantry, responded to this review

We are obviously disappointed that you didn't enjoy your experience while dining at The Brantry. We found your comments about our bread interesting in view of the fact that this is the 1st negative comment received about this complementary offering. Also disappointed that you didn't enjoy other aspects of your meals as we pride ourselves in providing innovative full flavoured... More 

rotorua
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We are relatively local to Taupo and have dined at the Brantry a number of times, most recently June 27th. The evening was just lovely, the restaurant was warm as was the welcome and service. The entrees were small (but more than adequate) and our table had the duck, soup and croquette. Mains pork, beef and duck. Lovely wine list... More 

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Yamba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

So divine! Awesome atmosphere, food and quick service. Would return frequently if lived a little closer. Top quality.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent venue, atmosphere, service and the food was incredible. Highly recommend. One of the best meals we have had out for awhile. Great value for money also.

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Additional Information about The Brantry

Address: 45 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
Phone Number: 07 378 0484
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25

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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: Romantic, Special occasions

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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