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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, Late Night
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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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    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 restaurant

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Bantry. The atmosphere is very pleasing and the service very good. The price of the meal was average for the area. The food was tasty and the portion size good. They could easily accommodate guests who are either gluten free or vegetarian. The way it works is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
sportguy18
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toronto
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Bantry. The atmosphere is very pleasing and the service very good. The price of the meal was average for the area. The food was tasty and the portion size good. They could easily accommodate guests who are either gluten free or vegetarian. The way it works is you either choose a two or... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Quick weekend away with the missus and the inlaws - had the 3 course dinner at The Brantry. Excellent service. Excellent food - quality, quantity and design. All in all an excellent night out and great value.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went for a meal here yesterday and we're not disappointed! I had the scallop starter like the previous review and it was lovely and more than enough portion size for me. The main of beef was beautiful it was just a shame we were so full that we couldn't fit a desert in! Staff were excellent very attentive and... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Return visit for us. The Brantry is always a good place to eat. Two courses are a set price and same with three courses. It doesn't matter what you choose. My husband was very disappointed with his scallop entree which seemed to be mostly garnish and not much else. My pumpkin aricini was great and my husband kept looking longingly... More 

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39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

We were recommended by the excellent Gables Motel, who booked for us. When we arrived the booking was not logged but the staff very quickly sorted this out, got us our drinks and set another table upstairs and in fact were seated before our drinks arrived! The n Menu is interesting and somewhat innovative with delicate tastes to suit even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us. We were not disappointed. We chose the 3 course meal at $55 which was excellent value for the quality of the food. The staff were attentive and efficient and helped make this a most enjoyable meal. Would highly recommend.

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Stewarton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by our motel. Excellent restaurant. Varied menu and well presented. We enjoyed our meal so much that we returned the following night . Friendly and helpful staff made this restaurant first class. Well done.

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Rotorua District, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A very inviting restaurant with warm, unpretentious service and great food. We had a very pleasant evening. Our only complaint: the service was perhaps a little too swift! We had less than 10 minutes between our mains and entrées. We would have appreciated a little time to savour and digest what was an excellent meal. If we are ever in... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

While we really enjoy exploring and looking (and eating) at great food locations, exploring comes with the unexpected being both good and bad. I generally lower my expectations for meals once out of the main centres...so it was with great surprise, that the meal and service at the Brantry exceeded those expectations. The food was really good, and the price... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here last night. The food was excellent but BEWARE the floor in the outdoor back room is uneven and my chair tipped and caused me to injure my toe severely! A cracked toe nail is NO WAY TO START A THREE WEEK TRAMPING/GOLFING vacation! Really??? To their credit they did apologize.

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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: Romance, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?