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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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Hours:
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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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Taupo best !

We loved the food here - great value at $45 for 2 courses. Our friend booked it as a surprise and we had a great night. The staff were excellent and the food was better than we expected - we would definitely go back again. We have the steak, duck, salmon and there were no complaints from anyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Cathy W
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We loved the food here - great value at $45 for 2 courses. Our friend booked it as a surprise and we had a great night. The staff were excellent and the food was better than we expected - we would definitely go back again. We have the steak, duck, salmon and there were no complaints from anyone - just... More 

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North Tustin, CA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Truly amazing meal. Great and friendly service. Excellent flavors and choices - from the starters through the desserts. We've been in New Zealand for 5 days and this is, by a long shot, the best meal we've had. I would visit this again in a heartbeat here, in Europe or in the U.S. Make a reservation... we were here in... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had food envy when I tasted my husbands smoked fish croquettes, they were amazing. My entree of salt & pepper calamari was delicious as was my main of fish of the day. The steak was also wonderful. I only wished we had room for dessert. 2 courses $45 fantastic value and really good service. I'd read the reviews on... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Brantry last Thursday evening. We have eaten in loads of places throughout NZ, in Brisbane and Melbourne, LA and San Fran and in Canada and this was the most delicious meal I have ever had. The entrée was to die for. I will definitely go back next time we are... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have been going here for the last 10 years and have never been disappointed, with the food and service always being off a high standard. We have eaten here as a couple and also with a toddler/ baby in recent times without any issues. Would recommend booking Fri and Sat night and during peak holiday periods. As the title... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I just celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary by having a lovely meal out at The Brantry. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the ambience was thoroughly enjoyable. Would definitely recommend.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a superb meal at The Brantry. The service was friendly and efficient and somehow we managed the three courses, which were all excellent. Absolutely no complaints, can highly recommend and will definitely be going back on our next Taupo visit.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Food was fab. Great value. Prompt and friendly but unobtrusive waiting staff. Best dinner out in quite a while

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The staff were very welcoming when we arrived and we were seated quickly with a choice of tables. The service was professional and efficient and the food was very tasty. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Taupo.

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Priddis, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food and the ambiance are very good at this restaurant. It was very busy, so we're happy that our accommodation made a reservation for us. Although it was busy, we didn't feel rushed and enjoyed our meal in leisure. Not being used to the NZ way of food service, though, we didn't know that we needed to order sides... 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?