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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, 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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  • 212
    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
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Great food. Friendly staff. Cool interior. This place ticks all the boxes. Perfect for dinner after day on the lake! Booking is absolute must !

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great food. Friendly staff. Cool interior. This place ticks all the boxes. Perfect for dinner after day on the lake! Booking is absolute must !

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Came for dinner with my partner, beautiful food, quick service, probably right up there as the best meal we've ever had out together. Wholeheartedly recommend.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The reviewers are correct. The Brantry was an unexpected delight with delicious food, excellent service, and great value for the price. Of the 20 days of eating in New Zealand, this was the best meal we had. You really should treat yourself. And consider yourself very lucky if the desserts include a date sticky pudding that had me smiling through... More 

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Hawkes Bay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a yummy and comfortable restaurant to eat at. We were recommended this place so we went for dinner and for $45 for two courses it was Devine, yummy, honest food with amazing Flavor. I have a food background and it sure was good food and awesome service!! Would recommend this place highly we will be back!!

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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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136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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?