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The Brantry

45 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07 378 0484
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Ranked #2 of 107 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Gleniffer
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has deservedly earned its outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor, which drew us to go there. Not only was the food delicious and well cooked, it was original and even fairly healthy. The chef had clearly worked at avoiding all those "same old, same old" combinations and come up with imaginative dishes which you won't find anywhere else. Local produce... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We chose The Brantry for my husband's special birthday celebration. We asked if we could change an item on the menu - no problem. We asked if we could change the menu to add appropriate birthday touches - no problem. We asked if we could rearrange the seating arrangements - no problem. We spent nearly an hour with them the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner enjoyed a 3 course meal here last night. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the best food we have eaten in Taupo. Cooked to perfection and presented stunningly too. Could not fault a thing! Wonderful food & fabulous service from knowledgable and friendly waitresses.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Place was very nice and friendly and obviously a local favourite, which gave it a great atmosphere. The food was very tasty (the only exception was the over cooked seasonal vegetables) but the rest of it was very good. Service was very good and friendly.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

On a cold Friday night this was warm and welcoming so we expected great things. The wait staff were very knowledgeable about the menu and going out of their way to make sure you understood all the options. The wine list while good lacked enough options by the glass. The food came very fast, our mains arrived just after entree... More

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auckland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

So glad we booked for dinner at this restaurant, based on other reviews on this forum. We opted for the 3 course menu - I had the squid and hubby had the prawns. Both were fantastic, thought the squid was a rather small size entree. I had the eye fillet for main and he chose the lamb neck - both... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Reasonable prices. Delicious steak. Friendly service. Table next to the kitchen is noisy however with the constant traffic in and out of the doors.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very grand but the price is quite affordable. I ordered the beef main course. OMG. BEST MEAL EVER. the source was so nice, every food just match with each other!

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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The staff at The Bantry were super efficient and friendly. Choice of either a two or three course menu. I had the scallops which were delicious, my husband had the squid also yummy. I had the slow cooked lamb equally good, my husband had the duck; which he proclaimed cooked to perfection and tender, he went on to have a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had read the great Trip advisor reviews about The Bantry and booked in for our last night in Taupo. We weren't let down. The service from the moment we arrived was excellent - warm, accommodating and friendly. We did not find the staff pretentious as we thought might be the case for a restaurant with such a prestigious reputation.... More

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