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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 190
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
From a local

We are blessed with a number of excellent restaurants in Taupo and this is one of the best - bookings are necessary though

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Rosemary R
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Taupo, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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267 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We are blessed with a number of excellent restaurants in Taupo and this is one of the best - bookings are necessary though

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A very popular place so booking required if only in Taupo for a short time to avoid disappointment. We were seated ( booking arranged over Internet) a little too near the kitchen swinging entrance door and the bar area/ coffee prep area for my liking ( first visit ) Best to request a quieter area if after a more relaxed... More 

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istanbul
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The location gives it a unique feel We had the menu $55 for three courses, really good value..outstanding tastes.., The wine list was very god and reasonably priced. Very professional and friendly service.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely food, the fish entree was the highlight. Waiting staff rushing around, almost running at times, and there appeared to be a lot of them, despite it not being super busy the evening we were there - unfortunately this harried behaviour was not conducive to a relaxing evening. Some staff were friendly, others average, not as warm a customer service... More 

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Taupo
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I've been here before and it is a place I will keep going back to for special occasions. The atmosphere, service are brilliant but pale in comparison to the meal. Both my wife and I expressed the comment that we just did not want the meal to end. If you have not been then you are really missing out of... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Being a local I don't know we have eaten here before! Absolutely loved every minute of being here, the staff were fantastic, the food was amazing (arancini balls, halloumi, pork belly, fish & side of potato gratin to share, choc & caramel tart & profiteroles) and even the complementary bread to start & sorbet in between meals just topped it... More 

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I went with my family while traveling around New Zealand and boy were we in for a treat!!! The venue was a bit swankier than we expected and we'd read reviews of the excellent beef and lamb, but the reviews don't do the food justice. The food was nothing short of perfection! I had the beef fillet and my boyfriend... More 

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Taupo, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food was outstanding, great variety offered on menu. Service was spot on. Certainly felt pampered. Although the waitresses were dressed casual their knowledge and presence was perfect. If you like a fabulous desert this is your place. We all chose different deserts and all of them looked spectacular and tasted amazing. I loved loved loved my experience. xoxoxoxo

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Clairac, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We chose the Bantry because of the high rating and good reviews. We booked for a late dinner (20:15). When making our choices we were unsure about sweet and left the matter to be decided after the main course. Our starters and mains were both excellent as was the wine and service. However by the time we were ready to... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were staying two nights in Taupo and were so pleased to find this gem which would not have been out of place at a high end neighbourhood of a city. Exceptional value at $55 for three courses and the quality of the food (I had the lamb, husband the steak) was so high Service was excellent and we loved... 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
  • 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?