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The Brantry

45 Rifle Range Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07 378 0484
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Ranked #1 of 108 restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
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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
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We had the three course special and loved it. There was plenty of choice in the menu and everything was presented as a creation. The tastes were amazing highlighting NZ cuisine. The wine list covered all price ranges with some value for money specials available. Overall a fantastic experience

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Napier, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal with great food. It was a cold winter's evening but the restaurant was nice and warm and inviting. Superb beef and lamb dishes and the apple turnover was fantastic. Great for a special occasion.

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Greeted at the door on a rainy night was a good first impression and things got better and better. loved the simplicity of the menu structure and layout. A very busy evening with few free tables, our wait person was friendly, very helpful and there was no issue with changing the structure of a main (which from my perspective says... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

18 family and close friends travelled from around the North Island and gathered at The Bantry for a family celebration in one of their private dining rooms upstairs. Having to organise the details from afar via email was not an issue - staff were most accommodating of our requests and wishes. On the day we were given access to the... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

NUMBER 1 IN TAUPO. You're joking aren'tyou! We went to the Brantry for dinner one evening. We booked in advance and were asked on arrival had we got a reservation as they were very busy and they had no places left. After a 10 minute wait we were taken to a table and told in no uncertain terms that we... More

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BranTPO, Public Relations Manager at The Brantry, responded to this review

We try to strike a balance between providing good service and meeting customer expectations at all times which is especially important when the restaurant is fully booked. Hence our advise that bookings are essential to avoid disappointment. It is difficult to gauge how full the restaurant is at times and the number of cars out the front does not give... More

Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I booked a table for 4 being a special birthday for one of us. We were asked if we would like a drink next to the fire when we arrived and we did so. It was a very pleasant way to start. . . We were then asked to go through to the restaurant for our meal still going tickety-boo.... More

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BranTPO, Public Relations Manager at The Brantry, responded to this review

We pride ourselves in providing good service and innovative full flavoured cuisine and are obviously disappointed that we didn't meet all your expectations on this occasion. The service issues have been addressed . We prefer that any issues with the menu are brought to our attention at the time of dining. The desert menu specifically states that the Apple Turnover... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We walked in to this restaurant unintentionally. We just drove by and decided to have a meal there. Luckily, there was a table for three of us. The food was perfect. The price was reasonable. The service was average but understandably as it was packed of customers. If we go to Taupo the next time, this is the place that... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We selected the two course deal, and tried the fillet steak with potatoes and beans. It was perfectly cooked and accompanied by Alpha Domus Pilot merlot, made for a great experience. Gazza and Razza, Taupo

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This seems to be an ordinary house converted into a restaurant spread through the front rooms. The furniture looks quite originally old, and provides a nice atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food itself is simple, well cooked and tasty with a limited choice of menu options. Side portions are generous, though the fries could have been more... More

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Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Good value at $45 for 2 courses and $55 for 3. Great choice of food, very tasty. Good service and good ambience Not for a special occasion but for everyday eating, unbeatable. Well done!

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