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The Brantry

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand
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45 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0484
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really don't know how to rate our experience at this restaurant. We booked on the basis of tripadvisor reviews for our last night of a really enjoyable stay in taupo. We ordered ,and then saw a lot of others who came in after us get served and after waiting over 30 mins asked 're our starter and were told the... More 

Thank Rob H
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very pleasant and cozy atmosphere with friendly service. The food was excellent and offered great value at $55 for three courses. Reservations are definitely recommended.

Thank travellinman2009
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really delicious food, great combination of flavours, all cooked perfectly. Beautiful fresh bread and proper butter with drinks was an unexpected surprise. We had the squid to start, then the lamb and fish of the day, both superb. The chocolate dessert is just divine. We ate quite early in the evening when the restaurant was still relatively quiet, the service... More 

Thank Kerry S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at this restaurant. The setting was beautiful with manicured gardens and a very pleasant atmosphere. Staff were friendly and did a good job. All meals were good and perfectly acceptable and some like the prawn entree were stunning. The $55 for 3 courses was good value but we did feel the menu was limited by... More 

Thank Lance N
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place came up in our guide books a few times and was recommended by a few locals but we felt that it was pretty mediocre. The restaurant is in a rather odd location, tucked in between a few residential homes, so there isn't any real view or curb appeal. The food itself was okay but the restaurant committed a... More 

Thank JenniferBC79
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our second night in Taupo we ate at The Bantry. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere was calming. The food was nice, but after dining at The Bistro the previous evening it didn't quite match theirs. Also, the tables are rather large for couples so we felt miles apart rather than being cosy.

Thank Trish V
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited here for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Food was great and service prompt and friendly.

Thank Annie L
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here on our quick visit to Taupo. Food was fantastic, 3 course deal was great value. Great service from our waitress, would definitely go back!

Thank RachelT123
Taupo District, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had a great night, the food was amazing and the service was great and friendly , would recommend the Bantry if u would like a nice meal in a lovely setting

Thank Anneketaupo
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Brantry for dinner and were very impressed, easily the best meal we've eaten in a long time. The 3 courses for £55 made it excellent value, we would have been happy to pay full price. This deal is in the whole menu and even available Fridays and Saturdays. If you only have one night in Taupo, make... More 

Thank ChilledCharley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $25
European, New Zealand
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 0484
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?