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“A Taupo gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Brantry

The Brantry
Ranked #5 of 135 Restaurants in Taupo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“A Taupo gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Finding top quality dining in Taupo is not always easy but this place delivers every time. Something of an old world charm about the setting - a lovely building and elegantly appointed. FOH service is friendly and attentive. They know the menu and when to offer advice. Wine list is superb. The menu is a revelation- great choices of fresh NZ ingredients cooked by someone who knows their trade. Take some time over your meal. It will be rewarded.

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United States
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

It's a little off the main road, but worth finding. Felicity was a lovely hostess and the food was delicious. The chicken ravioli entre, followed by the terekehi (I may not have spelled it correctly but it's a flaky fish), finished with the pre-ordered apple turnover was fabulous. We went early on a Sunday evening and it was quiet, but based on the reviews and time you go, you may want to make reservations.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“Private function”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Upstairs room was perfect for our group of 16. Excellent set menu

Visited May 2012
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Best in Taupo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

The Brantry was recommended to us by a friend who now lives in Taupo and who has been a maitre d' at good restaurants in other locations. We were not disappointed. The food was really good and the service was just how we like it- firendly and welcoming with good advice and there when you want it but not when you don't. We had been to the restaurant at the Hilton a few times and always felt the service and food to be a little less than we expected so we are very pleased to have found somewhere that is more what we would expect. The children liked the food and friendly waiters too- always a bonus. The food came out pretty promptly and there was good timing between courses unlike the Hilton where the timing was far too long getting towards unacceptable. The Brantry is not as visible tucked away a little on a side street but is still fairly central and not difficult to found once you know it exists. Parking is easily availablre there too.

  • Visited June 2012
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Taupo, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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“Mums 80th Birthday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

Went to The Brantry on Saturday night to celebrate my mothers 80th Birthday. The food service & staff were exceptional.

  • Visited May 2012
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