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Bracu Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Business meetings

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Simunovich Olive Estate is home to a unique restaurant, Bracu, which takes its name from the Adriatic island of Brac, the place where our olive growing tradition began.Nestled amid the stunning olive grove of the Simunovich Olive Estate, Bracu Restaurant offers elegant and contemporary fine dining in a truly exceptional setting. Experience the exquisite dishes prepared by talented Head Chef Mikey Newlands with seasonal offerings from the Estate's own gardens and passionate local producers while you relax on the all-weather veranda or inside the magnificently restyled Kauri villa.Just 35 minutes from central Auckland, with breathtaking views across the vast olive grove and the rolling pastures
US$15 - US$27
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food Beautiful surroundings Excellent service Not the cheapest but well worth the cost Have been here twice now and not been disappointed either time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Meander76845
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful food in the degustation meal for our group of 4! We went in the weekend on our way south and asked to sit outside on a sunny hot day as they had initially organised an inside table which was not nearly as inviting...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Twc622
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was really good and very friendly by all the staff that served us throughout the night. The entrees were lovely; scampi and the venison were delicious and really well presented. Mains; the lamb wasn't the best cut of meat and very sinewy, my...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NMVino
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I visited Bracu for our anniversary. As this was a special occasion we decided to have two of the degustation menus. This was a very different set of dishes to what was on their website which was to be honest a disappointment....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank EmilyS5650
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

The atmosphere was great So peaceful until the helicopter arrived. The lovely carpark among the olives was very attractive. The staff we're very welcoming and professional. I had their steak meal. Beautifully presented. My wife had the fish if the day. Cooked exactly as requested....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 399cecilc
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch on a sunny day seated at the restaurant porch with a view of the olive grove. Lovely meal with pretty good service. The standard is not quite what is was a few years ago. But, good none the less. The atmosphere on...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

We visited Bracu for lunch with the family and was quite a good experience. Food was great, the menu innovative without being crazy and the prices reasonable considering the standard. My only criticism would be the side dishes which in my opinion were way too...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GuillermoM469
Reviewed 31 December 2018

10/10 on all counts - ambience, food and service. This was a birthday occasion (not broadcast) and also our first time at this restaurant, and felt that staff went out of their way to make it a bit extra special.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Expedition52330
Reviewed 20 December 2018 via mobile

We took our staff there for their Christmas function. From the time we arrived until we left, everything was friendly, helpful and professional. Great atmosphere in Bracu with a positive, happy feeling. The food was excellent. Lots of flavour and variety. Beautifully presented. Thank you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KiwisNZ2010
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

We love visiting Bracu and always have an enjoyable dining experience. The team cater for all dietary requirements and looked after our smaller guests very well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fussy_FoodieMT
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