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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…
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.