Bracu Restaurant

Bracu Restaurant

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+64 9-236 1030+ Add website
Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$24.00 – $44.00
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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About
A space to savour Bracu Restaurant is a place where we share our life with others in the noblest of all traditions - through good friends, great company and even better food. In a nod to our Mediterranean roots, we believe that a meal should be an experience - an opportunity to share, to connect, and most importantly, to create memories. It’s this ethos that Bracu’s award-winning restaurant was founded upon. Please note, our restaurant closes between lunch and dinner service. Please call us to make a reservation.
PRICE RANGE
$24.00 – $44.00
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles403 reviews
Excellent
291
Very good
72
Average
20
Poor
14
Terrible
6
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Ashley C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 couples
My wife and I have been to Bracu several times and had mixed experiences dating back many years. However our most recent visit was without doubt one of the best degustation experiences we’ve ever had anywhere (and we’ve had a few). From the warmed house olives, through the unadvertised spiced pumpkin soup served in a stemless glass, to the final sweet course, everything was simply delicious. Each course complemented the rest with a carefully designed journey to keep the palate refreshed. Some excellent technical dishes made using in season produce (of course) that the chef should be proud of. 10/10.
Written 4 September 2020
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SarahMcKBall
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 none
We had a dinner booked for 8 and were promptly seated out on the patio and given water and drink orders taken. Unfortunately there was a rather rowdy table of about 20 next to us so it was hard to hear eachother but the service the staff gave from here was above and beyond, they took or food order which they could hardly hear from us then they apologised for the noise and said they would move us, next thing we’re being moved to the private and luxurious ‘wine cellar’ dining room which were given complimentary. That was a huge wow already and then the food came out which was just amazing. We got a small pre-entree soup which was devine, I had the pork raviolli for entree which left beautiful flavours swimming in my mouth, followed by my main, the purple kumera gnocchi, which was just as tasty then to finish off a white chocolate panna cotta which was smooth as silk. The food was delicious and the staff were absolutely amazing. A huge thank you to them all for making our night truly special.
Written 7 November 2020
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399cecilc
79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
Delightful meal. Prices appeared high but the we were given fresfhly baked bread herb butter and warmed olives the a delightful pumpkin soup in a glass. The tuna and veal entree was perfect. The pineapple dessert was just lovely. Will be back
Written 19 November 2020
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Ramarama Vegan
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
The ambiance of the restaurant can't be beaten and having eaten there many times before I love the surroundings and atmosphere. Being a vegan for the last 2 years I went there some 18 months ago and at that time had to pick sides in order to make up a vegan meal which was very poor then. Roll forward to last Saturday night and with 2 days warning that a vegan was in our group of 3, upon getting there there were no special choices for me only for a main taking ricotta out of the dish on the menu which basically left it with no taste. Bracu you tout your chefs as the best available well how about taking the Vegan sector which is growing at a fast rate globally seriously and when you get a vegan please use a bit of culinary flare to make something special which takes very little time to construct. I hope I won't be disappointed next time
Written 28 February 2021
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Bruce F
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
All four of us were very happy with our meals - special thanks for the birthday boy's treats and the complimentary amuse-bouches. All staff were friendly and helpful. The service was generally good with only a couple of niggles - in a restaurant of this calibre and these prices, the waiter should be the one refilling the wine glasses, not the guests. Secondly, the mains were served very quickly after we had only just finished our breads. Food of this quality really needs to be savoured, and the art of judging the intervals between courses is another mark of a good restaurant. The restaurant was not full so it wasn't as if they needed our table. Overall, though, we still thought five stars was deserved.
Written 7 October 2022
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Catherine C
Auckland33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 friends
Had a lovely lunch with a few good friends to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary. Staff were attentive and unobtrusive in their professional service. Food was absolutely exquisite and delicious. All of us were amazed with the details and skills of the chef in creating the 3-course meals. The extra serving of warm bread and warm olives are enjoyed by everyone. In addition, the prompt response during inquiries and booking were impressive. Thanks Bracu for giving us a memorable experience.
Written 30 January 2021
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Venture96406
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We have been patrons of Bracu since it opened, c. 2005/6 from memory and in particular, have always dined at the restaurant for birthday and anniversary meals. We celebrated our silver wedding anniversary at Bracu in July and pre booked the advertised 7 course degustation menu in advance, as advised to, also stating beforehand it was a special event. When we arrived, we were offered the standard menu, the service was rushed – the next course delivered before we’d finished the previous one, and quite frankly, the whole experience, namely food, service and atmosphere, was average. We left somewhat disappointed. In November, we visited Bracu for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent however, our sides did not come until we’d virtually finished the mains. We were however offered free desserts to compensate for this, though we aren’t great dessert eaters, so management did try to put right the wrong. What was annoying and ‘our bad’ was that we didn’t spot we were charged for 2 breads instead of the one we thought we had. If, in fact, we did receive ‘2’ breads, then it calculated out we were charged $5 for ½ slice of sour dough and butter each, which is extortionate. Unimpressed. Bracu needs to lift its game and quickly.
Written 22 November 2023
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bmf
Tairua1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Bracu is no doubt a fabulous venue and should be a showcase destination NZ dining experience. However the food is a disaster. Granted the party was for around 120 people - why then would you choose to put on a menu that could only have been a disaster waiting to happen. I know Bracu focus is on Olive oil. Then why not lease out the restaurant side to someone who will give a damn. The other point is being ripped off for ordinary wines - I have paid thousands for a great Petrus and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - to pay 300 for something I saw in the market for 25 takes me for an absolute plonker. Come on NZ we need to do better. The days of get em in, rip em off and never see them again are over. This is truly an Emperor with no clothes.
Written 2 July 2022
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Bracu Restaurant
That's disappointing to hear. Could we please contact you to discuss the details further regarding your experience?
Written 3 July 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RodneyAuckland
New Zealand117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Lovely long lunch with friends celebrating a birthday, such a great venue. Food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their meal and the accompanying cocktails. Staff were welcoming and very friendly. My only feedback to consider is the veggies and bread plate. We did not have enough of either for all the diners without cutting the bread and broccolini spears in half so everyone got some. Half a broccolini spear, two green beans and a tiny bit of roast potato just seems a bit mean for the reasonably highly price of the two course set menu,
Written 15 April 2023
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Prue Kerr
Thank you for your comments, we appreciate hearing our guests opinions so that we can work on making Bracu the best it can be. I will pass on your comments to the kitchen.
Written 7 June 2023
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Chantell M
London7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
Booked Bracu for my husbands birthday, I put a note that it was his birthday that day. They wished him a happy birthday and after finishing a fabulous meal which exceeded our expectations, they brought out a complimentary dessert which was a lovely surprise for him. Thanks Bracu for a special birthday lunch.
Written 26 August 2022
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Tracy H
367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 couples
We returned after a few lunches and dinners. Knowing the location as locals well ...but a few years passed. Service great..ambience great...food not so great. Small portions even for fine dining. My fish of the day was confued in flavours salmon with dry fried muddel on top ?and not worthy of the sauce and parsnip?. My partner left tasty on the flavours but hungry after breads entree main..not a usual for him?
Written 13 August 2022
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MoiraA
Auckland2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Not recommended, poor value, meagre portion size, lukewarm meal, slow service. Sunday roast with family 4 adults 2 teenagers and 2 kids. Nice place and friendly team. Nice roast meat 2 slices of beef only 1 slice of pork this is an adult portion, it was a very meagre serving of vegetables the cauliflower cheese for 6 was almost completely eaten by 1 teenager, the rest of us shared carrot, cabbage and parsnip, the yorkshire pud although acceptable was not freshly made. This was $ 39.90 a portion. Breads and olive oil were very tasty but $5 for half a slice of bread, it was delicious. We had a complimentary tiny potato croquette each. Service was extremely slow, and inefficient, like no serving spoons, one meal was forgotten but quickly served. Meal served lukewarm at best. The staff tried hard but clearly not trained to the job, It was an expensive disappointing lunch like they were running out of food and making do by cutting portion size. Bill was nearly $500 including 1 drink each.
Written 29 June 2024
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4Davesview
Auckland9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
This was our second visit in two months for lunch and both times we received brilliant service from the friendly staff in the restaurant and 100% enjoyed the food and wines on offer. A nice selection on the menu and some great tastes within each dish. On our second visit we had a couple of specific requests in advance and all went to plan as requested. So nice to experience quality and consistent service levels. We just wish we lived closer so we could go more often.
Written 27 July 2022
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Betsy T
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
My husband and I enjoyed the degustation menu with wine pairing, during a very belated (thanks covid) anniversary escape. The food and service were faultless! The miso eggplant and barley broth (served with the pork belly) were the absolute standouts for us both. Incredible experience, thank you so much!
Written 16 July 2022
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Bracu Restaurant
Thank you for your positive review, BCTipps. We're glad you enjoyed our food and service, and we're happy to hear we made your anniversary escape a memorable experience. We hope to serve you again soon.
Written 18 July 2022
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Steve
Waikanae794 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Although Bracu Estate is a bit of a drive out of the city that drive is well worth it! The Estate itself is delightful and the restaurant clean, bright and professionally run. We went on a Sunday which has an a la carte offering rather than a degustation. The food was tasty, well presented and served in a friendly manner. I hope the menus change regularly as I 'd like to dine there again.
Written 11 September 2022
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Bracu Restaurant
Thanks for your review Int_Academic. We're glad you had a great experience at Bracu. Yes, we will have a new menu offering planned for late October, we hope to see you again.
Written 18 September 2022
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