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The Brantry


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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. OPEN 7 DAYS DECEMBER AND JANUARY
US$10 - US$41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
European, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed today

I dined here last week with hubby and did not enjoy my meal as much as I have done on previous occasions. I had the carrot entree and the eye fillet main and both were nice but not outstanding. I also felt the service was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kristabel2016
Reviewed yesterday

My group of girls and I come up for the Taupo Summer concert and try to go to a different restaurant each time - we rely on Trip Advisor for the top 10. The Brantry was our pick this year and it did not disappoint....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kiwikessler
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found The Brantry through TripAdvisor and it lived up to its excellent ratings. Everything was superb... food, service, ambience. Some people consider the menu limited, but there are five starters and five mains, all different. My fussy dislikes were no problem. Fish croquettes and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jacky_northants
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow - what a wonderful restaurant this little gem is. Recommended by a tour guide, and a little walk from our accommodation, this place is worth the effort to locate. The staff are wonderful, the ambience is relaxed and the food is fabulous. I give...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Graham M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite not having an “A la carte” Menu, the limited choice was enough. The quality/freshness of the ingredients were just “gastronomic” and the service was up to the mark. We chose the slow-cooked Lamb as main which was excellent. The “entrées” were smashing (curry prawn...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank christophes154
Reviewed 1 week ago

The outdoor patio surrounded by lovely gardens was a wonderful setting on a summer evening. The service was excellent, and the food very good. Although there are other good restaurants in Taupo, this one won for overall experience.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Marcia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. EVERY course was delicious - especially loved the flavours of the curry prawn entree!! Perfectly cooked eye fillet. Had a fantastic waitress. Tables are nicely spaced out. Lovely ambiance. TOTALLY recommend.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank JulieJulesA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brantry ticks the boxes. A lovely looking restaurant with a charming outside area. Great and highly attentive service. Excellent and well thought out wine list. Fabulous food. Cost with good wine was $100 a head.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank foxbat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Admittedly, we arrived without a reservation on a busy Friday evening, but were very disappointed with the delays experienced. We were impressed with the efficiency of the waitresses, but thought that the place was very understaffed, and that they were expected to carry an unfair...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DublinCOL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Branty is a gem. The simple but excellent menu has something to delight everyone. There are a number of attractive dining spaces. The service is top class. You can choose a one, two or three course dinner. There is an extensive wine list. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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9 December 2018|
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Response from k2512b | Reviewed this property |
I personally would not take smaller children there - more of an adult fine dining experience. Although there were children in the restaurant when we were there aged i think 6 & 8 and they ate from the standard menu.
7 February 2016|
Response from lynne_pnut |
brantry does cater for vegetarians.. will usually be a vegetarian entree. as for the main. if dont eat fish.. the chefs will see what you like and dislike and create a main vegetarian assiette using the main meals vege... More
Barbara M
17 January 2016|
Response from Lynn P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no reason to enquire for gluten free meals
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