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49 Main Road, Bombay 2675, New Zealand
+64 9-236 1030
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, friendly staff & beautiful food. Went there for Sunday 3 courses lunch for my bday & Bracu did stand up to my expectation. Would like to come back again to try out their degustation menu.

1 Thank Crumb073
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Booked Bracu for a staff thank you lunch for 48 guests. From the moment we arrived we received first class treatment. The property is beautiful, calm and easy on the eye with lovely gardens and groves of olive trees. There's a lovely pavilion down a pathway worth checking out and a pond / statue. Bubbles on arrival and we were... More 

1 Thank annt103
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nestled amongst the Olive groves of The Simunovich Olive Estate, the Largest Olive Oil producer, in New Zealand, this Fine Dining Restaurant, is A MUST VISIT, for that Special Occasion An easy 50kms South, of Aucklands CBD, we visited yesterday for lunch, after it being recommended by a friend and were not disappointed. An Excellent Lunch menu, Brilliant Setting/Ambiance and... More 

1 Thank alx22015
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wonderful venue, staff and food was all amazing. We had a small family dinner celebrating a 21st birthday. The environment was beautiful and inviting. Staff were very helpful from the meal information to wine selection. All the meals were wonderful, full of great flavour, and cooked to perfection.

1 Thank Donna M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful ambiance, excellent, simple menu and everyone enjoyed their choice. Extensive wine list. Great for a special occasion.

1 Thank Catchp
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Having read the Trip Advisor reviews and following a Metro Top 50 recommendation we visited on a Saturday Night (table of four) Sat outside on the verandah which was perfectly comfortable, ready for a culinary experience - which sadly never eventuated Firstly the website is completely out of date with an entirely different menu on offer - apparently it's degustation... More 

2 Thank Scottyboykiwi
Howick, New Zealand
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A wonderful venue set amongst the largest olive grove in New Zealand Bracu offers a peaceful relaxed atmosphere with food second to none. Lunch on Sunday with tortaline was delicious and snapper with prawn wrapper in a broth was delicate and flavoursome.

1 Thank 1961Kim54
Auckland, New Zealand
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119 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is our third visit to enjoy the ambience of Bracu. The warm welcome by front of house staff was excellent. We came to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday, and wanted a special memory, which is what Bracu delivered for us. Bread and their own dipping oil arrived promptly, as did our cocktails (Hokey Pokey was yummy). The menu was... More 

3 Thank sneezydownunder
Whangarei, New Zealand
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Fantastic experience in a fabulous location.It is well worth going out of the beaten tracks to find this place.The food is absolutely outstanding.Finally a place with a twist and a great comprehension of food.The flavors are simply divine they are mixed with a great knowledge to give a perfect experience.To top it up the staff are very friendly and professional... More 

1 Thank Patrick C
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Delicious exquisite and 10/10 for food service and setting Definetly will be going again. A must do experience

1 Thank Suzie K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Main Road, Bombay 2675, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Bombay
  • Phone Number: +64 9-236 1030
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 of the Bombay Hills, Bracu is Auckland's finest country restaurant.

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