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The Brantry

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45 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0484
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our hotel manager suggested The Brantry Restaurant for dinner if we were looking for a peaceful dinner. It was only a short drive away from our hotel opposite the lake and a bit tucked away, so a bit of local knowledge was useful. We were well pleased with the venue, the service and the food. There was no pretentiousness and... More 

Thank campouk
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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230 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our dinner for two mature couples, including one vegetarian and gluten free diner, was great from our initial welcome to tasting the well cooked and presented wide-ranging food choices. Interesting starters were followed by beef, lamb, duck and vegetarian mains, all of which were most enjoyable. The deserts, including cheese choices, were also excellent. Will return.

Thank Peter A
Tel Aviv, Israel
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147 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had high expectations from the establishment. We ordered twice medium rare steak to get medium well done in the first time and well done second time. The service by the more mature waiter was excellent, the young lady at reception needs to understand that she works in a service industry and thus treat customers with respect. She sent away... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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318 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is top notch , great service and outstanding food which not only tasted divine, the presentation was very well done too. We had a 3 course dinner and every mouthful was delicious ! The waiter was very pleasant and efficient as we were part of a large group. It is situated in a beautiful old house and has... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All the good reports I have read about this Restaurant are certainly true. This is one of those places that is 1st class in every respect. The staff were warm and friendly and most professional. The quality and presentation of the food would beat anything we have had in New Zealand and overseas. I have no hesitation in recommending it.

Thank MargaretandRussell
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of two couples visited this little gem in a renovated home in Taupo. We were not sure what to expect as the location is off the beaten track, but the meal was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. We each ordered the $55 3-course meal, we enjoyed it all, but the the chocolate salted caramel tart was my favorite!

Thank S W
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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494 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in a gorgeous old house that has been tastefully turned into a restaurant. The staff were all very pleasant and extremely helpful. We had the three course option which was good value. The steak and desserts were perfect. I was just a little disappointed that artificial lemon juice was used in both my starter and fish main... More 

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Broken Hill, Australia
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84 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We read good reviews about The Brantry and called in hoping we might get a table (Thursday night) not only did we get a table we were lucky enough to get the private (romantic) cellar room for two. Incredible service, amazing 3 course food. It was our first meal in Taupo, now I wish we were staying longer so we... More 

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Toronto Canada
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here almost every time we come to Taupo. The food is always excellent with service to match. It is open for dinner five nights a week - Tuesday to Saturday. The pixe fixe menu changes to match the fresh produce available. The last time we ate there, they served a baby carrot salad that was creative and... More 

Thank Cameron R
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brantry Service great Wonderful ambience Entree curried prawn and coconut on watermelon matched it with a Riesling slightly sweeter Main slow cooked pulled lamb on bed veg and pumpkin purée. Sides potatoes and beans. Desert cheese cake , Alpha Domus the barnstormer Syrah Hawkes Bay 2015 Can't fault the food 3 courses $55 Wine $48 Sides 7 each Riesling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 0484
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?