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“Fantastic - amazing food”
Review of Bracu

Bracu
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Bombay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$29
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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.
Auckland
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic - amazing food”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

We have been to Bracu quite a few times now, but this was my favourite dinner. We both had the 7 course degustation menu - which for the quality of the food and the degree of difficulty in the execution was amazing value at $85. The service was very very good too.

  • Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Never Fails to Please”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Nothing could be more perfect than a Sunday lunch on the veranda. A great selection of wines by the glass and fabulous food. The wait staff and sommelier were friendly and attentive. All round a perfect lunch. Fortunately we are only down the road and plan to visit more often!

  • Visited September 2013
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Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
“Beautiful Birthday Lunch.”
Reviewed 3 September 2013

A friend of ours recommended this resto. Fresh food, cool summer breeze as we were seated on the verandah, quiet & charming place to dine. We had a good time celebrating hubby's 40th birthday here! One of our most unforgettable experiences to date. --And planning to come back one day, (I hope very soon) to try their other dishes. :)

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Mitch717
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Perth, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and presentation”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Just had a wonderful meal at lunch time spent with friends in a lovely location with a great atmosphere - yet again. The new menu was great and even better is the fact that the pork and chicken is free range, although this time I had scotch-Wow I like it blue and it was perfectly cooked, warm right through but blue, yum. The sweetbread and scallop starter got the juices flowing and the lemon and burnt merringues for desert finished the meal off with perfection. Only down side was that they had a special tour function of the Olive estate running along with a busy restaurant which meant they could not take our order for over 30mins after we arrived which meant we were the last to leave and they turned the outdoor heaters off before we had been served our dessert which meant some people got slightly chilled. Having said that, the company made up for any little niggles.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Tavuk
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clevedon
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“simply the best”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We have dinned at this fantastic location on several occasions

Its a little way out of
Auckland,the drive,about 40 mins.... and location,is certainly well worth it..when you arrive.

You park amongst the Olive trees,and the surrounding vista,takes your breath away.

There is so much to see,and are able to wander,at your lesiure,and enjoy the countryside.


The presentation of food,is amazing,.......quality...not quantity...is what you get,and I would certainly
recommend,anyone who has time to spare while in Auckland,please take time to visit,our favourite,place.the service is fantastic,and prices are no more expensive that any other first rate venue.go...eat...and enjoy..

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank colleenmac
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