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Bracu

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$$$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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49 Main Road, Bombay 2675, New Zealand
+64 9-236 1030
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for 2016 work function and had a blast. Every activity was awesome fun. The food was all divine. I'd def return!

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Thank bekstarrr
Auckland
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This would be my third or fourth visit to Bracu and every time I have experienced exceptional service and food. The chef manages produce dishes that I love, even though they contain ingredients I normally don't choose to eat. They also easily accomodate my food allergies, while continuing to maintain the exceptional taste. The service is always welcoming, friendly and... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love it here. Food, service, wine, it's all amazing. Recently discovered the shooting ranges and that's heaps of fun. Love this place with a passion.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a dinner to farewell friend from Scotland so went to Bracu as we had been many times before and wanted to show it off. Greated well on arrival were then seated, once menu arrived were advised menu had changed that day. Sadly this time the meal was not as good, the menu had nothing to grab your attention, the... More 

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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mother-in-law was in town so you know I was looking to take her somewhere to impress! The good thing about Bracu is that we go there often enough I knew it wasn't going to be a let-down. The degustation is great each time, every time (and I often order this). I've also had the standard menu on many occasions.... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five adults enjoyed mid-day meal at Bracu, set in the Simunovich Olive estate in Bombay, South Auckland. The meal was very satisfactory. For Mains 3 chose Boneless Rack of lamb and 2 chose Duck Breast. We all shared a large bowl of Jersey Benne potatoes. For desert 4 chose Peaches and fruit and 1 chose Coconut yogurt. All 5 were... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location in the olive grove is beautiful. The service is exceptional. The food was incredible. If you are after a fine dining experience I highly recommend Bracu. Very generous wine match serves.

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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The incredible team at Bracu organised and hosted our wedding ceremony and reception for us - and we truly could not have wished for a better day. From the very beginning we knew we were in safe hands with Karen - her communication and organisation were second to none. The house onsite is stunning and the boys had the time... More 

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Thank Matt A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not a word to express how good the food here was, I visited with family upon entering the restaurant we were greeted by the staff and got our table. The atmosphere was nice it is located in an olive grove and I believe that they make their own olive oil there too. Upon opening the menu I didn't... More 

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Thank Jaden410
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a few years away it was a pleasure to dine at Bracu tonight! To manager Mark and new Somalier Alex (on her first night) - wow. A great mix of personality, professionalism and a genuine passion for service!! If this is a mark of where Bracu is going then locals will flock back in droves. A loss to Ostro... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
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.

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