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DeBretts Kitchen

3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-969 1545
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (16 reviews)
“smoked fish” (3 reviews)
“kingfish” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful relaxed atmosphere. Delicious food. Fabulous service. Could not fault anything. Enjoyed it immensely!!! Thank you

Thank 884trudiw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food for a reasonable price. Had the lamb with vegetables which was extraordinary plus very good wine. Service was perfect. Espresso Martini was good.

Thank Matthias F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I organised a high tea for our friend's bachelorette weekend here. We were so pleased we booked it. Leading up to the event, Briar, who I communicated with to book the event, was quick and helpful to respond to any emails making organising a breeze....More

Thank MrsMAKL
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Often as a solo diner you can be made to feel like a spare wheel. Not here though. I was recommended this restaurant by my wife who had been here a few nights previously using their pre-theatre offer by those seated before 6.30 pm. Its...More

Thank BlueDisk
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Beautifully presented food, restaurant decor was amazing keeping in style with the hotel. Portions were very generous, tasty, recommend the fish of the day, kingfish, with roasted cauliflower, vanilla cream spinach sweet and sour sultanas. Amazing taste, this restaurant is up with the best. Make...More

Thank keviny392
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I've been to the bar here a couple of times and am always surprised it's not full because this is a great tucked away, quiet spot for a drink. The decor is warm and comfortable, the space is always warm and the drinks interesting and...More

Thank emmamccleary
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stayed at the Hotel DeBrett for four nights and ate dinner at DeBretts Kitchen twice as the food was outstanding. Service is excellent. We loved the mushroom soup, lamb, and wonderful veggie pasta dish.

Thank NYC455
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Excellent! The steak was magnificent, the chicken perfect and the risotto with mushrooms divine! The lunch special and dinner specials are served with a glass of wine. Pure deliciousness!

Thank Stephanie C
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Food is always great and the service is excellent. Luke is very attentive and accomodating. We had a fabulous night. What a nice surprise of Claire's birthday dessert plate from the chef. Good job guys😀 thank you!

Thank Pearl H
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A breakfast menu with the classics but with moderns added, and a fab seasonal menu for lunches, dinners, puds and snacks in a spacious dining room tucked away off the streets.

Thank Elethebel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-969 1545
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The iconic Hotel DeBrett is nestled in the heart of Auckland city, at the crossroads of Shortland Street’s business and High Street’s fashion precincts, just two short blocks from the waterfront.Our 25 rooms and suites are individually decorated in a mid-century modern style, show-casing contemporary New Zealand arts and crafts, overlaid with 21st century comforts. At the core of the hotel we have created a glass roofed atrium and courtyard, which provide ambient meeting spots for guests and visitors, with a casual gourmet restaurant “kitchen” at one end, and the legendary art deco “House Bar” at the other. Tucked off to the side, exclusively for house guests, is a drawing room stocked with a selection of our own art, books, music and movies. Experience a mix of calm and bustle in central Auckland, and share our special home away from home, with personal yet professional service. We look forward to welcoming you to Hotel DeBrett.
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