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DeBretts Kitchen

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3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-969 1545
06:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Fort Wayne, IN
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinner was great and the staff worked hard to make sure we were happy. Had a limited bar and menu, but you should be able to find something.

Thank mgdevine
Barwon Heads, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in the hotel overnight and tired. Opting for room service I ordered the sticky pork and pear with a side salad of rocket and parmesan. Well cooked, great flavour, and a happy choice of salad that counterbalanced the meat. And what's more it was delivered in 20 minutes! In the morning a petit dejeuner (?) consisted of a... More 

Thank KaraJenna
Palm Desert, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel and enjoyed breakfasts included in the rate. After a long day of touring it was great to enjoy dinner in the dining room. We ate very good food and received excellent service.

Thank John_N583
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is top notch. But with very reasonable prices. Can't believe I was in the heart of Auckland fine dining for prices the same as a bar restaurant. Lovely surroundings, fantastic staff. Hard to beat

Thank Cookster_11
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Excellent service paired with beautifully presented, very fresh and locally inspired dishes. The lamb was some of the best we had in New Zealand!

Thank canadiantraveller678
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

De Bretts Kitchen is well known with locals in the CBD Auckland. Kitchen always turns out great meals. We lunched there last Friday with 8 people and were set up in the "Library"part of the Restaurant. Beautiful, Art Deco setting, where we could see the Kitchen at work. The Waitresses were very attentive, and even sang a song for us... More 

Thank 255106Kim
Launceston, Australia
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was on a business trip in Auckland and went to have dinner on my own. The beef was just excellent and they treated me really well. Reasonable price and nice location.

Thank cminha
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

The atmosphere in the bar/longer area is classy, colourful, roomy and funky. Duck for $26 and fish of the day for $29 is exceptional value and great quality. Highly recommend it. The only small issue is that the wines are a little expensive but this appears to be normal for Auckland/NZ (not so much on Melbourne).

Thank Ska95
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

A lovely location and atmosphere in which to celebrate a birthday. We had drinks by the fire before heading to our table. Three of us enjoyed the wine matched special menu while two ordered a la carte. Service was friendly and appropriate and I was presented with a special plate 'dressing' when my dessert arrived. Would happily recommend and return.

Thank nzdarl
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nine of us shared a special evening at DeBretts Kitchen, all of us were delighted with the choices available. 3 courses each, everyone as delicious and well presented as the last. Make time to enjoy a pre dinner drink in the Art Deco bar and to relax after your meal in the lounge area.

Thank rprinsep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$22
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-969 1545
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?