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The Brantry

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45 Rifle Range Road, Taupo 3330, New Zealand
+64 7-378 0484
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A really nice meeting for a great price. Not outstanding as mains could have been hotter but tasty and a good quality meal. Worth a try.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I loved the Brantley. It is fine dining but not too over the top expensive. The meal was really lovely and the staff were excellent. Friendly, personable and professional. Always will to go the extra mile to satisfy the diners needs. Highly recommended.

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Thank Alex W
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A last minute booking on a busy night so our hopes weren't high for this untried establishment. Boy we're we wrong! From initial welcome to the farewell (last to leave the restaurant) we had a great dining experience. There was an Excellent range of kiwi dishes (despite the fact we all chose the beef). The service was prompt and very... More 

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Thank G E
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to The Brantry a week after going to The Bistro, at both restaurants we had 3 courses. Between us we tried different dishes, unfortunately not one of the dishes at the Brantry came up to standard. It was as if meals had been sent out with no quality control in the kitchen. Something you might expect in a... More 

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The prix fixe menu has plenty of choices so there should be something to satisfy every palate. The food is of excellent quality, very well prepared and served in adequate quantities. A reasonable selection of local wine. The Midas Pinot Noir was very good and accompanied both the lamb and the salmon very well.

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Thank HughDonovan
long beach,ca
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, fish, shellfish, lamb and beef. Nice price fixe dinner of three courses for NZ$55. friendly staff, average service. Excellent value. Desserts all excellent.

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Thank jazz562
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing as always. Great meals, great service. I would highly recommend the Brantry. Hands down the best restaurant in Taupo

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Thank sheep073
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went here on a birthday weekend away with my partner. We were lucky to get a table last minute and the staff were friendly. The food was amazing and presented well. I loved being asked about dessert so the kitchen could ensure the Apple turnover came out at the same time as my partners-they are made fresh to order.... More 

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Thank rebeccafearnley
Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nestled amongst the houses in Rifle range Rd, Taupo, I must have driven past this restaurant many times, little realising the treats inside. I took a guest there - the setting was lovely, casual yet professional, the staff were top class and the food was as good as I have eaten anywhere. Helpings not too big and not minute as... More 

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Taupo District, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to The Brantry for years, often for special occasions and it has got to be said that this is a place with consistent superb food, service, wine, ambience and value for money. No pretension, better than pub grub where you can enjoy a conversation in a large group because it's not too noisy. The menu is interesting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 00:00
Thursday
18:00 - 00:00
Friday
18:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?