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Bracu

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
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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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a wonderful lunch at Bracu over Easter. 3 course special Easter menu was fantastic the food beautifully presented & all 3 courses were devine. Bracu's setting is also gorgeous & we were fortunate to have a lovely day to be able to sit in the covered verandah area. Have usually visit Bracu once a year & have always been... More 

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Tauranga
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was friendly, yet professional. The food presentation was outstanding & the quality of the dishes sublime. The wine match choices were perfect.

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Thank Sarah D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bracu was a let down on so many levels, in particular for a venue that styles itself as fine dining. Fine dining extends itself to service levels and getting the little things right, but sadly the experience was mostly indifferent. As a large group we were put out on the veranda, and another group were adjacent to us - a... More 

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Thank Chris B
Orewa, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving from Auckland to Napier and by chance were around Bombay at lunch time. We had heard of Bracu so decided to stop for lunch. Just as well we did. The lunch was simply stunning. The service impeccable, food to die for. We had a glass of champagne, but only one as we were on the road. The... More 

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Thank Richard W
Auckland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting the restaurant herd amazing things. Four of us for dinner. We were greeted and seated at our table on the balcony. 20min later I had to call to order drinks as nobody had approached us. So we ordered a bottle of Champagne and two Martini's. Plus 4 degustation meals one was gluten free. The look on the... More 

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Thank Melanie W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were driving on Family vacation and we were looking for one of the unique and quaint cafes that seem to be dotted all over the gorgeous countryside. We seen Bracu had 5 stars so decided to exit the freeway to try it. Wow!!! Reviews did not disappoint. Although we were a bit under dressed ( we hadn't read about... More 

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Thank Patty J
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank TAG29
Hamilton, New Zealand
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

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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Thank CommsGirl16
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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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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
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?