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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was more miss than hit. Orders incorrect even when hostess double-checked order and food not timely. Didnt seem as fresh as previous visits and as though they had outsourced kitchen/dining to 3rd party group who missed the concept of Hotel DeBretts

Thank Gidon S
Auckland, New Zealand
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69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant a few time and have always had good service & food. We visited again on a Sunday & the staff were friendly & courteous on arrival as our booking was made thru reservation system late Sunday afternoon. Quiet & peaceful compared lots of noisy, loud music restaurants now in Auckland where it is getting so loud &... More 

Thank Dolly D
Hamilton, New Zealand
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349 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant in the DeBretts Hotel on High street wonderful Tasty food!!! great menu and wine list staff are wonderful lots of atmosphere!!

Thank Brycee10
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We stayed at the hotel and after 20 hours of flying we did not feel like going far for dinner. We were pleasantly surprised with what an excellent meal was provided by personable and friendly staff, including the chefs in the open kitchen. A very elegant meal and a nice atmosphere.

Thank DaveT48
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We had a really tasty meal here - often we head away from our hotel restaurants but decided for a change to eat 'in!. Good choice - it was excellent.

Thank Cassie2808
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Chef couldn't have done a better job of adapting a recipe to suit my husband's coeliac diet. The chicken was truly the best I have ever had! A complimentary welcome drink and breakfast - delightful...tasty and smart!

Thank Grace S
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a really pleasant and interesting space in which to dine and relax. The staff are very friendly and our waiter, James, provided very good advice on the menu and wine matching. We had a fixed menu for Valentines Day with a glass of Moet, amuse bouche, a starter of beetroot risotto, a choice of piri piri lamb or... More 

Thank stuartmQ1288VW
Cambridge, Ontario
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

That ambience is really neat and the staff that work at DeBretts Kitchen are very good. The presentation of our meals had the wow factor for sure and the taste was even better.

Thank John W
Brisbane Region, Australia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Lovely meals - fresh and modern cusine. Great service in a funky restaurant. Great choice on the menu.

Thank Lyne M
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Came here on Boxing day with family. It was the perfect place to come, as it was not noisy and we could talk easily while enjoying the wonderful food. The service was excellent and the food devine. I liked the retro decor, and thoroughly enjoyed the lamb main. The dish was plated well with correct seasoning. The chicken was had... More 

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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$11 - 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, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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