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DeBretts Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand
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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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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 22:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

This restaurant is very special. The food is amazing, the service is amazing. They have a very nice selection of wines (check out the Amisfield if you're into Sauvignon Blanc). If you are lucky you may even find a live band playing as it happened to me a couple of times. For a nice occasion you cannot go wrong with... More 

Thank Maralc
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2013

I booked DeBretts high tea for a large group and the entire experience was delightful. Booking was easy via email, the kitchen were flexible for different dietary requirements, the interior was perfect and the service was attentive but not overbearing. The sweets and scones were especially tasty. Highly recommended.

Thank Lizzie77_12
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

I quite often go here for lunch if I'm shopping in town, and we've also been a few times for dinner. Nice place, good decor, tables well spread out so not overcrowded. Service is always good. The menu is quite small and changes fairly often to make use of seasonal ingredients (other restaurants should take note!) The lunch menu is... More 

Thank Outinthemiddaysun
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Had valentines dinner two years ago. Awesome service, very attentive but not too much. Waitresses there were very professional 5/5. Food wise, 3 out of 5, maybe it was due to those valentine set menu, not always the best time to try out. We went for their environment and atmosphere 5/5.

Thank Thechoirs
Auckland, New Zealand
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131 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

Came here for the 3 course menu as part of the Auckland Restaurant Month. We were not disappointed. The service was good. We were seated at the end of the restaurant where the kitchen / serving area was so ambience for us was not great. I had the pork rillette and it was one of the best entree I've had.... More 

Thank -Gary-T-L
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

We stayed at The DeBrett for two nights and had read the reviews on the restaurant so we decided to have dinner here. We were NOT disappointed! We opted for the special chef's three course dinner. From start to finish it was wonderful! The service was attentive and the server was lovely and knowledgeable. My dessert was my favorite part!!!... More 

Thank mxtoronto
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2013 via mobile

Hotel restaurants often don't inspire nor stand on their own as a restaurant. Kitchen does. The food is worth searching out. The service is friendly but casual. The atmosphere lacks a little due to table placements around group tables.

Thank Nearly49
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013 via mobile

I have been a regular here for years and there have been hit and miss but recently it's just more miss than hit. I like the restaurant it have always been my fav. But recently the service just went down hill. Even the foods, which used to be perfect now just dissapointing. I don't mind paying, took my family of... More 

Thank Kyothu D
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

Being in my mid 20s, I don’t usually experience being looked down upon for being “too young” any more. However, this was not the case when we dined during the weekend. The girl who greeted (and I use that term very loosely) was absolutely rude (“What do you want?” when we walked in and no thank you when we left).... More 

Thank lanz130
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2013

Very limited mains menu. Mains at $38 were not sufficient without ordering "sides" at $9 extra. Quality of food was very average. Can't believe this place was a finalist in a restaurant top rating last year. The live music made conversation impossible in such an intimate space.

Thank barnabusbear

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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