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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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Sydney, Australia
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We landed on Christmas day in Auckland for our family holiday to NZ and pre-booked dinner at DeBretts Kitchen. They only had set menus for Christmas day with starter, mains and dessert. They had a good and a bit more simple alternative for the kids which was welcomed by our youngest. The restaurant is part of DeBrett hotel and sits... More 

Thank Bram G
Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We ate here when staying at the hotel so were a very late booking, however, we were found a table inside but would have preferred a place in the main courtyard which was spectacular. The high quality of the food and service more than made up for this tiny disappointment and we left feeling happy and contented with our meal... More 

Thank Peter_and_Sheila
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Super friendly staff, DELICIOUS breakfast, and lovely decor. Petit dejuner was tasty and the smoked fish cakes with poached eggs were delectable!!

Thank Katherine S
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I went there with my wife for her birthday. We had our pre-dinner drinks at the DeBrett corner bar first (excellent selection of beers and local wines) where the service is excellent - but the hotel bar is actually very convivial and recommended. The restaurant is airy - with a large glass roof which lets in lots of light (we... More 

Thank SkaraBrae
Fort Wayne, IN
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35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

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
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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340 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 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
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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 

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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
USD 11 - USD 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, Business meetings, Romantic, 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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