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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Sunday night at DeBretts is just lovely. Great modern jazz playing by local Caitlin Smith. Interesting food in a interesting room. De Bretts hotel is a stylishly rennovated Art Deco building in the heart of Auckland CBD.

Thank 712suzannek
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

For me, the genius of DeBrett's Kitchen (in addition to the excellent food) is its design, decor and ambience. So much variety in a relatively small space. A long bench seat with ~6 small tables for two, parallel with the chef's station, evokes an upmarket New York diner. A separate small banquet area curtained off permits a private group. The... More 

Thank wilkinsong
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014

If you want a quite place to catch up with old friends then this is a fine choice. If you want loud music, crowds and posters advertising local bands and the like then avoid it. If I had to pick a single word I'd say the coffee, the food, and the service was unobtrusive. And that was exactly what we... More 

1 Thank madryn
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

After 4 weeks in Australia and New Zealand we treated ourselves to something special for our last meal. We walked away from all the choices around the viaduct area and headed into the city to find De Brett's. Not the easiest to find but well worth the trouble. Food and service was excellent as was the ambience. The whole experience... More 

Thank Caggyot
Tauranga, New Zealand
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140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Lovely meal, fabulous service. Would definitely dine here again. The meal was gorgeous presentation and it tasted fabulous as well

1 Thank rochellep123
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2014

With a 26 person party we pre-booked with the lovely Olivia for the set menu "square meal" for lunch. And what a delicious gourmet lunch it wa, served by a team of professionals, in what has to be one of the nicest settings in the city. We arrived and were welcomed to a light and quiet private area in the... More 

Thank Martin A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This restaurant is unique in that you feel you're outside except there is an atrium above. Very pleasant ambience I thought. Gorgeous candles burning on top of the mantel which added a lovely atmosphere. Very comfortable chairs. The food was good although the deserts didn't overly inspire. The service was attentive and good. We'll be back to this charming restaurant.

Thank Maree_Auckland_1051
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233 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2014

My husband and I were staying at Debrett's and as the restaurant was well reviewed we decided to try it. The restaurant room is very pleasant and the service was very good as well. However, the food was just okay, not great. Prices in New Zealand are shockingly high and Debrett's Kitchen was no exception.

1 Thank SpikeVancouver
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

We'd eaten at Kitchen several times before and had very nice food so when I saw their New Year's Eve offer I thought it'd be a nice way to spend the evening. It started well with cocktails in the bar, where we had great service and the cocktails were lovely. I wish we'd stayed in the bar. The menu was... More 

Thank Louise449
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I went to DeBretts for dinner with my husband to celebrate a big-ish bday and took our 6 months old with us. There were another family there with two small kids. However, the staff there were friendly and made us feel comfortable having our little one there with us. We always loved the atmosphere and the decor there. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$22
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan 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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