Bracu Restaurant on Simunovich Olive Estate provides elegant and contemporary fine dining in a truly exceptional setting.
Just 35 minutes from central Auckland, nestled amid the stunning olive grove of the Simunovich Olive Estate, Bracu Restaurant provides elegant and contemporary fine dining in a truly exceptional setting. Under the direction of Chef Michael Newlands, Bracu offers both a unique and inspiring experience by igniting the senses, captivating the palate and replenishing the soul.
Newlands’ Curriculum Vitae boasts international experience from France, London and Australia where he has worked alongside world-renowned chefs such as Andrew McConnell and British Michelin Star winner Tom Aikens.
Bracu takes a modern, fresh and innovative approach to designing its menu by skillfully selecting simple elements to create something magical. Newlands strongly believes in having a connection with the food he serves, an ideology that is emitted throughout his entire food preparation process, from garden to plate.
Local producers and Bracu's carefully tended vegetable gardens bring the reality of 'garden to plate', providing diners with the freshest ingredients in all seasons. The olive grove, not only supplies a picturesque environment, but Simunovich’s award winning extra virgin olive oil.
Bracu is a destination for all seasons; enjoy the serenity of the all-weather veranda with a special Sunday meal inspired by Bracu’s new wood-fired oven, dabble in a little clay bird shooting followed by some of Chef Newlands’ divine dishes, or simply indulge in an elegant dinner with stunning stargazing that only the countryside can provide.