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DeBretts Kitchen

) #74 of 1,867 Restaurants in Auckland $$ - $$$ European, , Gluten Free Options
3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-969 1545
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“smoked fish” (3 reviews)
“kingfish” (4 reviews)
“risotto” (5 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3b O'Connell Street | Hotel DeBrett, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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101 - 110 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 18 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank wilkinsong
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...More

1  Thank madryn
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank Caggyot
Reviewed 18 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
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...More

Thank Martin A
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...More

Thank Maree_Auckland_1051
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank SpikeVancouver
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...More

Thank Louise449
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...More

Thank MDot--101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$23
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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