Around the dinner table with the Campbell sisters, owners of Brantry Eatery, Taupō


Brantry Eatery owners Prue (left) and Felicity Campbell. Photo / Provided

250822tthbrantry2.JPG Owners of Brantry Eatery, Prue (left) and Felicity Campbell. Photo / Supplied 250822tthbrantry3.JPG The Brantry Eatery in Taupo serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Photo/File 250822tthbrantry6.JPG (Herald Graphic)

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Brantry Eatery is a popular and lively restaurant run by well-known sisters Prue and Felicity Campbell. Prue, a creative and passionate chef, has seen them win multiple awards of excellence, while Felicity’s passion for creating a memorable dining experience has become the restaurant’s hallmark.

Open all week for dinner, Brantry House has become one of Taupō’s most stylish restaurants. The contemporary menu celebrates fresh seasonal produce and the best
quality local and New Zealand ingredients.

The sisters have over 28 years experience in the hospitality industry and in October this year they are celebrating 20 years of ownership of the Brantry Eatery.

The Brantry Eatery in Taupō serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine.  Picture/file
The Brantry Eatery in Taupō serves contemporary New Zealand cuisine. Picture/file

What are your favorite dishes?

For us, food is an opportunity to get together with family and friends, to chat, to connect and above all to leave with sore cheeks of laughter. We love seasonal produce that has been prepared in a simple way so the flavors shine.

What do you like about Taupō products?

Our philosophy is to support as many local suppliers as possible and we regularly feature local produce on our menu.

We also use products from our own garden. Our old apples make a tasty winter crumble and we make a homemade quince paste that you can enjoy on our cheese board. We bottle fruit when in season and have herb gardens that we use year-round. If you’ve enjoyed a gin and tonic from our bar, chances are the topping came from one of our 20-year-old trees.

The Brantry Eatery is on Rifle Range Rd, Taupō.  Photo / Provided
The Brantry Eatery is on Rifle Range Rd, Taupō. Photo / Provided

What do you like about operating in the Taupō area?

It is the house. It’s where we grew up and have so many great memories. A strong point for us is being able to reconnect with people from our childhood when they come over for dinner. We are so lucky to have the lake, rivers and mountains in our backyard. Our Taupō environment is incredibly special and we love spending time with our families walking, biking or picnicking at the beach.

What makes your restaurant special?

We are a family business and as soon as you walk through the door you are part of our family. We want your dining experience to be unpretentious, warm and memorable.

What events are coming up?

We have our ever-popular Gin Dego (five courses paired with five different gin drinks) and Gin High Tea Cook School events in September. There is always something in the pipeline. Keep up to date with what’s going on by signing up for our newsletter or following us on Facebook or Instagram @BrantryEatery.

About Yum Food Company:

Our cooking schools are very interactive, fun and relaxed. Everyone leaves with knowledge, skills and recipes that can be recreated in their own kitchen. At the end of our cooking school, we come together to share the food that has been created and enjoy each other’s company.

We provide a tailored and individualized experience for each client, whether it is a wedding, private chef service or a conference/event for hundreds of people.
We adapt our menus according to your needs and tastes.

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