BRACU

Cuisine - Good Food Guide - - Auckland -

15/20 Tucked away in Bom­bay, Bracu has the feel­ing of a coun­try re­treat, far from the cares of the city. The her­itage kauri villa that houses the restaurant is graced by a gen­er­ous ve­ran­dah – book a ta­ble for lunch and en­joy the pleas­ant jux­ta­po­si­tion of fine din­ing and fresh air, with olive trees from the grove dap­pling the sun­light. Chef Lo­gan Clark treads an ex­pert path of pre­sent­ing ap­peal­ing, de­li­cious food that’s clever but never over­wrought. A re­fresh­ing starter of fig, wa­ter­melon and goat’s curd is off­set by a flavour­ful gaz­pa­cho; a main of beau­ti­fully cooked lamb fil­let is ac­com­pa­nied by silky potato puree, spheres of crumbed goat’s cheese and zuc­chini. The drinks list is wide-rang­ing, and wait­staff are able to guide you through the many op­tions. Af­ter you’ve eaten you can wan­der through the olive grove, re­flect­ing on your good for­tune. 49 Main Rd, Bom­bay, 09 236 1030, bracu.co.nz Lunch Wed-sun, din­ner Wed-sat; mains $39.90 Fine food in a IN BRIEF peace­ful coun­try set­ting

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