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69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Paris Auckland.....

A little bit of France in Auckland. They have a shop and delicatessen selling French products, a good food market on Saturdays and Sundays and the restaurant is open Wednesday to Friday. They are also trying out street food evenings on Thursdays which are not bad. Special mention should be made of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Phipster
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Brighton
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  • Late Night
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Brighton
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40 reviews 40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

A little bit of France in Auckland. They have a shop and delicatessen selling French products, a good food market on Saturdays and Sundays and the restaurant is open Wednesday to Friday. They are also trying out street food evenings on Thursdays which are not bad. Special mention should be made of the WineDirect store next door which is the... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

La Cigale was a recommendation which I took up, and my initial response when seeing the place was one of slight disappointment, both in its appearance and that of the small range of food on show. But, perseverance paid off and I chose the salmon pide which was stunning, in that "real" salmon fillet was used rather than the more... More 

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brisbane
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

One must never visit Auckland without popping into la Cigale, the little touch of Paris hiding in an industrial shed in Parnell. It is a big varied market with lots of stalls selling all sorts of artisanal food, the highlight being the French croissants....authentically French, so light they just melt in the mouth. The place throbs with activity from 9-1.30... More 

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Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went to this restaurant for breakfast this weekend. The market was not particularly busy so we expected good service which we got but the food was pretty average and the ultimate test was failed in terms of the poached eggs. It was also a muggy day and some fans would not go amiss

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We've now had Dinner at La Cigale twice.The first time was for our staff Christmas Party, and the second time we took my parents for a pre-Christmas dinner. It was great on both occasions! The food tastes fantastic, and yes you only get 2 choices of entree's and mains, but that is the way this restaurant functions. Personally we find... More 

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Queenstown
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

A real surprise, hidden at the back of a weekend market set up along side a parking lot. Authentic french bakery and the almond croissants to die for. The other diners food looked equally delicious. A "must visit" and for the fresh food and produce on offer at the market.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

had the most amazing service at this restaurant by the French Market in Auckland. delicious meals and incredibly friendly staff

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The food is great. Plenty of space. Nice casual atmosphere. Really handy to the City and parking is easy.Really liked the taste and variety of the food. Nothing much not to like.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great food and atmosphere Gorgeous French pastries Great variety of food stalls Staff friendly and helpful and keen to share their knowledge of the food they are selling. Very good coffee Plenty of parking

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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As per the subject heading, guests are asked to reuse their plates, reuse cutlery and one wouldn't expect that linked to the price one pays for the limited choice of meals on offer. Also see review by Nelly Trolley who I don't know but was at the same "Spanish" themed evening as her and her party. On the plus side,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?