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69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Today
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brilliant what a market

Pop here for a croque monsieur and a great coffee, choose some fresh bread or cheese or veg or meat to take home and have a look around the shop - brilliant - not the cheapest place ever but really good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Piplee
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Pop here for a croque monsieur and a great coffee, choose some fresh bread or cheese or veg or meat to take home and have a look around the shop - brilliant - not the cheapest place ever but really good.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Staff have bad attitude, service was slow, and they put Cigarette ash in my take out coffee. I've been before as it is relatively local- never again. Shame that the staff let down a really nice eatery. I don't do reviews but I felt that sitting down to a coffee at work to get a mouth full of cigarette was... More 

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New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A great place to take friends, family or just a couple with 'themed' nights such as "A Night in Paris" with french music and food. La Cigale also has a wonderful French market on Saturday and Sundays which is always very busy, great pastries, coffee, cheese and individual stalls selling fruit, veges, bread etc.

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Brighton
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41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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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, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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