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

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
a touch of Paris in Auckland

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
seckolds
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brisbane
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
brisbane
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 reviews 12 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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73 reviews 73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Tauranga
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Attended the Spanish Basque evening last weekend and we were very under awed by the average food served for the price. At $69 a head we received a plate of tapas, some chicken thighs in a thin sauce, some potato wedges and salad leaves and a very dry and boring orange cake. What disappointed most was how little the food... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I can consider it's such a good venue, location and it has nice surroundings. The only thing the whole meal is so overpriced and not great. Great for parties though! Just improve customer service also I reckon.

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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?