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The French Cafe

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210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 417
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Business Dinner

The service was fantastic and the food amazing - I'll definitely be going back..... Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Bellie75
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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514 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

The service was fantastic and the food amazing - I'll definitely be going back..... Highly recommended!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went with high expectations,..., but they were consistently surpassed! Imagination of the chef created a truly amazing tasting experience. The best lamb I have ever had,... . It's a far away place but well worth coming to this part of teh world for!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

2 for one pizza on a Tuesday and the seafood pizza is just to die for. Absolutely phenomenal service. We were there for a bday. Oh and the creme brulee - yummO!!!! A great spot with fantastic food

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My husband and I decided to celebrate our 30 Wedding Anniversary in style and chose The French Cafe. We tried the degustation menu and where initially I wondered if the portions would be enough,I was not disappointed. Our waiter was attentive and yet non intrusive. The food was divine. Our favourites being the quail, the lamb loins and the fish!... More 

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California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The meal was very good. Lovely vegetables and wonderful flavors. I felt transported back to France by the atmosphere. My favorite thing was by far the desserts and coffee after the meal. Worth the price.

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I had the joy of visiting this restaurant and I was blown away with the detail in the presentation of the food and the knowledge of the serving staff. They knew with the greatest detail the menu and were happy to share there knowledge with you. This place is a must

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, highly recommend. Worth going to for a lovely night out. Amazing food and service!

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Recently twelve of us celebrated an 80th birthday party & everyone thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food is always consistently good & the ambience is peaceful. We have dined at this restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. Better to take taxi to restaurant as you want to be able to enjoy a glass or two having to drive.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food, service and wine was by far the best we had in Auckland but beware as its not cheap and you should plan and book well in advance.

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Katikati
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Simply amazing food cooked and served to perfection. Each course was complimented by a small taster and everything was delicious. The waiters were attentive but discreet and didn't keep asking if everything was alright with the food ( a pet hate of mine) because they could only be safe in the knowledge that it would be. An fantastic experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 09-377-1911

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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