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The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Ranked #2 of 1,245 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: European, French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We dined at The French Café last night and had a wonderful experience. We had a starter, entrée and main and were to full for dessert. The food flavours left my mouth popping with excitement, the flavours were fresh, clean and crisp - the snapper cerviche an absolute must!!! Just devine!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Breathtakingly good meal, matched to perfection with their wine recommendations. Simon is a giant of the New Zealand restaurant industry and justifiably so.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have dined here many times over the years. The service is always excellent. The food is always exciting and innovative, with some old favourites that they dare not remove from the Menu the Beetroot Tart is to die for. Certainly The French Café is consistently the best up market eating place in Auckland (a city of many fine eating... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Whenever my friend from Hong Kong visits me, this place we must visit. She said she does not miss her family here but the French Cafe. It was my 3rd visit and I wasn't disappointed. Never get bored.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My wife and I attended The French Kitchen for the first time recently to celebrate our wedding. Our sitting was on a Friday for lunch. We had the tasting menu, with matching wines. The overall experience was superb. Our meal began with a glass of NV champagne (not part of the matching wines menu), which lasted for the first two... More

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Excellent food, French service, wine and a few nice complimentary surprises thrown in makes for a very special evening!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I have now been to The French Cafe 3 times - I was not disappointed on either occasion! On one of the nights - we basically made a last minute booking and were accommodated very well. The wait staff are always very courteous and professional, and are very good at suggesting things from the menu based on time frame. We... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We had an excellent meal at the French Cafe. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Two of us shared the starter of fresh vegetables and they pre-divided the dish for us. Our group had the pork belly appetizer and the market fish, rabbit and extremely tender and flavorful duck for our mains. We had the poached pear... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

French cafe was our introduction to fine dining, it certainly has set the bar. None has come close. Wait staff are knowledgeable attentive but not intrusive. Food is just divine, with the freshest of produce and great flavour combination. The first class service is what keeps us coming back.

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4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Some of the dished in the tasting menu was amazing, but most was average. Dessert was not that great. Over priced is my opinion since i've tried better tasting menus that were more expensive but well worth it.

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

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