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The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Ranked #2 of 1,216 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
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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
Oxford England UK
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I never like to get too pretentious about a restaurant, but watching these guys work is pure poetry - The kitchen runs near-silently, like the best oiled machine. All flavours are sublime & wonderfully paired and the delivery of food, at impeccable pace, is informed, casual enough, but thoroughly competent. Speaking with loyal customers who've dined regularly over the past... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Can see why this restaurant is rated as highly as it has,was absolutely divine! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, the service was impeccable. We were treated to four complimentary dishes which were unexpected but well received & delicious! We opted for Al la Carte rather than the tasting menu: 1st course: snapper ceviche & egg... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Definitely one of 3 places to go for fine dining in Auckland. In fact I would only put it second after The Grove. The service here is fantastic and the whole experience is better because of it. I had the duck for my main course and found it quite dry - unsual. The desserts however are the best things I've... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I cant wax lyrical enough about this restaurant. The service from the Waiter right thru to the Maitre d was exceptional. They make you feel like you are the most important person in the room. The food is a sensation. Simple to look at but it explodes on your palette soon after the first bite. As I paid the bill... More

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Auckland New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We eat out a lot but our best experiences are always at our long time favourite The French Cafe. Tonight was no exception: from the moment we arrived to a very warm welcome from the professional yet always warm and friendly wait staff, to the very end felt like a special occasion. The delicate amuse-bouches, of which there were three,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

From the time we arrived at the restaurant to the end of the dinner, the service was impeccable. Our coats were briskly taken off us and we were shown to our seats. Our waiter described every dish that was presented before us and the in-between dishes that are designed to clear our palate for the next course. The restaurant is... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Wanted to choose somewhere special to dine on a birthday and this restaurant met all expectations! Food, service and atmosphere were amazing.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Everything about this place is great, the food, the attention to every detail, the staff and the whole atmosphere. Everyone restaurant owner should visit The French Cafe to see how things can be done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Excellent! The service was exceptional, Amazing food! he restaurant was not yet open when we arrived, so we were seated at the bar. Thanks!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

THE French Cafe is one of the finest restaurants in NZ. From the moment you enter the restaurant you are greeted warmly, graciously seated and settled by staff who take pride in their profession. You know the evening is off to a great start. The service is impeccable, knowledgeable, discreet, polite and respectful. The food is fantastic - elegant presentation,... More

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Additional Information about The French Cafe

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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