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210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 22
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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
Stunning food. Fine dinning at its very finest

Faultless food and a very special night out indeed. I don't do much fine dinning but when I do the French Café never fails. I've been coming once a year, every year for the last 10 years. The food, the atmosphere and the service are just superb.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Kiweegie
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Auckland, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Faultless food and a very special night out indeed. I don't do much fine dinning but when I do the French Café never fails. I've been coming once a year, every year for the last 10 years. The food, the atmosphere and the service are just superb.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We went for our combined birthdays for a special treat. Food beautifully presented, full of taste but very small portions; mains are all $46. Service is faultless.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love this place, it is an annual treat for myself and my wife. From the minute you walk in, it is an experience full of attentive (but not pestering) wait staff, an amazing sommelier and fantastic food. Can't be missed if you're after a genuine treat.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

came here for anniversary dinner.romantic night with impeccable service from Deon (i believe was his name)-very attentive,polite and knowledgeable.the food is a real journey trough flavors,so you have to be open minded and ready to challenge your palate with the different combinations that the chef has to offer.the menu is very tempting so we had difficulties choosing-i guess we will... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This has to be the best in Auckland….the little touches are appreciated, the food is to die for and the staff are just great

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

this place must be one of the best restaurants on the planet. relaxed service, non pretentious excellent food. recommended

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The service at the French Cafe is impeccable from the minute you arrive until you leave after dinner. And the food is the best ever! Great menu, beautiful presentation and delicious food. My favourite Auckland restaurant for a special occasion.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This fantastic setting and exquisite dining experience is something that should be advertised beyond belief, A truly romantic night out for my wife and I, the service was outstanding and the food was even better, the selection is so good it is hard for us to even comment on specific dishes, eat everything people. TRY IT

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

We rang the day before and they could only fit us in at 6. Arrived early but the staff were excellent and advised us about free parking whilst we had a drink. We are vegetarians but the choice was good. Our main (not on menu) of eggplant and tossed chickpea was a delight. Friendly but professional staff. Expensive but worth... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Loved everything about French Cafe - the service, food, attention to dietary requests, the ambience. A beautiful night out.

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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: French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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