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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
World class

The best dinner experience ever,excellent works of food art, not to big not to small. Amazing textures and flavours in each dish. Waiting staff always quietly woking with you to make the experience world class.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chris T
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

They served pink clearly undercooked chicken and were rude and arrogant when asked to replace it. A disappointing experience. Would never return nor recommend it.

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Thank Suzi P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best dinner experience ever,excellent works of food art, not to big not to small. Amazing textures and flavours in each dish. Waiting staff always quietly woking with you to make the experience world class.

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Thank Chris T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic service , stunning food, beautiful restaurant we took 5 clients here for dinner and it was very very good all round

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Thank flatwhite6969
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a late birthday present and early wedding anniversary present from my husband. We had never experienced a degustation menu so we decided to go for this option paired with wine. The service was outstanding, the food was out of this world...So great - my husband had to book 3 months in advance to get a Friday night reservation!... More 

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Thank korimako1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Christmas 2015 I was fortunate to enjoy a corporate christmas luncheon in the French Kitchen at the French Cafe. Champagne and canapes served in the Garden followed by a 5 coarse degustation menu that was simply world class prepared live in front of us by 3 chefs. To be so close to the creation of deliciousness was the secret ingredient.... More 

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Thank LouLew2014
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Consistently excellent for when I wish to impress friends and colleagues, Requires prebooking and planning

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Thank David C
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ambience is in line with any of the best restaurants in the world Food is cooked to perfection Service is impeccable Atmosphere is immediate

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Thank Eunice P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Joint 50th celebration with friends so we went for the wine pairing - service, food and wine was excellent.

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Thank millie908
South West Rocks, Australia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment of doing a telephone booking from Australia to the escorted service to our taxi. A ++++++++++ Beautiful service, food and a dining experience.... Thank you so much

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Thank MJ2431
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We needed to wait a little for our table but the Maitre D' kept us fully informed and also offered complimentary prose on as he had heard it was our wedding anniversary. When our table still didn't become available, he seated us at an alternative and threw in an extra course as compensation for the inconvenience. Not needed but very... More 

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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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?