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

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  • 509
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    Very good
  • 24
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  • 8
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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
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Food would get a 6 if that was possible - still the best in Auckland, service the same friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Ambience for my taste is abit staid and the space a little cavernous but still a 5. Outstanding. Really recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Food would get a 6 if that was possible - still the best in Auckland, service the same friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Ambience for my taste is abit staid and the space a little cavernous but still a 5. Outstanding. Really recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The name Cafe and the one $ sign on TripAdvisor page are a bit misleading, so we went without reservation. Luckily we got seats and think we were so lucky to pick this restaurant. The quality of the food was great and we loved the small dishes offered in between. It is one of the best restaurants we have tried.... More 

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Guangzhou, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Fab food, great service, delicious wine and cocktails. Thoroughly enjoyable evening spent at the French Cafe. Seeing as we had so many courses, we really were not rushed by the staff at all.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Food, ambience, wine and service...was all amazing. I wish more Restaurants could take a leaf out of their book, especially on service!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you know and love the French Café, you'll understand.......... We arrived the other night at 6.00pm and left just before 10.00pm. That was not because we were eating their degustation, it was because the food came out VERY slowly..... We could NOT complain about the quality - it was all fantastic. Even the 'kitchen freebies' were just delicious. But... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I went for dinner .oh my goodness everything was superb! All the girls were very polite and beautiful! Fantastic service! We were both in food comas with the amount of amazing food we ate! All very fresh and delicious! Could not fault anything! Such a beautiful little restaurant also. Will definitely be back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

OMG tonight was one of those great food experiences. Food, wine and service...amazing Put on the top of your list when in Auckland

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My husband and I went to The French Cafe for a birthday celebration which we have done many times before. Unfotunately this time we were disppointed with our "fine dining" experience. The restaurant asks for a good standard of dress but some people were there in pale blue jeans and sneakers which was disappointing. There were also several business groups... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

There was nothing we could fault in regards to our dining experience at The French Cafe. A guaranteed incredible night with amazing service and food. The only downside was our fault in choosing the later sitting. It was quite late by the time we got to our last course. But other than that everything else was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We attended a wedding reception held in The French Kitchen which is a space just across a courtyard from the actual restaurant. The food, service, and experience was all amazing. There was absolutely nothing I could fault. One of my favorite aspects was being able to see the chefs create these masterpieces right in front of us. Would definitely recommend... 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: Romantic, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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