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

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  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 6
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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
Favourite Resturant ever

This is the best Resturant I have been to ever. When I was overseas in Europe for a while I couldn't find a restaurant anywhere near as good. I can't recommend this place enough. The service is exceptional and the food is delicious

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Auckland
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Auckland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

This is the best Resturant I have been to ever. When I was overseas in Europe for a while I couldn't find a restaurant anywhere near as good. I can't recommend this place enough. The service is exceptional and the food is delicious

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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

This was truly the best meal I have ever eaten. The ingenuity of the chefs from their quiet, calm kitchen (on view) was remarkable. All four of us tried different dishes and each was not only beautiful to look at but superbly and cleverly designed and quite, quite delicious. The service is discreet and the wines offered and recommended were... More 

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

simply devine..the photos say it all..artwork on a plate and a mini explosion of pleasure for the tastebuds..

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What's not to like? We have dined here once previously but were celebrating a milestone in our marriage and there was no other place we'd rather be. Our French waiter was charming and professional, but the service overall was exceptional. Our meal as expected, was truly excellent. Presentation, flavour, texture, ingredient combinations - not comparable to any other dining destination... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We visited The French Cafe in last December. It was a good experience. This time we revisited it with some other important visitors to show them the fine dining experience in Auckland I've chosen for them. We were greeted by friendly & cheerful staff. We ordered our drinks and were offered amuse-bouche which was a sort of deep-fried corn fritter.... More 

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auckland nz
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Voted Number 1 many times in Auckland NZ.Absolutely fantastic food,excellent surroundings,great staff,plus the little things,like little small FREE tasting dishes whilst you wait for the next course,and the whole experience is 100% world class.I eat out around 3-4 nights every week,and though expensive compared to other Auckland restaurants,its certainly worth the extra money.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My wife and I went to the French Café Last night for her birthday, we tend to go here about twice a year, never fails to please. Had appetiser, entre, main, plus a couple of free tasting dishes, wonderful food, infact that phrase does not do it justice, a real 5 start experience. The service was wonderful and prompt. I... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Having been here a few times for work functions, I'm not sure why people rave about it? On my last visit, the staff were rude and the food was very average, in fact, you're hungry again about an hour later. Definitely not keen to return.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is the second time I've visit this restaurant and I definitely return for very good and tasty dishes. The service is very fast and could not ask for more from them. It will be in my favorite list and highly recommend to others.

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Bangkok
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33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We had a very tasty dinner there. We couldn't order the set menu but we ordered a variety of dishes to sample among the four of us. They turned out to be very good to excellent with only one drawback on the fish plate. The wine list is extensive.

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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: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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