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The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Ranked #1 of 1,204 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
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a group visit - 16 of us at a celebration of success. Our own room and special service. The seven course meal was unforgettable, the balance of wines clever and precise and the service highly professional. The whole setting made it completely memorable.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The French Cafe delivers superb food and outstanding service time and time again. This is by far our favourite restaurant for that special event or when you need to spoil yourself. They always deliver the best most creative tasty food that you can't get anywhere else. The staff are friendly and professional. The French Cafe sets the standard that other... More

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Sydney, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The French Cafe seems to be a rare find in Auckland - a restaurant that isn't just trying to offer haute cuisine - but actually succeeds. The dishes are delicate and beautifully arranged, and the flavours perfect. The servings initially appear small, but are actually quite enough especially when combined with the amuse bouche that invariably arrive - you leave... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I celebrated our daughter's graduation from University at this wonderful restaurant. We hadn't been there for over a year, and were pleased to find the restaurant still pleasantly quiet and tasteful in its decor. The food was generally excellent although my husband did complain that his lamb was slightly under seasoned. I had an old favourite, the... More

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wellington nz
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186 reviews 186 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I recommend this restaurant as a must to experience. The food was fantastic and they were very generous with free courses, service could not be faulted, Very french and professional but friendly at the same time. I loved the outside herb gardens and fire. Definitely wil be back next time we visit Auckland.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was the best meal of my life. I did eat a lot The service was just right, the flavours of the food amazing, the presentation was a work of art, the music and atmosphere spot on. You definitely won't be disappointed with the food BUT it is pricey - but you do get what you pay for so it... More

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Sydney
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We went here for dinner on a Friday night. The atmosphere was nice- not too serious but also not too casual. There was a nice selection of champagne cocktails, which was a good way to start. We opted to eat à la carte and found all the food to be delicious, with quite generous portions. Additionally, there were a number... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I booked a table for 7 people for my birthday and I had alot of expectation. Boy do they delivered. The foods were so beautifully done and memorable flavours. It is not cheap but even the skeptical one in our table said he loves it and think it is worth the price. The service were top notch, especially the manager.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We have dined at the French Cafe a few times and had looked across the courtyard wondering what was in the rustic building a few metres away,its the understated and unassuming French Kitchen, the owners have produced this amazing venue for intimate dining for single groups up to 30 in total. We collected our friends and had a night un-matched... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This place has a nice and exclusive atmosphere that makes the customer feel a bit more special. For most people, it is probably suited for special occasions such as romantic dates, small family celebrations, and small group business meals (rather than an everyday or a quick experience). The part of town it is located is not very scenic or upscale... More

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