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The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Ranked #2 of 1,209 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

What can I say, I usually have highlights of a dining experience and points that need improving but I wouldn't change a thing about The French Café. Wait staff were professional and immaculately presented and knew the menu and wine list inside out. The food was the best I've eaten - big call. We had the Valentine's Day degustation menu... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

because a restaurant is very expensive, there is a pressure to rave about it. This fine dining restaurant is indeed good, certainly expensive, for me a little "try hard". The menu assumes that you will have 3 or four courses, as each is superb but small serves. My companions might have stopped for a hamburger on the way home. The... More

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new zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at The French Cafe for our wedding anniversary, having been a few times over the last 25 years or so, and were interested to visit again. It was wonderful. We recently ate out at another well known popular restaurant for only about $40 less and the experiences were hardly comparable - The French Cafe... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Boy every dish (we had appetisers & four others) was a treat, well balanced and having wine matched worked SO well! Particularly loved the quail, brilliantly presented with truffle sauce & other lovely flavours & textures

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Auckland, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I was treated here by my partner for my birthday! It was absolutely gorgeous. From the moment we walked in we knew we were in for a special night! The service was perfect. We were seated at the back near the courtyard right next to the kitchen. Usually next to the kitchen would bother me but it was silent the... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Go there. It's amasing. Paris in Auckland and I will deffinently come back:) Amasing food and amasing wine and service worth every penny.

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Christchurch
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Exceptional in all aspects. The diversity of dining, celebrating Flavours of Spring, wine choices, ambience and last but not least the service of all staff. Well worth the trip to Auckland and a return to this exceptional restaurant. Such a pleasure!

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This venue has to be one of the best places I have dined. Surely at least equivalent to a 3 hat Oz restaurant. We had the degustation with matching wines, excellent service, great food and fantastic wine selection. This is a must for anyone venturing to Kiwi.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Today my family and I visited an extremely famous restaurant in Auckland- The French Cafe. It has been awarded multiple times each year since 2004 to 2014. The restaurant is located on top of Symonds Street near Khyber Pass Road, the parking was relatively easy since there was a paid car park a few meters away. The interior design of... More

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sydney
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96 reviews 96 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful experience. The food was excellent, the service attentive and the ambience just right. This is a great place and worth every penny. Truly a special restaurant. Very hard to surpass.

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