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The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Ranked #1 of 1,175 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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93% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Tromsoe, Norway
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I sort of collect Michelin stars, and we decided that The French Cafe was the closest we could get in Auckland. We were not wrong; we chose the tasting manu and what followed was probably all in all the best meal we've ever had. The courses were all extremely tasty, and in contrast with most Michelin-style restaurants... More

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Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

When I travel to Auckland a visit or two to The French Cafe is always one of the things I look forward to most. I love the food, the atmosphere, just everything about it. It stands beside the best restaurants in Sydney or Melbourne, but for me personally has a slight edge because unlike many in my hometown it offers... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Always love going to The French Cafe. Everything about it is outstanding. Especially the service - hands down the best waitstaff I have ever encountered. Personally I would go for the a la carte menu rather than degustation but that is more down to personal preference then it not being as good. Try the Roasted Quail, mouthwatering goodness.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Came here for my birthday. I'd been waiting and anticipating for so long with my memories of this place being so amazing. We decided to indulge in the Tasting Menu with matched wines. This turned out to be the most drawn out, boring experience of my life in food. The dining room lacked atmosphere as no music could be heard... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Excellent services, each dish was beautifully presented and the quality was excellent. The restaurant was newly renovated and 4 of us all enjoy the dinner. We were offered a round table in a comfortable atmosphere. The prices were worth of money.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had dinner here as an anniversary / leaving New Zealand / finishing a PhD special treat, and it was probably the best meal we've ever had. (Sorry Mum!) We went for the full tasting menu with matching wines, and it was certainly an experience to remember. We've eaten at a number of excellent restaurants in Auckland, and elsewhere in... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I travelled with my husband to Auckland from Sydney and found The French Cafe on tripadvisor. The restaurant looks very modern and i was glad to see it wasn't dark inside like most fine dining restaurants where I would even have difficulty reading the menu. The dishes were presented so beautifully like a piece of art and they taste as... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Had trouble getting a reservation so had to eat a 6pm,greeted by staff coats & hats taken,given complementary bubbles(4 in our party) wait staff knowagable on wines although quite expensive and gave good explenations of the menu.we all loved the complementary tasters between the 4 courses non of us left a crumb but were more than addiquatly satisfied our meals... More

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Auckland
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Superb service. The 4 course meal also contained some amuse-bouche courses in between. I didn't see any food left over and I was personally full before dessert.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

They squeezed us in on the day for our first anniversary in May 2009. We had the 7 course menu with matching wines. The service and the meal were all fantastic.

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