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The Grove

Wyndham St, Auckland Central 1001, New Zealand
(09) 368 4129
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Ranked #9 of 1,108 restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bergen, Norway
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Fine dining at its best! The waiters are knowledgeable and tentative but not intrusive. The food is beautifully presented, with flavour combinations ready to surprise and delight. A restaurant definite amongst my favourites.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Service flowed smoothly throughout the evening, very tentative without hovering in regards to water and drinks on the table. The meals were visually attractive, flavoursome and fresh, portions size were surprisingly large, dessert was light with the right combinations. The appetizers and sorbets between courses were a perfect compliment to the menu.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Another lovely meal at The Grove. Attentive and discreet service (they wait for a pause before interrupting), a menu with a sound base and some quirks to keep it interesting, visually entertaining and delicious to boot. Do ask about sides - for those with bigger appetites these are def needed. The wait staff will be able to advise and do... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Finally went there after many years hearing / reading about it. My wife and I were not disappointed. I called in the morning around 11 am after checking their website to see if they had a table for 2 for lunch, which they did. very good phone manners which i understood later came from the owner/manager. The waitress was very... More

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La Jolla, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great atmosphere, to die for food, fab service, centrally located - arguably the best restaurant in town? Treat yourself

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

WOW we dined here during the week - we had been at a prior function, so had not made a reservation. We thought the service, food & ambience was very sophisticated. The Grove is 'top of its game'. The complimentary tasters prior to serving our main dishes were outstanding - WOW. Yes we will return!!

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Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Easily one of the best restaurants not just in NZ but in the world. The fantastic food and wine list was further complemented by the fantastic service from the staff. Quite pricey, but good food, wine and service comes at a cost.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The Grove offers excellent, thoughtful cuisine in lovely surroundings with great service and a terrific wine list. Local ingredients are featured by a very creative chef. The total experience is similar to the top places in the U.S. and major European cities. Prices are reasonable for this level of restaurant.

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Dined with a large group of family members, the service was excellent their attention to detail left us all feeling special - food was outstanding, chefs showed a total respect for the ingredients without being too flashy. The atmosphere was refined while still being relaxed. Easily THE best dining experience in Auckland. If you're wanting something special that you will... More

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We've been lucky enough to eat here a few times, I've never had a bad experience. Degustation or a la carte have both been fantastic. It's so nice to have such amazing service too.

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