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The Grove

Wyndham St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
(09) 368 4129
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Ranked #11 of 1,203 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Grove Restaurant is the winner of 2014 “Restaurant of the year” in Auckland. After leaving Auckland for 18 months, my friends and I decided to catch up over some fine dining. The Grove Restaurant is next to the newly renovated historic St Patrick’s Cathedral, the square is quite quiet on a Thursday night, giving a serene ambiance. As we... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We dined at the Grove, long appreciated as one of the best in Auckland. While 9 courses at most restaurants sometimes leaves you overstuffed yet weirdly unsatisfied, the Grove presented a lovely, well-balanced and refreshing degustation. Luckily for me the 9th course was a splendid Raspberry and white chocolate soufflé, which was heavenly. The lime-cured kingfish was also a winner... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Since reading and hearing about The Grove, I have been awaiting to dine her for some time. Going with my gut and turning the menu and going for the degustation awaiting each meal was just amazing. Excellent service, out of this world food, great atmosphere (even though Auckland turned on crappy weather) just top off one of the best dining... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I have been long time fans of this classy, innovative restaurant and I have been meaning to write a review for years, finally getting around to it after eating fabulous food at fabulous restaurants in San Francisco recommended by the owner of the Grove Michael Dearth. The last meal we had here was in June to celebrate... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We celebrated our birthday's at The Grove this year. It was an outstanding experience in all regards. Great service, great food, fantastic ambience, beautifully appointed dining room. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. You have to try it at least once.

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London
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We booked the restaurant literally at the last minute. I wanted to treat my wife to a meal which we were in Auckland for the weekend. The service was very good. Both my wife and I had developed a sore throat that evening and they made us a hot water drink with ginger and honey. I clearly need to develop... More

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went just recently last Wednesday Night after three years back again. We expected a wonderful special meal like 3 years ago. We had an after celebration of my Husbands 80th Birthday. What is supposed to be one of the best restaurants in Auckland, turned out to be just average.The starters were OK but not exciting. The main, my husband... More

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Amsterdam
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128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had lunch in the sunshine here today and it was as good as I remembered. Excellent food, great presentation, professional service (yes, really, in Auckland!). Highly recommended, one of the best in the city.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I met two friends here for a10 year reunion. We started off in the bar reception area with a bottle of bubbles before moving to our table. We all ordered the Monday night degustation menu. It was fantastic. Interesting. Diverse. Thoughtful. Creative. They were very accommodating to the two of us with special needs. One of us... More

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new zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Had dinner at this restaurant recently for a special occasion. The staff were pleasant and efficient. My entree of Crayfish and crab cannelloni was a small sausage. I could not taste any crayfish at all and I found it a little salty. My husband said his Tuna was "nice". The mains arrived lukewarm and they were returned to the kitchen... More

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