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Andre L'Escargot Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

37-43 Brougham Street, New Plymouth 4601, New Zealand
06 758 4812
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Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

54 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Sadly, André passed away and his creation is no longer. What was for many years the first and only authentic French eatery in town is now a Mexican beanery. Sic transit gloria mundi

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Hawera
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This was a fabulous local French cuisine restaurant. Mad great mostly by the owner Andre who died a while ago. The restaurant has been closed and sold unfortunately. There is little similar to to chose from at his level. PS Date inserted as it was a while ago but did not want viewers disapointed upon arrival.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After the passing of Andre, this restaurant is now closed. Our lasting impressions include the French provincal style of cooking, the impeccable presentation and the congeniality of the host and his staff. Memorable too, was the numerous times his establishment was recognised by the critics of fine food in New Zealand and the many awards achieved. His ability to create... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Unfortunately the owner has passed away recently and the restaurant has been closed and put on the market.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Great food, service was fantastic, atmosphere was nice. I can't think of anything bad to say. Try it, you will be impressed.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

An institution in New Plymouth, this place has been exceeding expectations for years. A fantastic building and decor, matched by a menu that is relatively basic French fare, but consistently excellent. A wine list to match. Table service was just great. We were in a party of 8 and no one had a reason to complain. Want to feel great... More

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New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

A colleague and I sampled the delights of this restaurant. An excellent choice. Delicious food and excellent service. A delight and I will return. Not a cheap evening though.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant for 15 years, and am always happy with the delicious array of food, and excellent wine menu. The service is always very attentive, the ambiance is great, and the food is consistently fab!

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

What a pleasure this eatery was! The service was incredible and the waiters were friendly and bent over backwards to please. We had about a dozen diners in our group and not one complaint. I'll post the pics when I find them. It's been about two years since we've experienced Andre.

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Egersund, Norway
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

we where a party of 5 that just dropped in to ask if they had some food. and they did . Very good food.

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