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“service to die for” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The French Cafe

The French Cafe
210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
09-377-1911
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Ranked #1 of 1,295 Restaurants in Auckland
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“service to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

From the moment we arrived to the leaving of the restaurant with the door being held open by the waiter the service was imaculate by all who attended to our needs.It goes without saying that the food was also of the highest quality with fantastic presentation.A great great nite.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“A Taste Experience Not To Be Missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It has been years since I have been to The French Cafe but will certainly be returning soon. My wife and I took my adult son there as a birthday treat. The service was excellent and the quality and presentation of the food was as good as you would get anywhere in the world.
I have never been particularly adventurist when it comes to food but thought this was a great opportunity to try food I may not normal order. I would highly recommend what I had which was, First $20-the rabbit, Second $26- the quail, Third $45- the crispy duck, Fourth $20?- the apple toffee parfait followed by coffee; it was absolutely brilliant. The meal took a total of 2 hours and the timing between courses was close to spot on - excellent value for money. The only minor negative comment I would have was that the bottle of Riesling we had did not appear to be chilled enough for what we are used to, and when questioned they said they chill it to 12 degrees which I assume is normal, but we do like it colder.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 restaurant reviews
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“oh la la”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

great cafe with so much choice, yummy cakes and the savoury hot dishes make a lovely lunch. nice atmosphere and best bread in browns bay!

Visited January 2013
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Auckland
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33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“food with deliberate care and thought behind it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We went to dinner here with another couple and had a great evening. the food was superb as the reputation would suggest. Service seamless. A reliably great night out.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The French Cafe has been a place to go for those special occasions for us for years. The food is always brilliant- beautifully presented and full of complex flavours. But what sets The French Cafe out more than anything else is the service. It's second to none. The staff have the ability to make you feel as if you are a regular customer even if it's your first experience with them. They are knowledgeable and give the perfect amount of attention. Don't miss the French Cafe experience.

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