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“Fabulous!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Grove

The Grove
Wyndham St, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-368 4129
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Ranked #2 of 1,306 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night Food, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Delicious food, great selection of wines and friendly, knowledgeable and attentive waiting staff. We went for dinner and enjoyed a bottle of wine in the courtyard overlooking a church until a table was available (we hadn't made a reservation but they made arrangements to fit us in) and then moved inside for the meal. Beautiful and intimate restaurant - would recommend.

Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Superb Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We travel quite a bit, eat at many restaurants, and are always on the hunt for the best. This is our fifth time dining at The Grove and must say it is one of the best spots in Auckland and beyond. Each course was plated beautifully and flawless in their execution. I am still dreaming about each and every one. The owner and sommelier knows his wines and suggests the perfect pairing. The service is also on point and attentive. Thank you for another lovely evening in Auckland! We will definitely be back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Spectacular dinner in Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My husband and I were recently in NZ celebrating our honeymoon. We decided to use tripadvisor as our main search engine for restaurants. Once again, TA didn't let us down. The grove was one of the recommended places and I am so happy we decided to go! the attention to details that we received from the server was completely 5 stars. The quality of the food was really impressive, with a beautiful presentation and exquisite flavors. If you are trying to have a fine dinning experience, search no more. The grove is the place to go. The location is kind of weird, but the place is very nice. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Re-run of a modern classic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Its been a while since we dined at The Grove and even though we were taking in the French Cafe in the same weekend we just couldn't go past the opportunity to try what was was on offer for a 2nd time.

Again like our booking at the FC we where in later at 8.45pm which is not really a time we like to eat as you normal wait a while to get your first course up and in this case our main arrived at around 10pm.... But that is just our preference.....

This didn't however take anything away from the experience we had....

Amazing food and excellent service from the impeccably dressed ladies.... I couldn't fault a thing and it further backs up our reasoning for our 2nd visit to the Grove.... Would say its so worth the money and maybe next time we will grab an early spot and smash out the Degustation...

Thanks again for an awesome dining experience...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best culinary experience ever in New Zealand, highly recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went here with my girlfriend and her parents for her 20th birthday. From the moment we walked in, the service was flawless with outstanding wait staff. They were not only attentive but also had such an attention to detail with timing of asking us for drinks and various courses. The food was both plated beautifully as well as offering a wide array of sensory sensations on the palate.

A very memorable experience, not just because of the purpose of the celebration but because of the experience as a whole. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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