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La Cigale

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69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a lovely market with loads of different food options and ranges. Delicious cheese selection a bit expensive but they all french. Different type of wines and prices ranges. They have loads of pastries and also take away coffees. And of course organic vegetables from farmers.

Thank Claudia V
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on business with a large group in which we had the restaurant to ourselves. The service and food were excellent and the surrounding decor in keeping with the French style. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank 478craigb
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And a must try Caesar salad. One of the best I've had in a long time. Egg perfectly poached. Anchovies salty but not over powering to allow the taste of parmesan to come through on well dressed salad leaves with a creamy but not over powering anchovy dressing A must if on the menu. Great wine shop beside it as... More 

Thank Irishkiwiboy
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a work farewell dinner. Very nice food, had a band playing which added to the atmosphere. Service was ok and could have definitely been better. Would consider trying it again.

Thank Sakon B
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Had previously only visited on market day so was keen to try their Thursday evening Bistro with a group of friends last night. Between us we pretty well covered everything on the day's menu for entrees and mains and all were delighted with their choice. I had a generous serving of a dozen escargots in garlic butter for starter with... More 

1 Thank SandLexia
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a excellent lunch at La Cigale. We tried the ceasar salad, tuna quiche and chicken haloumi sandwich, all very good!! As desert we had a piece of pie, ordered one piece, but got two pieces 'to avoid an argument' said the waiter :) Great service!

Thank Evelien- K
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29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Food was good. Although the sitting places is very limited but worth the wait. You will have a varieties of food choices at La Cigale and you will love it. Please walk around at the market area if you come by this restaurant. It is definitely a different experience to be here.

Thank PixieDust80
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Lunch food very average. Service non-existent. Coffee good but not hot. I had booked a table which we were shown to, then moved as that had been booked by someone else and my booking had been "lost". My chair was squashed up against another person's at the table behind me. No attempt at table service, even when someone cleared our... More 

Thank Crystal_nz
Los Angeles, California
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I just returned from having the lunch special....slow roasted beef.....it was the best I ever had of a dish that is basically short ribs in a broth. Very good quality and value for the $18.50 price. The mixed greens salad was extremely fresh with a subtle vinaigrette dressing. Also came with excellent French bread and butter. Really enjoyed the flavor... More 

1 Thank stoketun
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We went to the Thursday night bistro dinner. We went as we used to live in France and our son was born there, so we went for a family birthday dinner, which I mentioned when booking our table. The website states 'kiwi informality' - be prepared - this means ordering each dish from a separate station and paying there and... More 

1 Thank JenClem14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 69 St Georges Bay Rd | Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 3669361

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?