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The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1911
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
210 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

An unconventional fusion of fresh local produce and flavours from the east. Don't be fooled by the name!

Thank Samantha8t
Reviewed 1 week ago

I came with a friend and we had the degustation menu. Seated promptly on arrival. The service was impeccable. The staff knowledge of both wine and food is at a level not see. n in most restaurants. The food was simply delicious,the smokey duck a...More

Thank Petermct61
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to many degustations, this did not disappoint. We opted for the 6 course degustation with premium wine pairing. I would highly reccommend the wine pairing option as this added another level the evening.One of the red wines was the best I have tasted....More

Thank 13JadeW13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Likely Auckland's best restaurant for good reason. Superb cooking, fantastic wine list and an outstanding and well trained staff. You will need reservations even mid week. Highly recommended.

Thank ssas4
Reviewed 1 week ago

We come up to Auckland once a year and always take our niece and nephew out to a fine dining restaurant - we have visited a fair few of the highly recommended ones - Sidart, The Grove etc, and this time chose The French Cafe...More

Thank bubbleblowernz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. I've been wanting to come to The French Cafe for years, but just never got around to it. So me and two friends decided to finally commit and go! We went on a Wednesday night, and only had booked a couple of weeks prior....More

Thank 1993Kiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance is what I noticed first, it is unassuming, tables are well spaced, there is hustle but it is quiet and with purpose; you are aware of other diners but nothing more. The lighting is subdued, the menu is well presented, the wine list...More

Thank Craig D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After years of talking about visiting The French Cafe we finally booked and although we had to book months in advance for a Friday evening it was SO worth the wait. We ordered the Vegetarian degustation with wine pairing... the food was mind blowing. I...More

Thank Jay T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is consistantly Auckland best resturant. The food is evolving and amazing. The service is exceptional. The resturant itself is lovely and has a really good atmosphere. Wine list and the wine knowledge is fantastice too. Very, very hard to fault.

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner in their wine cellar. The service was very good. The food was excellent. If and when Michelin rating goes to New Xealand, I am sure it will likely deserve one Michelin star plus rating. The ambience was only so so in the...More

Thank yslomd
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Ray T
January 9, 2017|
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Response from lyndah533 | Reviewed this property |
You need to ring the restaurant now as they get booked out in advance - well worth going to amazing restaurant - degustation is to die for
Kirsty J
December 4, 2016|
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Response from Bronwen A | Reviewed this property |
you get a one glass of a different wine with each dish.
November 26, 2016|
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Response from MandyLou62 | Reviewed this property |
If she is well behaved it would not be s problem at all 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1911
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