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The French Cafe

Travelers' Choice award winner
$$$$
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1911
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Today
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A group of us had a fantastic evening at the Kitchen at French Café. The food was varied and excellent. The service was superb. Would willingly go back again.

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Thank Paul M
Province of Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From start to finish there is nothing more amazing than a dining experience at "The French Cafe" the food is faultless the service is very efficient and friendly but yet still professional

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Thank FIONAFROMNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is one of the best restaurant in NZ, the food is divine and good selection of wines. Excellent service. Thank you.

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Thank kpfe2016
Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We flew into Aucland on a cold and wet Saturday and tried to make a booking for that evening , because we discovered they are closed on A Sunday and Monday. We were invited to arrive at 8.45 , have a drink at the bar and then when a table became available they would accomodate us. Lucky for us ,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group as part of a work incentive and were able to bring our partners. We were offered the wine cellar and we booked this for the 8 of us (I believe it can seat 10, perhaps a couple more). The cellar is definitely recommended if you're having an intimate group dinner. Since we wanted to go... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife has been promising to take me to the French Cafe for years, and finally delivered on our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Absolutely awesome from the moment we walked in the door, to the food and service, to ordering the taxi when we left (the wine was superb). Well done and I will be back.

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Thank Pigroot
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We treat ourselves each year to at least a couple of fine dining experience at the French Cafe. And every visit is a special event. The ambiance, the cuisine, the dish presentation and the service is faultless. Friendly staff who are all highly professional, ensuring no detail is overlooked. Tthe food this time was the best and somehow the Chef... More 

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Thank AABTravel
Hamilton, New Zealand
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this restaurant was impressive, and even when every table was occupied, it felt like we were the only diners as the service was exceptional. I loved the extra courses that were part of the meal, especially the pre-dessert palate cleanser. This is the one restaurant worth enduring Auckland traffic for.

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Thank Elizabeth531
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. It was such an experience, more than just the food. Expensive, but worth every cent! The food was really infesting and unusual.

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Thank Lauren T
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice food,and staff,well worth the $,would return,maybe next time for lunch,all in all go and try it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1911

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