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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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6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 May 12, 2016

This is a lovely experience, especially for the GF foodie. Top notch service, food and environment. I have never experienced such a calm kitchen. If you only have time to dine in one restaurant when visiting Auckland, come here.

Thank madkeenkiwi
Reviewed May 7, 2016

Lovely polite service. Food is creative,fresh and yummy. Stylish surroundings. They squeezed us in but we were not hurried.The best place I have been to for awhile!

Thank Christine M
Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellence is all you can say. This restaurant lives up to its reputation. I will go again, if I can get in. The food is heavenly.

Thank Shirley M
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Wow, we had heard great things about this place and it didn't let us down. The service is outstanding , every time my water or wine glass was almost empty the waiter would appear from no where and ask if I would like a refill,...More

1  Thank eddiefredie
Reviewed May 4, 2016

I recently attended a friends celebration in The French Kitchen. A Dutch treat. The room itself is minimalist and is not a warm and welcoming space, it looks like a school dining room. The waiters were polite but very stiff, formal and distant, leaving one...More

4  Thank Bear101
Reviewed May 2, 2016

The French Café is a long standing Auckland restaurant that has over the years always retained its reputation for excellent food and service. What I particularly liked were the dishes delivered to the table in addition to what we had actually ordered. This happened 4...More

Thank Riddell491
Reviewed May 1, 2016

Wow food just out of this world!! it really is fine dining ,with amazing staff,the food is really fantastic ,brilliant ambiance.Highly recommend

Thank judgedredd134
Reviewed April 30, 2016

The food and the service where outstanding. Great experience a long dinner. Recommendation, if you go a la carte: be aware on order to much food, so you can enjoy the dessert as well. They seem small but in between the bread, the soup, the...More

Thank Alibarreda
Reviewed April 29, 2016

this was our most recent trip to the French Cafe and once again, a class act! this time, w didn't opt for the degustation as we weren't overly hungry. The three courses were each spectacular, the extra treats, delicious and unexpected and the personal, professional...More

Thank Bagule
Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit The French Cafe December 2015. As someone who is not a regular on the fine dining scene I wasn't sure exactly what to expect, however, any fears of my perhaps, less than perfect table etiquette were quickly shut down...More

Thank KatyxDan
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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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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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