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“Always perfectly cooked, Always perfectly delicious!”
Review of ile de france - CLOSED

ile de france
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: French
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Description: ile de france serves authentic French cuisine coupled with an extensive selection of wines from all over France. The atmosphere is rustic, cosy French style creating a lovely warm ambience in which to enjoy truly French cuisine made from fresh local ingredients and created by Chef Gilles Papst. French cuisine just as it should be, and just as you would eat in France... the ideal place to meet with good friends and linger over delicious food and wine.
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Have been here many times and have always been so happy with whatever dish it is I've had - the chef takes a lot of pride in his food and it shows in the way it is always perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. I must agree with a previous reviewer, the béarnaise would have to be the best in NZ! The first time I had it was with a steak, which was devine, and between the steak and dipping my chips, I quickly got through the sauce and asked the waiter if I might have a bit more (only because it was so good I just had to be greedy)! Shortly after I noticed the chef whisking away, whipping up a fresh béarnaise to order with a big smile for me while doing it!
Whenever possible I always try to work in a meal at Ile de France when in Auckland - always a highlight!

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Thank Travel-Bunny272
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

The restaurant has large floor area, high ceilings and plenty of glass, as such loses a bit of intamacy and a non french feel about it. However the menu takes you strongly down its French roots. Good selection of entrees including a stunning and generous snail dish. Scallops also perfectly prepared and presented. Seafood main special was delightful. We stayed true with a wonderful french chablis from a reasonably priced wine list. Good service throughout the evening.

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Thank Emanpee
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Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

French food with a slight nz twist we had clams in a garlic broth/sauce accompanied with the best hand cut fries/chips I have ever had delicious. The dinner menu had more classic French dishes so would like to try these next time!

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Thank Angela D
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Lovely authentic French restaurant doing typical French cuisine with NZ terroir. Have the sharing platter, but beware it's quite large for two people, better maybe for 3 or more. The steaks are always awesome, served with what is definitely the BEST bearnaise in NZ, maybe the world! Great wine list with a few NZ wines of course. Super cozy in winter, wish this place had outdoor seating in summer.

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Thank Montreal_Maven
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Our group of seven booked Ile de France after reading good reviews. Parking on the street has time limits, but there is a parking building across the street. The cafe is situated in a character building, giving a pleasant ambience, and good light. Despite the hard surfaces, the noise level was bearable, though our table was tucked around the side of the counter, and not in the main area. Being just before Christmas, the cafe was full, and with only two waiting staff, the service was slow. The food however, was superb, and authentically French. There is a well-planned choice on the menu, as well as specials on the blackboard. I am careful where I eat duck, but is was perfectly cooked here. One guest said the snails were among the best he had eaten. All diners at our table pronounced their dishes to be lip-smackingly good. With main courses in the $33 to $45 bracket, the prices are on the dearer side, but worth every centime.

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Thank Cadarnle
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