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“Ten years between meals, but still fantastic food at this classic ...”

Antoine's Restaurant
Ranked #356 of 2,440 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 14, 2017

.. legendary Auckland restaurant. Last visit, December 2007, was with two friends for a pre-Christmas celebration. This occasion was with a large group of wine experts and enthusiasts (I'm in the latter category). The special event menu was fantastic, but representative of the wonderful food that you could order off the menu. The seafood entree paired whitebait, tuna and asparagus - see photo. The main was roasted poussin with black rice and garlic stuffing. The dessert a special mini bread and butter pudding with strawberries and creme anglaise. Fantastic food, paired with some great wines that our group shared. Tony graced us with his presence - a true culinary legend. Won't be so long between trips next time.

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Thank Chris M
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We are at Antoine's wanting to try the nostalgia menu and it didn't disappoint. The scallop special in cream and garlic sauce was wonderful, the french onion soup perfect and the roast duck la orange fell off the bone. The accompanying broccoli had a great garlic dressing and the potato dish was perfect. Service was classy and the table was spacious and really comfortable. The wine list was rreally good too. The only let down was the caramelized banana panacotta and ice cream with macerated prunes. The prunes and fruit garnish were the best part, the rest lacked complexity and tasted really sweet like condensed milk. Sadly it couldn't be finished and there was no request for feedback re the plate that had half a dessert remaining. A plate of the duck sauce would have been fine for dessert. There are lot's of good restaurants in Auckland, if you feel like going down memory lane Antoine's won't disappoint, maybe a souffle next time.

Thank RossY415
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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We had a ball at Antoine's last weekend. I hadn't been for many years and Tony and team did not disappoint!! We skipped the main menu going straight to the Nostalgic choices, which was the plan! My blue cheese soufflé was outstanding and hubby loved his ox tail stew!
Fab night, great crew of wait staff and Mr Astle was on form in the kitchen!
See you again soon!!

Thank Vanessa Ann S
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

I took two friends to Antoine's this past weekend for a joint celebration. The style of food and style of dining they offer I enjoy immensely however I was slightly hesitant that my friends, who also enjoy very good food, as first timers, may not find it to their tastes. The world has become awash with foam and liquid nitrogen swilling offerings, over-done degustation and the dreaded fusion in noisy establishments, so the new world order of fine dining has become terribly unordered. My food, souffle, oxtail, licorice ice cream, was exceptional, as was the choices of my friends (the Tripe, also exceptional) nothing could be faulted. They had run out that evening of a somewhat hard to get Hawke's Bay wine so I went for the next best by the same winery - an excellent suggestion. The wait staff were affable and extremely attentive but not overly familiar, which is particularly refreshing given the current 'it' restaurants have staff who are keen to provide their life story. The music was fine (we enjoyed all of the music) but at the right level so we could chat. The restaurant has a lovely intimacy and affords a level of privacy only matched by your own home. The food was outstanding, the wine; brilliant and the service fantastic. The evening was rounded off nicely by an Antoine's Liqueur Coffee and a visit and congratulatory wish from Tony. This is why it is the best of the best.

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Thank ElipsisAP
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

We had guests from Dubai and Ukraine (two of whom were re-visiting after about 10 years) and, with the Antoines team, provided a bit of guidance for them, especially across the nostalgia menu. We enjoyed a wide selection with a bit of swapping and sharing. Superb. An the cellar delivered a perfect match for every choice.

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Thank Tony A
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