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“Overrated did I mention overrated”
Review of The French Cafe

The French Cafe
Ranked #7 of 2,344 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 15, 2011

Decor was plain small tables cramped in no ambiance too hot no atmosphere

Food was ok but have had better certainly had it's day time for simon to retire and move home perhaps??

Clooneys still the go for Auckland, if you can get a table of course

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Reviewed June 9, 2011

Arrived 15 mins early, had a drink at the bar. I had a glass of wine, my wife had a cocktail. Barman took two attempts to make the cocktail after splashing syrup all over me and smashed the cocktail glass. Barman was not very experienced. Verbal apologies was offered. On-duty manager was no where to be seen.

Chosed a three-course from the a-la-carte menu. The chicken liver parfait was very average. The signature crispy roast duckling was not as succulent than I expected. Presentation was average overall.

To be fair, I had a bit of expectation for this to be regarded as one of Auckland's fine dining venue. With the high expectation, my conclusion is - very average service (excluding the bar service experience), average atmosphere, average food for the price.

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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Go with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the chef's tasting menue - a succession of delicious dishes served with knowledge and attention. Expensive but value for money.
My only criticism is the rather clinical decor. The food deserves a more luxurious and comfortable setting.

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Thank Bea962
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

We had a great time here! Primo! We would recommend people come here.

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Reviewed June 3, 2011

We had heard so much about "The french Cafe" and finally get a booking after weeks. Our party of four (two locals, two visitors) was quite disappointed, because no ambience, to many people, to loud, not enough room between tables.
The food was acceptable but excellent service and knowledge of the wine by the wine waiter. We would not recommend going to that restaurant for a special dinner.
There are much better ones out there in Auckland with better value & atmosphere for the $!!!

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