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“Fine Dining at its best”
Review of The French Cafe

The French Cafe
Ranked #4 of 2,259 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fine Dining at its best”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

The French Cafe has been a place to go for those special occasions for us for years. The food is always brilliant- beautifully presented and full of complex flavours. But what sets The French Cafe out more than anything else is the service. It's second to none. The staff have the ability to make you feel as if you are a regular customer even if it's your first experience with them. They are knowledgeable and give the perfect amount of attention. Don't miss the French Cafe experience.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
wellington
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51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Top fine dining in auckland”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

3 Star restaurant in auckland, nice food ,nice service. really enjoyed! will back there when i have a chance. best bset best!

  • Visited February 2012
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Queenstown
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We have eaten here on several occasions now and The French Cafe never disappoints. Sophisticated and comfortable atmosphere, exquisite food and friendly professional staff. Several dishes that spring to mind as being utterly fantastic in both design and execution were the mushroom entrée with a combination of raw and cook mushrooms that look as if to be a natural untouched collection of edible treats straight from the forest floor. Beautiful. Another was the fruits of the sea with its strange yet delicious savoury custard and citrus jelly. The lamb and the vension were sensational and cheese selection is fantastic acompanied by some very creative and rustic fennel seed crackers.

The staff are friendly, imformative and above all impecably professional. All round the best fine dining experience both me and my partner have ever had.

  • Visited December 2012
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Gold Coast Qld
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Simply Sensational”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Whilst our expectations were very high, due to reading previous Tripadvisor reviews, nothing could prepare us for the absolute joy of the entire Simon Wright tasting menu experience. We were not dissappointed in any way.

From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with such genuine professionalism and warmth, the service was the very best from start to finish, you could tell the staff were there to create the very best experience for every patron, and they certainly succeeded in this.

The incredible artistic genius of every dish, the thought, flavours and astounding execution and presentation, was testatment to the love of gastronomy that only a truly gifted chef and his team can achieve.

We unequivocally recommend this truly deserved # 3 positioned and awarded restaurant to all.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank MIKEGoldCoastQLD
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Malaga, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“the place is very nice....”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

the place is very nice. I was here to celebrate an important event.
I knew I was spending a lot of money but I think it's exaggerated. the food is average the price no

  • Visited January 2013
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