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“Wonderful dinner for any occasion”
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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
new zealand
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83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner for any occasion”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

My husband & I love this restaurant. We have been here about four times in the last 10 years. Each time we are in Auckland we visit the French Café. The first time we visited was for our wedding anniversary, but it doesn't have to be a special occasion to come here. Everything is outstanding at the French Café - the attention to detail, the service, the décor, the wine selection and of course the food. It's an absolute privilege to be able to come to a restaurant of this standard. It deserves every accolade it receives.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Naples, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“fabulous”
Reviewed February 4, 2014

we had the degustation meal with wine pairings. It was very good, but we were pretty full by the end. Nevertheless, and enjoyable and memorable dining experience. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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sydney
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179 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Quality Food and Service”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Visiting the New Zealand restaurant of the year comes with high expectations and we were not disappointed. The food and service could not be faulted. The restaurant offers 4 courses but you need have only the number you wish. The first is a light starter, the 2nd, a the normal entree size, followed by main and sweet. The starter of Egg Yolk,smoked potato, toasted rye, mushrooms and chicken broth was a perfect balance of textures and flavours and the same could be said for my 2nd course of salmon with shaved scallops, apple jelly and caviar. Main course and sweets were a similar quality. Overall, a top dining experience

  • Visited January 2014
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Auckland
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A place you can always trust”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have been here many times throughout the years. This one in December 2013. Always delivers more than our expectations. Food and service that you can't get better in Auckland.
Thank you again.

  • Visited December 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Nice but overrated”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

It was a special occasion for us and my husband and I chose the tasting menu of 8 dishes (the only tasting option available). Most of the dishes were excellent, but a couple were disappointingly ok, nothing outstanding, maybe our expectations were too high. Apart from the whole dinner being exhaustingly long - 3.5 hours, we were surprised with two desserts, both very rich which was unnecessary. The wines recommendation and service were impeccable. In terms of ambience, the owners may consider warmer colour light option, as the dimmed grey light is tiring on the eyes.

  • Visited June 2013
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