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“Great business lunch”
Review of The Grove

The Grove
Ranked #3 of 2,259 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Melbourne, Australia
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great business lunch”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

I always enjoy lunch at the Grove. Choice of a 2 course lunch or full a la carte. This time I chose the fish of the day - a snapper which was cooked perfectly. Will enjoy going back again.

  • Visited July 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

You simply cannot beat this place for class - food, service, wine list, decor - it's all fabulous. It is more of a special occassion place but it is well worth the money and the effort to go.

Visited September 2011
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Thank Carol G
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Paihia, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Welcoming!”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

From out of town we arrived into Auckland late and had been turned away twice before we found The Grove quite by accident! They found a table for us and made us feel very welcome dispite the jeans and T-shirts we were wearing. The service was attentive and not overbearing, the food was gorgeous and just the right size. Not too much that you felt stuffed, but enough so you could fit in their "to die for" dessert.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank PennyDB
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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343 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Pretentious”
Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

A try hard menu in a sterile environment with unctuous, supercilious staff. Concept is good but delivery is poor. Get them in, feed them as little as possible, and get them out. Not for me. I'm back to Vinnies!

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Auckland
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not that gold award like the Metro mag said”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

We went there as they won the Metro 1st place for best restaurant, but on arrival, staff not very helpful, dishes were not that great, not the fine dining you expected. A bit over-rated. Also for the price we paid we would expected some better service.

Visited May 2012
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2 Thank Michelle L
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