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“stunning time after time” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Grove

The Grove
Ranked #3 of 2,201 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“stunning time after time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2014

We have had the pleasure of eating here on a few occasions now. every time is better than the last.
On our latest visit the degastation menu was faultless.
particular stand outs were the crayfish and the lamb rack.
the soufflé was outstanding.
As always very good service and lovely wine pairings.
one of the top 5 in this city.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anne j
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014

I'd heard a lot about The Grove, and was looking very forward to eating here. The food was lovely with good service and a nice setting. However, considering my expectations, it wasn't as exceptional as I thought it would be, especially compared to some of the other fine dining restaurants in Auckland. It's definitely still worth visiting though!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank roxdebruyn
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

We managed to get a last minute booking to this restaurant for dinner towards the end of our holiday in Auckland. I'd read a few reviews and was interested to see it first hand.

The service was impeccable, and the atmosphere intimate. The food was inventive and beautifully presented. Would definitely recommend for a special meal in Auckland.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank mmckdav
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Great Barrier Island, New Zealand
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142 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Sensational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

My wife and I decided to spoil ourselves for Xmas and found ourselves at The Grove, well what a fantastic choice, the service was excellent, great atmosphere and the food outstanding. My wife commented on the entre she had as "the best she has ever had' . Well done guys you've managed to knock Harrisons@ port douglas off as our fav, we'll be back more often.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IJArchibald
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Lenox, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Outstanding meal in a relaxed atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

The concierge at The Langham Hotel suggested this restaurant and it was great! The food was excellent, the service was attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was relaxed but elegant. Our waitress was very helpful making suggestions about the food as well as things to do in the Auckland area. It's a little off the main drag but didn't feel unsafe walking at night.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ben L
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