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“One of the best”
Review of The Grove

The Grove
Ranked #3 of 2,327 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One of the best”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Service flowed smoothly throughout the evening, very tentative without hovering in regards to water and drinks on the table. The meals were visually attractive, flavoursome and fresh, portions size were surprisingly large, dessert was light with the right combinations. The appetizers and sorbets between courses were a perfect compliment to the menu.

  • Visited April 2014
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Michael D, Owner at The Grove, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts. It means a lot to have such positive feedback for something we all passionately believe in and love to do. We look forward to having you in again sometime soon we hope.
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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Consistently fabulous”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Another lovely meal at The Grove. Attentive and discreet service (they wait for a pause before interrupting), a menu with a sound base and some quirks to keep it interesting, visually entertaining and delicious to boot. Do ask about sides - for those with bigger appetites these are def needed. The wait staff will be able to advise and do take their advice re matching wines, they know what they're doing.

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Cat S
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Very good service, excellent food. Would go back”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Finally went there after many years hearing / reading about it.
My wife and I were not disappointed. I called in the morning around 11 am after checking their website to see if they had a table for 2 for lunch, which they did. very good phone manners which i understood later came from the owner/manager.
The waitress was very good- attention to details, caring and jovial. the restaurant was not full but she was mainly on her own with the owner. Entrees and mains were very nice in taste, look and quantity. all a bit pricy for a lunch time, but worth it. Kitchen service was a bit on the slow side, but it's fine dining / lunching, so you expect it. Wines were very good with very good advice from the waitress. Will return, probably for diner next time as we also liked the ambiance, decor etc...

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank dromerauxantipodes
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La Jolla, CA
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Divine....”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great atmosphere, to die for food, fab service, centrally located - arguably the best restaurant in town? Treat yourself

Visited March 2014
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Thank Girl-Traveler7
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Highly Recommend”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

WOW we dined here during the week - we had been at a prior function, so had not made a reservation.

We thought the service, food & ambience was very sophisticated.
The Grove is 'top of its game'.
The complimentary tasters prior to serving our main dishes were outstanding - WOW.

Yes we will return!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank KiwiTravellers
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