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210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1911
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for my birthday. We were a party of 5, including 2 vegan and 1 vegetarian. We opted for the degustation menu and were not disappointed. There is little I can add which hasn't already been said by other reviewers. One suggestion which I wish I had thought of while there. If you go for the recommended matching... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been trying to get here everytime I come to Auckland and finally ...... and it was worth the wait. Elegant understatement decor which is backed up with snappy attentive but friendly service. Then the food ....... We all had the degustation and it did not disappoint. Every dish was well thought out with an explosion of flavour in... More 

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Thank janwholeboxndice
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ultimate in fine dining and a must if you are a foodie and planning a visit to Auckland. You will need to book well in advance though as this is a highly desired restaurant and is certainly world class

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Thank TheEurotripper
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It has often puzzled me why this excellent restaurant has never made it into the San Pellegrino 100 Best Restaurants in the World as it is superior in so many ways to some overseas establishments in that lineup. I have dined at over 30 in the current top 50 in the world and truly believe Auckland s French Cafe belongs... More 

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Thank Old V
Melbourne, Australia
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned a holiday in NZ in a February. I booked this restaurant 6 months before the date. It was for our our first night in NZ. Meant to be a special occasion. We had the seven course degustation at the 1830 sitting. A Saturday night. Great atmosphere . Slowly filled up. Service was great to start and then good... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A special dining experience. Highly recommended.If you have a special occasion pending then this establishment will deliver.

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Thank ato4320tom
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was everything we'd hoped for...but perhaps took a little long to complete meal.wine pairing was super and understandable...a great night out.

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Thank cgb_sbga
Whangarei, New Zealand
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lacks atmosphere. Service was great. Meal was very average. Something to do once, but wouldn't do again.

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Takapuna
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd come to the end of a long and successful project and wanted to say thanks in a special way. Three of us arrived at 1pm and were shown to a lovely table in the outside courtyard but under cover. Ideal protection from sun or showers in summer. A brief look at the menu we all decided it would be... More 

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Thank theflemos
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a gift for our wedding anni. Something special. Fine dining? No just expensive. There's no doubt the food is beatify lol but the setting is killing of plain. It wasn't a special experience and cost $350, for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?