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210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1911
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18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what fine dining is about, its not just the food its the whole experience, the environment and the service. Every plate is a taste sensation.

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Thank nicklloydnz
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the three course meals instead of the devastation mainly because we were not particularly hungry. The food was great, service impeccable, they also gave out a few extra in-between courses snacks. The place was posh and comfortable, ideal for celebrations. We loved the aged beef and lamb, but not a big fan of the crayfish pasta. Overall,... More 

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Thank FoodieCouple2016
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wonder it was named the best restaurant in Auckland year after year. It is the best! The food is perfect, the service is perfect. You can't find a fault even if you want to.

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Thank SilviaAKL
Pukekohe, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Beautifully presented tasty dishes. Fantastic staff. Cons: Found the venue very noisy and super hard to hear our waiter explaining each dish. Too expensive to dine here regularly.

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Thank Renee Q
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect food, as always. Superb service and relaxing ambiance. Don't go past the duck. Or the fish of the day. A taste of heaven!

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Thank julieandrewes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the risk of sounding gauche I sat there thinking of every culinary description I had ever heard on Masterchef... explosion of flavours, silken delight, umami, nectar of the Gods, etc etc and I mentally genuflected towards the genesis of these somewhat cringe worthy thoughts to the kitchen of The French Cafe where Simon Wright and Creghan Malloy Wright really... More 

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Thank ishlan
Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been trying to get in here for years but as it is invariably booked out always failed. This time success! Every step of the experience was fantastic, from the booking process and ongoing communications about that, to the lovely toilets. And the food - they actually do a proper vegetarian degustation which is something that I'd never seen before.... More 

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Thank Narth
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Exquisite decor, perfect atmosphere, impeccable service and food so good, nothing else may ever measure up. As an ex-hospitality professional I am very hard to please when it comes to swanky establishments. The French Cafe however, more than lived up to its reputation and effortlessly exceeded my almost always too-high expectations.

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Thank DanSmithwood
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to French Cafe a few times. Still the best food i have ever had home and overseas. Great consistancy in food and service. If i had a comment it would be to sit out the back not foyer area as it feels like a bit of a walkway.

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Thank pauleaton1967
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves upscale fine contemporary NZ cuisine. The location of the restaurant is not on a attractive part of the street, and easily missed if you haven't got the intention to look for it. But, once inside, the restaurant is very pleasing and spacious. I had the tasting menu at NZ$155. It's 6-course. Modern food presentation. The quality of... More 

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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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?