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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
French, European
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous spot on Queen St! Authentically French, good selection of delicious food. Very busy at 6pm on a Thursday suggest going a little later unless you’re happy wait and enjoy a drink. I really recommend the crème brûlée!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 13, 2021 via mobile

Central location in Auckland CBD. Amazing food, amazing service, quick cooking, great ambience. What more is there to say?! Get to it

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed May 5, 2021

Unfortunately, the waitress here did a big dis-service to this place and will not consider going back! I had made a comment ( not a complaint ! ) that the buckwheat galette I had was not as black as buckwheat flour you get in France...and not quite the same taste..... she then argued with me that it was the same, and basically then repatedly said because she is french she knows best !! Also, i had asked which cheese they used on complete galette and she had said Emmental - but unfortunetly it was not, just some more greasy NZ edam or similar.. it also came out with the cheese set and hard - probably due to her not picking it up from the kitchen quickly. The waitress's whole attidude from when i walked in was off.. they closed at 3pm and i went in just after 2, but she only offered me crepe menu and obviously wanted to work as little as possible. Arogant, rude couldnt care less attitude. Im sure there are some quite good things on the menu and i really wanted to like this place.... but the waitress absolutely ruined my experince here.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 2, 2021

A classic French restaurant in the heart of Auckland, top end of queen street. Could be in Paris or many other French towns. Great food, good service and busy on a Saturday evening with a mix of families, friends and couples.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed December 15, 2020 via mobile

I have eaten here a number of times over the years. Apart from difficult parking in the area, there's nothing to dislike about LGM. Great food, great service, reasonable price. We always know what to expect and that's an excellent French meal of some traditional...dishes and a focus on crepes. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 28, 2020 via mobile

What a good restaurant ! The food is delicious ! I’ve been few times and it always reminds me my holidays in France ... The staff team is amazing and lovely Go for it

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

It appears modest and very French cafe chic, but when the meals start coming out you can’t help but be impressed. The content in the crepes is very satisfying, and of course also very tasty.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 25, 2020 via mobile

Nice cafe with slow food to make you feel happy. Small menu but all well prepared.. Car park is next door. 3 courses for $45 and 2 courses $40. Will revisit

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

This place, my partner and I found on a walk up the Main Street of Auckland. Thought it was closed but sure enough it was open. From the first step in till the last step out, we had the finest service given to us. Also...interacted with us which was a plus. The food was exceptional, and full of flavour. I definitely recommend trying the pork sausage with your breakfast meals. The flavour that burst from it on my tongue, with out biting into it, was divine. If you’re ever near here, make a stop and get a meal. I’m going back in a couple weeks with my friend to show this place off. Thank you Le Garde-Manger for the food and service. Your A++ in my eyes.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 4, 2020 via mobile

Went for dinner on a rainy dreary day, cosy atmosphere, lovely comfort food, excellent service. Had ravioli entree, boef bourginon, chocolate fondant dessert, very good wine list also, will return

Date of visit: June 2020
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Le Garde-Manger is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5