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The French Cafe

) #7 of 1,913 Restaurants in Auckland $$$$ French, European,
210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1911
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What in incredible experience. From beginning to end we were completely looked after. We went for the A la carte, each course was culinary explosion of flavours. The icing on the cake was the amazing waitress Jasmine. Looking after us from the word go and...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been 10 years since my husband and I ate here, having lived in the UK and eaten in many Michelin starred restaurants in the interim. Very pleased that French Cafè still lived up to our expectations - stunning food, delicious cocktails and impeccable service.

Thank kiwis-in-UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was sensational. We chose the tasting menus with premium wines and were not disappointed. The complexity of the food and some knockout flavor combinations mostly perfectly matched with the wines made this a very memorable meal. This is not a place to pop...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had the vegetarian tasting menu with paired wines. It was superb and so flavorful. Each dish so different and delicious. Even though it's pricey you will feel you got your money's worth 👍🏼💗

Thank Miss-Rotary
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like fine dining then come to this place. The name suggests it's some sort of daytime cafe, but it's not... it's a fine dining restaurant. I was here for a private event in their French Kitchen out the back... 6 course meal, complete...More

Thank TheBismarck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great night out in Auckland, just an amazing evening, everything from when you came through the door till you left was unbelievable.

Thank bundleofjoynsw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French Cafe was the pinnacle of our trip to Auckland, and my oh my what an incredible evening. We arrived half an hour early as requested, to sit at the bar and enjoy some meticulously crafted cocktails; only a handful of ingredients but balanced,...More

Thank AlexJCoupland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to choose off the menu rather than the tasting menu and we enjoyed a delicious four course meal complemented by outstanding service.

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the evening with a group in the rear room behind the courtyard. All three courses delivered in spades! The service was excellent. Highly recommended for the upper end experience whilst in Auckland. See you again

Thank samniconix
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another perfect evening at the French Cafe. The service was faultless. Just the right amount of time between courses, and the food was stunning. They went out of their way to accommodate food preferences and allergies adapting several of the course for special diet requirements.

Thank triciabcabs
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Ray T
9 January 2017|
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Response from lyndah533 | Reviewed this property |
You need to ring the restaurant now as they get booked out in advance - well worth going to amazing restaurant - degustation is to die for
Kirsty J
4 December 2016|
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Response from Bronwen A | Reviewed this property |
you get a one glass of a different wine with each dish.
26 November 2016|
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Response from MandyLou62 | Reviewed this property |
If she is well behaved it would not be s problem at all 😁
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
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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