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The French Cafe

Travellers' Choice award winner
££££
French, European, New Zealand
As featured in Best Food in Auckland
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210 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-377 1911
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Fri 12:00 - 17:00
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Sao Paulo
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100 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Based on the information that this would be the ninth best restaurant in the world, we made a reservation for dinner during our stay in Auckland. The restaurant has prices very, well above the average of the good restaurants of the country, but the worst is yet to come: everything it offers is nothing innovative and at most it is... More 

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Thank MrMoreira
Ballarat, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When we arrived we were asked to have a drink at the bar while our table was prepared. We were offered a wine list with prices plus a cocktail list with NO prices. As the wines were expensive with an emphasis on European wines (expensive) I did not venture to try a cocktail. A la carte is offered with option... More 

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Thank Lozrp33
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing dining experience. Dined here with family. Very nice selection of wines. The crayfish carbonara was really tasty. Crispy duck and lamb were equally impressive. My daughter loved the goat cheese fig and onion tart. Lemon meringue was so creative. Service was top notch. Wonderful special occasion restaurant. Love the modern design. Highly recommend!

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Thank Susan A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to the French Cafe on the 23rd of December as a Christmas present to each other. It was spectacular. In fact, so much so that my husband still talks about the bread and butter! The bread and butter, can you imagine? The smoked butter was... mindblowing. The attention to detail was superb and our water... More 

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Thank Claudia V
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is top notch - well cooked, and beautifully presented. Service is attentive, friendly and knowledgable, without getting in the way. Nothing stuffy about this place, recommended.

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Thank Murray_Irwin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Exceptional food, wine, service and environment. Choose the tasting menu paired with the wine and share the experience with your friends

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Thank David T
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is absolutely devine, especially the degustation menu. Service exceptional. A never fail to please restaurant. Brilliant!

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Thank Jennifer D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The French cafe is not ab everyday experience but is a great place for a special occasion. The service is immaculate, THEY GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO MAKE YOU FEEL SPECIAL, WELCOME AND CARED FOR Nothing is too much trouble. Our daughter is dairy and gluten intolerant and they had nothing on the desert menu to cater for that,... More 

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Thank Chris P
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Incredible service & food. Special occasion & was a divine dining experience. Champagne cocktails were 10/10

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Thank Nickstar696
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love the French cafe for its awesome food and coffee. Sometimes the owner can seem a little rude and not that friendly towards children. But I still return as love their coffee and toasted sandwiches !!

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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?