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“fantastic seafood chowder”
Review of The French Fig

The French Fig
Ranked #6 of 57 Restaurants in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
471 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“fantastic seafood chowder”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

This would have to be one of the best seafood chowders I have had in a long time. the garlic bread with is was also lovely cooked perfectly. the service was fantastic and all of the other food looked really great and all made on site.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Auckland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Quick stop but very worthwhile”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Ordered the Mediterranean Cous Cous salad and it was AMAZING, I only called in to grab something to takeaway but the cafe is beautiful and the girl serving on the till was lovely. Well done guys - keep it up!

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Cara K
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Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Beautiful food”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

This place is part cafe and part French gift shop. I noticed that the majority of patrons in the morning were men, which meant the food has got be good for them to be eating in a place like this. It wasn't just good...it was great.

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank KukiniSteve
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Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Offbeat, charming and delicious!”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 via mobile

We stopped at the tourist office and asked where we could go for a quick nibble. They recommended the French Fig. The decor is charming and warm. We approached the counter and saw some delicious looking goodies. The lady behind the counter was helpful and charming. We ordered a bowl of chowder, which was generous and very tasty. We also ordered a kumara stuffed with feta and bacon. It came with a side of salad. Both were amazing! For dessert, we tried the chocolate raspberry brownie, which was decadent. Just the right mixture of rich chocolate and tangy raspberry.

A great spot for lunch, dessert or a snack.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank SRQC
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Auckland
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Enjoyed my last breakfast here. Great service. Really enjoyed the house muesli and poached fruit. The driver appreciated his bacon & eggs also. Pity we hadn't 't come here earlier in our stay. I would have enjoyed sampling some of the fresh baking I could smell.
Definitely visit here again on our next visit to Whitianga

Visited June 2014
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2 Thank SorrelliAuckland
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