Make sure you always reserve your booking ahead of time, this is the most upmarket restaurant with faultless service offered. Don't be put off by the main road location, as there is complete privacy once you are inside. Meticulous care with the entire degustation, especially with the seafood pasta and the deserts. All my friends are making their bookings to come back.
Because of the industry that I work in, I am priviledged to be able to dine at the finest restaurants in Auckland. Im a huge fan of seafood, and the crayfish pasta mean is a mega hit with me. So creamy, and lots of crayfish in the meal, definitely worth your spend. I have also tried the raw kingfish, they herbed it with ginger and some other stuff, the ginger gave it a real kick and its something I wouldnt have thought to add with kingfish. Priced on the higher end of the scale, luckily for me I didnt have to pay.
Amazing place for delicious meals that are beyond anything! Definitely recommend for those looking to splurge and fine dine. Had an amazing degustation with a friend, food was beyond expectations, service was divine! Beautiful ambiance. Pricey but worth every bit!
If you want to go somewhere extra special The French Cafe is the place to go. The food tantalises your palate. I have never tasted anything quite like the smoked butter that is homemade at the cafe. All the herbs are grown in the garden out the back and the service is second to none. A must to dine at.
Fine dining at it's best.
We went to The French Cafe for an end of year work function and weren't disappointed. Of course the food was impeccable but it was the small details that really made the difference.
If you dropped cutlery it was instantly picked up and replaced, someone came to sweep away any crumbs off the table after you'd eaten bread rolls, your umbrella is perfectly folded as you leave and the kitchen is the quietest and most organised I've ever seen.
The French Cafe is a once in a lifetime experience.
We - a group of 5 - went to French Cafe for a tasting menu and it was absolutely amazing. All dishes and cocktails we had were so delicious, elegantly presented and the portion size was perfect. We all had a great night. It was very busy which was expected due to their recent win for the best restaurant 2013. A perfect place for a special occasion.
210 Symonds St Auckland City Auckland 1010
Restaurant Association of NZ
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