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Sid at The French Cafe

210 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, 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 Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to do the same or better really . It did not happen. Not sure that the addition of subtle coconut notes throughout maketh the restaurant. Service was patchy but mostly bad. We were left hanging without food or something for toooo long. Through...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank astropig
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An experience I can not fault. The food, wine choices and service was impeccable. We choose the de gestation. The personal description of each plate and wine to match was fascinating. We very much enjoyed getting to know our waiter and sommelier of the evening....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WeEatOutOften
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tour d Argent in Paris has nothing on the duck here! It was the best ever. Presentation and description was impressive, however, the quality of the dishes was especially star worthy. The four of us were too tired after 19 flight hours plus layovers so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last experience was an amazing lunch under the previous management. We went for Dinner just after The French Cafe changed over but although the food was still amazing we felt that the atmosphere was a bit stark, cold and the service a little uncaring...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank colonyNz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here our first night in Auckland. It was an amazing experience - we did the degustation menu and they accommodated the many dietary needs of our group by swapping out items and/or removing ingredients. The wine pairing were terrific. One of my favorite...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janet12329
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Tasty food. Creatively done and exquisitely presented. Excellent attentive service. The only problem? I had dinner at The Grove the night before and I prefer The Grove's "simplicity". The French Cafe is more about creativity and technical excellence. However, it sometimes felt a bit over...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 272edwinl
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We try to visit Auckland every year just for the culinary delights and the French Cafe is usually on our visit list. Last night's dinner was superb, Sid has taken it up a notch. Beautifully presented, incredibly tasty food with Sid's light modern touch. Our...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joanne017
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

I have eaten in restaurants all over the world, but the dinner at The French Cafe was astonishing. We had the tasting menu, not one course was anything but fantastic. The staff were attentive but not overpowering, knowledgeable and extremely charming. The Pork and Lamb...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tripmum
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Very rarely do you find food of this technical excellence combined with depth of flavour and stylish presentation. When you do you are just grateful that you have access to such beautiful food. Combine this with smart surroundings and a top notch service team and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank manofekent
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This was my first visit to this restaurant, and soon after it's new ownership by Sid. I don't normally dine at restaurants this expensive, but my wife and I were looking forward to food out of the ordinary. It exceeded our expectations and will remain...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Ray T
10 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
5 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Symonds Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-377 1911
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Sid at The French Cafe is a fine dining restaurant in Auckland City offering the very best in food, wine and service.
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