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French, European, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every morsel was divine. The service was great. Champagne delicious and we had a fabulous time. Thanks a lot.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2021

There are few dining experiences these days that make you say 'wow!' after every dish, but dinner at the Grove is one of them. The wine list was great and imaginative, the food was not only beautifully presented every bite was a taste treat, and...the staff were knowledgeable and friendly. Too often, restaurants that present themselves as fine dining descend into irritating pretentiousness. This was the opposite. It absolutely delivered without feeling smug about. It's not a cheap night out, but we got what we paid for. I will definitely go again.More

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2021 via mobile

Got to admit, haven’t been out lately, well who has but it was well worth the wait. Everything was just perfect. The wine waiter was so knowledgeable and took the time to explain things to us. Waiting staff were informed and always available and food...was AMAZING. I do eat at nice restaurants but this is the best meal and experience I’ve had in well over a year. Ok, the owner spoke to us and that added some authenticity but that didn’t add to how well the whole team put together a fantastic experience. Well done to everybody at The Grove. You’re worth a visit!!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 December 2021

quality food, very good that we can choose from either 4 courses and 7 courses tasting menu, suits different people. creative idea of the food choice and presentation

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 6 December 2021 via mobile

My partner and I went there last March, and our minds were totally blown away. They are located in the busy CBD area, but you can forget the outside hectic noises once you step into the inside, where you can find cozy, relaxing and professional...environment. Their all staff were friendly welcoming us, and we felt it was okay to be there even though they are a top notch and we are a downsizing people. Their food was just breathtaking. We were impressed with every single dishes. My partner asked vegetarian menu in advance, but they perfectly got it right. These kind of restaurants often prepare completely different vegetarian menu, or tasteless food, but they just changed slightly from the original, and he was impressed. We also did wine paring with the course, but we totally enjoyed the chemistry that they offered. We were there to celebrate our engagement, and even though we casually mentioned it when we sit down to the table, they gave us a complimentary sweets. WTF. Applause. They are absolutely the best fine dining restaurant. I can’t wait to go back!! 𓀠 𓀡 𓀠 𓀡 𓀠 𓀡 𓀠 𓀡 パートナーと2人で3月頃に行ったのですが、もう感動しっぱなしでした。 喧騒の慌ただしい街中に位置するのですが、お店に入った途端そんなことなど忘れるほどの落ち着いていて、でもプロ感佇む雰囲気。スタッフ皆さんフレンドリーで迎えてくださり、こんな一流レストランにこんな糞みたいなウチらがいても良いんだぁって思わせてくれます。 料理はもう息を呑むほどの美味さ。全てに感動ですよ。パートナーはベジタリアンのコースを頼んだのですが、え、完璧。こーゆーところって、ベジタリアン用に完全に違う料理を作ったり、味付け薄めな料理だったりを準備するのですが、ここはもうオリジナルから少し手を加えて、見た目も同じのベジタリアン料理で、彼はもう感動しっぱなし。ワインマッチングもしたのですが、もう料理との化学反応が神。 婚約祝いで行って、それとなーく席に着いた時にお話ししただけで、お祝いのデザートまで用意してくれまして、感無量。 オークランドで確実に1番のファインダイニング・レストランです。是非行ってみてください。More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 5 December 2021

My fiancé and I visited here and had the 6 course menu. Wow, it was so amazing! The food and service was outstanding. Definitely hope to back again!!

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

Perfect roast beef and yorkshire puddings, paired with delicious wine and exceptional service. Love it when Restaurant Month is on and the Grove is open on a Sunday. Fantastic restaurant, recommend it every time.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Restaurant month Sunday dinner- what could be better than rare fillet, all the trimmings and the most enormous yorkie. WE had a lovely time, with all of us experiencing the whole menu. Service was wonderful from our arrival to our departure, and the food met...and exceeded expectations. We were almost silent except for the groans of pleasure and appreciation. Thanks everyone. Only mis-step was exactly that, an uneven flagstone made one of our party almost come to grief- Council need to fix!!More

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

It was a birthday celebration, but it does not need to be a special event to visit this special,place. From the moment you walk in the door, the outstanding service starts. All the wait team apply the obviously extensive training to their customers. It’s delightful....And the experience gets even better when the food starts arriving. Why did I leave it so long to return..don’t delay. It’s a great experience of fine dining.More

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 7 August 2021 via mobile

Their 7 course degustation menu is what we had and it was divine. Great service too - very bespoke and a fine balance. Menu was amaZing and the food delicious!

Date of visit: July 2021
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leehazzard
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Response from Alfred R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Grove is not a vegan restaurant .
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Response from ICTBRO | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine with casual shoes, Auckland is a pretty informal city.
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28 April 2017|
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Response from Terry C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Missjess8, This is a fine dining restaurant and not ideal for young children in my opinion.
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The Grove is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5