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“A little piece of “La Perfection” at the top end of Queen”
Review of Le Garde-Manger

Le Garde-Manger
Ranked #27 of 1,978 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

I often frequent Le Garde-Manger as part of my work jaunts into New Zealand.
This quaint little piece of Paris is positioned at the top end of Queen St away from the hustle and bustle you often see down near the warf.

The establishment is only small with 10-12 tables offering quaint experience without the noise often seen in larger competitors.

Although a small footprint there is enough room to enjoy another’s company without feeling like you are crammed in with a group of strangers.

Service is exquisite with a single waiter easily able to service tables keeping them full of both food and more importantly drinks.

Le Garde-Manger has an amazing array of authentic French wines which is complimented with traditional French fare.

Todays order contained a medium cooked rump steak followed by my favourite thrill. A flaming crepe Suzette.
As usual the food as well of the experience was nothing short of exceptional.

Highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2022
Thank TravelbizzAU
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Reviewed 9 February 2022

Lovely little French bistro with authentic vibe and food. We called in after the Mary Quant exhibition and were not disappointed. Sat in the small open air garden at the rear and could easily dream we were in France again.
Duck ravioli with mushrooms was divine as was the pate. Pan grilled snapper and lamb shanks were great choice as mains. A delicious dessert of crepe Belle Helene finished the meal well. All washed down with French burgundy.
At another table 3 French girls were enjoying the galettes. Got to be good if it has French patrons. Good friendly service too.

Date of visit: February 2022
Thank stonemob
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

We went for dinner on Christmas eve. Glad to be able to get a table. It was busy at 7:30 in the evening and it is an unexpected location for a French restaurant as this block of shops and restaurants is mainly populated by Asian Eateries or shops.
At first we felt the manager who took my reservation looked a bit confused to see us but he took us to our table and after the initial encounter, he seemed a bit more relaxed and friendly. The waitress serving us was friendly and a Parisian. Menu has reasonable choice and a whole page of crepes option. The special for the evening was Rabbit pie but we had the beef Bourguignon instead.
Great atmosphere and good food. Will return to try the crepe.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Thank LotusJade
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Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Fabulous spot on Queen St! Authentically French, good selection of delicious food. Very busy at 6pm on a Thursday suggest going a little later unless you’re happy wait and enjoy a drink. I really recommend the crème brûlée!

Date of visit: June 2021
Thank sallyc847
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Reviewed 13 June 2021 via mobile

Central location in Auckland CBD.

Amazing food, amazing service, quick cooking, great ambience. What more is there to say?! Get to it

Date of visit: June 2021
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