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“Amazing.....but”
Review of The Grove

The Grove
Ranked #3 of 2,468 Restaurants in Auckland Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Get me a drink! Incredible food but the drinks service was so sloooooow. Call me a drunk but 20 mins is too long to wait for a glass of wine. Apart from significant dehydration, the meal was the best I’ve had in NZ.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Hank83
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

A beautiful restaurant with incredible service. The food and presentation is next level and it is a real treat to come back every time. The courses are prepared meticulously and if you have any dietary requirements, the chef is happy to cater a different option. An Auckland must!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank littlegiant33
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a most wonderful meal at The Grove and would certainly be back often were it not for living in California. A great thank you to Michael for recommendations and fine conversation, as well as his staff whom did a lovely job presenting and plating.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mercedes M
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Staff explained the menu and the different courses and how they were prepared. Very attentive to health requirements and offered alternatives. Enjoyable meal had by all.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank skyfresh
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

The Grove is pretty special and well suited to a special occasion ! the degustation menu with matched wines is really fabulous .
I was impressed from the moment i walked in . A welcoming smile and greeting from a staff member and another seated us carefully showing me the slight difference in floor height ( good when your guest is wearing fabulous shoes) between the carpeted and wooden floor . They took my coat and checked it in while another located a cushion as we were seated on the nice private area but the seat is a banquette so the height challenge do need a "boost "and this was much appreciated.
The food was lovely and chef adventurous and confident but without good staff this restaurant would flounder. it was refreshing to have confident but not smug or pretentious wait staff. they took their time to explain both the food and what they were serving , they were engaged and excited by the chefs food and overall were interested in MY dining experience . More restaurant staff need to get over themselves and think of the diners experience .Most diners were family and friends ( though the table next to us was a business group with an expense account ) so we were really there for the experience and not to impress the client .
My fav for the night were the Waiheke oysters YUMMMMMM and the asparagus with amazing cheese foam.
We had a glass of wine each and then shared the matched and this was quite enough light weight drinkers .
My only complaint is that when we were leaving the staff member came out with 3 coats and asked me which was mine. They do need a simple way of ensuring that the right coat is matched to the table . I`d get a cab rather than drive , unless you are walking .

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank MichelleH4369
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