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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

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

Thank manofekent
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank PKBeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last night to support Sid and Chand. Usual crowd. Wealthy Chinese tourists in tacky shiny sleeveless puffer jackets. In your face, elite on the teat, expense account Maori guy with stripped shorts, league player calves and Crocs for Gods sake!! Is there no...More

1  Thank philbonz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No wonder this is iconic in Auckland! It really is a dining experience and better than I imagined it could be! Service and food impeccable and our 3 course meal turned into about 10 with all the little extras- well worth it for a special...More

1  Thank juliehM1177PO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Resturant is now on its way to being an iconic modern resturant. All the great elements are still there but Sid & Chand have brought a modern light twist to the food. Reading the menu is like it always was but the food is now...More

1  Thank Irishkiwiboy
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Ive wanted to go here for so long and finally going didn't disappoint. As there was 5 of us we were fortunate enough to have the cellar room to ourselves. This just added to the whole evening. The service was just right. Always around when...More

Thank Rainy0
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Impeccable service, fabulous food and fine wine. A lovely evening out. The service was as usual just right, not too fussy but there when needed. The wine, a puglia primitivo complemented an excellent choice of food. I hope that not too much changes under the...More

Thank Jimmy19876
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We love this place and can not fault it! We’ve dined here before and it’s our favourite restaurant. Always for a special occasion as it’s certainly not cheap. This anniversary lunch for 2 cost us nearly $600 NZD but it was over 3+ hours. We...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Our arrival and seating at our table was under whelming there is no interaction or welcoming. We decided on the al a carte menu which had a great choice. A highlight was the Atlantic salmon dish and the apple sorbet desert. Every dish was delicious...More

1  Thank travelfurtherafield
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We have dined at The French Cafe on several occasions and on hearing that the ownership was changing decided to visit again before this happened. Rest assured, nothing will be changing. The staff, the food and the decor will remain the same, maybe some slight...More

Thank KiwiR0byn
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Ray T
9 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
Kirsty J
4 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
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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