Below is a list of the top and leading French Cuisine in Auckland. To help you find the best French Cuisine located near you in Auckland we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Auckland’s Best French Cuisine:
The top rated French Cuisine in Auckland are:
- Le Garde-Manger – appetizing classic French menu
- Le Chef – traditional recipes from France infused with Kiwi flair
- Le Bistro Des Gourmets – irresistible European meals and dishes
- Paris Butter – a local French bistro in Auckland
- La Fourchette – freshly prepared French specialties
Le Garde-Manger is a French restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. It was established in January 2010 and can be found near the Aotea Square and Town Hall at Queen Street. They serve entree, mains, appetizers, drinks and desserts. Their breakfast treat is available daily starting at 8 am during weekdays and at 9 am during weekends. Meanwhile, the mains menu offers choices of beef rump steak with fried potatoes, mushroom sauce, and salad, potato gratin with bacon, cream, and onion grilled with Reblochon cheese, chicken leg cooked in red wine with bacon, vegetables and potatoes, beef and red wine casserole, beef scotch fillet, and red wine braised lamb shank.
Les Galettes, Mains, Sides, Les Crêpes Simples, Aperitifs Traditionnels Les Digestifs, Brunch
“A lot of restaurants seem to hide inadequacies behind their expensive fit-outs, elaborate plating of food, and bizarre ingredients. Not so with Le Garde-Manger. It was simple all-round. But the food was delicious and the environment comfortable and quaint. We enjoyed all 3 courses (+ aperitifs) which is a rare thing and left feeling very content.” –Leigh Maffey
Le Chef serves irresistible French cuisines to Aucklanders from its location at the central portion of the business district. Sitting at the Vulcan Lane, the French bistro, bar and cafe promise an unforgettable dining experience. Seasonal ingredients sourced from trusted local suppliers are prepared daily per European culinary methods. Diners get to enjoy various meals throughout the day with the delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu. The breakfast section offers interesting meal selections like the eggs benedict, acai bowl, big breakfast, avo tartine, brioche pain perdu, Croque monsieur/madame, mice on toast, omelette du chef, and sourdough bread and eggs. Vegetarian and vegan selections are also available.
Breakfast, With Fish, With Meat, Sharing & Snacks, Vegan & Veggie Corner
“Just popped in for a quick light lunch. Everything was good, service, food, atmosphere, perfect small french style cafe.” –Trevor Reid
Le Bistro Des Gourmets
Le Bistro Des Gourmets is situated in Parnell Village, Auckland, New Zealand. The restaurant pays tribute to traditional French dishes using fresh local ingredients. These classic meals are given a contemporary twist that captivates the appetite of diners. Perfectly paired with their fine wine selections, diners are offered two set menu choices. Each menu has a starter, main dish and a dessert. Set menu one’s starters can be either homemade French-style terrine or blue cheese and pear terrine. The main dish is a choice between chicken breast, fresh tagliatelle pasta, and scampi sauce or fresh market fish cooked with saffron sauce, vegetables and leek fondue. Dessert can be either the trilogy of Valrhona chocolate mousse or the cheese plate. Set menu 2 has the chicken liver and cognac mousse or the blue cheese and pear terrine as its starter, provencal lamb rack, clams cooked in white wine or fresh market fish as the main, and baked apple or cheese plate as the dessert.
Entrees, Sharing Plates, Starters, Sides, Desserts
“We had the same experience as other diners. We booked a table because my sister had such a great meal, and it was the same for us. This is a hidden gem of a restaurant. The menu is quite small, but I’m sure that is what allows the chef to produce such consistently fine flavours.” –Tim Woodhouse
Paris Butter is the creation of Chef Nick Honeyman, a French cuisine expert. The French restaurant is located in Auckland, New Zealand and exudes a classic bistro vibe coupled with an elegant dining experience. Dishes are complemented by wines sourced from either New Zealand or France. Their menu is a choice between the menu de chef set and the menu Paris butter set. The menu de chef has snacks, scampi, corn, kingfish, dashi, smoked tomato, butternut, granola, quail, crossover, Fromage, fig leaf, strawberry and cheesecake while the menu Paris butter has snacks, Leigh fish, mussel, and potato, Taupo beef with parsnip and shitake, ora king salmon with avocado and onion dashi, venison tartare with beetroot and mustard, and strawberry, pistachio or fig leaf, cherry and chocolate as the dessert.
Menu Du Chef, Menu Paris Butter
“Fine dining at its finest. Had the great opportunity to dine here while they were having collaboration with Lillius (another great fine dining restaurant). Starting with snacks and ending with snacks, I was able to taste so many different unique flavours. The food was presented very professionally and the taste was beyond imaginable. The staff were attentive and great. This place is a must-go if you are wanting to experience some French fine dining.” –James Youn
La Fourchette translates to “the fork” in French. The owners, Natalie and Romain Le Gal wish to promote the sumptuous dishes and fine wines from France. They offer a unique form of degustation available from morning to night. French specialties such as the escargots and coc au vin should not be missed together with French-Kiwi fusion dishes that reflect both country’s culinary pride. Hand knead pizzas are also present as well as cold-pressed juice. The patisserie section offers classic quiches and baked goods all fresh from the oven. Pair it with the Altenzo brother’s coffee for a great start to mornings.
Brunch, Pizza, Plats, Entrees, Crepes, Dinner, Cold-Pressed Juice, Coffee Tea, Kid’s Menu
“A real hidden jam, they have a large variety of French food at a reasonable price. The place has enough space to fit any company with the upstairs, main area and outside tables. It does become busy during morning and lunch but still a great place to stop by when you are walking on the beach and need a little getaway.” –Andrey K.