Quite simply the French are right when they claim the world's finest cuisine - and Auckland has some of New Zealand's best. So if you're looking for recommended French restaurants in Auckland, then you need look no further than ViewAuckland.co.nz's list of the best French cuisine restaurants in Auckland.
High ceilings, gorgeous entrance, large open spaces and friendly service combine to make Altar cafe one of the best eateries in Mt Eden.
465 Mt Eden Road,
Antoine's Restaurant is situated in the turn of the century villa in historic Parnell, Auckland. Silver service, large New Zealand wine list plus extensive imported wines.
Celebrities and royalty dine here. Tony and Beth Astle opened and still run Antoine's Restaurant, it opened in 1973.
333 Parnell Road,
Enjoy a real French experience at Bouchon. In the heart of Kingsland, Auckland, you can enjoy delicous French crêpes, galettes and bistro-style food. This cosy French restaurant, with a sunny garden out the back, is fully licensed and stocks French wines and cider. The staff, most of whom are French, will look after you during breakfast, lunch, weekend brunch or dinner any day of the week. Bookings recommended.
479 New North Road,
Tucked away downstairs at the rear of Jellicoe Court, Estragon Restaurant, is a centrally located Italian/French inspired Restaurant.
22-28 Jellicoe Road,
Still considered to be one of Auckland’s top restaurants, The French Café, in Grafton, Auckland, offers award-winning French cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
210 Symonds Street,
MARKET kitchen + bar sits in the absolute heart of Newmarket at the corner of Carlton Gore Rd and Davis Crescent and enjoys company amongst a ‘cluster row’ of many varied eating & drinking establishments. We offer two interior rooms incorporating a small engaging boutique bar that is very casual & relaxed and an upper dining room for more serious but still informal dining. Then in addition, the courtyard (enclosed and heated in winter then opened up in summer) and footpath seating area allow splendid al fresco dining. Modern European décor with leather banquettes, art deco lighting and wooden floors help create an urban, sophisticated yet relaxed ambience.
MARKET showcases Head Chef Courtney Rotherham’s talent and creativity, delivering signature selections in an intimate and relaxed dining experience. We pride ourselves on using the finest, freshest local ingredients. The menus are uncomplicated with classic, simple yet elegant cuisine.
Innovative lunch dishes are on offer Wednesday to Friday and simple bistro fare of largely French, English and Italian origin for dinner Monday to Saturday.
19 Davis Crescent,
Located on the corner of Shortland & O'Connell Streets in Auckland Central, the O'Connell Street Bistro is a small intimate multi-award winning dining room of twelve tables, created in the theme of a modern European back street bistro, with a cosy and well stocked bar.
The O'Connell Street Bistro proprietor, Chris Upton, trained in the UK, and also spent four years on board QE2. His Head Chef, Stephen Ward is NZ trained, and has previously returned from London where he worked at Terence Conran's Bluebird restaurant. Stephen has been with the Bistro since November 2000.
3 O'Connell Street,
Bienvenue! Pastis Chez Francoise is Auckland's newest French Restaurant, serving a modern and affordable bistro style menu with a friendly and warm atmosphere and nightly live music.
128 Victoria Street West,
Torchon Crêperie offers traditional French crêpes, with ingredients imported from France and an authentic French setting, not to mention the French team behind it.
As previous owners of Bouchon, this is the only slice of France in the inner city. No matter what time of day, there is a crêpe for every meal, from savoury, gluten free, to sweet, dessert crêpes.
39 Elliot Street,
The Veranda Bar and Grill (VBG) in Parnell, Auckland, has been one of Auckland's leading fine dining restaurants for more than twenty five years, enjoying a reputation for excellent service, and delicious high quality food.
Set in an old coach-house at Parnell which was originally built in the 1880s, the Veranda Bar and Grill has a high ceiling with rough-hewn beams and polished wood floors, retaining the character of the original building.
With silver service and subtle candle lighting, the Veranda Bar and Grill has an intimate and relaxed feel allowing diners to enjoy the overall atmosphere of this Parnell venue.
279 Parnell Road,
Winehot in Kingsland, Auckland, has reopened with a new look, new menu and new drinks list..Le Vrai Bar pour L 'Apéro...the place to meet, take a glass and eat (as little or as much as you like).
The atmosphere is still decidedly French sexy ... a trip to an authentique Bar à Paris without the longhaul flight.
We now specialise in traditionelle French charcuterie: patés, térrines and rillettes all made in house and served with fresh baked baguette.
The winelist still holds the same funky selection to challenge the pallette but we have also added a selection of boutique beers from around the world and a few delicious French cocktails (pour vous Mesdames).
We don't take bookings you just come along.
605 New North Road,