About Us

— a truly sophisticated dining experience —

The French Café is a partnership between husband and wife team Creghan Molloy Wright, Restaurant Manager, and Simon Wright, Executive Chef. They are assisted by Michelle Moore and Craig Lovie, Maitre d's, Andy Gladding, Sommelier and Gideon Landman, Head Chef.

Creghan’s warm, attentive and professional service blends her years of knowledge and natural hospitality. Her experienced staff are there to assist you with your food and wine choices and guide you through your dining experience. The cellar concentrates on premium wines from New Zealand, France and Australia. 

Simon has trained in Europe’s top hotels and Michelin Star restaurants. His modern french food combines classical cuisine with a contemporary approach to ingredients and technique. The flavours are clean, precise and intense with an emphasis on fresh local product and seasonality. The restaurant offers a chef’s tasting, a six course tasting, as well as an a la carte menu which is designed to be enjoyed in four courses.

The restaurant is separated into three areas with a seating capacity of up to 80 people. There is a relaxed bar for pre and post dinner drinks, conservatory room overlooking the courtyard and courtyard dining in the warmer months.
The French Kitchen, our private dining room is available for group bookings offering privacy and comfort in a relaxing and sophisticated environment overlooking our beautiful edible garden and courtyard.

The French Café has consistently been awarded for the fine dining experience that it so outstandingly offers.

tasting menu

FLAVOURS OF WINTER

________

MARINATED KINGFISH
apple jelly, crab, verjus, cucumber, creme fraiche

EGG YOLK CONFIT
smoked potato, leeks, parmesan, iberico ham

CARAMELISED PORK BELLY 
langoustine, carrot, almond, gingerbread

MARKET FISH
sweetcorn, slipper lobster, pearl barley, basil, broccoli stems

SEARED DUCK BREAST
sweet spices, sprouting greens, mandarin, kumara

_________

FEIJOA, APPLE AND BLACKBERRIES
elderflower, crushed pavlova, buttermilk
 

Tasting menu
—140

Paired wines
—80

The tasting menu is designed to be enjoyed by the whole table.
Thank you. Prices include GST.

A La Carte

— winter —

First

OYSTERS
native seaweed, ginger, radishes, dashi jelly, cucumber   22

SMOKED DUCK BREAST
coffee cream, blueberries, walnuts, kumara   22

SNAPPER CEVICHE
young coconut, chilli, lime, avocado, puffed rice   22

BAKED SCALLOPS
cauliflower cheese, truffle butter, parmesan   22

EGG YOLK CONFIT
smoked potato, buttered leeks, iberico ham   22 

Second

ROASTED FRENCH GOATS CHEESE
onion, fig and beetroot tart, red wine syrup   30

CARAMELISED PORK BELLY
langoustine, carrot, almond, gingerbread   30

ROASTED QUAIL
wild mushrooms, bacon, chestnut, croissant, black truffle   30

MARINATED KINGFISH
apple jelly, crab, verjus, cucumber, creme fraiche   30

AKAROA SALMON
wakame butter, crayfish, buckwheat, brassica leaves   30 

Third

CRISPY ROAST DUCK
sweet spices, sprouting greens, mandarin, kumara   46

ORGANIC LAMB 
forest mushrooms, parsnip, leeks, smoked cheese beignets   46

MARKET FISH
sweetcorn, slipper lobster, pearl barley, basil, broccoli stems   46

AGED BEEF
eggplant, samphire, black garlic, pumpkin, wasabi butter   46

VENISON LOIN 
preserved cherries, beetroot, celeriac, red wine, liquorice   46   

Fourth

LOCAL CHEESES

quince paste, house baked crackers, fresh walnuts   26

TEXTURED CHOCOLATE
caramelised milk, hazelnut, malt powder, mandarin   20

LEMON MERINGUE
passionfruit, blueberries, white chocolate, lavender   20

TOFFEE APPLE PARFAIT
feijoa, blackberry, nougatine, elderflower   20

CARAMELISED BANANA
salted caramel, banana milk, macadamia, honeycomb   20

 

 

Set Menu

Canapes

-

Fresh bread

-

First

OYSTERS
native seaweed, ginger, radishes, dashi jelly, cucumber

SNAPPER CEVICHE 
coconut, chilli, lime, avocado, mint, puffed rice

Second

ROASTED QUAIL
wild mushrooms, chestnut, bacon, croissant, black truffle

ROASTED FRENCH GOATS CHEESE
onion, fig and beetroot tart, red wine syrup

Third

CRISPY ROAST DUCK
sweet spices, sprouting greens, mandarin, kumara

MARKET FISH
sweetcorn, slipper lobster, pearl barley, basil, broccoli stems

Forth

TEXTURED CHOCOLATE
caramelised milk, hazelnut, malt powder, mandarin

LEMON MERINGUE
passionfruit, blueberries, white chocolate, lavender

—125 per person

—140 per person with canapés

The set menu is available for group reservations over 14 people. Prices include GST.

Vegetarian

— tasting menu —

FLAVOURS OF WINTER

____________

SILKEN TOFU SALAD
young coconut, avocado, chilli, lime, puffed rice

EGG YOLK
smoked potato, leeks, parmesan, caramelised onion broth

SPICED EGGPLANT
cauliflower, date, chickpea, broad bean fritters

ROASTED FRENCH GOATS CHEESE
onion, fig and beetroot tart, red wine syrup

WINTER VEGETABLE AND LENTIL RISOTTO
sprout leaves, fresh curd, porcini broth

___________

FEIJOA, APPLE AND BLACKBERRIES
elderflower, crushed pavlova, buttermilk

 

Tasting menu
—140

Paired Wines
—80

The vegetarian menu is created daily and subject to change.

Wine

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

WINES BY THE GLASS

   

Champagne

   
FRANCE    
NV LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER Reims REIMS 26
2008 LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT ROSE REIMS 28

Methode Champenoise

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2009 QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONELLE METHODE CHAMPENOISE CENTRAL OTAGO 19
       

White Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2014 MAUDE PINOT GRIS CENTRAL OTAGO 14
2013 HUIA GEWURZTRAMINER MARLBOROUGH 15
2014 GREENHOUGH APPLE VALLEY RIESLING NELSON 13
2013 ANT MOORE SAUVIGNON BLANC MARLBOROUGH 15
2014 MILLTON TE ARAI VINEYARD CHENIN BLANC GISBORNE 16
2007 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION THE WHITE MARLBOROUGH 18
2010 FOXES ISLAND CHARDONNAY MARLBOROUGH 19
2009 RANSOM COSMOS CHARDONNAY MATAKANA 16
2013 NEUDORF CHARDONNAY NELSON 17
FRANCE    
2012 JOSEPH CATTIN PINOT GRIS ALSACE 17
2013 MURE SIGNATURE GEWURZTRAMINER ALSACE 16
2012 ARTHUR METZ CUVEE ANNE LAURE RIESLING ALSACE 15
2013 DOMAINE GERARD FIOU SANCERRE LOIRE VALLEY 17
2013 CHATEAU DE LA RAGOTIERE MUSCADET LOIRE VALLEY 13
2010 DOMAINE FERRATON ET FILS LA MATINIERE CROZES HERMITAGE RHONE VALLEY 17
2012 CHAMPALOU CUVEE FONDREAUX VOUVRAY LOIRE VALLEY 16
2012 DOMAINE DE LA GARENNE MACON-AZE BURGUNDY 20
2013 DOMAINE DROUHIN VAUDON CHABLIS 19
SPAIN      
2013 ALBARINO DE FEFINANES RIAS BAIXAS 20
       

Rose

   
FRANCE      
2014 CHATEAU ROUBINE PROVENCE 18
       

Red Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012

MT EDWARD PINOT NOIR

CENTRAL OTAGO 20
2012 NEUDORF TOMS PINOT NOIR NELSON 18
2011 TWO GATES MERLOT, CABERNET FRANC, CABERNET SAUVIGNON HAWKES BAY 16
AUSTRALIA    
2012

BERESFORD SHIRAZ

MCLAREN VALE 15
FRANCE    
2011 VINCENT GIRARDIN CUVEE SAINT VINCENT ROUGE COTE DE BEAUNE BURGUNDY 19
2009 CHATEAU BLAIGNAN MEDOC 18
2010 DELAS LES LAUNES CROZES HERMITAGE RHONE VALLEY 17
2013 TERRES DOREES L’ANCIEN BEAUJOLAIS 17
ITALY    
2013

MARETTI LANGHE ROSSO BARBERA, NEBBIOLO

PIEDMONT 16
SPAIN    
2012

TELMO RODRIGUEZ CORRIENTE

RIOJA 15
       

Dessert Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 ESCARPMENT HINEMOA RIESLING MARTINBOROUGH 17
2011

OSAWA LATE HARVEST GEWURZTRAMINER

HAWKE'S BAY 16
AUSTRALIA    
NV CHAMBERS ROSEWOOD VINEYARDS MUSCAT RUTHERGLEN 17
FRANCE    
NV DOMAINE DU MAS BLANC BANYULS ROUSSILLON 16
2012 BAUMARD COTEAUX DU LAYON CARTE D’OR LOIRE VALLEY 14
2012 M. CHAPOUTIER MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE RHONE 18
2011 CHATEAU VILLEFRANCHE SAUTERNES BORDEAUX 18
2011 CHATEAU BELINGARD MONBAZILLAC SOUTH WEST FRANCE 14
SPAIN      
2008 MOLINO REAL MOUNTAIN WINE MOSCATEL MALAGA 20

 

WINES BY THE BOTTLE

   

Champagne

   
FRANCE    
NV LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER REIMS 155
2007 LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT VINTAGE REIMS 230
2008 LOUIS ROEDERER BLANC DE BLANCS REIMS 220
2009 LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT ROSE REIMS 220
2006 LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL REIMS 490
NV LOUIS ROEDERER CARTE BLANCHE DEMI SEC REIMS 150
NV EGLY-OURIET BLANC DE NOIRS VIEILLE VIGNES AMBONNAY 400
NV RUINART BLANC DE BLANCS REIMS 190
NV BILLECART SALMON ROSE MAREUIL SUR-AY 250
NV KRUG REIMS 400
2009 JEAN MILAN SYMPHORINE BLANC DE BLANCS OGER 210
1997 LAURENT PERRIER ALEXANDRA ROSE TOURS-SUR-MARNE 600
2004 DUMANGIN BRUT PREMIER CRU CHIGNY LES ROSES 210
2008 MARGUET GRAND CRU AMBONNAY 185
2004 PERRIER-JOUET BELLE EPOQUE ROSE EPERNAY 550
       

Methode Champenoise

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2009 QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONNELLE CENTRAL OTAGO 98
NV NO 1 FAMILY ESTATE CUVEE BRUT MARLBOROUGH 78
2011 QUARTZ REEF ROSE METHODE TRADITIONNELLE CENTRAL OTAGO 88
       

Rose

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2014 TERRA SANCTA CENTRAL OTAGO 70
FRANCE    
2014 CHATEAU ROUBINE PROVENCE 81
2013 DOMAINE LAFRAN-VEYROLLES BANDOL 94
     

Vin Gris

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 QUEST FARM CENTRAL OTAGO 55
       

Pinot Blanc

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012 ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH 58
     

Pinot Gris

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2013 URLAR GLADSTONE, WAIRARAPA 68
2012 KUMEU RIVER  KUMEU 65
2012 Q WAITAKI VALLEY 70
2014

MAUDE

CENTRAL OTAGO 62
2012

NEVIS BLUFF

CENTRAL OTAGO 60
2014

ATA RANGI LISMORE

MARTINBOROUGH 78
2012 ANT MOORE MARLBOROUGH 58
2013 TAKATU MATAKANA 75
FRANCE    
2012 JOSEPH CATTIN ALSACE 72
2009

ALBERT MANN HENGST GRAND CRU

ALSACE 135
     

Albarino

   
SPAIN      
2013 ALBARINO DE FEFINANES RIAS BAIXAS 93
       

Riesling

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012

MISHA'S LIMELIGHT

CENTRAL OTAGO 62
2011

LAMONT

CENTRAL OTAGO 60
2012 THE 3RD MAN  WAIPARA 58
2014 FRAMINGHAM SELECT RIESLING MARLBOROUGH 75
2013 VALLI WAITAKI VALLEY NORTH OTAGO 73
2012 MON CHEVAL WAIPARA 65
2014 GREENHOUGH APPLE VALLEY NELSON 55
2013 SATO CENTRAL OTAGO 90
FRANCE    
2012 ARTHUR METZ CUVEE ANNE LAURE ALSACE 62
2008 DOMAINE SCHLUMBERGER GRAND CRU KITTERLE ALSACE 130
       

Melon de Bourgogne

   
FRANCE    
2013 CHATEAU DE LA RAGOTIERE MUSCADET 60
       

Vernaccia

   
ITALY    
2012 SONO MONTENIDOLI TRADIZIONALE SAN GIMIGNANO, TUSCANY 80
     

Gewurztraminer

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 PASQUALE WAITAKI VALLEY, OTAGO 66
2013 HUIA GEWURZTRAMINER MARLBOROUGH 60
2013 JOHANNESHOF MARLBOROUGH 75
2011 RIPPON CENTRAL OTAGO 78
FRANCE    
2005 DOMAINE WILLM GRAND CRU HENGST ALSACE 92
2013 MURE SIGNATURE ALSACE 70
       

White Blends

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 ELEPHANT HILL LE PHANT BLANC HAWKES BAY 65
2007 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION THE WHITE MARLBOROUGH 82
2011 HANS HERZOG MISTRAL MARLBOROUGH 175
2010 SERESIN CHIAROSURO MARLBOROUGH 125
FRANCE    
2009 MARCEL DIESS GRASBERG 1ER CRU ALSACE 170
2010 DOMAINE FERRATON ET FILS LA MATINIERE CROZES HERMITAGE BLANC, RHONE 80
     

Viognier

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 130
FRANCE    
2007 CHAPOUTIER INVITARE CONDRIEU 190
       

Chenin Blanc

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012 ASTROLABE MARLBOROUGH 69
2014 MILLTON TE ARAI VINEYARD GISBORNE 70
FRANCE    
2012 CHAMPALOU CUVEE FONDREAX VOUVRAY 75
2013 TAILLE AUX LOUP REMUS MONTLOUIS 110
       

Gruner Veltliner

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2013 SAINT CLAIR BLOCK 5 MARLBOROUGH 58
     

Savagnin

   
FRANCE    
2007 STEPHANE TISSOT CHATEAU CHALON VIN JAUNE JURA 320
2011 BURONFOSSE ENTRE DEUX JURA 110
       
AUSTRIA      
2013 SALOMON UNDHOF WIEDEN & BERG KREMS 75
       

Sauvignon Blanc

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2014

CLOS MARGUERITE 

MARLBOROUGH 66
2013

CLARK ESTATE

MARLBOROUGH 58
2014

CRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD

MARTINBOROUGH 59
2012 FOXES ISLAND LAPINE MARLBOROUGH 120
2013

ANT MOORE

MARLBOROUGH 65
2012 MAHI BOUNDARY FARM MARLBOROUGH 72
2014 PEREGRINE CENTRAL OTAGO 56
2011

SERESIN RESERVE

MARLBOROUGH 118
2012 CLEARVIEW RESERVE BARRIQUE FERMENTED HAWKES BAY 62
2012

THE 3RD MAN

WAIPARA 60
FRANCE      
2013 DOMAINE GERARD FIOU SANCERRE, LOIRE VALLEY 78
2011 ALPHONSE MELLOT POUILLY FUME, LOIRE VALLEY 100
2011 DOMAINE CROIX DES BOUQUETS GRAVES, BORDEAUX 75
       

Chardonnay

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2013 DOG POINT MARLBOROUGH 86
2009 KUMEU RIVER CODDINGTON KUMEU 100
2014 MUDBRICK SHEPHERDS POINT WAIHEKE ISLAND 70
2013 PARITUA HAWKES BAY 90
2009 RANSOM COSMOS MATAKANA 68
2013 FELTON ROAD ELMS CENTRAL OTAGO 85
2012 ASHWOOD ESTATE GISBORNE 70
2010 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION MARLBOROUGH 98
2010 PEGASUS BAY WAIPARA 110
2009 PEGASUS BAY VIRTUOSO WAIPARA 130
2011 MAHI TWIN VALLEY VINEYARD MARLBOROUGH 85
2013 TE MATA ELSTON HAWKES BAY 92
2012 VILLA MARIA RESERVE BARRIQUE FERMENTED GISBORNE 75
2013 NEUDORF NELSON 85
2013 ODYSSEY RESERVE ILIAD GISBORNE 72
2010 FOXES ISLAND MARLBOROUGH 97
2013 MAN O WAR VALHALLA WAIHEKE 95
2013 OSAWA HAWKES BAY 75
2013 BLACK ESTATE WAIPARA 70
2011 ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH 76
2008 PYRAMID VALLEY FIELD OF FIRE CANTERBURY 200
2009 DRY RIVER MARTINBOROUGH 210
2012 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 120
2009 BELL HILL WAIPARA 290
2013 SACRED HILL RIFLEMAN HAWKES BAY 168
AUSTRALIA      
2010 XANADU MARGARET RIVER 69
2012 GIANTS LEAP SEXTON VINEYARD  YARRA VALLEY 110
USA      
2008 FLOWERS SONOMA COAST 195
2013 LA CREMA MONTEREY 86
       

White Burgundy

   
FRANCE    
2011 VINCENT GIRARDIN CUVEE SAINT VINCENT COTE DE BEAUNE 85
2010 DOMAINE JACQUES CARILLON PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 200
2010 DOMAINE GUFFENS-HEYNEN CUVEE UNIQUE ST VERAN 175
2012 DOMAINE DE LA GARENNE MACON-AZE 92
2012

BOUCHARD PERE & FILS

MACON-LUGNY 65
2009 DOMAINE PIERRE MATROT MEURSAULT-CHARMES 250
2005 DOMAINE DE L'ARLOT LA GERBOTTE NUIT ST GEORGES 170
2006 DOMAINE DE L'ARLOT LA GERBOTTE NUIT ST GEORGES 280
2005 DOMAINE CAPITAIN-GAGNEROT 1ER CRU LES HAUTES MOURETTES LADOIX 166
2013 BRET BROTHERS LA MARTINE MACON-UCHIZY 98
2007 DOMAINE LEROY PERRIERES 1ER CRU MEURSAULT 495
2011 CHATEAU FUISSE TETE DU CRU POUILLY-FUISSE 118
2004 JEAN BOILLOT & FILS 1ER CRU LES VERGELESSES SAVIGNY LES BEAUNE 210
2008 DOMAINE ROLLIN PERE ET FILS GRAND CRU CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 440
2007 MOREY-BLANC GRAND CRU CORTON-CHARLEMAGNE 380
2004 HENRI BOILLOT MONTRACHET 1200
2013 DOMAINE DROUHIN VAUDON CHABLIS 93
2012 VINCENT DAUVISSAT 1ER CRU SECHET CHABLIS 175
       

Pinot Noir

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2010 BRODIE ESTATE MARTINBOROUGH 95
2011 MONDILLO CENTRAL OTAGO 97
2009

FOXES ISLAND

MARLBOROUGH 88
2012 DOCTORS FLAT CENTRAL OTAGO 120
2012 COROFIN SETTLEMENT VINEYARD MARLBOROUGH 110
2012 NEUDORF TOMS BLOCK NELSON 85
2012 CHARCOAL GULLY SALLYS PINCH CENTRAL OTAGO 65
2011 OSTLER CAROLINES WAITAKI VALLEY, OTAGO 130
2009 PEGASUS BAY WAIPARA 140
2003 PEGASUS BAY WAIPARA 180
2013 TERRA SANCTA JACKSONS BLOCK CENTRAL OTAGO 110
2012 MT EDWARD CENTRAL OTAGO 98
2011 STONECROP MARTINBOROUGH 82
2008 NEVIS BLUFF RESERVE CENTRAL OTAGO 130
2011 QUEST FARM SINGLE VINEYARD CENTRAL OTAGO 105
2011 PROPHETS ROCK CENTRAL OTAGO 115
2010 VILLA MARIA RESERVE MARLBOROUGH 105
2012 ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH 115
2012 VALLI WAITAKI VALLEY NORTH OTAGO 145
2010 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION WAITAKI VALLEY OTAGO 120
2011 RIPPON MATURE VINE CENTRAL OTAGO 142
2010 SERESIN SUN AND MOON MARLBOROUGH 250
2012 ATA RANGI MARTINBOROUGH 160
2008 ATA RANGI MARTINBOROUGH 285
2008 BELL HILL OLD WEKA PASS WAIPARA 150
2010 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 140
2009 DRY RIVER MARTINBOROUGH 280
AUSTRALIA    
2010 MARCHAND AND BURCH MOUNT BARROW WESTERN AUSTRALIA 180
USA    
2010 CUSTOM SOMMERS OREGON 130
       

Red Burgundy

   
FRANCE    
2013 TERRES DOREES L'ANCIEN BEAUJOLAIS 87
2007 DOMAINE DE L’ARLOT COTES DE CHAPEAU COTES DE NUITS VILLAGES 160
2010 DOMAINE ECARD 1ER CRU SAVIGNY-LEE-BEAUNE 158
2013 PIERRE-MARIE CHERMETTE MOULIN-A-VETTE, BEAUJOLAIS 100
2008 DOMAINE BLAIN GAGNARD CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 140
2008 DOMAINE A-F GROS AUX REAS VOSNE-ROMANEE 250
2010 DOMAINE DROUHIN CLOS DU MOUCHES 1ER CRU BEAUNE 280
2011 VINCENT GIRARDIN CUVEE ST VINCENT BEAUNE 88
2009 DOMAINE CONFURON COTETIDOT GRAND CRU ECHEZAUX 400
2011

GEORGES DE VOGUE GRAND CRU

BONNES MARES 800
2007

DOMAINE COMTE ARMAND CLOS DES EPENEAUX

POMMARD 340
2011 CHATEAU DE CHAMIREY MERCUREY 125
2006 DOMAINE MICHEL GROS NUITS-ST-GEORGES 235
2006 DOMAINE MICHEL LAFARGE VOLNAY 250
2012 JOSEPH DROUHIN GIVRY 85
2007 DOMAINE MAUME 1ER CRU GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 310
       

Cabernet, Cabernet Predominant

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2007 DESTINY BAY DESTINAE WAIHEKE ISLAND 145
2010

SCHUBERT CON BRIO

WAIRARAPA 105
2009 TE AWA HAWKES BAY 75
2012 MAN O WAR WARSPITE PONUI ISLAND 98
2009 PARITUA 2112 HAWKES BAY 120
2013

TE MATA AWATEA

HAWKES BAY 110
2009

TE MATA COLERAINE

HAWKES BAY 250
2006 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION GIMBLETT GRAVELS HAWKES BAY 125
2006 TE MOTU WAIHEKE ISLAND 180
2002

STONYRIDGE LAROSE

WAIHEKE ISLAND 280
1994

THE ANTIPODEAN

MATAKANA 600
1990

THE ANTIPODEAN

MATAKANA 400
FRANCE    
2013 LA BUTTE HAUT DE LA BUTTE BOURGUEIL, LOIRE VALLEY 98
AUSTRALIA    
2010 THE WILLOWS BAROSSA 80
2009

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES

MARGARET RIVER 150
2012

ELDERTON

BAROSSA 75
2010

YALUMBA THE MENZIES

COONAWARRA 105
       

Merlot, Merlot Predominant

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2007 ST NESBITT KARAKA 125
2012 ALLUVIALE HAWKES BAY 78
2010 BRICK BAY MARTELLO ROCK MATAKANA 62
2008 PURIRI HILLS ESTATE CLEVEDON 108
2013 CRAGGY RANGE HAWKES BAY 75
2010 TAKATU MATAKANA 78
2009 PEGASUS BAY  MAESTRO WAIPARA 155
2010 TWO GATES HAWKES BAY 65
2004 HERZOG SPIRIT OF MARLBOROUGH MARLBOROUGH 150
2010 DADA 2 HAWKES BAY 150
       

Bordeaux

   
FRANCE    
2009 CHATEAU BLAIGNAN MEDOC 85
2009 CHATEAU DU SEUIL GRAVES 98
2012 CHATEAU LA LANDE BEL-AIR BORDEAUX 60
2006 CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU ST JULIAN 280
2008 CHATEAU LA SERRE GRAND CRU CLASSE  ST EMILON 255
2000 CHATEAU ROLLAN DE BY CRU BOURGEOIS MEDOC 190
2008 CHATEAU LANGOA BARTON ST JULIEN 250
2008 CHATEAU LANESSAN HAUT-MEDOC 132
2007 CHATEAU LATOUR POMEROL 360
2008 CHATEAU MALESCOT ST EXUPERY MARGAUX 270
2008 CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON ST JULIEN 310
2010 CHATEAU FONROQUE GRAND CRU CLASSE ST EMILION 174
2001 CHATEAU HAUT BRION 1ER CRU GRAVES 1400
2001 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1ER CRU PAUILLAC 2500
       

Nebbiolo, Barbera

   
ITALY    
2013 MARETTI LANGHE ROSSO PIEDMONT 75
2006 SAN BIAGIO BAROLO PIEDMONT 155
2009 SAN BIAGIO BAROLO PIEDMONT 155
       

Montepulciano

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2009 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 140
       

Sangiovese

   
ITALY    
2010 ROCCA DELLE MACIE CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA TUSCANY 100
       

Tempranillo

   
SPAIN    
2012 TELMO RODRIGUEZ CORRIENTE RIOJA 75
       

Rhone Valley

   
FRANCE    
2010 DOMAINE PERRIN RESERVE COTES DU RHONE 66
2011 DOMAINE MONTVAC VACQUEYRAS 85
2010 DELAS LES LAUNES CROZES HERMITAGE 78
2009 CHATEAU DU TRIGNON GIGONDAS 100
2013 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE SILENE CROZES HERMITAGE 95
2007 DOMAINE CLAPE RENAISSANCE CORNAS 270
2004 DOMAINE BOIS DE BOURSAN CUVEES DES FELIX CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 270
2010 CHAPOUTIER LA BERNARDINE CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 160
2012 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE OFFERUS ST JOSEPH 110
2011 DOMAINE PERRIN VINSOBRES 85
2008 DOMAINE JAMET COTE-ROTIE  250
2004 DOMAINE DE LA CHARBONNIERE CUVEE MOURRE DE PERDRIX CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 190
       

Shiraz, Syrah Predominant

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012 FROMM LA STRADA MARLBOROUGH 80
2012

MAN O WAR DREADNOUGHT

WAIHEKE ISLAND 120
2012 HAY PADDOCK HARVEST RESERVE WAIHEKE ISLAND 95
2012 MICHAEL WAIHEKE 130
2013 TE MATA BULLNOSE HAWKES BAY 118
2013 QUARTER ACRE HAWKES BAY 78
2010 HOPES GROVE HAWKES BAY 90
2009 BILANCIA LA COLLINA HAWKES BAY 180
       
AUSTRALIA    
2011 GRANT BURGE HOLY TRINITY BAROSSA 90
2013 MITOLO G.A.M MCLAREN VALE 110
2012 SPINIFEX PAPILLON GRENACHE CINSAULT BAROSSA 84
2012 BERESFORD MCLAREN VALE 70
2012 WIRRA WIRRA RSW MCLAREN VALE 130
2010 JIM BARRY MCRAE WOOD BAROSSA 135
2010 YERING STATION VILLAGE VICTORIA 65
2010

HENSCHKE KEYNETON

BAROSSA 140
2010 ELDERTON COMMAND BAROSSA 220
       

Dessert Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 OSAWA LATE HARVEST GEWURZTRAMINER HAWKES BAY 65
2013

CHURTON PETIT MANSENG (500ML)

MARLBOROUGH 100
2012

ALLUVIALE ANOBLI BLANC

HAWKES BAY 92
2011

ESCARPMENT HINEMOA RIESLING

MARTINBOROUGH 64
2009 ELIZE LATE HARVEST SEMILLION MARLBOROUGH 52
2008 ISABEL NOBLE SAUVAGE MARLBOROUGH 100
AUSTRALIA    
NV CHAMBERS ROSEWOOD VINEYARDS MUSCAT RUTHERGLEN 67
NV CAMPBELLS TOPAQUE             RUTHERGLEN 60
2013 INNOCENT BYSTANDER MOSCATO VICTORIA 50
FRANCE    
NV LOUIS ROEDERER DEMI SEC (750ML) REIMS, CHAMPAGNE 150
NV DOMAINE DU MAS BLANC BANYULS, ROUSSILLON 64
2013 BAUMARD COTEAUX DU LAYON CARTE D OR LOIRE VALLEY 50
2011 CHATEAU VILLEFRANCHE BORDEAUX 68
2006 BAUMARD QUARTS DE CHAUME LOIRE VALLEY 130
2012 M. CHAPOUTIER MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE, RHONE 68
2011 CHATEAU BELINGARD MONBAZILLAC, SOUTH WEST FRANCE 55
2008 CHATEAU LAUBES CADILLAC (750ML) BORDEAUX 78
2008 CHATEAU D ‘YQUEM SAUTERNES BORDEAUX 1200
SPAIN      
2008 MOLINO REAL MOUNTAIN WINE MOSCATEL (500ML) MALAGA 90

Reviews & Accolades

— 2005—
Best of the Year
Canvas, Weekend Herald
“Beautifully cooked modern French food in stylish surroundings. If New Zealand had a Michelin Star system the French Café would lead the way.”
finalist
Cuisine Magazine, Restaurant of the Year
"Push open the door of the French Café and you’ve found your shelter from the storm. Forget the run-down shops and rushing arterial traffic out-side. Inside, it is a haven of calm and elegance, presided over by the warmly welcoming Creghan Molloy-Wright..."
Best Fine-Dining Restaurant
Metro - Simply the Best of Auckland 2005
"Simon Wright and Creaghan Molloy Wright have done nothing to disappoint us since we judged them Restaurant Of The Year in our April 2004 awards..."

Gifts

Vouchers

VOUCHERS

The French Café Vouchers are the perfect gift for loved ones, corporate “thank yous” and staff incentives.

Your voucher can be redeemed for any item (food, beverage or other) at The French Café. Vouchers expire 12 months after date of issue.   

 

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Saison

SAISON: A YEAR AT THE FRENCH CAFÉ

We are very excited to announce the release of our second cookbook – Saison
– A year at The French Café.

Featuring 320 pages of the restaurant and our cuisine throughout the seasons, the cookbook features beautiful photography and again, more than 80 of our very own recipes.

Preview the book here.

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Cookbook

THE FRENCH CAFÉ COOKBOOK

Our original French Café Cookbook features more than 80 of our very own recipes, stunning photography by Charlie Smith, and illuminating tales of the blood, sweat, tears and love that goes into running our restaurant.

We have limited copies available.

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Saison

A year at The French Café

We are very excited to announce the release of our second cookbook –
Saison – A year at The French Café.

Featuring 320 pages of the restaurant and our cuisine throughout the seasons,
the cookbook features beautiful photography and more than 80 of our very
own recipes.

Order your copy now!

Careers

— Current Opportunities —

Senior Waitperson

We require an experienced full time professional person to join our team.  An excellent opportunity for someone who is wanting to further their career and work with an experienced team of professionals.

Apply

Chef de Partie

The French Cafe is currently looking for a talented individual to fill this position. Please email your CV to apply.

 

Apply

Pastry Chef

The French Cafe is currently looking for a talented individual to fill this position. Please email your CV to apply.

 

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Booking & Contact

CONTACT

210 Symonds St
Eden Terrace
Auckland
New Zealand

OPEN

Dinner: Tues–Sat
Lunch: Friday 

A smart standard
of dress is required and appreciated.

GROUP BOOKINGS & PRIVATE FUNCTIONS

At The French Café we can accommodate
for almost all occasions.The entire premises
is available for private functions on Sundays
and Mondays. To discuss your event please call 09 377 1911.

RESERVATIONS

To make a reservation:
phone
+64 9 377 1911

or

request a
reservation online

 

The French Kitchen

— private dining —

The French Café has grown...

The French Kitchen. Our unique private dining space with an open kitchen, where Simon or Gideon can cook for an intimate number of guests. This is the ultimate chef's table experience using the freshest of ingredients from our flourishing edible garden in our beautiful new courtyard.  The French Kitchen is perfect for special occasions, whether personal or corporate.

Email the restaurant to register your interest.