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 and Sebastian Hindrichs, 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

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SNAPPER CEVICHE
crab, apple jelly, verjus, cucumber, creme fraiche

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

SEARED LANGOUSTINE 
artichoke, cauliflower, pine nuts, beurre noisette

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

BONELESS LAMB
marinated figs, parsnip cream, onions, fennel, black olives

_________
 

TEXTURED CHOCOLATE
caramelised milk, hazelnut, malt powder, mandarin
 

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, sea water, horseradish, cucumber granita  22

SMOKED DUCK
rosemary curd, juniper, blackcurrants, walnut, celeriac   22

SNAPPER CEVICHE
crab, apple jelly, verjus, shaved fennel, creme fraiche   22

CHICKEN LIVER PARFAIT
our honey, feijoa relish, macadamia, pain d'epices  22

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

Second

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

CARAMELISED PORK BELLY
scallops, cauliflower cream, black pudding, apple   30

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

TUNA SASHIMI
dashi jelly, tobiko, avocado, rice sorbe, shaved radish  30

FOREST MUSHROOMS
truffle custard, toasted rye, pine oil, wood sorrel  30 

Third

CRISPY ROAST DUCKLING
sweet spices, asian greens, mandarin puree, kumara   46

BONELESS LAMB 
marinated figs, parsnip cream, onions, fennel, black olives   46

MARKET FISH
langoustine, braised oxtail, artichokes, carrots, parsley oil   46

SMOKED BEEF
fresh wasabi butter, eggplant, coconut ash, shitake, sweet onions   46

CELERIAC RISOTTO 
potato, green lentils, sprout leaves, truffle mascarpone   46   

Fourth

A SELECTION OF FRENCH CHEESES

quince paste, fennel seed crackers, walnuts   26

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

POACHED RHUBARB
buttermilk, raspberry juice, brown sugar crumble, creme fraiche   20

PASSIONFRUIT CREME CARAMEL
citrus fruit salad, white chocolate, orange confit   20

CARAMELISED BANANA
biscuit crumb, banana milk, macadamia, salted toffee   20

 

 

Set Menu

Canapes

-

Fresh bread

-

First

OYSTERS
native seaweed, sea water, horseradish, cucumber granita

SEARED VENISON
smoked cream, juniper, black currant, walnut, celeriac

Second

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

SNAPPER CEVICHE
crab, apple jelly, verjus, shaved fennel, creme fraiche  

Third

CRISPY ROAST DUCKLING
sweet spices, asian greens, mandarin puree, kumara , orange

MARKET FISH
butter poached crayfish, braised oxtail, root vegetables, parsley

Forth

TEXTURED CHOCOLATE
caramelised milk, hazelnut, malt powder, mandarin

PASSIONFRUIT CREME CARAMEL
citrus fruit salad, white chocolate, orange confit

—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

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YOUNG LEEKS
tofu, apple jelly, verjus, creme fraiche, seeds and grains

EGG YOLK
smoked potato, toasted rye, mushrooms, truffle, porcini broth

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

BAKED EGGPLANT
shiitake, sweet onion, coconut ash, buckwheat

CELERIAC RISOTTO
potato, green lentils, sprout leaves, truffle mascarpone

___________

 

TEXTURED CHOCOLATE
caramelised milk, hazelnut, malt powder, mandarin

 

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 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    
2011 NEVIS BLUFF PINOT GRIS CENTRAL OTAGO OTAGO 14
2011 PASQUALE GEWURZTRAMINER WAITAKI VALLEY OTAGO 15
2010 PYRAMID VALLEY SAVAGNIN ROSE MARLBOROUGH 14
2011 THE 3RD MAN RIESLING WAIPARA 13
2008 DRY RIVER CRAIGHALL RIESLING MARTINBOROUGH 19
2010 CLOS MARGUERITE SAUVIGNON BLANC MARLBOROUGH 15
2012 TINPOT HUT GRUNER VELTLINER MARLBOROUGH 13
2007 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION THE WHITE MARLBOROUGH 18
2011 GREENHOUGH HOPE CHARDONNAY NELSON 17
2012 MAN O WAR VALHALLA CHARDONNAY WAIHEKE ISLAND 19
FRANCE    
2011 GISSELBRECHT PINOT GRIS ALSACE 15
2010 LUCIEN ALBRECHT RESERVE GEWURZTRAMINER ALSACE 16
2011 ARTHUR METZ CUVEE ANNE LAURE RIESLING ALSACE 14
2012 DOMAINE GERARD FIOU LOIRE VALLEY 17
2012 DOMAINE FELINES JOURDAN PICPOUL DE PINET LANGUEDOC 13
2010

DOMAINE FERRATON ET FILS LA MATINIERE CROZES HERMITAGE 

RHONE VALLEY 17
2011 CHAMPALOU CUVEE FONDREAUX VOUVRAY LOIRE VALLEY 16
2011 VINCENT DAUVISSAT BURGUNDY 22
2012 JOSEPH DROUHIN POUILLY-FUISSE BURGUNDY 18
2012 BOUCHARD PERE & FILS MACON-LUGNY BURGUNDY 17
SPAIN      
2011 SIN PALABRAS CASTROALDES ALBARINO RIAS BAIXAS 16
       

Rose

   
FRANCE    
2012 L'HORTUS COTEAUX DU LANGUEDOC ROSE LANGUEDOC 15
       

Red Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2009

MAUDE PINOT NOIR

CENTRAL OTAGO 18
2010 BRODIE ESTATE PINOT NOIR MARTINBOROUGH 19
2010 PEGASUS BAY MERLOT CABERNET WAIPARA 15
2010 HOPES GROVE SYRAH HAWKES BAY 18
AUSTRALIA    
2010

GRANT BURGE HOLY TRINITY GRENACHE SYRAH MOURVEDRE

BAROSSA 19
FRANCE    
2010 VINCENT GIRARDIN CUVEE SAINT VINCENT ROUGE COTE DE BEAUNE BURGUNDY 19
2009 CHATEAU CASTERA MEDOC BORDEAUX 19
2012

DOMAINE GABRIEL-MEFFRE INNE COTES DU RHONE

RHONE VALLEY 14
2012 TERRES DOREES L'ANCIEN BEAUJOLAIS 19
2010 DOMAINE JEROME QUIOT VACQUEYRAS RHONE VALLEY 18
       

Dessert Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 ESCARPMENT HINEMOA RIESLING MARTINBOROUGH 16
2011

FROMM LATE HARVEST GEWURZTRAMINER

MARTINBOROUGH 18
AUSTRALIA    
NV CHAMBERS ROSEWOOD VINEYARDS MUSCAT RUTHERGLEN 17
2013 INNOCENT BYSTANDER MOSCATO VICTORIA 14
FRANCE    
NV DOMAINE DU MAS BLANC BANYULS ROUSSILLON 16
2011 BAUMARD COTEAUX DU LAYON CARTE D'OR LOIRE VALLEY 14
2012 M. CHAPOUTIER MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE RHONE 18
2010 CHATEAU BAULAC DODIJOS SAUTERNES BORDEAUX 15
2009 CHATEAU BELINGARD MONBAZILLAC SOUTH WEST FRANCE 14
       

 

WINES BY THE BOTTLE

   

Champagne

   
FRANCE    
NV LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT PREMIER REIMS 155
2006 LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT VINTAGE REIMS 230
2007 LOUIS ROEDERER BLANC DE BLANCS REIMS 220
2008 LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT ROSE REIMS 220
2005 LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL REIMS 490
NV LOUIS ROEDERER CARTE BLANCHE DEMI SEC REIMS 150
1997 LAURENT PERRIER ALEXANDRA ROSE TOURS-SUR-MARNE 600
2004 VEUVE CLIQUOT LA GRANDE DAME REIMS 380
2004 DOM PERIGNON EPERNAY 400
2004 PERRIER-JOUET BELLE EPOQUE ROSE EPERNAY 550
NV RUINART BLANC DE BLANC REIMS 180
NV BILLECART SALMON ROSE MAREUIL SUR-AY 250
NV KRUG REIMS 400
2004 PERRIER-JOUET BELLE EPOQUE EPERNAY 380
1996 BOIZEL JOYAU DE FRANCE MILLESIME EPERNAY 380
       

Methode Champenoise

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2009 QUARTZ REEF METHODE TRADITIONNELLE CENTRAL OTAGO 98
NV NO 1 FAMILY ESTATE CUVEE BRUT MARLBOROUGH 78
2011 HANS HERZOG CUVEE THERESE ROSE MARLBOROUGH 130
       

Rose

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2013 TERRA SANCTA CENTRAL OTAGO 70
2012 TAKATU POPPIES MATAKANA 68
FRANCE    
2012 L'HORTUS COTEAUX DU LANGUEDOC ROSE LANGUEDOC 72
       

Pinot Blanc

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2007 PYRAMID VALLEY KERNER MARLBOROUGH 82
2010 ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH 58
     

Pinot Gris

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 URLAR GLADSTONE, WAIRARAPA 68
2011 KUMEU RIVER  KUMEU 65
2012

AMISFIELD

CENTRAL OTAGO 75
2011

NEVIS BLUFF

CENTRAL OTAGO 60
2013

ATA RANGI LISMORE

MARTINBOROUGH 78
2011

SERESIN

MARLBOROUGH 73
2010 TAKATU MATAKANA 75
FRANCE    
2012 GISSELBRECHT ALSACE 66
2009

ALBERT MANN HENGST GRAND CRU

ALSACE 135
       

Vin Gris

     
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 FELTON ROAD CENTRAL OTAGO 76
       

Viognier

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 ELEPHANT HILL LE PHANT BLANC HAWKES BAY 65
2007 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION THE WHITE MARLBOROUGH 82
2007 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 100
2011 HANS HERZOG MISTRAL MARLBOROUGH 175
FRANCE    
2007 CHAPOUTIER INVITARE CONDRIEU 190
       

Gruner Velttiner

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012 TIMPOT HUT MARLBOROUGH 55
AUSTRIA    
2010 SALOMON UNDHOF WIEDEN & BERG KREMS 75
     

Grenache Blanc, Marsanne

   
FRANCE      
2010 DOMAINE FERRATON ET FILS LA MATINIERE  RHONE  80
       

Gewurztraminer

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 PASQUALE WAITAKI VALLEY, OTAGO 66
2012 JOHANNESHOF MARLBOROUGH 75
2011 RIPPON CENTRAL OTAGO 78
FRANCE      
2005 DOMAINE WILLM GRAND CRU HENGST ALSACE 92
2010 LUCIEN ALBRECHT RESERVE ALSACE 70
       

Riesling

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2012

MISHA'S LIMELIGHT

CENTRAL OTAGO 62
2011

LAMONT

CENTRAL OTAGO 60
2011 THE 3RD MAN  WAIPARA 58
2012 FRAMINGHAM SELECT RIESLING MARLBOROUGH 75
2013 VALLI WAITAKI VALLEY NORTH OTAGO 73
2010 ISABEL DRY MARTINBOROUGH 60
2008

DRY RIVER CRAIGHALL

MARTINBOROUGH 150
FRANCE    
2011 ARTHUR METZ CUVEE ANNE LAURE ALSACE 62
2008 DOMAINE SCHLUMBERGER GRAND CRU KITTERLE ALSACE 130
2009 MARCEL DIESS GRASBERG 1ER CRU RIESLING, PINOT GRIS, GEWURZTRAMINER ALSACE 170
       
Savagnin rose    
NEW ZEALAND    
2010 PYRAMID VALLEY MARLBOROUGH 65
       

Albarino

   
SPAIN      
2011 SIN PALABRAS CASTROVALDES RIAS BAIXAS 78
       

Vouvray

   
FRANCE    
2011 CHAMPALOU CUVEE FOUNDREAUX LOIRE VALLEY 75
       

Chenin Blanc

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 ASTROLABE MARLBOROUGH 58
2011 MILLTON TE ARAI VINEYARD GISBORNE 65
       
Picpoul de Pinet    
FRANCE      
2012 DOMAINE FELINES JOURDAN PICPOUL DE PINET LANGUEDOC 55
       

Sauvignon Blanc

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2010

CLOS MARGUERITE 

MARLBOROUGH 62
2012

CLOS HENRI

MARTINBOROUGH  72
2012

GRAGGY RANGE TE MUNA ROAD

MARTINBOROUGH 59
2010 FOXES ISLAND LAPINE MARLBOROUGH 120
2013

NEUDORF

NELSON 60
2012 MAHI BOUNDARY FARM MARLBOROUGH 72
2012 MISHAS STARLET  CENTRAL OTAGO 60
2012 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION MARLBOROUGH 90
2011

FAIRBOURNE

MARLBOROUGH 75
2012 CLEARVIEW RESERVE BARRIQUE FERMENTED HAWKES BAY 62
2010

THE 3RD MAN SAUVIGNON SEMILLON

WAIPARA 60
FRANCE      
2012 DOMAINE GERARD FIOU SANCERRE, LOIRE VALLEY 78
2011 ALPHONSE MELLOT POUILLY FUME, LOIRE VALLEY 100
       

Chardonnay

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 FROMM LA STRADA MARLBOROUGH 72
2008 KUMEU RIVER HUNTING HILL KUMEU 96
2012 MAN O WAR VALHALLA WAIHEKE ISLAND 90
2011 PARITUA HAWKES BAY 78
2010 SPADE OAK GISBOURNE 78
2007 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION MARLBOROUGH 98
2011 CABLE BAY RESERVE WAIHEKE ISLAND 125
2011 MAHI TWIN VALLEY VINEYARD MARLBOROUGH 85
2010 VILLA MARIA RESERVE BARRIQUE FERMENTED GISBORNE 70
2012 ODYSSEY RESERVE ILIAD GISBORNE 72
2009 FOXES ISLAND MARLBOROUGH 86
2011 OMIHI HILLS WAIPARA 77
2011 GREENHOUGH HOPE NELSON 78
2010 PEGASUS BAY WAIPARA 85
2012 BLACK BARN RESERVE HAWKES BAY 98
2011

BLACK ESTATE CHARDONNAY

WAIPARA 70
2011 ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH 76
2012 FELTON ROAD BANNOCKBURN CENTRAL OTAGO 95
2007 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 125
2008 PYRAMID VALLEY LIONS TOOTH CANTERBURY 200
2008 PYRAMID VALLEY FIELD OF FIRE CANTERBURY 200
2009 DRY RIVER MARTINBOROUGH 210
2009 BELL HILL WAIPARA 290
AUSTRALIA      
2010 XANADU MARGARET RIVER 69
2012 GIANTS LEAP SEXTON VINEYARD  YARRA VALLEY 110
USA      
2008 FLOWERS SONOMA COAST 195
       

White Burgundy

   
FRANCE    
2011 VINCENT GIRARDIN CUVEE SAINT VINCENT COTE DE BEAUNE 85
2009 DOMAINE LEFLAIVE MACON-VERZE 115
2009 DOMAINE LOUIS CARILLON AND FILS PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 200
2012 JOSEPH DROUHIN POUILLY-FUISSE 88
2012

BOUCHARD PERE & FILS

MACON-LUGNY 65
2009 DOMAINE LATOUR-GIRAUD MEURSAULT 170
2005 DOMAINE DE L'ARLOT LA GERBOTTE NUIT ST GEORGES 170
2006 DOMAINE DE L'ARLOT LA GERBOTTE NUIT ST GEORGES 280
2004 JEAN BOILLOT & FILS 1ER CRU CLOS DE LA MOUCHERE PULIGNY MONTRACHET 300
2007 HENRI BOILLOT 1ER CRU LES GENEVIERES MEURSAULT 350
2011 JACQUESON LA PUCELLE 1ER CRU RULLY 110
2005 DOMAINE CAPITAIN-GAGNEROT LADOIX 1ER CRU LES HAUTES MOUROTTES COTE DE BEAUNE 166
2007 DOMAINE LEROY PERRIERES 1ER CRU MEURSAULT 495
2010 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 CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU COTE DE BEAUNE 440
2007 MOREY-BLANC CORTON CHARLEMAGNE GRAND CRU COTE DE BEAUNE 380
2008 VINCENT DAUVISSAT CHABLIS 115
2009 VINCENT DAUVISSAT CHABLIS 115
2011 VINCENT DAUVISSAT  CHABLIS 110
2008 BILLAUD SIMON GRAND CRU VAUDESIR CHABLIS 245
2008 VINCENT DAUVISSAT 1ER CRU LA FOREST CHABLIS 155
       

Pinot Noir

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2010 BRODIE ESTATE MARTINBOROUGH 90
2009 MAUDE CENTRAL OTAGO 85
2010 MONDILLO CENTRAL OTAGO 89
2008

FOXES ISLAND

MARLBOROUGH 87
2011 DOCTORS FLAT CENTRAL OTAGO 120
2009

SERESIN RAUPO CREEK

MARLBOROUGH 116
2009 CLOS MARGUERITE MARLBOROUGH 86
2011 QUEST FARM CENTRAL OTAGO 70
2010 PEGASUS BAY WAIPARA 115
2011

NEUDORF TOMS BLOCK

NELSON 78
2008 NEVIS BLUFF RESERVE CENTRAL OTAGO 130
2010 STONECORP MARTINBOROUGH 82
2011 BURN COTTAGE CENTRAL OTAGO 130
2010 PISA RANGE BLACK POPLAR CENTRAL OTAGO 110
2010 DOMAINE ROAD CENTRAL OTAGO 88
2009 VILLA MARIA RESERVE MARLBOROUGH 95
2011 ESCARPMENT MARTINBOROUGH 115
2011 VALLI WAITAKI VALLEY NORTH OTAGO 140
2010

JOHN FORREST COLLECTION

WAITAKI VALLEY, OTAGO 120
2009

SERESIN SUN AND MOON

MARLBOROUGH 250
2011

ATA RANGI

MARTINBOROUGH 160
2006 BELL HILL OLD WEKA PASS WAIPARA 180
2009 BELL HILL WAIPARA 320
2006

HANS HERZOG

MARLBOROUGH  140
2005

HANS HERZOG

MARLBOROUGH 180
2007

DRY RIVER

MARTINBOROUGH 260
2004  

DRY RIVER

MARTINBOROUGH 280
AUSTRALIA    
2010 MARCHAND AND BURCH MOUNT BARROW WESTERN AUSTRALIA 180
USA    
2010 CUSTOM SOMMERS OREGON 130
       

Red Burgundy

   
FRANCE    
2011 POTEL-AVIRON MORGON COTE DU PUY BEAUJOLAIS 78
2012 TERRES DOREES L'ANCIEN BEAUJOLAIS 90
2007 DENIS BACHELET COTE DE NUITS VILLAGES 150
2007 DOMAINE DE L’ARLOT COTES DE CHAPEAU COTES DE NUITS VILLAGES 160
2009 DOMAINE ECARD 1ER CRU SAVIGNY-LEE-BEAUNE 158
2008 DOMAINE BLAIN GAGNARD 1ER CRU CLOS ST JEAN CHASSAGNE MONTRACHET 140
2003 BERTRAND AMBROISE AUX DAMAUDES VOSNE ROMANEE 225
2006 DOMAINE DE MONTILLE 1ER CRU LES SIZIES BEAUNE 240
2010 VINCENT GIRARDIN CUVEE ST VINCENT COTE DE BEAUNE 88
2007 DOMAINE MONGEARD-MUGNERET GRAND CRU GRANDS ECHEZEAUX COTES DE NUITS 350
2005

DOMAINE TOLLOT-BEAUT

CHOREY LES BEAUNES 160
2004

DOMAINE A. ET P. DE VILLAINE LES MONTOTS

MERCUREY 158
2001 GEORGES DE VOGUE GRAND CRU BONNES MARES COTES DE NUITS 800
2006 DOMAINE MICHEL GROS NUITS-ST-GEORGES 235
2005 DOMAINE DE COURCEL 1ER CRU FREMIERS POMMARD 398
2006 DOMAINE MICHEL LAFARGE VOLNAY 250
2007 DOMAINE MAUME 1ER CRU GEVREY CHAMBERTIN 310
       

Cabernet, Cabernet Predominant

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2007 DESTINY BAY DESTINAE WAIHEKE ISLAND 145
2008

SCHUBERT

WAIRARAPA 86
2009 TE AWA HAWKES BAY 68
2009

BRICK BAY MARTELLO ROCK

MATAKANA 62
2010 MAN O WAR WARSPITE PONUI ISLAND 98
2002

HATTON ESTATE TAHI ONE

HAWKES BAY 140
2009 PARITUA 2112 HAWKES BAY 120
2011

TE MATA AWATEA

HAWKES BAY 88
2011

TE MATA COLERAINE

HAWKES BAY 180
2009

TE MATA COLERAINE

HAWKES BAY 250
2006 JOHN FORREST COLLECTION GIMBLETT GRAVELS HAWKES BAY 125
2006 TE MOTU WAIHEKE ISLAND 180
2004

STONYRIDGE LAROSE

WAIHEKE ISLAND  240
2002

STONYRIDGE LAROSE

WAIHEKE ISLAND 280
2000 STONYRIDGE LAROSE WAIHEKE ISLAND 290
1994

THE ANTIPODEAN

MATAKANA 600
1990

THE ANTIPODEAN

MATAKANA 400
AUSTRALIA    
2008  THE WILLOWS BAROSSA 80
2008

LEEUWIN ESTATE ART SERIES

MARGARET RIVER 150
2010

ELDERTON

BAROSSA 75
2008

YALUMBA THE MENZIES

COONAWARRA 105
2006  

MT LANGI GHIRAN CLIFF EDGE

VICTORIA 60
2004

JIM BARRY THE BENBOURNIE

CLARE VALLEY 250
       

Merlot, Merlot Predominant

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2010 PEGASUS BAY WAIPARA 65
2010 ALLUVIALE HAWKES BAY 78
2012 BLACK BARN HAWKES BAY 63
2007

PURIRI HILLS ESTATE

CLEVEDON 75
2002 PURIRI HILLS RESERVE CLEVEDON 130
2011 CRAGGY RANGE HAWKES BAY 75
2008

TAKATU

MATAKANA 78
2007 

PEGASUS BAY MAESTRO

WAIPARA 115
2003

HERZOG SPIRIT OF MARLBOROUGH

MARLBOROUGH 140
2009

DADA 2

HAWKES BAY 150
AUSTRALIA    
2006 MOSS WOOD RIBBON VALE VINEYARD MARGARET RIVER 96
       

Bordeaux

   
FRANCE    
2009 CHATEAU CASTERA MEDOC 90
2009 CHATEAU DU SEUIL GRAVES 98
2010 CHATEAU LA LANDE BEL-AIR BORDEAUX 60
2006 CHATEAU BRANAIRE-DUCRU ST JULIAN 280
2006 CHATEAU LA SERRE GRAND CRU CLASSE  ST EMILON 180
2006 CHATEAU BRANE-CANTENAC GRAND CRU MARGAUX 260
2000 CHATEAU ROLLAN DE BY CRU BOURGEOIS MEDOC 190
2007 CHATEAU LARCIS DUCASSE GRAND CRU ST EMILION 185
2007 CHATEAU LANGOA BARTON ST JULIEN 250
1996 CHATEAU HAUT MARBUZET ST ESTEPHE 360
2004 CHATEAU TALBOT  ST JULIEN 240
2007 CHATEAU LEOVILLE BARTON ST JULIEN 300
2001 CHATEAU HAUT BRION 1ER CRU GRAVES 1400
2001 CHATEAU LAFITE ROTHSCHILD 1ER CRU PAUILLAC 2500
       

Montepulciano

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2008 HANS HERZOG MARLBOROUGH 140
       

Languedoc

   
FRANCE    
2010 ALQUIER FAUGERES LA MAISON JAUNE LANGUEDOC 95
       

Syrah Viognier

   
AUSTRALIA    
2007 YERRING STATION VILLAGE VICTORIA 60
       

Rhone Valley

   
FRANCE    
2012

DOMAINE GABRIEL-MEFFER INNE

COTES DU RHONE 60
2010

DOMAINE JEROME QUIOT VACQUEYRAS

RHONE VALLEY 90
2011 YANN CHAVE CROZES HERNITAGE 89
2006

DOMAINE CLAPE RENAISSANCE

CORNAS 210
2010

DOMAINE COURBIS ST JOSEPH

RHONE VALLEY 105
2004

DOMAINE BOIS DE BOURSAN CUVEES DES FELIX

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 270
2009 CHAPOUTIER LA BERNARDINE CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 155
2008

DOMAINE ANDRE BRUNEL LES CAILLOUX

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 165
2001 

DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD BOISRENARD

CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 240
2002

 JEAN-LOUIS CHAVE

HERMITAGE 450
       

Shiraz, Syrah

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 FROMM LA STRADA MARLBOROUGH 80
2010

MAN O WAR DREADNOUGHT

WAIHEKE ISLAND 120
2012 CABLE BAY WAIHEKE ISLAND 79
2009 MICHAEL WAIHEKE 130
2011 BILANCIA HAWKES BAY 75
2010 HOPES GROVE HAWKES BAY 90
2009 BILANCIA LA COLLINA HAWKES BAY 180
2005 PROVIDENCE MATAKANA 195
AUSTRALIA    
2010 GRANT BURGE HOLY TRINITY BAROSSA 90
2011 SPINIFEX PAPILLON GRENACHE CINSAULT BAROSSA 84
2011  

WIRRA WIRRA CATAPULT

MCLAREN VALE 60
2010 WIRRA WIRRA RSW MCLAREN VALE 130
2000 CRAIGLEE VICTORIA 180
2010 JIM BARRY MCRAE WOOD BAROSSA 135
2010

HENSCHKE KEYNETON

BAROSSA 140
2009 ELDERTON COMMAND BAROSSA 220
       

Dessert Wines

   
NEW ZEALAND    
2011 FROMM LATE HARVEST GEWURZTRAMINER MARLBOROUGH 68
2011 NINA MONDILLO LATE HARVEST RIESLING CENTRAL OTAGO 55
2012

CHURTON PETIT MANSENG (500ML)

MARLBOROUGH 100
2011 MOUNTFORD ESTATE PINOT GRIS (750ML) WAIPARA  69
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
2007 COOKOOTHAMA BOTRYTIS SEMILLON        RIVERINA 68
FRANCE    
NV LOUIS ROEDERER DEMI SEC (750ML) REIMS, CHAMPAGNE 150
NV DOMAINE DU MAS BLANC BANYULS, ROUSSILLON 64
2007 CHATEAU D’AYDIE PACHERENC SOUTH WEST FRANCE   74
2011 BAUMARD COTEAUX DU LAYON CARTE D OR LOIRE VALLEY 50
2010 CHATEAU BAULAC DODIJOS SAUTERNES, BORDEAUX 55
2010 CHATEAU DE FESLES BONNEZEAUX (500ML) LOIRE VALLEY 160
2012 M. CHAPOUTIER MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE RHONE 68
2009 CHATEAU BELINGARD SOUTH WEST FRANCE 55
2008 CHATEAU LAUBES CADILLAC (500ML) BORDEAUX 78
1979 RIVESALTES (750ML) ROUSSILLON 290
2008 CHATEAU D ‘YQUEM SAUTERNES (750ML) BORDEAUX 1200

Reviews & Accolades

— 2009—
Metro Audi Restaurant of the Year
Runner Up – Formal
Last year's supreme winner is still one of the finest restaurants in Auckland, and chef Simon Wright has a good claim to being the city's leading chef.
Auckland's Great Restaurant Guide
From the minute you step inside The French Café you know you're about to be treated to a truly sophisticated dining experience.

Gifts

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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Cookbook

The 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.

The recipes range from the very straightforward to the highly ambitious; all have at some stage or another been served at The French Café.

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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Mailing List

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updates from The French Café.



Booking & Contact

CONTACT

210 Symonds St
Eden Terrace
Auckland
New Zealand

OPEN

Dinner: Tues–Sat
Lunch: Friday (We are open additional lunches in December Tues-Fri)

A smart standard
of dress is 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, Sebastian 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.