French Rendez-vous

Killarney park, Takapuna 0620

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Every Friday and Saturday from 5 pm Special Galette & Cider (from $25) The chef and his team will give you an authentic French food experience with the unique Pupuke Lake view. Group over 10 please contact us by email [email protected]

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: Killarney park, Takapuna 0620
  • Cross Street: Turn on manurere Av and go down to Pupuke lak
  • Cuisine: French |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 0.00 | On License restaurant
  • Phone: 09 487 0009
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Famous Chef, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View, River View,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Tuesday
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 20:00  
Inside | All Day 10:00 - 15:00  
Wednesday
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 20:00  
Inside | All Day 10:00 - 15:00  
Thursday
Inside | Dinner 17:30 - 20:00  
Inside | All Day 10:00 - 15:00  
Friday
Inside | Dinner 17:00 - 20:00  
Inside | All Day 10:00 - 15:00  
Saturday
Inside | Dinner 17:00 - 20:00  
Inside | All Day 9:00 - 16:00  
Sunday
Inside | All Day 9:00 - 16:00  

 Deals & Special Offers

Deal:   1 savoury galette + 1 sweet crepe + 1 Cider

Valid: Oct. 1, 2020 - Oct. 31, 2020

Days Available: Friday, Saturday,

Time Available: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Rules: Booking Recommended

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Please check the photos of the menu on our page
Yes, all our galettes ( savoury crepe) are made with buckwheats flour and are gluten free, perfect for gluten free intolerant customers.
We don’t have anymore cabinet in the restaurant but still offering small dishes options like croque monsieur or stuffed croissant and some sweet treats as well.
We got A 100% compliance grade for food safety
No, we don t have kids menu . We have crepes and galettes that can suits any kids. Great way to develop their taste to French cuisine
Yes, we do. E-mail us for any inquiry [email protected]
Yes we are on licence (not BYO) From 11 am to 9 pm
Yes we accept credit card with extra fee charge of 3% but you can also pay by payWave ( free of charge ). We don’t accept American Express, sorry.
no decorations allowed, unless you privatize the restaurant.
Yes, check our google website and order online http://www.store15870026.ecwid.com For any inquiry , email us [email protected]
There is 2 public carpark around the French rendez vous and street carpark around the swimming pool.
Yes we do coffees take aways and snack food only ( pie / quiche / stuffed croissant )
Yes of course but just let you know that all preparations and dishes are all home made even the bread, so there is high risk of cross continuation or gluten in the air. However, the chef and the manager will try their best to offer you a dish that suits you.
If table over 12 people it is free of charge. Under 12 people, it will be $10 fees. No fridge storage option P.S no candles provided
There is a booking limit , try to book 15 minutes before or after you preferred time.
All booking are primarily for inside but if nice weather we can move you outside ( please enter in notes when you booking)
Your booking table will be hold for 15 minutes then give to someone else. you are more than welcome to give us a call if you are running late 094870009
Traditional French cuisine is using lots of diary products ( butter, cream and eggs essentially) This is not the ideal place to come for vegan / diary free meals unfortunately, but you are most than welcome to come for a coffee or a drink !!

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 24, 2020
Sophie H.

This is a lovely restaurant with great views and excellent service. The food is always good the food is always great.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2020
Natasha L.

Great


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Sep 22, 2020
Paula S.

Such a lovely place to have lunch. Always fabulous.


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Sep 16, 2020
Alan v.

An absolute hidden gem Gorgeous location and the food is incredible


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 12, 2020
Melanie N.

Amazing waitress food choice very limited to crepes and top dollar for lunch.


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2020
Chris B.

always a great experience. one of our favourites


Overall: 10/10
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Sep 09, 2020
Carolyn W.

You are my favorite restaurant and with my friends I have a long lunch monthly. If there is a play on at the Pumphouse dinner with you also.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 06, 2020
Liz J.

A group of 6 of us recently enjoyed a beautiful meal at the French Rendezvous before going to a play at the Pumphouse. We all loved our meal thank you.. The restaurant us in a beautiful setting by the lake. The service was great.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Michael W.

Awesome venue by the lake for a lunch or dinner. Food and service was amazing.


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Sonia P.

It is a fantastic restaurant, amazing food with a great chef


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Jul 13, 2020
Glenys C.

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch last Saturday - food and service excellent. Also nice and cosy. Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2020
Sheila B.

Great service. Friendly staff and she took the time to explain every dish we ordered. A friendly smile. Chef nice enough to say hi and thank you from the kitchen. Place nice and cosy view is spectacular. Highly recommended. Food great very affordable.


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Jul 10, 2020
Rudy R.

The family always love going to French Rendez-vous. We are regulars for the last 14 years!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 06, 2020
Lois K.

No criticism really. Perhaps could lay out the menu a little more clearly I.e. Indication where the galettes start and finish. Perhaps a box outline around them. Everyone very helpful and pleasant. Chairs nice and comfortable. Have been twice recently and really enjoyed. Certainly be back. Love your booking system. Thank you - very nice experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambiance: 7/10
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Jul 05, 2020
Katherine W.

As usual, a great authentic French bistro meal. Meals were delicious and very well presented.


Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2020
Shannon C.

Lovely venue and parking always easy. Food always delicious and excellent friendly service.


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Jul 02, 2020
Margaret M.

Always a very pleasant way to enjoy lunch with friends or on our own. Proper French food and great ambiance. A favourite.


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2020
Louise H.

We love French Rendez-vous more than ever now as it’s the closest we’ll get to France in 2020 and perhaps 2021!


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 24, 2020
Maria N.

Everything about this restaurant is fantastic, been there 4 times now and everything has always been awesome.


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2020
Nina F.

After many visits we love it all.... great staff, menu, atmosphere, view.....


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2020
Deborah C.

The galettes were amazing! Took us right back to our first holiday together in France. Will definitely be back. Thank you :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2020
Ann D.

A little disappointed that the 'roast beetroot' was tinned sliced beetroot. French onion soup not warmed through enough. Service and ambiance was superb though and coffee was also very good.


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Jun 10, 2020
caroline c.

Definitely a good place to go : delicious food, friendly staff, amazing view!


Overall: 10/10
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Jun 02, 2020
manon l.

Lovely spot in Takapuna. The view is charming and the Cafe is very cosy and quiet. I definitively recommend the French Rendez-vous crepes , they are amazingly good. Service is excellent and very friendly.


Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2020
Scott T.

An outstandingly good experience in every way, thank you.


Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2020
Andrea h.

Great place for brunch I have already recommended


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
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May 21, 2020
Wayne and Eileen C.

Our first choice after lock down. As always, simply stunning food, that never disappoints


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 15, 2020
Lois K.

It became drafty as a second door kept being left open. Was all very nice but the crepe was a little non existent and the sauce a bit meagre and a bit thin and tasteless. Perhaps the sauce just was so think it soaked into the crepe and it became nothing. However that is being critical - it was really very nice.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 17, 2020
Jan R.

As always a very pleasant experience both food and service-wise. Look forward to our next visit. Thank you.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
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Aug 09, 2020
sue o.

Great food nd ambience


Overall: 9/10
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Aug 08, 2020
Gordon L.

Totally enjoyed my time there.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 04, 2020
Lesley C.

Great brunch


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2020
Jayne G.

We went with a large family group. Service was friendly and quick. Food was really nice and good value for money. The setting was in a beautiful spot right by Lake Pupuke which give kids the opportunity to run around outside while you grab that extra coffee. Easy parking right outside too


Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 13, 2020
Lyn R.

Overall very pleasant but the chicken ballotine was cold. The 3 meals came out separately, with small time delays & the waiter wasn’t even sure they were for our table. Will definitely be back though


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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May 23, 2020
Carolyn W.

The 3 of us totally enjoyed our long lunch experience and have decided to make it our regular luncheon place. Food lovely ,service friendly and comfortable seating. This is a great place to eat come rain or shine. Thank you.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 22, 2020
Anne H.

Very little duck in perigord galette


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 04, 2020
Jill S.

A group of us met before a show at Pumphouse and really enjoyed the experience . The really lovely friendly waitress made the night.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 16, 2020
Wendy J.

Very pleasant lunch experience, enjoyed by all four diners. Large noisy table beside us but very peaceful once they left. Looking into sun towards lake made reading menu difficult. Otherwise great place to eat. We have eaten there four or five times.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2020
Raewyn G.

Had venison which was a real treat. Cooked and presented to a high standard.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Jeanette B.

Was busier than I expected and therefore more noisy. I believe this was partly because there was a group of French speakers there who come for regular meetings. On the other hand it was good to see the cafe well patronized!


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 08, 2020
Nadia C.

Online booking was a breeze. The waitress was friendly and informative. The food took a bit too long to be served after we order it. I found the onion soup a bit too sweet. All in all a good experience and would come again.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2020
Carlyn M.

Friendly service and delicious food in a great location. Excellent parking and wheelchair friendly.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
Jann T.

The food here is delicious and well priced. Great position by the lake and easy parking. Only one other table of customers, possibly due to the early closing, which has negative effect on the ambience. A shame as with such great food it should be packed to the gunnels.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 08, 2020
Heather T.

Love this café and will certainly return but when the back doors as well as the front door were opened, it was quite cold.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 6/10
May 25, 2020
Rosemarie C.

Service as usual was friendly and good however this time they forgot our dessert otherwise would have received a 10