French Rendez-vous

Killarney park, Takapuna 0620
$$ French Recommended New Editor's Pick

French Rendez Vous Restaurant is the only French Restaurant on the North Shore with an amazing Lakeview. Hidden gem in Takapuna with great customer service and fresh home made French Cuisine.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Covid protocol will be applied Customers with vaccine certificate will be allowed in the premises(includes outside area)
PRE SHOW DINNER: Book at least 1.5h prior the show if you want to be on time
DINNER BOOKING Conditions:
GROUP BOOKING Max 10 people; if over 10 people, contact us [email protected]

Business Info

  • Address: Killarney park, Takapuna 0620
  • Cross Street: Turn on Manurere A. / GO down to Pupuke Lake
  • Cuisine: French |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • 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, Famous Chef, Outdoor Seating, Free Wi-Fi, Lake View,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Special Occasion, Dog Friendly, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

Photos

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All day 10:00 - 15:00
Dinner 17:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
Dinner 17:30 - 20:00
All Day 10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
Dinner 17:30 - 20:00
All Day 10:00 - 15:00
Friday
Dinner 17:00 - 20:00
All Day 10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
Dinner 17:00 - 20:00
All Day 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday
All Day 9:00 - 16:00

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all our galettes ( savoury crepe) are made with buckwheats flour and are gluten free, perfect for gluten free intolerant customers.
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.
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.
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.
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
no decorations allowed, unless you privatize the restaurant.
We got A 100% compliance grade for food safety
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
Please check the photos of the menu on our page
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 !!
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.68 out of 5 stars based on 1379 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 20, 2022
Ann S.
We all loved the whole experience.Great service and food.

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Sep 15, 2022
Judy P.
Thanks so much for having our group of 16. All very positive feedback >> - The booking system worked well - Your emailed communication around the size of our group was prompt and friendly - I was very impressed to see that you had worked out how to take our orders based on numbered couples, thanks for taking the time to make this work - Your service on the night was prompt and friendly. Thank you for a great dinner event for our Akarana Caravan Club!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 14, 2022
Julie C.
Lovely service and setting. Fabulous food and good wine, very good value all round, will definitely come back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2022
Paul O.
A great meal for our party of 10. Couldn't fault anyything including an efficient, friendly staff, meal quality, ambience and value. Thank you. Paul O'Ryan

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 8/10
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Sep 10, 2022
Colin L.
We love the place and of course the excellent food.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 10, 2022
Catherine C.
Had a great meal before the show. Food was delicious and atmosphere very pleasant. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 06, 2022
Nairi O.
This is the fourth time we have come to this beautiful cafe. We love the location, service and food. The service is friendly and the coffee and food appear quickly. My husband loves his Benedict and pastries and my daughters and I enjoy more of the sweeter items on the menu. Our little ones love looking out towards the lake to spot swans and geese. One of our favourite new places. Thank you team

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 05, 2022
Tali A.
Always a lovely experience, great service and the food is delicious. We will be back soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 04, 2022
Jody C.
Amazing service, food and location!

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Aug 30, 2022
Greg R.
Excellent French cuisine! First class dining with tasty delicious food. Its definitely a 10 out of 10 Good customer service and the head chef came round to each table and chatted to the guests.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2022
Pam C.
I have been 5 times before over a period of several years and this week it was to celebrate a friends birthday. I just love everything about this restaurant. The food is consistently top notch and the service is excellent. I noted there were new chairs this week which are really comfy and the whole pace has a great ambience.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2022
Christina W.
Loved everything from start to finish. I will be back again with other guests.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 05, 2022
Anne H.
Had a great time…loved the food, especially the portion sizes…very French lol

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Anne G.
Greatly enjoyed our group lunch last Saturday. Great setting with delicious food & smooth efficient service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Linda C.
Loved everything! Would love to see soup on the menu - maybe French onion?

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2022
Lois K.
Team were fantastic as always. The counter area is not very inviting - ready made food could be displayed better. When you go to the toilet area the area away from the main room needs a big upgrade, especially the floor. Gives the impression of not being very clean.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 05, 2022
John F.
We have been living abroad for three years and this was our first time back at French Rendez-vous since our return. Great atmosphere, delicious food and very attentive staff. Adults and kids loved it and we will definitely be back ❤

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 30, 2022
Jamie T.
Philippe is a maestro!

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Jun 27, 2022
Jackie B.
Fantastic evening! With a party including three generations, aged between 6 and 70, a couple of fussy eaters, and a couple of others with dietary issues, I was expecting to have a bit of trouble finding menu options to satisfy everyone, but that wasn't the case. The only food selection problem we had was choosing between a number of equally tantalising options - and we got round that by ordering all of them and sharing. Even the youngest of our diners wouldn't give up on her very large galette until we told her she could take the leftovers home. Staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive, the view across the lake was spectacular, and the bill was very reasonable - a memorable evening all round. Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2022
Jenny W.
Great, though got very hot under the wall heater and was told by the waiter that he could not turn it off as the rest of the restaurant would not be warm enough. Not sure that we agreed with him. Also if you took foei gras off your menu my vegetarian daughter would come to the restaurant as would perhaps many vegetarians, just a thought.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jun 19, 2022
Sheelah D.
Didn't think my crepe with ham and cheese was worth $15. Coffee good - hot and strong.

Overall: 10/10
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May 31, 2022
Marianne T.
Busy for staff so some wait time & food in the display cabinet were depleted so minimised chose

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 2022
Jenny M.
Have been to Rendezvous many, many times. Just love the service, ambience, food etc. Will be back. One of our favorites ❤

Overall: 10/10
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May 23, 2022
Jill H.
Amazing, beautiful place and fabulous food Will certainly book again

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May 18, 2022
Robert W.
Excellent experience, again!! Highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
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May 13, 2022
Anne K.
All good but Gillette’s can be a little stodgy

Overall: 10/10
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May 05, 2022
Gael B.
Just love the tranquil atmosphere The food is delicious & the service always polite & personal. Good value too

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
Gina D.
Absolutely delicious food and great wine, complemented by friendly and efficient service and a beautiful setting on the banks of Lake Pupuke! Highly recommended and I'll certainly be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 03, 2022
Fern H.
I brought 2 very good friends to lunch and we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The service food and value for money were excellent. We sat outside and had a lovely view over the lake on a very warm day. We will be back and I have suggested to my husband that we do dinner at the cafe. 10 out of 10!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2022
Anna D.
We highly recommend French Rendez-vous we had a splendid lunch on the verandah - the service we received was excellent as was our meal - the Galettes are a gastronomic treat - all enjoyed in such a beautiful lakeside setting Anna Dangerfield Te Muri Ridge Mahurangi

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 18, 2022
Joan G.
Wonderful food in a wonderful setting. The staff were attentive to all our needs, and the food was fantastic.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2022
Luciana C.
Everything was the best. Thank you so much

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Feb 09, 2022
Sarah F.
Delicious food and great service. Will be back

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Feb 07, 2022
Michele C.
Amazing dinner & night, we will be back!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 05, 2022
Pam S.
We were hugely impressed by our first visit to this delightful restaurant. The setting is beautiful on the edge of the lake. The service and food were excellent and good value for money. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 02, 2022
Bev S.
Excellent service. The waitress was friendly and professional. The food was delicious.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 01, 2022
Katie R.
Very friendly and attentive staff, food came out quickly, was delicious and a good size portion.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
PAUL D.
always happy smiling people, a joy to visit and great food, location brilliant

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 27, 2022
Raewyn S.
I tried to book for 11 people through table agent and was told restaurant was full. When I go there they said it would gave been no problem and I should have rung them So actually, it was a disadvantage using Table Agent.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 24, 2022
Nathalie L.
Amazing

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Jan 23, 2022
Rose M.
It was great thanks! We're planning to come back to celebrate my birthday on Friday. Will be rebooking.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Peggy G G.
Lovely setting -- enjoyed our lunch and will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2022
Raylene W.
Love the restaurant. Especially enjoy food.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 18, 2021
Michael E.
Great location, good food and very friendly staff

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Dec 15, 2021
Jenny M.
Always great

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Dec 11, 2021
Beate W.
After a long time of lookdown this venue was the best place to go. Beautiful outdoor setting, outstanding and friendly service, excellent food and wine. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
Carolyn W.
I just love meeting my friends here for a long lunch and it is a regular place for us. I have booked a table for 5 for next Tuesday evening so you can see I am a regular fan.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2021
pam c.
a fabulous experience . the staff and service was amazing and the food was beautiful. exceeded expectations and the nicest dining experience we have had for a long time.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2021
Shannon C.
Our group of nine come every year to this lovely restaurant for many reasons. It is easy to park and then a short walk to the restaurant, the position is gorgeous with an outlook to Lake Pupuke, it is quiet and you can talk, the service is welcoming, friendly and efficient and the menu and food is excellent and delicious and priced well so thank you to the people who run it.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2021
Nigel A.
Great venue for our get-together, and we really appreciated the menu choices and the food - and most particularly the excellent service.