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:

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
Tuesday
Dinner 17:30 - 20:00
All Day 10:00 - 15:00
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

Deals & Special Offers

Gift Voucher $50

Deal: Gift Voucher Value of $50
Valid:March 3, 2021 - March 3, 2022
Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday,
Time Available: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Rules: To buy your voucher 1-Select date and time you want to receive the voucher 2-Select 1 person (Voucher Name Receiver) 3-Pay the voucher 4-The voucher will be send by email to you or you can send it directly to the person of your choice

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

4.66 out of 5 stars based on 867 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 18, 2021
Debbie B.
Beautiful good friendly attentive staff very comfortable. I’ll be back again. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Dianne G.
Excellent!!!

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Aug 15, 2021
Karen S.
What a lovely evening out. The food was delicious, the staff friendly and attentive, excellent value and all in a perfect location. We highly recommend French Rendez-vous and will certainly be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 14, 2021
Grant P.
One of Auckland dining's best kept secret. If, like me you went to this place a few years ago and had the sort of experience which made you swear you would never go back, think again. The current owners have made this my favourite eating establishment, even better if combined with a great play at the pumphouse.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 2021
Marie C.
The waitress was lovely. We had a big table of ten and the service was brilliant. The food was amazing, I had the duck gnocchi. Love this restaurant.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 06, 2021
PAUL D.
EXCELLENT in all aspect, great spot, great food and fantastic wait ? staff

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2021
Cathie K.
Perfect.Bit expensive but occaisionally thats OK.

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Jul 30, 2021
Annette M.
Six had lunch. We all agreed it was the best lunch we have had in a very long time! Definitely 5 stars all round. The surprise icy delicate flavoured sorbets were fantastic! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 26, 2021
Gordana S.
All good thanks, but my friend complained the homemade duck ravioli were a bit cold when served, that's all

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 23, 2021
Derek H.
We enjoyed our lunch very much, first visit but we will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2021
Jane P.
Charming unique dining experience with friendly wait staff

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Jul 16, 2021
Krassie P.
Thus cafe is a favourite with my family. Always very enjoyable. The crepes as excellent as usual. Thus last time in particular staff were especially accomodating to what some of the members of my party wanted

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 14, 2021
Kevin B.
Excellent service and the food was delicious. Good Quality at a great price.

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Jul 11, 2021
Rick G.
One of our favourite cafes. The food is always fabulous. Service is even better we always feel welcome .

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
Christine R.
Excellent all round.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 05, 2021
Nuria L.
My daughter had a lovely birthday dinner with her friends. They enjoyed the food, the desserts and played the piano too.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 03, 2021
Jane P.
This restaurant is in a gorgeous location. The buckwheat crepes are absolutely divine and beautifully presented. The staff are very welcome and friendly, The food is served really quickly. Good value for money. It was a lovely experience to eat here.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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May 17, 2021
Celia F.
I visited before a show next door, at lunchtime. I had a galette and a glass of wine. The service was excellent and the food tasty. I was fortunate to have booked a table outside

Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2021
Tracy P.
New favourite spot! Will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2021
Diana L.
I thought our prawn dish could have contained a bit more food... but very tasty. The duck dish was excellent. The lasagne and the apple dessert was disappointing, very ordinary but tasty. However the Profiteroles were excellent and so were the hot Chocolates

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
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Value: 8/10
May 04, 2021
Judith O.
We enjoyed the food and the nice position by the lake. Table service was reasonably slow but it was busy so probably understandable.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2021
Jane D.
Prompt service. Good choices of food. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Apr 16, 2021
clive d.
waitress bright and caring. ordered a table to suit a 94 year old.. and a good table provided. all enjoyed the meals, dessert and prompt friendly service. Possibly a larger selection of wines could be provided. and on saying that, it was nice to have simple, no expensive wine choices for lunch.... so i dont know.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 26, 2021
Thibaut C.
Well located Very good food Perfect place for a date

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 23, 2021
Mini C.
Lovely place to dine.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2021
Heather D.
Lovely outlook over Lake Pupuke. Food was delicious. Very nice surroundings including the ampitheatre area. Pleasant staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Mar 17, 2021
Judy R.
DELICIOUS, FANTASTIC IN EVERY WAY! I had the most wonderful birthday party here with incredibly delicious food. The setting was perfect. The whole team at the restaurant were fabulous. Every meal was delicious and everybody ordered different things yet they all came out at a similar time and were all enjoyed by all my guests. Everybody has been raving about my birthday party. It was everything and more that I could have hoped for. I will be recommending this restaurant as will all of my friends and family because they deserve the highest recommendation. Thank you French Rendezvous you made my birthday completely perfect, because all my friends and family were happy as was I.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2021
Paula S.
Fabulous food, service and location. Could not fault it. What a great menu and the food exceeded expectations.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2021
Trish f.
Great location and great food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 27, 2021
Chris C.
Really friendly but professional staf, grwat food and a beautiful setting

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2021
Ronelle T.
Always a pleasure eating in this restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 08, 2021
Alan V.
Brilliant thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 02, 2021
Eduard P.
The food was excellent and the service was fast and friendly.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2021
PAUL D.
always a great visit and experience

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 30, 2021
Sue C.
Great location, very good food and service. Will go there again.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 23, 2020
pam c.
great good, atmosphere and service

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2020
Bruce N.
We would have liked some French Chablis which was not available

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Dec 17, 2020
Michael H.
Excellent restaurant all round.Wonderful setting on Lake Pupuke with plenty of room for families. Wine list limited but adequate. Food excellent but limited outside of Gallettes. Really friendly service

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2020
Jenny A.
Very pleasant meal and atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 10, 2020
Laurence P.
A great place for a great experience. Highly recommended!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2020
Lisa B.
Super yummy food, great location. I would go again.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 30, 2020
Matt H.
Amazing place - French Querky with an amazing view of the lake and peaceful surroundings - Great French Food - and great wines. A real treat!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 0/10
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Nov 24, 2020
Nina F.
Always thoroughly enjoy our visits... great view and location, easy parking, Delightful helpful staff, excellent food, great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 24, 2020
Christine R.
It was a very nice experience thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2020
Mike M.
You made my wife's Birthday breakfast a very special occasion. We will of course, be back. :-)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 06, 2020
Jeanette G.
Lovely welcoming friendly staff even though this time we were only there for morning coffee. Best almond croissants!! We’ll be back. Good meeting place for us and our friends from over the bridge

Overall: 10/10
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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 24, 2020
Natasha L.
Great

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 22, 2020
Paula S.
Such a lovely place to have lunch. Always fabulous.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2020
Alan v.
An absolute hidden gem Gorgeous location and the food is incredible