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French Rendezvous

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Pumphouse Theatre | Killarney Street, Takapuna, New Zealand
+64 9-487 0009
09:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a lovely simple meal for four in lovely surroundings by Lake Pupuke. It was cold sitting outside in the southerly wind but the food was good and the chocolate fondant, Basque cake and lemon tart were all fantastic.

Thank Jackboswell
Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Went there before a show at the adjacent Pumphouse theatre. Was very convenient, good parking, Its not a top restaurant but the meal was quite satisfactory and service was good and willing.

Thank rogerdickie
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Just perfect the lamb shoulder with the béarnaise sauce and the tarakihi roasted Served with the tian vegetable just perfect Very nice place and staff

Thank gastonphil
Takapuna, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I had a lovely time at the French Rendez-vous. The food was delicious, the restaurant look great and the spot is fabulous. Special thanks for the team, they're all wonderful and very friendly. Very good prices ! I'll see you all soon, for sure. Keep on going like that ;)

Thank labiterroise
Auckland, New Zealand
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162 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

a disappointingly cold and empty restaurant. average food. such a shame as it has a lovely outlook over the lake

1 Thank kiwi572014
Takapuna, New Zealand
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

A real gem in Takapuna. Such a lovely view to enjoy a coffee and pass the time. We had the crepes and it took me back to Paris. Highly recommended

1 Thank bohemian_traveller
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The Pumphouse has long been neglected as a dining venue. French Rendezvous goes a long way towards remedying that. The location beside Lake Pupuke is stunning, though it is a pity about the number of geese. I found the choice of French cuisine just right for the locale. A light continental meal for lunch made for a pleasant interlude from... More 

Thank Royalcourtier
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I enjoy the crepes + pastries. Slightly Pricey -pleasant staff. Beautiful view on the lake on a nice day.

2 Thank Tablet-11
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

restaurant was mostly full of lunchtime diners. We visited with son and granddaughter and had a lovely time. Food was plentiful without being OTT and the staff are so nice. I had Eggs Benedict perfectly cooked The location is gorgeous, would definately go back there.

3 Thank mumble67
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Rendezvous café is a perfect spot for morning tea or lunch, situated right beside Lake Pupuke and the Pumphouse Theatre. The food is very authentic French, with a number of the staff from France. A hidden jewel.

1 Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pumphouse Theatre | Killarney Street, Takapuna, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Takapuna
  • Phone Number: +64 9-487 0009
Situated beside Lake Pupuke in Takapuna

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?