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The Grove

St Patrick's Square, Wyndham St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
+64 9-368 4129
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good12%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“wagyu” (21 reviews)
18:00 - 23:00All hours
French, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
St Patrick's Square, Wyndham St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good things: Very tasty food, attentive and polite service, posh toilets. Bad things: one very long room, so there is a lot of walking up and down by the staff from the kitchen to the end tables past where we were sitting. On the wooden...More

Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't been to the Grove for quite a while and were eager to eat there again. We were excited, overjoyed and delighted by our experience. The staff were fabulous, helpful, knowledgeable, attentive but not intrusive. They knew their foods, ingredients, origins, composition, and their...More

Thank The Allennz
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my wife for the first time to the The Grove to celebrate her birthday and we were very impressed. All the staff were very welcoming throughout the entire evening. We had the petit degustation in which we choose 4 items from the menu however...More

Thank Alfred R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the full degustation meal on a Saturday night. All the courses (including snacks) were outstanding. The food was divine and I had one of the best mojitos I had in a long time. The service was excellent with all the staff being attentive...More

Thank hser1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully presented cuisine with some interesting tastes The service was very hospitable and informative. Great to have service that was very obliging to meet our array of vegan or meaty needs. Only let down.. Red wine needs to go in a red wine glass not...More

Thank Jacquiecme2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting my fourth visit to The Grove to be as good as the first three, however times have clearly changed! What used to be an adventure of perfectly matched flavours has digressed into a jumble of ingredients on a set of plates. Highlight of...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish a great experience. We enjoyed the petite degustation on a busy Saturday night. The food was excellent and every course had something to offer. We particularly enjoyed the snacks with some innovative cocktails and a highlight was the smoked crayfish. Service...More

Thank avb13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretentious, ugly restaurant. Our 4th visit over the years. Best when Meridith was there, followed by Sid. Dearth was starting out, and polite and friendly. Now arrogant and rude. Yuck.More

Thank Susanhannah28
Baduzzi, Manager at The Grove, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Susan, Thank you for your strongly worded review. I am shocked that The Grove or one of our team members has come across to you as arrogant or unfriendly. We are and strive to be a friendly team. Our customers are the sole reason...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic way to spend a relaxing evening; with excellent food, service, and atmosphere. The Grove offers a petite or full degustation menu where you select either four or seven courses from a list of beautifully presented and delicious dishes. Additional complementary appetizes are served...More

Thank skiwi2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the only place that seems to get better with each visit. The food is exceptionally delicious and so different to anywhere else you'll eat. Months later I will still crave certain dishes from The Grove. The service is fantastic, the wine selection brilliant,...More

Thank Kathryn H
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11 August 2017|
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Response from ICTBRO | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine with casual shoes, Auckland is a pretty informal city.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Terry C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Missjess8, This is a fine dining restaurant and not ideal for young children in my opinion.
Trudi G
27 February 2017|
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Response from Glyn B | Reviewed this property |
it is defiantly recommended ... great online service ... font be scared about the time you are expected to eat for 2-3 hours .... it's very very good though
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Patrick's Square, Wyndham St, Auckland Central, Auckland 1001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-368 4129
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