Best French Restaurant

Poivre et Sel

Samuel & Severine Goslin, French husband & wife, have decided to start a new life in New Zealand with their two children, Morgane & Mathis in 2011. After a few years of working and living in different regions of the country, in 2015, they have created Poivre et Sel to bring a little piece of France in Aotearoa. They have recently chosen to install their romantic restaurant on the iconic Marine Parade in Napier in one of the Six Sisters buildings, the ideal edifice to create the glam touch they love to provide.

They offer a good selection of regional wines but the French wines are the most successful. Poivre et Sel is a small family restaurant, offering a unique tasting menu which changes weekly according to the season and the market. Each dish is paired with a French wine for customers who desire it. A la carte wines are also available. 

They are looking forward to make your dinner memorable. 

Poivre et Sel

189 Marine Parade, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

Dinner 6:00 pm onward
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Phone (+64) 068336300
Text (+64) 0276031198





Le Paris

Le Paris is your French eatery in the CBD, born from a passion of FRANCE and her culinary art.

Specialising in savoury galettes and sweet crepes as well as classical French cuisine, Le Paris hopes to transport you into a bistro on the glorious Champs-Elysées as you savour some of their authentic French delicacies. They aim to use some of New Zealand's best ingredients to recreate traditional recipes as well as utilising some of the best French produce ranging from cheeses to snails in order to provide a genuine taste of France on a plate with a Kiwi touch.

Their French Head Chef Christophe is happy to share with you his 30 years of French culinary experience.

They are very proud of their heritage and hope they can expose to Kiwis how wonderfully delicious French cuisine can be, so whether it's for a Coq au Vin or just for a sweet crepe and a coffee, come enjoy a taste of Paris right here in Auckland city.

Meet the team:

Founder-Director: Leilani AUMERAN

Director: Pualani JACQUEMET

Head Chef: Christophe JACQUEMET


Le Paris French Eatery

39-41 Elliott Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010

Monday to Thursday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm // 5:30 pm - 9 pm

Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm // 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Phone: 09 963 8396









French Kiss Wellington

French Kiss Creperie adventure started 2,5 years ago when Pierre Emmanuel (French living in New Zealand since 2016 as engineer) met Charly who suggested the idea of bringing french cuisine in New Zealand malls.

After few months the idea became reality at Queensgate shopping center in Lower Hutt (Wellington region) where they have open their first shop in June 2019.

Even tho they didn’t expect this mondial pandemic which affect a lot of businesses especially in hospitality, French Kiss Creperie is running and now becomes the local desert place to be in Lower Hutt. 


They offer a range of yummy sweet and savory crepes (galettes) and our focuses are:

- To promote local suppliers (eggs, honey, ham, fruits and veggies…), even their packaging supplier is based in Lower Hutt

- To challenge Kiwis and get them to try the savory galettes following our typical Brittany recipe


For all Wellington region inhabitants or travelers, come to visit their kiosk and try one of their crepes!


French Kiss Creperie

Queensgate shopping center, Lower Hutt 5011, New Zealand

Monday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am -  5:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am -  5:00 pm









French Rendez-Vous

Frenchrendezvous and team welcomes you by the lake Pupuke, with a stunning view and authentic french food 

The goal of Frenchrendezvous café/restaurant is to be the choice to the locals. They provide a high quality experience for our customers with coffee and french food from around 10 years. They provide traditional french dishes like French Onion soup, Galettes, Beef bourguignon that will make you feel like in France 

They also serve dinner on bookings 

A bientôt au Frenchrendezvous



Please book your table through their website:


French Rendez Vous Restaurant

2A Manurere Avenue, Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Tuesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm // 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm // 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm // 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm // 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm // 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm








La Marée Sofitel

In French La Marée’ means ‘the tide’ which represents the restaurant’s ocean side locale.  This natural ebbing and flowing of the waters mirrors the seasonality of the produce utilised to create our dishes.

La Marée’s cooking philosophy is to harness the culinary traditions of France, together with NZ’s finest seafood, and transform them into culinary masterpieces.

La Marée’s philosophy is - there is no compromise when it comes to ingredients. Their kitchen team works in harmony with the seasons using only the freshest, finest and ethically sourced produce. If an ingredient comes in that is not of quality, they alter the menu and create something new. At La Marée, they utilise only what’s best at that time of year, ensuring they deliver you the best cuisine.

  • For the business awards, they offer you a special 3 courses for $69 per person: CLICK HERE


La Marée

21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, 1010 Auckland, New Zealand

Breakfast Monday to Friday 6am-10.30am | Saturday & Sunday 6am-11am

Lunch 12pm-3pm daily

 Dinner 6pm-10.30pm daily








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