La Cigale Parnell

Are you looking for somewhere different? La Cigale French Bistro is the perfect place to relax and socialise.

Tucked away in a hidden corner of Parnell with plenty of parking and easy access to motorways and the CBD, your guests will delight in an alluring mix of friendly, informal Kiwi hospitality and a wonderfully rustic French flair that characterises everything La Cigale. They will love our delicious food and can rediscover some of the most famous of French recipes as part of the highly popular La Cigale French Bistro experience.

This is a perfect venue where 10-150 guests can enjoy fine wines and wonderful food in a deeply relaxing atmosphere designed specifically for socialising. The oversized tables help stimulate conversation and engender conviviality. Meals are served in large bowls and on platters, allowing guests to plate their own food and mix and match for the evening’s selection of entrées, mains, side dishes and desserts.

During the day, guests can sample the delights of the La Cigale Café. Coffee, wine and juices and freshly baked breads and pastries. A wide selection of French cheeses (which they can try before they buy), croque monsieur, fresh salads, filled baguettes, savoury and sweet tarts and plat du jour. Special breakfast and lunch menus, and food and wine tastings can be developed for groups of 12 or more. For something different that’s great for team building, there’s La Cigale French Bistro DIY – our chefs show your guests how to cook a classic French bistro dish and then it’s over to them. We’ll judge the results at the end.

And on top of all that, on the weekend your guests can explore the La Cigale French Market, voted Auckland’s Best Food Market for the last seven years. It makes for an ideal break from busy schedules to enjoy colourful stalls and stallholders offering a variety of local and imported artisanal gourmet food. Then they can relax with a glass of wine over lunch or enjoy a warm French pastry and coffee.

  • Distance from airport: 20km
  • Distance from CBD: 3km
  • Plenty of onsite parking is avialable, including space for buses

Contact details

Phone: +64 9 366-9361
69 St Georges Bay Road, Parnell, Auckland
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Room Name Banquet Cocktail Area (m²)
La Cigale 150 180

Amenities and services

  • Available on the basis of exclusive use or as part of our normal evening dining
  • Live music available on request
  • Special dietary needs are gladly catered for
  • Suitable for company groups, private groups, special occasions, weddings.