Welcome to The French House!

The recession continues so we decided to screw all that, take a house, a restaurant, a shop... source food as locally as possible, get people together and put on a one-off restaurant experience...

We want to invite you to debate ideas and meet people, sharing table and dishes, in a cosy and intimate environment, that will change for each event. You are welcome to come with friends, in groups, or solo. You won't know where it will be and what the menu will be until a few days before.

Our menu changes for each event and is specially designed based on the chef's inspiration. Our cuisine honors the classics and traditions of home-cooked food, with a special reverence to meat and offal.

Because of its underground nature, it works on bookings-only basis, and you have to be a friend (or a friend of a friend, or a friend of a friend of a friend; alternatively you can also become one through our facebook page!) to be part of the experience.

Finally, and to remain clandestine, there is no alcohol licence (you can bring your own bottle) and no fixed prices; we simply ask for a discretionary donation to cover costs.

Only attendees will be privy to the whereabouts of the space within 48 hours of the event, so join the mailing list to be in the secret: thefrenchhouse@hotmail.co.nz.

(Picture by Kalya Ward)