The Alliance Française Dunedin is a centre for French language and French culture. Although some of our events are in French, most are bilingual. Members do not have to be fluent in French to take advantage of our various activities.

Most of our events are held at our clubrooms at 15 Bond Street, behind the Exchange post office. Everyone is welcome… come and practice your French!

Our regular meetings (and opening hours) are:

    • Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night: 2nd Thursday of the month from 6pm – 2ème jeudi du mois à partir de 18h00
    • Le p’tit déj – French Brunch: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10:30am – 1er et 3ème samedi du mois à partir de 10h30

From time to time, we do change the day of those events not to clash with some other events, so please contact us beforehand or check our FB page to be sure we’ll be there.

For more information, email


Alliance Francaise Dunedin Lunch at Manaaki!

Friday 24 August, 12pm, Harbour Terrace
(next to Hockey Fields)

Come enjoy a delicious meal whilst practising your french, at the newly refurbished Technique restaurant (now renamed Manaaki for Hospitality)

Please RSVP: , by 20 August.

Places are limited so get in quick!

Cookery Level 4 Students “Funky Farinaceous and Spicy Rice” 

$15.00 per person for three courses

Entrée – $5.00

  •  Dauphinoise potato stack with a seasonal salad, burnt lemon vinaigrette and roasted cherry tomatoes
  • Mulligatawny soup, beef curry and apple with chargrilled bread

Main – $10.00

  • Nasi Goreng rice, spiced, tossed with prawns and chicken topped with a fried egg
  • Pumpkin and spinach risotto finished with parmesan bark

Dessert – $5.00

  • Matcha mousse madness, green tea and raspberry mousse
  • Chocolate sphere hiding an apple crumb and gingernut ice cream

Technique Training Restaurant

Book Club welcomes new members!

Do you love reading? Do you want to keep up with the latest books in French? Or practice your reading skills? Then, the Alliance Française’s Book Club may be for you!

The Alliance Française’s Book Club is welcoming new members for the remainder of this year, for a $10 subscription!

That will give you the opportunity to read 2-4 recent publications in French, and share your thoughts/comments around a monthly cuppa!

If you would like more information on the club, feel free to contact us!

Reminder: Coming Up!

Coming up !

9 August: Soirée Crêpes – Pancakes night

18 August: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

22 August: Screening of “Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice” by Lucie Borleteau – Dunedin Film Society – Red Lecture Theatre – 7:30pm

24 August: Lunch at Manaaki

1 September: Breakfast / P’tit Dej


Book Club Meeting this week

Want to share your thoughts and comments on the latest books shared by the book club? Want to discover the next novel that we have in store for you?

The Alliance Française’s Book Club is meeting this Tuesday (24 July) at 5:30pm at Formosa.

If you are not a member of the book club, and would like more information on the club, feel free to contact us!

What a week!!!


What a beautiful finale to a busy week!

First Belgium v. France in the semi-final (the Alliance Française was clearly sitting on a fence…); and then the world cup final! That got some of our members get up very early indeed!

The AF Dunedin gave them a chance to recover somewhat between the two games, with a healthy serving of cheese and cured meat at our Bastille Day raclette night! We had beautiful food, especially thanks to Julien, who ran the kitchen, and to all the bakers who came with homemade desserts!

Thanks a lot to all! It is now probably time to go back to good night sleeps and healthy meals, to start the term refreshed!

Reminder: Coming Up!

Coming up !

18 July: Screening of “Baden Baden” by Rachel Lang – Dunedin Film Society – Red Lecture Theatre – 7:30pm

21 July: Breakfast / P’tit Dej

23 July: Start of Term 3

1 August: Screening of “Les cowboys” by Thomas Bidegain – Dunedin Film Society – Red Lecture Theatre – 7:30pm

4 August: Breakfast / P’tit Dej


The day we have all been waiting for is fast-approaching! Our raclette night is less than a week away!

Samedi 14 juillet, 18h30 / Saturday 14 July, 6.30pm

Make sure you arrive with an appetite!

Your committee is looking for volunteers to come and help set up on Friday and Saturday from 5:30pm both days. If you are keen to help, let us know by email ( or through Facebook!