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La Cantine du Torchon

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265 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-376 2516
17:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Wed 17:00 - 22:30
Thu - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Now called Frenchies - this establishment is intimate with a fabulous menu, great wine and tremendous service. With so many other choices in Auckland for fine dining, I will certainly return to Frenchies. You should make sure you book a table and sit back, relax and enjoy the best that French cuisine can offer! This is fine dining- however the... More 

Thank waynefmarriott
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Another French themed restaurant for Auckland, by the previous owner of Bouchon in Kingsland. The building is very small, with limited tables downstairs but has an upstairs area which we did not visit. The owner is French and runs a very limited blackboard menu, usually no more than three starters, three mains and three desserts. A set price menu of... More 

Thank SimonBunn
Whakatane, New Zealand
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212 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

Alex Roux (ex Bouchon and Pastis ) has opened "Frenchie" at this site. Bouchon and Pastis were both authentic French bistros and the same can be said of Frenchie. There is nothing particularly flash about this place except of course for the food and the atmosphere. It really is a tiny little space, especially on a Friday night with the... More 

Thank litigate
Auckland, New Zealand
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

This cute little candle lit gem is located in Three Lamps Ponsonby. It's hard to spot but that makes it all the more special. We made a reservation and had to wait a little while at the bar which was no issue as we started on a nice bottle of Bordeaux red and chatted to the friendly French man behind... More 

Thank logannz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

You walk into this cute little restaurant and feel like you are in France, partly due to intimate enveloping decor and even more due to the warm welcome received. The layout is as you would expect from a smallish space - booth seating(my pet hate) and chairs however in contrast to so many restaurants that cram you in like sardines... More 

Thank trippingforyou
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

What they do they do really well. The pate was smooth creamy and absolutely delicious. My wife had the steak, and the jus was just beautiful. I had the beef bourgignon which was tender and tasty. Wines were mainly French. Frenchie has the feel of a local bistro in France. Friendly, very "French" in attitude. We will be back with... More 

Thank Stephen D
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Dined here again and things seem to very slowly but surely declining somewhat...the service was good before the food came out, when the food came out the lamb was very very average and when the gent came round to ask how everything was going and we told him the lamb was bland and tough his persona changed somewhat and there... More 

Thank Monique-of-Auckland
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164 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

This is a very typically French bistro. Not many options on the menu but very good cooking and the only waiter keeps his attention to everyone. The French wines have been selected very carefully.

Thank GlobetrottersSweden
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

A lovely typical French cafe that you want to sit in all afternoon, eating and drinking as the world passes by. The French onion soup and crepes were delightful. Well worth a visit

Thank Martin K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Lunched here again with a friend. They have changed their name from La Cantine Du Torchon to "Frenchie au vin Bistro" I personally liked the previous name it sounded authentic, on speaking to one of the staff the change had come about as this lovely resturant has moved away from being a creperie. We were greeted and attended to propmtly,... More 

Thank Monique-of-Auckland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-376 2516

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?