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La Cantine du Torchon

265 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
+64 9-376 2516
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
14 Sep 2015
“Wow - a French delight”
31 Aug 2015
“Small, intimate but genuine French restaurant, needs more to stand out”
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17:00 - 22:30All hours
French, European
265 Ponsonby Road | Ponsonby, Auckland Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank waynefmarriott
Reviewed 1 September 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...More

Thank SimonBunn
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank litigate
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank logannz
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)...More

Thank trippingforyou
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Stephen D
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...More

Thank Monique-of-Auckland
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
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Monique-of-Auckland
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
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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 Central, Auckland 1011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-376 2516
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