Beto F. said: "What a place! A cafe, bar, restaurant, everything you could ask for in a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere, and just in the middle of the city. We went there after work on Friday, and my only regret is not knowing this secret…" read more »
We dined using a deal voucher for entree, main and dessert, which made this excellent value. The decor is rustic with charming touches such as candles and fresh flowers on each table. There is a great wine list including as you’d expect, French wines (just as well because corkage is $25 a bottle – luckily we realised that beforehand!) The service was efficient but a little on the brusque side; a smile would not have gone amiss and it is disconcerting to be told ‘yes’ each time you place your order, as if to suggest yes you may have that. The house-made charcuterie plate with bread and preserves was an unusual and exceptional entree. The duck main was superb, whereas the scotch fillet so-so; it came medium rare instead of the requested rare, and would benefit from being served with potatoes rather than onions which added nothing to the dish. Dessert was also mixed – the house-made licorice ice cream was wonderful but the raspberry sorbet had a huge lump of ice at its core, and serving the trio on a dinner plate so they slid around and made it difficult to get on your spoon was just baffling. Overall though a good experience, for me it stopped short on this occasion of being very good hence the rating though I would give it 3 1/2 stars if that was an option.
Big group! Service was average. Food was good.Octopus and chorizo… Spectacular. Mains very average. Duck was disappointing. Coffee and cheeseboard very good. We found it expensive.
I celebrated my birthday here. We were a table of 16 and ordered wine, starters and mains. The place is loud and even though they have a small menu the quality varies. The fish was excellent but the beef was terrible.
What really upset me is that at the time of desserts I did not order, because I knew my husband would ask for a cake and candle. A creme brûlée came with a candle which I blew. As I was preparing to take a bite the waitress came and told me that dessert wasn’t mine because I didn’t ask for anything, then she gave the dessert to a friend who was sitting next to me. We both could not believe it. Thank God my friend is very close and she didn’t mind having a dessert which took my candle and breath…
It is an expensive restaurant we paid over $1000 and I still can’t believe they would not be able to give away a dessert.
We came here with a group of artisan food producers and we all loved it. We had a great night, the service is attentive and the décor enviable and its like sitting in a warm loving dining room at a friends place! Our meals were divine and we all tasted each others, we had pigs ears, soufflé, duck, pork, fish all delicious, so were the deserts and the menu has plenty of excellent wines.
We have recommended this too many people since our visit, wonderful evening we will be back.
Best evening out we have had in a long time! The service was splendid – sincere and enthusiastic. The waiter knew his wine (and food) well. The duck was divine, the onion rings a hit! Definitely worth a visit.
This place was recommended to us, and it was worth the visit. They try something a bit different: pigs’ ears and also liquorice creme brulee were on the menu. Strange TV screen in the bathrooms showing one of the waiters with a fake moustache reading romantic poetry in a faux French accent made it more quirky!
We really enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere was fun with an arty/qwirky feel. Aside from yummy, fresh food we loved eating off NZ Crown Lynn china!
A fun, lively and simple restaurant for a great night out. Great staff, wines are good and the decor is in French style. Well worth a visit.
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