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Mid Range - $20 to $30 2.00000 3

La Cantine du torchon

2.00000 * * from 3 reviews
French Restaurants

265 Ponsonby Road Ponsonby Auckland City Auckland 1011

(09) 3762516
  • Business Hours

    Mon Closed Tue 11:30am – Late Wed 11:30am – Late Thu 11:30am – Late Fri 11:30am – Late Sat 8:30am – Late Sun 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • Cuisines

    French

  • Established

    2009

  • About the venue

    Children Allowed anytime Smoking No smoking Capacity 50
  • Outdoor Seating

    • Streetside
    • Private
  • Licensing

    • Fully licensed
    • Beer - bottled
    • Beer - tap
    • Wine
    • Spirits
    • Cocktails
  • We offer

    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Drink Specials

    tue French Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm) wed French Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm) thu French Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm) fri French Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm) sat French Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm) sun French Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm)
  • Meal Price

    Mid Range - $20 to $30

  • Size

    0 - 4 Employees

  • Payment Options

    • Cash
    • EFTPOS
    • Visa
    • Mastercard
    • Personal Cheque
    • Online Payments
  • Dress

    • Casual
  • Facilities

    • Private Functions
    • Disabled Access
  • Venue Type

    Restaurant/Cafe

  • Entertainment

    thu French live Music - FRENCH TOAST(7.30pm to 9pm) fri Gypsy Jazz Club Manouche
  • Entrance Fee

    • Never

Reviews (3 reviews)

  1. La Cantine du torchon

    1/2

    Read this to save you money and a really bad experience... I have never feel felt strongly enough before now to write a restaurant review but even two weeks after visiting, I felt this had to be done. I am English (not known for good food) and even I found this restaurant's quality of food simply not good enough. The steak was very small and not cooked as asked. The accompanying beans and cheesy potatoes just lacked flavour, same as the steak. I honestly could have done better. Getting steak right in any restaurant should be a cornerstone of their menu. I did not finish the meal because I simply did not enjoy it. The price charged is high which is fine if you get what you pay for, but based on our experience here we did not. The waiter, presumably part of the management team, asked did I enjoyed it, to which I said I did not, the same money I could go eat at another restaurant on Ponsonby and the food would taste fresh, be flavoursome - to which the French guy said, "this is as fresh which we can make it, it could not be more fresh". I explained they should go and taste/experience the competition, to see what else the money they were charging, would get you on Ponsonby. I don't think they will have done anything, but I certainly encourage you to. And remember this is coming from an Englishman who is not hugely into food but knows enough.


    26th February 2012

  2. La Cantine du torchon

    1/2

    We had a really bad experience here, it felt like we totally wasted our money. We were here the day after Valentines day and were in for trying something new rather than going to our regular place. I ordered the goat cheese salad to have as a main and my partner the steak with potatoes and green beans. First of all the salad was more like a side dish made with no imagination at all. It only contained some mixed salad leaves, one old tomato and a few drips of vinaigrette (tasted like it was from a bottle) and on top of that four pieces of very dry toasted bread with a tiny bit of goat cheese, that's it!! I could have made this myself at home for less than half the price, with fresh ingredients and a little more imagination (like some pine nuts, capsicum, spring onion, croutons, fresh dressing, etc..) The stake my partner had was very small and tasteless. The green beans were overcooked and the potato gratin was not fresh, it tasted like something out of the freezer. I don't know how this restaurant survives in an area where you can find so much more quality for the same or less money, I know I will never ever go here again!


    22nd February 2012

  3. La Cantine du torchon

    * * * * *

    As soon as I walked in to La Cantine I was greeted with warmth and top service. Everything from our starters to dessert were exceptional. I ordered a snapper meal as my mains which was absolutely delicious, the creme brulee dessert was the best sweet taste to end the evening's meal. Service here is as superb as the food and champagne, I'd recommend La Cantine to anyone who wants the whole spectrum of French cuisine experience.


    2nd October 2010

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