I was here with my good friend who has been to the restaurant before and raved about it. I was being treated so I was happy to go. I had no idea just delicious this experience was to be.
We arrived quite early at 7pm and there was only one other couple there at the time. By the time we left there would have been at least 7 tables, mostly couples, enjoying their evening as much as we two.
I was not aware of Touquet until I came across the listing via the Auckland edition of the Entertainment book that we had recently purchased to support Paralympics New Zealand. It was a late impulse booking made in an idle moment early afternoon on a Friday to dine with my wife that evening. I was pleasantly surprised to discover when I called to book that the staff are french – so points for authenticity even before we walked through the door.
My granddaughter and I had dinner at this charming French bistro in late March. I was looking for a quiet spot with good food and was not disappointed. The candle-lit interior on a warm Auckland evening gave an inviting ambience and the location was perfect for a quiet catch up. The waitress made us feel very welcome and gave helpful suggestions from the extensive wine list. The amuse-bouches were an unexpected delight.
We were holidaying in Auckland and wanted to dine at a restaurant near the apartment we were staying in.
On a Thursday night on the second week before Christmas most restaurants were booked out. We walked down O’Connell Street and saw Touquet, checked and the menu, and very pleased to find the had a table for two available. Continue Reading
This is everything it seeks to be and should be. Genuinely French in attitude and cuisine, without any arrogance. Lovely friendly service and classic dishes, served without table cloths or other fanciness. Truly a bistro, with good wine as well.