39 Elliot Street,
(09) 368 7917
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Visited Torchon on Sunday with my family and ordered crepes for the kids. I was told it would be a 15-20 min wait which I decided was ok, however the crepes finally came out some 30-35 mins later which for anyone with kids you will know this is far too long. The French toast style crepes were very disappointing and amounted to a very dry crepe with some fatty bacon, burnt banana and a very small amount of maple syrup. We asked for some more maple syrup on the side and were greeted by a fiesty waitress who came to our table and told us that we would have to pay for it! We explained it was the least they could do after we had just waited 35 mins for the food but she told us it was our own fault as we had been told there was a delay. We were absolutely gobsmacked and explained this was no way to talk to customers however she simply raised her voice repeated that it was our fault and stormed off! Unbelievable behaviour and definitely the worst customer service I have had in a long long time all over a side portion of maple syrup. I would not recommend Torchon to anyone based on what I experienced. There are far better places to eat in Elliot Stables and sadly I think the reason why the were actually busy was simply because they were one of the few places open.
crepe pas mauvaise, mais apres dix ans de metier dans la profession, le cuisinier merite que je le mette dans son four pour voir si il y trouve le mot respect :la facon dont il a fait des reflexions pendant que l'ont venait simplement passe un moment agreable m'a degouté.....apres un voyage de l autre coté du globe, me faire recevoir comme cela par un compatriote aurait merité que lui botte le cul.premiere reflexion des notre arrivé alors que le resto n'a que deux personne a table..... il est 18heure:" non mais j allucine" en effet je venai de mettre 3 minutes pour choisir la commande et sa faisait 4 min qu'on avait les pieds sous la table.....si je te derange mec dis le la prochaine fois je depenserai mes dols chez les italiens d en face...Malgres tout nous mangeons une crepe a 18 doll avec de la salade, 5 cerneaux de noix et du fromage de chevre pour garniture...Ne pouvant pas croire ce que l on avait entendu, je fait un compliment sur le plat par simple politesse:et la j entend ce graillon pas rasé, qui sans la moindre face dit :"oui, on sait qu elle sont bonne...."Apres 5 ans d ecole hotelliere, 10 ans sous les ordres de chefs etoilés, et apres avoir voyagé sur toute l Australie, je ne me suis jamais permis de faire une reflexion sur un etablissement autrement que positivement.SI je le fais en francais c'est pour limiter l impact sur la clientele etrangere et kiwi vis a vis du patron mais sache que tu manque un bon coup de pied au cul par ton boss.au torchon il faut revoir:le chef, pas pour ses plats mais pour son savoir vivre et surtout qu'il oubli pas qu'il fait que des crepes...... "un vrai dauber" tu fai honte au metier .emilien et christelle
Just ate here today for the first time. I have been craving a crepe for weeks and spotted Torchon while heading to the Auckland City Market. I loved the quaint atmosphere and the authentic preparation style and French employees. I ordered the lemon and sugar crepe. It was prepared extremely well and quickly. The wait staff is courteous, though very busy. The food was delicious. I wanted to lick the plate clean. Who knew ingredients as basic as eggs, flour, sugar, and lemon juice could become such a spectacular treat?! I highly recommend Torchon. The only negative comment I have is that you may have to wait a bit to order as it is a very popular place and quite small.
If you have an hour to wait to be served and dont mind paying $17 for a pancake and $10 for an average glass of wine then this is the place for you! I cant say what the quality of the food is because, after an hour wait we gave up and went eleswhere.
A friend took me to Torcheon for their raclette evening one Thursday...being a HUGE cheese lover I couldn't believe this little gem had never been revealed to me before! A plate of cold deli meats, pickles, cheeses and hot baked potato's were presented to us...melting the cheese under the grill was great fun and absolutely delicious! At only $39.50 for two you can't argue with the price, either...totally recommend it..you will not regret visiting the cute Elliott Stables but DO make sure you book!
Had the tartiflette dinner party yesterday with some friends and i never been that disappointed.
Waiters never smiled, The charcuterie plate was small, and the ham slimmy.
the whole lot for 45 dollars.... come on get realistic.
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