Tucked away in Parnell Rise, this restaurant was chosen by some friends who were determined to try snails (escargot). Nice atmosphere that felt French without being tacky or alien. Weather hasn't been great in Auckland so the outdoor seating was unavailable and the doors were closed (which meant the restaurant was a little too warm).
The staff were excellent and very accommodating. One of our friends (part-time vegetarian) only wanted fish, so our waitress managed to secure him the last piece of fish in the restaurant (making a special arrangement with the kitchen). The staff had a good sense of humour, including one French Waitress who apologised for her strong accent (although none of us had any issues).
To start I had a green peppercorn and Cognac pate which was nice, although I was more impressed with some of the other starters that had been ordered.
For my main I had a confit duck leg (which I enjoyed so much I finished it before I remembered to take a photo). The coating on the skin was like nothing I'd had before - so tasty.
I finished with a French crepe with banana and icecream (see photo). Very thin and not too sweet, perfect way to finish the meal.
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