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[Photographs: David Straight] Further evidence of life in Newmarket. For years, we never ate here and then, a few months ago, we started coming over more and more – there’s Basque Kitchen of course, and then friends introduced us to Ile de France. From the outside, it looks like one of those classically clichéd French […]


[Pictures: David Straight] They say if you want to eat the best French food in the world, go to Tokyo. Now we can see why. Morita is a Japanese-French restaurant. Yes. It’s not for everyone, in an unprepossessing basement on Mills Lane that is painted black and has neoclassical white columns. It’s formal – there […]


It’s all very jolly, like a cartoon of French cuisine. The blackboard on the footpath has loopy handwriting regaling a list of traditional bistro stalwarts – crepes, of course, a boeuf bourgignon, bottles of cider, French onion soup, a green salad. Torchon is the sister to La Cantine du Torchon in Ponsonby and (the much […]