On a recent girls’ night out, we wandered the Britomart Precinct in downtown Auckland looking for something to eat. It was a Saturday night, and of course being in the CBD was heaving with people. Our first choices of restaurant all had waits of more than an hour and a half and we’re mostly old and a little boring and didn’t fancy the idea of a really late night. Luckily one of our group remembered a little restaurant called L’Assiette.
From the outside, this looks more like a little cafe than anything else and we weren’t sure it was open for dinner. But we headed on in, and they managed to fit all eight of us at a table. I was delighted to see buckwheat galettes on the menu with the confirmation that they were gluten-free. It was really nice to see a menu item which was just a standard item on the menu. Not a special “we can make this gluten-free” not a “does this have gluten in it” just a standard menu item. Yay!!!
The menu was small, but there was enough variety that we were all very happy with the selection available. I of course ordered one of the galette, because wherever possible, I try and encourage people who make gluten-free things to KEEP making them! This is a smoked salmon and spinach variety and it was incredibly yum!
Service was great, the wine list reasonable, prices very good and we had a lovely evening. If you’re down near Britomart, stop in for a meal!