Story: Restaurants and food outlets

La Boheme, 1956 (2nd of 2)

La Boheme, 1956

Auckland's La Boheme opened in 1956 and, like the Gourmet, was a fashionable restaurant at the time. It was small, which reinforced its exclusivity. Its intimate surroundings seemed to encourage romance and risky behaviour – in later years the owner, Bob Sell, recalled that some well-known businessmen would bring their girlfriends to the restaurant on Friday evenings and their wives on Saturdays. The staff must have been souls of discretion.

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Perrin Rowland, 'Restaurants and food outlets - Re-licensing of New Zealand restaurants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39605/la-boheme-1956 (accessed 12 August 2020)

Story by Perrin Rowland, published 5 Sep 2013