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Dinner, Lunch
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

Wow! The battle for the best steak has just introduced a new contender! In no particular order La Chianti Rome, Buffaloes Bridlington, Saloon No. 10 Deadwood now has the Chateau Marconnay to compete with (even just IMHO).The defacto In-Laws are relatively local and had told...us about this 14th century chateau with great food in an historical setting. With us were Mr and Mrs Wingman and the cross of Joffrey and Tyrion in the form of no.2 son (in order of arrival, not always in preference). We were welcomed warmly by both host(chef patron?) and hostess and shown deep in to the bowels of the dining room. My beer appero was chilled perfectly just shy of teeth hurty and the Kirs were deemed strong and fruity. The menu was delightfully short and yet offered excellent choice. The froie gras was light and chilled served with toast, scallops cooked to perfection with fleur de sel and accompanients, the gesiers (gizzards) whilst not my cup of tea, were generous for a petite portion. The mains were simple but delicious, the canard was pink and succulent, the veal was light and tasty, the pave de boeuf was sublime, melt in the mouth, caramelised and yet ruby (not bleu) in the middle, all served with vivid pea and a carrot puree, new, roast potatoes, rice with lardons all with a creamy, white wine sauce. Desserts were creme brûlée’s, tiramisu and no.2 had ice cream (preceded by steak hache and mash, with a melon side). All accompanied with rose and a white. For six plus a small fry < €200. Service was friendly, attentive and unobtrusive and the surroundings stunning. In these difficult times of CV19 and beyond, if you are in the vicinity do go and book. I am sat here in the warm evening looking back fondly on this wonderful lunch.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

We ate here after having had the food recommended to us, we also took friends as we treated them as a gift for a special occasion - we really wish we hadn’t! I can only say that the place and the whole experience was a...huge disappointment to us all. We received the frostiest ‘welcome’ that we have ever had the misfortune to experience. When we arrived the apero ‘nibbles’ were already on the table - it was a warm day - no idea how long they had already been there, but long enough for the flies to have had full and free access. When asked if we’d like a pre-dinner drink/aperitif (we did) we basically had to guess what they had, no menu was proffered neither were any drink suggestions made, we were just glared at and made to feel uncomfortable. We would have liked a drink outside at one of the 2 large tables shaded by parasols but that apparently wasn’t an option! We asked for a glass of fizz as apero - No! Asked for red pineau - No! This went on until we eventually just settled for a glass of white wine. We are fluent french speakers so there was no misunderstanding, just a terrible reception. When we got our food it was nice enough, nothing to rave about, but nice. Unfortunately the appalling service and rudeness of the lady (presumably married to the chef) herself means we will never go back nor can we recommend it. I have to note that our reception was awful yet 2 other tables made up of only French people received a slightly better welcome than ourselves so maybe it’s more a question of racism than anything else. Don’t waste your money! If you’re in the area and want a fabulous meal then pay a few euros extra and go to La Forge à Fer in La Peyratte instead!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Myself and my husband have been here many times and its always great. Went again last week with friends who were first time vistiors. Food is excellent (proffiteroles are amazing), service is great, ambience is quirky. Love it !

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

A good diner for a good price. The coquilles are so much I have never seen and the duck is amazing. The wine is not that great and the service is a bit difficult. But the place itself is amazing

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, it is messy but I love the decoration. The scallops are amazing and so many. Just the steak is a bit chewy. But good value for money!

Date of visit: June 2016
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Reviewed April 1, 2016

Absolutely fabulous dining experience. I simply cannot fault the food, the staff, the ambience, the service and the location. I have never had a bad meal here. In fact I've never had an average meal. Now that I think about it, I have never had...(just) a good meal. It has been excellent every time. Bon appétit!More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed March 16, 2016

We have been to the restaurant three times now over a couple of years and each time we have enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Such a gem locally. The owners are really welcoming.

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited with my wife and daughter for lunch. It is not the easiest restaurant to find but very much worth the effort. It is a very "quirky" restaurant (antiquities in abundance) which makes it more appealing in my opinion, it must be seen to be...appreciated. The service along with the food is excellent. For starters I chose scallops, which were both excellent and there were 6 pieces, in the serving, in the UK you are lucky to get 3 ! This is one of the best restaurants I have had the pleasure to eat in in France from every aspect, service, food, value and ambience. Not only do I look forward to returning but highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Once we had found this place it exceeded our expectations in all respects. Bags of rustic charm, the menu and the food, especially the Foie GRAS were excellent. Downbeat owners but very accommodating. A real experience!

Date of visit: September 2012
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5