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French
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Well ,eaten in many restaurants locally to Pathenay and this is the best. Food presentation far superior ,service first class. Price reasonable and well worth ever euro. Highly recommend . Bonus, beautiful lake view from restaurant and before after dinner/ lunch walk round woodland and...lake. Top of my must go list whenever family over or just feel like being spoilt.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Perfect!we had the top menu which included drinks on arrival, water and wine. The children were very well accommodated for with a plate of cold meats and salad followed by steak hache and chips. We had amuse bouche followed by a fish course, I had...the perch filled with a mousseline (classic perch dish), sorbet, fillet steak which was melt in the mouth and cooked to perfection, followed by cheese, dessert and coffee. The service was attentive and faultless despite it being a very full restaurant and the children were treated with such respect and humour. Just a perfect lunch!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We went with friends and chose the top menu, including aperos and amuse Bouché there were about seven or eight courses all served with wine. We took our time and had a lovely lunch. It's not something you could do every day as it is...quite expensive, but well worth pushing the boat out on a special occasion.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 14, 2017

This was our second attempt to have lunch here. First time my husband was sick and we had to cancel on the day and still pay for the meal. This time we tried again with friends and had booked 2 vegetarian meals. After the starter...was served with fish for the Vegetarians we reminded them of the veggie bookings. So, the fish was just taken off the plate and only the bottom layer was served which was vegetable based The main meal arrived again with meat for the Vegetarians. Again, just the meat was removed from the plate and only the very meager sides were served, at full price, by the way. After complaining we were told they were not informed about the vegetarian booking b the person who accepted it and we were offered a glass to champagne ( no thanks, no for me) as compensation. The quality of the meal was very mediocre, the taste a far cry from what I call excellent but mind you, I only got a tiny omelette with some champignons and a cacker with a teaspoon full of cabbage with some spinach leafs. The view over the lake is nice but the room has more the atmosphere of a cheap Bistro. I will not return as we have too many really good restaurants in the area and this kind of quality I can get at a fraction of the price elsewhere.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed November 9, 2016

You need to book in advance here and specify which of the set menus you want all include wine and water. You'll get multiple courses depending on menu chosen, the food and service are excellent. You have to be open minded as you don't choose...you get what is on the menu that day but this that everything is super fresh and there is no waste. You look out over a small lake. If you can give this restaurant a try as it is well worth itMore

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed November 2, 2015

Great food, great service, nice atmosphere. Set on and above a small lake. Six to eight courses with a different wine to suit each plat. No hurry - take as long as you want to eat a delicious meal. Lunch times only and booking well...ahead needed. Only one drawback - no taxi service so one guest has to hold back on alcohol - pity!More

Date of visit: May 2015
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Reviewed September 5, 2015

Only open lunch time, and only with a set menu. Advance booking is also mandatory - you cannot just turn up. Also, no English spoken and an unusual French cuisine. Having said all that, if you can handle how unusual this is then you'll have...a good time eating something very different. Lovely lakeside, quiet, rural location. Take the plunge, try something different!More

Date of visit: October 2014
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Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

No menu. You choose at three very reasonable price levels which are all inclusive of wine water and in our case on the middle menu, a glass of champagne to start. The taste and balance of the many courses was perfect. A must try if...in the area. Ring for a reservation.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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Reviewed June 12, 2015

Reluctant to let this out really as we have been coming here for some years and and love the place. Hard to find (thank goodness) but once you are here well worth the effort. The food, atmosphere,views and service are very good. French cuisine and...knowing some French is essential as each dish is explained to you.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Le Donjon de Bois Pouvreau is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4