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Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Reviewed August 18, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed a great meal here - delicious pizzas for the kids and duck/lamb confit for us adults! Too full to be tempted by dessert. Friendly staff and lovely atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

After 10 days in Parthenay I finally had a perfectly cooked steak. The onglet de boeuf was a perfect rear (À point). The brownie creme anglaise was delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We found this lovely restaurant by chance. excellent choice on the menu, prices are good too. Very good size portions and tasty food. The staff are friendly and helpful. Sitting inside or on a small terrace outside. Would go back.

Date of visit: June 2017
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Had our evening meal here, Debra was our hostess, really great food and wine at very reasonable cost. Thankyou. One not to miss in Parthenay.

Date of visit: September 2016
Reviewed June 26, 2016

Lovely food. Couldn't fault it. We had lamb shank and tuna steak for mains and 2 cafe gourmands. All really lovely!

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed October 25, 2015

noticed this restaurant wandering around parthenay it looked quite ok. we were the only customers and the owner seemed to also be the waiter and chef he was pleasant enough but the food let the place down. dry and shrivelled up snails and a steak...which was a rather tough and chewy. service was fine.More

Date of visit: May 2015
Reviewed July 19, 2015

Found this by pure chance while driving around the town of Parthenay through the winding back streets. In reality it is only just off the main square. We arrived without reservation, restaurant was very quiet (not always a good sign) but the evening was getting...on so we decided to take a chance. The food was delightful. High quality, beautifully presented and very tasty. The staff were fun and attentive. We sat outside on the small terrace which was nice all the time there were no cars passing. Not a busy road but noisy when they DID pass.More

Date of visit: May 2015
Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were wandering around the town looking for somewhere to eat and came across the visually inviting establishment with decking out front. Albeit, freezing cold, February and out of season, it still looked nice. We entered and were greeted by 2 gentlemen, one the chef,...the other the manager/waiter. We were seated in the window and promptly given menus and asked if we wanted a aperitif whilst we perused. We ordered a bavette and a pave and 2 glasses of merlot ( we were too tired for a bottle!). Most enjoyable, pleasant service. The only drawback,is translation. In these little know tourist towns you really need to brush up on your French!!!More

Date of visit: February 2015
Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from France after visiting family and attended La Tambouillie for lunch, the service was great and the food was very very good, all our party chose the steak and all were very pleased with the fact it was cooked exactly how we requested....A lovely little place with a great atmosphere - would definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2014
Reviewed March 30, 2010

Ate here a few days ago for the first time. Despite having eaten in Parthenay many times before, this was my first visit. Not cheap at €86 for two of us but we did have aperitiffs, starters and mains and a bottle of the most...expensive white wine on the menu - a delightful Petit Chablis. The food really was very good. I had foie gras de canard which I followed with duck breast cooked exactly as ordered. I can't remember my wife's starter but she had the biggest gambas I've ever seen to follow and really enjoyed both! Super service and from my seat I could see into the spotless kitchen area where the chef was continually cleaning up when not cooking. We will return soon, I hope!More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5