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Villa Smeralda

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le Bourg, 47300 Pujols, France
+33 5 53 36 72 12
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12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sun 12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the owners of #Villalafage (Bournel) we had lunch here with our 2 boys of 10 and 13 years old. It was fantastic and delicious with kind waitresses. As if we had our holiday in Sardine! When you nearby Pujols, have a stop! Part of the lovely food in Villa Smeralda, Pujols is a lovely village too!

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Lot-et-Garonne, France
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481 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We didn't believe all of the bad reviews on Tripadvisor about this odd Sicilian restaurant in France. Big mistake! We tried it with friends. Our table was dirty, the decor unappealing and the lavatory dirty. The menu is breathtakingly complicated and we simply didn't know what to order. The service was slow. We weren't offered an aperitif and thereafter we... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

If you are anywhere within a 1 hour drive of Pujols you owe it to yourself to visit this charming, excellent restaurant. There were 5 for Sunday lunch: 3 live in France, 1 from England & 1 Canadian/American. It is our favorite restaurant in the region. All the food was supurb. Ask for Jeremy Feilles.

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Pujols, France
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

A coupe de champagne to start proceedings with a thin slice of toasted tuna, then onto the langoustines which were superb. The main course was a whole pigeon slow roasted so it melted in your mouth with sweet potatoes. The finale was the Creme Glacee, a wonderful end to a great lunch. Coffee was served with homemade lemoncello to round... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Astonishingly poor food in a charming setting. I was embarrassed for our hosts who had recommended it..The size of portions was presumably meant to compensate for their contents...not a pleasant episode.

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Altea, Spain
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

A restaurant who claims it is from Sardegna, the interior is nicely done with some typical South Mediterranean touch. Very friendly staff, we are in the first room near a fine selection of alcohols in a rustic wooden cabinet. First dish was a "caviar d'aubergine", misses the real touch. Not very tasteful. Pasta a la vongole, not enough spiced and... More 

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Cambridge
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Pujols is one of the prettiest places I have ever visited. A stunning medieval hill town where everybody takes incredible pride in their surroundings. Smeralda is no different, and, taken at face value, would easily score an excellent. Sadly the quality of the cooking did not match the environment. My overriding taste was that of an oven that needed a... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Visited for lunch and chose le plat du jour at €15. The courtyard is most pleasant as is the restaurant itself. Our starter was superb and the highlight of the meal, could have devoured it for all three courses and would then have given them 5 stars. Spinach salad with hazelnuts, dried tomatoes and an exceptional dressing. Beautifully presented and... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Stylish, inviting restaurant which we noticed and booked whilst visiting Pujols. Wish we had not bothered and given the 100 euro cost to charity.... It's food and wine is Sardinian yet the menu is only in French and English, fortunately the enthusiastic waiter took us through the whole thing which turned out to be a minefield ! We opted for... More 

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Paris
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

Excessively rainy Sunday, starving friends, wet and fast visit of a picturesque village and the risky discovery of the restaurant in the entry of the old town: difficult to miss it as the location is perfect. The restaurant is welcoming with a patio garden and an inside visible stone, big wrought iron cow and semi-permanent exhibition of crusts! The decoration... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Thursday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Friday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: le Bourg, 47300 Pujols, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Pujols
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 36 72 12

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