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Le Clos Saint Front
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Ranked #4 of 228 Restaurants in Perigueux
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Expensive, not clean, poor service and menu

I don't recommend this restaurant at all
At 40 euros menu, it was expensive for what was average food , poor service, poor ambience and not the cleanest place I've eaten in

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Thank john a
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

The venue confuses the senses - much about it is very tasteful - location, space, lighting, but then the quirky crockery - painter's palette and square plates with up-turned corners - unnecessary - keep it simple. The service was excellent with great attention to detail and ensuring we understood and appreciated what was placed in front of us. The food too was excellent up until the dessert which was our fault - I do maintain 'leave pannacotta to the Italians' but we tried it anyway - stick to the cheese; it looked wonderful.

1  Thank Karin J
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

The four of us enjoyed a superb Sunday lunch on a very wet day in Perigueux. Far too wet to sit outside, the dining rooms were full of a complete cross-section of mostly French diners: young and old couples, a group of six 30-somethings, families with young children and us tourists who stumbled in by chance. From amuse-bouche to the coffees and bonbons at the end, we were treated to a very assured and wide range of dishes. Outstanding were the sot l'y laisse-based soup starter, the 'boil in the bag' turbot, seared beef, and rolled chicken breast mains, and a pannacotta on raspberry sorbet dessert that arrived on a weight-sensitive disc of flashing blue and red LED's. So, something of a romp, with helpful staff overseen by Patrick (owner and former chef), whom other reviewers have described well. The wine list is very good; we were able to choose a good value and delicious bottle from a selection of my personal favourite wineries in St Estephe.

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1  Thank Cicer0ne
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Reviewed June 13, 2012

We have eaten here 3 times in the last 6 years on various trips and have had very different impressions every time.

Our best experience was in 2006, our worst in 2009 and our latest in June 2012 was somewhere in the middle.

The setting in the inner courtyard is the best aspect of this restaurant, quite unique in our experience. Really a lovely place to enjoy a leisurely dinner. Service was very good all 3 times, very professional and the staff speaks some English, which can be quite helpful. Wine selection is very good and the head waiter (owner?) is knowledgeable and will help you to choose a suitable accompaniment to your meal.

The food has been out of this world or disappointing, depending on when we have come. The menu has changed to a more unconventional cuisine over time, with varying success. Best dishes have often been the more traditional, however even the magret dishes are hit or miss regarding preparation. Our latest dining experience featured an excellent chaudree of noix St-Jacques, but my magret was not as good as my partners and the accompanying vegetables were ho-hum. We had the Vigneron option with different wines selected for us for each course, a good value at 63 euros per person wine included and were happy with the wines selected for us. Still, this is an upscale and fairly expensive place to eat and we were not 100% enchanted with the food in view of the price.

All in all, I would recommend the courtyard dining and excellent service, and would suggest more traditional menu options.

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Thank nanbro_ca
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Reviewed August 31, 2011

This restaurant fails to live up to any standard of decent dining.

The outdoor terrace appeared pleasant, but soon felt grubby.

The menu tries to be special, but the quality & taste disappointing. Overall a waste of money.

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6  Thank Condor1950
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