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“Goats, charm and great food”
Review of L'Etape Gourmande

L'Etape Gourmande
Ranked #1 of 9 Restaurants in Villandry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Beatrice is wonderful. The typical French grande dame. Her family serve wonderful food, beautifully presented with efficient and charming service. Every course was spot on and we sat outside in a full restaurant being wonderfully looked after and very well fed. Go!

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Reviewed August 5, 2018

So pleased we visited this fantastic little restaurant, Run by the amazing Beatrice and her family, food was great, wine was great, incredible warm atmosphere really hope to go back some day. Must thank Pascal the proprietor of the fantastic Le Haut des Lys hotel a short walk down the road.

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

On recommendation from the owners of Le Haut des Lys, the excellent nearby hotel, we ate at L'Etape. Suffice it to say that we ate in this restaurant on all of the four evenings that we were in the area. We simply couldn't bring ourselves to take the risk of trying another of the restaurants in Villandry when we had eaten so very finely at L'Etape. The ambience is wonderful, the service excellent, and the menu and cooking of a high level, and most enjoyable.

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

L'etape Gourmande was recommended by the staff of Le Haut de Lys where we were staying and I must say it lived up to our expectations.

The restaurant is in a converted farmhouse with an ambiance that is rustic, quaint and yet it exuded an aura of elegance. With a candelabra on every table, it was perfect for a romantic dinner.

My husband and I chose the three course prix fixe for dinner. For entrees, he had the cream of artichoke. As someone who doesn't care for vegetables, he enjoyed it so much he cleaned up his bowl. I had the pate with brioche and salad and it was perfect in awakening my taste buds. For plats, my husband had the lamb which was so flavorful and tender while I had the coley (fish) in a curry sauce which tasted fresh and was absolutely delicious. We each had the almond cream with pistachio and blueberries for dessert and it was the perfect ending to our meal. A good wine selection was offered as well.

Overall, not only was the food excellent, the ambiance was perfect and the service was top notch. Madame Beatrice was such a gracious host and she conversed with us as if we've known her forever. We thank her for making our anniversary dinner memorable.

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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Walked to L’EG from Haut des Lys hotel 0.5 miles along the road.

The restaurant is part of a family run farm making goats cheese. The restaurant is run by a mother and daughter with help from other waiters.

The menu is short but very interesting with a selection of very well prepared and presented dishes made from high quality local ingredients.

We enjoyed all the food and accompanying drinks served in the garden courtyard in front of a charming indoor restaurant.

Service was very professional and friendly though at times a little overloaded.

Worth a detour!

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