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    gnatgnat
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    Joined: 25 Aug 2006
    Location: Charente / Vienne
    Total posts: 38

    Tried the Moulin at Condac last week and mmmm – not very impressed, in fact disappointed. Not fab pizzas and greatly reduced choice, no pasta, still meat and fish on the menu


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    #780129
    babbler
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    Joined: 08 Mar 2010
    Location: Charente Limousine
    Total posts: 612

    Fantastic pizza (yes, I know,this is France :? ) and wonderful ice cream at the Hotel du Viaduc in l’Isle Jourdain!


    #780130
    Hendrixfans
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    Joined: 01 Mar 2012
    Location: 16 Charente
    Total posts: 1018

    I suppose it would be pointless to ask whether anyone has come across ANY let alone good vegan or even vegetarian restaurants in Charente/Limousin … or France generally?!


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    pfmoon
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    Joined: 15 Jun 2004
    Location: 17
    Total posts: 26

    It would appear that the last posting here by Hendrixfans has put people off their food!
    I posted about 6 months ago regarding La Vielle Poste in Champagnolles 17. Have just been back, food as good as last time,menus at 12(lunchtime),15 and 25 euros and reasonable wine list. The artist and proprieter was charming as ever.Cards now accepted.
    Also L’aire de Loisir in Pons is great value and good for entertaining kids, good menus and good service, my great nephew in law enjoyed it as much as I did.
    By the way Hendrixfans, I have no beef(sorry) with vegetarian restos except – when I book a table in a restaurant and ask if they cater for vegetarians they always say yes. Try booking a veggie restaurant and ask if they can provide a steak for your guest who happens to be a carnivore.
    I wish you success in your quest.

    Peter


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    Hendrixfans
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    Location: 16 Charente
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    Yes, getting a vegetarian option is usually easy enough, but usually involves something with egg, cheese or milk, which is fine for me, but not for people with dairy allergies, who rarely get to eat out :- (


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    exuserc2
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    Location: West Sussex and 17.
    Total posts: 3561

    Friends of ours are veggies and often come over to France. They at least eat fish which helps. They were in a restaurant last year for lunch and ordered salads with their fish – guess what, they can’t resist it in France, the salads had a handful of lardons chucked onto them and they had to remove all the bits of bacon. :lol:


    #780134
    babbler
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    Location: Charente Limousine
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    Les Artistes, just off Rue des 3 Notre Dame in Angoulême. Quite “fishy”, but run by nice middle-aged couple. Prompt service and delicious food.


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    ron16310
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    Joined: 10 Jan 2011
    Location: Montemboeuf 16
    Total posts: 12

    Another vote for Cafe Portebleue in Verteuil (http://www.cafeportebleue.com/) and (https://www.facebook.com/CafePortebleue) for more information.

    We’ve been 4 times for lunch €12.50 and always excellent food and great service.


    #780136
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    jacey
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    Joined: 17 Dec 2006
    Location: Deux Sevres
    Total posts: 210

    Can’t say the Portebleue gets my vote. Food was mediocre service very poor so we voted with our feet.


    #780137
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    ron16310
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    Joined: 10 Jan 2011
    Location: Montemboeuf 16
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    Five for and one against Portebleue, just goes to prove you can’t please all the people all the time. Glad to see no mention of Dixieland on the forum, that WAS very poor service and mediocre food.

    Le Couvent des Cordeliers is a stunning location, Cream Tea on the terrace a little expensive at €15, but well worth it as a treat! We’ve not tried it for lunch yet as it’s more expensive than Portebleue and us and our variety of friends love Portebleue.


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    geneva
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    15€ for a cream tea, is that per person? We were thinking of going but if it’s 15€ per person I think we will give it a miss.


    #780139
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    ron16310
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    Joined: 10 Jan 2011
    Location: Montemboeuf 16
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    Yes., but you get sandwiches cream cheese and salmon, scone, cream, strawberries, slice of chocolate cake, slice of Victoria sponge and a pot of tea. You could easily have a cream tea between 2 people.


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    graham
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    Location: Charente (16)
    Total posts: 489

    Any updates on the Moulin at Condac since gnatgnat’s post from 9th May please. We had thought of trying it next week but on the basis of that review are having second thoughts.
    Thanks,


    Graham

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    here_to_help
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    Location: 16/79/86 border
    Total posts: 318

    we’ve been a few times but have never been impressed – just like eating on their terrace, and put up with the poor service for the location. The food is quite good but the service has always been deplorable and other people we know have said the same; waiting ages for food, then main meals arriving minutes apart; wine not arriving, waiting for cutlery when meals have arrived; having to ask for bread with the starters; some tables getting mise en bouche with their aperos and some not, hot steak and cold frîtes etc
    Having seen the little pizza place by the bridge in Verteuil, we might try that next time grandson wants pizza.
    Couvent de Cordeliers was excellent, more expensive than others in Verteuil and no menu du jour, but the food, surroundings and service are definitely a cut above the Portebleue (which is good value for money) and you get what you pay for – the Couvent is worth the extra


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    graham
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    Location: Charente (16)
    Total posts: 489

    Thanks for the helpful reply.


    Graham

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