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    joyandken
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    Joined: 31 Oct 2005
    Location: vienne
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    hi val16 and susie
    give us the phone number if we have to book- pllease!!
    joy


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    susie
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    In Vivonne, there are three good restaurants and an excellent Routiers on the RN10:

    http://www.vienneinfo.org/vivonne/restaura_uk.htm – details of the Helianthe, and La Treille, where Napoleon once ate.

    The Hotel and Restaurant Le Saint George: http://www.hotel-st-georges.com/presentation.htm

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    susie
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    @joyandken wrote:

    hi val16 and susie
    give us the phone number if we have to book- pllease!!
    joy

    05 45 22 23 62

    Enjoy.

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    graham
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    Location: Charente (16)
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    We looked at le Cheval Blanc at Luxé Gare after a friend’s recommendation. There was a competitively priced menu at around €13 I think based on the entree and plat du jour. However there was no indication outside that we could see of that day’s offering. I have since been reluctant to drive over there on spec in case we didn’t like what was on. (We eat most things except tripe and some offal).

    Could a regular user offer some guidance please. Thanks.

    By the way, the Fins Bois at Rouillac has changed hands, although I don’t know why. Eat there yesterday and the €12 menu was good, although the wine en carafe was pricey.

    Graham


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    susie
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    As the menu changes all the time, Graham, I’d suggest you give them a phone call and ask them what’s on the menu when you plan to visit. They are quite charming and also speak English.

    I’m a vegetarian, and every time I’ve been there they have been able and happily willing to produce something to suit.

    The food is very varied, and I don’t think offal figures on the menu. There is always a choice of meat or fish for the main course.

    If you don’t fancy the choice of plats du jour, they will substitute something from the a la carte at your request.

    Hope you will give it a try.

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    joyandken
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    Location: vienne
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    hi
    finally tried le Compostelle in Tusson yesterday, after their month of closing. very nice! 13.50euros menus (5 courses and 1/4wine each) well-cooked and beautifully presented. starched white linen cloths and napkins etc. will eat there again -no problem.
    joy


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    graham
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    A quick update on the Fins Bois at Rouillac, which changed hands a month ago.
    The menu on Foire day (27th monthly) remains at €15.50 – soup, starter, main, salad & cheese (plate left with you), dessert, red wine, coffee. It was just as good yesterday as under the previous ownership – phew, that’s a relief – as it’s one of our favourites!

    Graham


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    alanandchris
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    If you happen to find yourself in St. Maixent L’Ecole, on the N road about half way between Poitiers and Niort, there is a very nice bar in the town centre.
    Go through the baby ‘Arc de Triomphe’ gatway, and you will find a pleasant pedestrian shopping street that leads down to the produce market. Fantastic for fresh fruit and veg and with a top class butcher and fishmonger too.
    About 100 meters from the gateway on the right is a bar which serves sarnies and snacks. I must confess it belongs to someone (Christophe Delplace) who has become a friend, but I thoroughly reccommend it to the thirsty, the hungry, and anyone who likes a great cup of coffee. Christophe speaks excellent English BTW.

    Enjoy. Alan.


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    susie
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    Location: Vienne - 86
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    Perhaps somebody could move or copy this post to the “Eating out recommendations” thread?

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    frogslegs
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    The restaurant in Luxe…anyone have a telephone number…I have attempted three times in the past few years to eat there but I somehow allways pick holidays or closing days.


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    david584
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    frogslegs

    I think that this is the information you want:

    Auberge du Cheval Blanc
    La Gare 16230 LUXE
    05 45 22 23 62

    David


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    frogslegs
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    @david584 wrote:

    frogslegs

    I think that this is the information you want:

    Auberge du Cheval Blanc
    La Gare 16230 LUXE
    05 45 22 23 62

    David

    Brilliant…its miles from here but we do not mind travelling to a decent restaurant…hope to go next week. :lol:


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    jennya
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    New to this so hope it’s right?

    La Paloma in Verteuil is a fantastic place for lunch or dinner. We’ve been a couple of times and the food, service and overall ambiance is always excellent. If the Lamb shanks are on do try them they’re fantastic as are their crumbles.
    The place always seems to be busy so it’s best to book and the French seem to love it, which for us, is always a good sign.

    Enjoy
    Jenny


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    susie
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    Location: Vienne - 86
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    Also in Verteuil, and also English-run, the Bistro also offers good value for money. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced.

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    basil
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    We had an excellent lunch at the restaurant in Lesterps, La Trimouille I think. Its been newly refurbished and the food was excellent. Met some locals in there who were very friendly, and in the summer the outside terrace will be nice.


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