Eating out recommendations – PLEASE SHARE
23rd May 2006 at 18:05 #779961
grahamParticipantJoined: 19 Jul 2003Location: Charente (16)Total posts: 489
La Marmite at Mansle (near the camping) has just changed hands. Owners used to run the Fins Bois in Rouillac. The €12 menu (starter, main, salad/cheese+dessert) is hard to beat. It was excellent today by the way!!
Graham3rd June 2006 at 21:48 #779962
val_bMemberJoined: 16 Sep 2003Location: Charroux 86250Total posts: 17
Auberge le Chateau at Barbezieux / place du Chateau (just follow signs for Chateau) tel. 05 45 79 02 02
bookings not usually necessary
a huge no smoking area (all the ground floor)
huge range of pizza, pasta, savoury and sweet crepes, salads plus all the normal set menus and a la carte stuff (grilled meats etc
good with kids
set menus VERY good value (little extras ie mise en bouche with low priced aperos) wine a reasonable price.
JUST DONT ORDER TOO MUCH
the pizzas ( feu de bois) are huge and the salads even bigger and excellent quality.
my particular favourites are a salad with lardons, blue cheese and walnuts which, although a starter, is plenty big enough for a main meal and Pizza fruit de mer
service pleasant and not rushed, but efficient
We consider that this restaurant is so good that its worth a detour to eat there.
Would second this – had guests from England who treated us twice in one week and they wanted to go there both times!!! The set 3 course meal is excellent value for 18 euros inc the pistachio ice cream – yummy! Even the house wine was great…
Val7th June 2006 at 13:12 #779963
charlesymParticipantJoined: 06 Jun 2006Location: Jarnac (16)Total posts: 1
L’Auberge in St Même les Carrières (opposite the church) is very good – slightly limited menu – but wonderful food in a comfortable setting. Closed all day on Monday and for Tuesday lunchtime – best book in advance as it is very popular with the locals – 05 45 81 93 03.
Charles21st June 2006 at 21:57 #779964
dcbrookesParticipantJoined: 09 Mar 2005Location: N/ATotal posts: 1
which direction outside Ruffec?
has anyone tried La Compostelle in Tusson?
it looks nice but has been closed everytime we’ve gone past.
it is now closed for January.
it’s a long way for us just to go and eat unless it is very good
I would definitely NOT recommend this place – we went there one evening at 7 pm, and at 11 pm left, having not received our dessert, despite demanding it three times! Yet they still charged us for the full meal. The food is good but the service and attitude of the proprietors is not.
I support recommendations for Le Cheval Blanc at Luxé Gare – superb in every way, although it now costs 14.50 for lunch.21st June 2006 at 22:18 #779965
yatesyMemberJoined: 16 Nov 2004Location: Charente-Maritime (17) Near RoyanTotal posts: 400
For anyone in Charente-Maritime, would recommend “Le Cottage” at Arces (just inland from Talmont). Young Irish chef (Doug) married to French young lady (Axelle) who does front of house and speaks English with a wonderful, strong Irish accent!
Small village restaurant, very simple but with good food – basic French cooking with an Irish twist and decent quantities. The menu changes often, as Doug likes to introduce a couple of new dishes each week.
After a delicious dinner there, one (rather fussy and, to boot, vegetarian) friend commented that it was the best meal he had ever eaten.
Doug and Axelle are a young, entusiastic and very welcoming couple who have recently taken over the restaurant. If you are interested, you can call them on 05 46 97 20 73.
PS: We’re hoping that Janes will get there one day, hence previous posting on another thread about her “cottaging in Arces”!! (It IS pronounced “arse”!!)22nd June 2006 at 09:23 #779966
soomoggyMemberJoined: 26 Apr 2005Location: Deux SevresTotal posts: 7
The newly opened Thai restaurant in Melle is lovely.
We had a fantastic 3-course set lunch for 9 euros 50. Good food, good service, very friendly and efficient.
We’re going back to try to evening menu soon30th June 2006 at 21:47 #779967
susieMemberJoined: 04 Aug 2004Location: Vienne - 86Total posts: 101
We hadn’t eaten here since it changed hands a couple of years ago, but decided to give it a go this evening. If anything, it’s even better than before. A really imaginative menu; interesting, fun decor, charming lady and brilliant food. Very highly recommended.30th June 2006 at 22:04 #779968
bugnubsParticipantJoined: 30 Apr 2004Location: USATotal posts: 9
But what about the “rot goat cheese buns”?????1st July 2006 at 08:51 #779969
susieMemberJoined: 04 Aug 2004Location: Vienne - 86Total posts: 101
Looks as if they have used translation software to put the site into English.
No idea what the rot goats cheese buns are, but the food we had last night was simply superb, and such a treat to have something a bit different from traditional French cuisine.3rd July 2006 at 13:46 #779970
groovymooseParticipantJoined: 10 Sep 2005Location: N/ATotal posts: 1
theres a lovely restaraunt in st genis de saintonge called the auberge du midi ,which weve eaten at twice and the food has been fantastic and reasonably priced22nd July 2006 at 00:49 #779971
remyredMemberJoined: 21 Jul 2006Location: N/ATotal posts: 2
Moulin de la Baine. Just outside Chaniers near Saintes. Old mill stretched right across the river charente. Eat on the terrace over the river. Superb menu for 18-30€22nd July 2006 at 15:37 #779972
majicMemberJoined: 17 Jul 2003Location: Charente MaritimeTotal posts: 13
Moulin de la Baine. Just outside Chaniers near Saintes. Old mill stretched right across the river charente. Eat on the terrace over the river. Superb menu for 18-30€
Totally agree. Excellent meals in a superb setting.
It is (or was a couple of years ago) British owned.2nd August 2006 at 07:43 #779973
anonymousParticipantJoined: 23 Mar 2012Location: N/ATotal posts: 751
Have followed this thread on restaurants and as usual, the north of the region around the Marais Poitevin, East of La Rochelle never seems to get a mention, maybe I shoud keep quiet as it is still so lovely and French and in its defence is full of some wonderful restaurants still frequented (thankfully) by mainly French people!
Have probably started (unintentionally) a different slant to this well intentioned thread!
S5th August 2006 at 16:39 #779974
missyesbutMemberJoined: 28 Jul 2006Location: 70% Wales, 10% in 79, 5% in 87, 5% in 75, 10% the rest of the world!Total posts: 4
L’Auberge des Voyageurs in Beauvoir-sur-Niort.
I hope it’s still the same… I used to work there some 25+years ago. Then it was a lovely place to work, good food and atmosphere so it must have been even better for the public…..8th August 2006 at 14:49 #779975
pomhornParticipantJoined: 19 Sep 2005Location: Eure - ex Deux-SèvresTotal posts: 27222
Le Cheval Blanc in
Vouillé/Vienne ( do not mix with Voullié near Niort ).
This small town is on the road Parthenay/Poitiers about 10 km from Poitiers.
At the traffic light hanging over the main road, turn right ( from Parthenay ) and drive to the bootom of the hill!
Immediately after the canal, on the right there is something that looks like a café ( do not be put off ). Park on large car park on the back side of the building! One entry is also there!
They have several rooms and can probably cater for over 60 people. They also do ” traiteur ” business.
They have a sheltered terrace in summer –
In the colder months when you phone to reserve, ask if if you can have a table along the canal. ( sur le canal, à la grande baie vitrée)
Starting menu Euro 13!
NB. The standard has nothing to do with a ‘” Routiers “!