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Lou Cantoun

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Le Village, Cestayrols, France
0563532839
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Great restaurant. Near Cordes-sur-Ciel.

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  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good

We have visited twice and had lovely meals both times . This is by far the best "quality " restaurant in the area however the menu which is limited didn't change between visits which were six months apart . I think seasonal food is very important and expected a restaurant of thus standard to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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midlands
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Cestayrols is a typical small, one-horse town set in beautiful countryside. We stayed nearby 2 years ago and visited 'Lou Cantoun' or its predecessor then. Since then it has been revamped, under new management and the transformation has been stunning. First we had a simple lunchtime set menu for two on a Saturday and then a return the following day... More 

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Meribel, France
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had the set lunch menu which was very nice and a much better deal than the expensive a la carte and other fixed menu options. We sat on the terrace which really needs some tlc. The interior of the restaurant looks so lovely and it is a shame it isn't replicated outside. The service was fine.

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Billericay Essex
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Only stayed in the Tarn for 4 days and this restaurant was recommended in the Gites "book" and only 2 miles away so tried for lunch. No kerb appeal - but wow when you go in. We ate on the terrace - the set menu and a bottle of wine.Fantastic quality and value The wine was so nice we sort... More 

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France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We chose to go to this restaurant in the evening because we were staying locally and didn't want to travel too far. My main disappointment was that there was no choice on the menu (unless you paid a supplement). I also think the evening menu doesn't change too often so you wouldn't want to return too soon. The starter was... More 

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midlands
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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have visited twice and had lovely meals both times . This is by far the best "quality " restaurant in the area however the menu which is limited didn't change between visits which were six months apart . I think seasonal food is very important and expected a restaurant of thus standard to change its menu

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riberac
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141 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were lucky enough to be recommended this lovely little restaurant in Cestayrols by 3 different locals on 3 separate occasions. We booked Sunday lunch and were reassured to see the cosy restaurant fill with local diners. We made our choices from the a la carte menu and chose a really good right bank Gaillac wine which was incredibly good... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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139 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We spent 3 nights at a charming gite in Cestayriols and decided to book in for lunch on our last day. The lunch menu is an absolute steal at 18.50 EUR for 3 courses ( alc mains are nearer 30!) and i was very impressed with the selection of local wines on offer, many of which were under 25EUR a... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In the middle of a small village south of Cordes. On a sunny day we sat on the terrace, overlooking the old church, a very quiet and serene atmosphere. We were initially thinking of opting for one of the four set menus but the lady in charge did a great job promoting the special of the day, 3-course for a... More 

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Auckland
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Top quality restaurants are thin on the ground in Tarn, so it was very good to find this place only 15 minutes from my house. The village of Cestayrols is very small but picturesque, and finding the restaurant is easy as it is about the only commercial enterprise in the place. The menu contains a mix of four multi-course menus... More 

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Sydney
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62 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at the nearby B&B whose hosts recommended the restaurant to experience local cuisine together with a typically nice and relaxed long afternoon lunch. We successfully met all the criterion! It was a lovely June afternoon and we sat in the outside covered area at the back of the restaurant. The restaurant was quite busy for a weekday lunch.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Le Village, Cestayrols, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Tarn  >  Cestayrols
  • Phone Number: 0563532839

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

Great restaurant. Near Cordes-sur-Ciel.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?