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Chez Julien

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24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey

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  • 8
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful setting, deliicious food, wonderful staff

Have visited this restaurant many times when staying with family who live in the Dordogne. The service and quality of food at this restaurant in superb, the owner is extremely welcoming as are the other staff members. Lovely to sit outside in the summer with views of a stunning old church; cosy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
karen m
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Lightwater
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Lightwater
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Have visited this restaurant many times when staying with family who live in the Dordogne. The service and quality of food at this restaurant in superb, the owner is extremely welcoming as are the other staff members. Lovely to sit outside in the summer with views of a stunning old church; cosy inside in the cooler months. Would strongly recommend... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Chez Julien is a cute restaurant behind an old church in the small town of Paunat. Julien served our family of 15 people and we enjoyed our evening immensely. Great food, great atmosphere and intimate service. Handled our large group effortlessly.

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Thank JimRhino
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times and it has been consistently good. The menu du jour is excellent value for three courses and there was a large selection of wine too. The staff are friendly,welcoming and attentive. Great care is taken in the presentation of the food and in the general ambience. A really enjoyable experience!

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Thank 370anonymous
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful Dinner here , both my wife and daughter are Vegi's but were looked after without a problem . Fantastic wine , Great setting . Can't wait to visit again in the autumn .

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Thank gary b
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Incredible setting, good at lunch and spectacular in the evening when the shadows and lights pick out the abbey church. Truly magical location. Food is good and reliable. Reasonable fixed price menu and extensive a la carte. House wine cheap and drinkable but also a good cellar. Julien and David also do their own conflicts which you can buy and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

A balmy autumn evening & what could be nicer than a table on the verandah in such a lovely setting. The menu was presented on a large blackboard, lots of typical French dishes and for those whose French is not fluent, the patron took great pride in explaining his menu. A warm welcome and very attentive but not intrusive. A... More 

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Sydney
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Last night , we had the good fortune to eat here too. It was extremely good, well presented, delicious food with great local wine! We will return.

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Thank JillianSydney
Tiverton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Our English friends, also holidaying in the area, suggested we met for dinner at Chez Julien. An inspired choice! Aperitifs outside on the terrace in the shadow of the Abbey Church followed by a delicious dinner inside. Great food at great value. My fruit bread with walnut and blue cheese starter was lovely. Others enjoyed red mullet. For main course... More 

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Thank 22Nigel22
South Wales, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We went for lunch here because we were staying in a villa in Paunat but also the reviews on trip advisor. The setting for this restaurant is undeniably tranquil and beautiful sitting in the shadow of an ancient Abbey. Even early September it was very busy and it's obviously a tourist draw as on entering the car park, with the... More 

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Thank Haylow
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We first visited this restaurant 11 years ago and have returned several times. It is in a wonderfully peaceful location next to an ancient Abbey which is on the Route de Satiago de Compostella. Julien is a charming young man who works very hard to please everyone. The food is good, the service efficient and friendly. Daniel gives very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Paunat

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

Located in grounds & buildings of abbey

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