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Chez Julien

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24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey

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  • 97
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A Monday lunch to remember

A really enjoyable lunch, well kept village in a beautiful setting, Le restaurant de l' Abbatiale is right next door to the fascinating Abbey. The welcome and dining experience was greatly enhanced by two great guys who made us feel at home with our limited French.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Beehappy67
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Fordingbridge
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fordingbridge
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A really enjoyable lunch, well kept village in a beautiful setting, Le restaurant de l' Abbatiale is right next door to the fascinating Abbey. The welcome and dining experience was greatly enhanced by two great guys who made us feel at home with our limited French.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

The food is Ordinary standard but price is a little costly,especially their dessert price is double price compare to the specialist cake&coffee shop! The standard is under but more expensive! Therefore I am Not recommended!

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Bergerac, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The last time I visitted this Restaurant was 3 years ago, it's nice to know that somethings never change. It was very good 3 years ago, and is now even better. It is very rare that we walk out of a Restaurant as a group and everyone had only good things to say. I hope it will not be another... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My wife and I had been recommended to try this restaurant and considered ourselves lucky. The owner and staff are really friendly, the food delicious, the restaurant attractive and comfortable and it is located adjacent to the lovely Paunat Abbey which is illuminated at night.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I like everything about Julien's from the idyllic setting by the Abbey to the eating terrace by the fountain to the wonderful kind and efficient service and the delectable food and wine particularly the slighted chilled red which is a delight. I could not recommend it enough but sorry it was not open when we were there in January!

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Tallahassee, Fl.
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

.. I have already reviewed this charming and fabulous restaurant, nestled away in the little valley in the Dordogne area. I wanted to share some of the photos I took one of the times we dined there. Everything we had was simply wonderful and the wait staff so professional and courteous. I highly recommend this for lunch and dinner.. Julien... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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401 reviews 401 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We are staying at Le Vieux Logis in nearby Tremolat, a short 6 km drive on country roads, and they recommended Chez Julien to us. Excellent lunch! Friendly owner and delicious food and local wine. Reasonable 32 EU menu includung three courses. Loved the escargot, roast pork, and pruneaux dessert! Nice fire going in the quaint thick walled old auberge... More 

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Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It started with a very friendly welcome and then into very pleasant surroundings. The staff spoke English quite well and helped us with the menu. Both my wife and I loved our dinners, the wine and the shared dessert. Hope we can return someday.

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Denver, Colorado
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were lucky enough to dine at Chez Julien twice in one week while traveling the French countryside (from the USA). Paunat is a tiny hamlet and Chez Julien is located next to a beautiful Abbey presently being restored. GPS is very helpful to find the location as is the Abbey, which is hard to miss. Reservations are highly recommended... More 

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ormskirk
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We were staying at a lovely gite in pressignac -vicq , in the Dordogne and had heard of this lovely restaurant in the grounds of an old abbey , just the place to celebrate a late anniversary . our host at the gite wendy Osborne kindly rang the restaurant and booked us in for lunch. we headed off through the... 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

Description

Located in grounds & buildings of abbey

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