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Chez Julien

24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Paunat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey
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  • French first
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Baneuil
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We decided, fairly late in the day, to eat out and remembered that we had not been to this restaurant for over a year. We rang only to find that the only tables left were outside - we decided to risk this even though there was a possibility of rain. We had a very nice meal though personally I would... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have eaten very well this week in Dordogne, but Julien comes out just on top. We hit a rainy day for lunch so were denied the outdoor setting looking at the famous Abbey. Even so indoors was charming. The dishes are on one side of a chalkboard, wines on the other. We chose a E23 menu. There is also... More

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Wiltshire
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Relaxing over a slow lunch in the sunshine or dinner on a warm evening on the balcony at Chez Juliens is, for us, one of life’s great pleasures. The combination of good food and the wonderful setting has lured us back several times over the past decade and we have not been disappointed. We recently turned up for lunch, with... More

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bucks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We have recently visited Chez Julien twice having spent a week in the beautiful village of Paunat. The first occasion we visited with two friends who are particularly fussy about food, having read previous reviews I wasn't too concerned however as this place exceeded all our expectations. First of all the glorious setting where the restaurant sits, followed by a... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a lovely meal sat out on the terrace watching the swifts catch their dinner . Had the langoustine starter and steak main course with cheese board . Julian was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain all of the food to us including how to make the lovely foam that accompanied my wife's starter . Good wine... More

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Bergerac, France
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Have not eaten here for some time & this return visit with friends from New York did not disappoint. This is such a beautiful setting in the tiny village of Paunat. If you are staying in either Tremolat or going to Le Bugue or Limeuil it is a must but it is ESSENTIAL to book as it is not a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stay in nearby Tremolat and have been to this restaurant twice and loved it. We are so excited to be staying in France again this year and plan to go go to Julien's at least twice. Julien is such a friendly man and the food is fantastic. Both times we have been he has been so accommodating and fantastic... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We recently had a family reunion for lunch at Chez Julien and it was absolutely superb! Julien is a fantastic host and went out of his to make it a fantastic afternoon for everybody. The food was unbelievable from prawn starters, guinea fowl and lamb for main course and, of course, my favourite, chocolate mousse for dessert. The location cannot... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We were taken here for lunch by friends on a chilly day in early October. The fire was going and the rooms were cosy & welcoming. Service was very friendly, and the food was excellent value for the price - 15 euros for a three course lunch. I actually opted for the special menu as it had fresh cepes that... More

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Both Julien (the host) and Julien (the restaurant) are amazing. Julien was extremely welcoming and accommodating of our poor French. Nothing was too much trouble for Julien, whether it be explaining each dish that we were curious about or switching up a dish to make it vegetarian-friendly. The food is rich but delicious and the surroundings are stunning. Definitely worth... More

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