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Chez Julien

24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Paunat
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This restaurant is in the tiny hamlet of Paunat and is set in a beautiful garden overlooking the village church and the stunning Dordogne countryside. We visited on a beautiful August lunchtime and sat on the restaurants small terrace, it was rather like one of those 1960s film sets or Indeed a photoshoot for a brochure, Panama hats on show... More

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Tel Aviv
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The village of Paunat is straight out of the middle ages - I kept thinking of The Return of Martin Guerre -- the only anachronism was our car I think parked next to the abbey. We had planned a local 1.5h PR walk and so when we arrived we pre-ordered (a party of eight) since we were worried about getting... More

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Horsham
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Five for lunch close to the Dordogne/Vezere confluence? Where else but Julien at Le Restaurant de l'Abbatiale. The service was once again so friendly and accommodating - the weather was a but iffy so the solution was obvious - a table for aperitifs outside and then a table for lunch inside. The menu is a challenge - everything sounds fantastic,... More

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Leeds, Yorkshire
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by Le Moulin Neuf at Paunat, which was the excellent b and b where we stayed, which is a ten-minute walk away. The restaurant is in a delightful setting next to the old Abbey. It has very friendly and helpful staff - I speak reasonable French and was able to understand almost all the... More

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Yoxall
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant before and over this summer we have eaten at most of the Dordognes best restaurants. Having dined at some of the worlds best I thought we would try to give an objective review of each. we have tried to cut through some of the widely and often unfairly different scores. So chez julien -... More

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Esher, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We visited Chez Julien for lunch with our 3 kids, aged 5 and below, and had a fantastic meal. The food was excellent, the setting is beautiful and the service spot on. I would highly recommend a visit if you are in the area, but make sure you reserve a table. We paid €22 each for a lovely 3 course... More

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St Marcel du Perigord
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This is one of many restaurants we have eaten at in the outlying area around Bergerac. For anyone looking for places to eat around the Bergerac area, four friends who live locally have set up a website reviewing restaurants in and around the Bergerac area. We update and add a restaurant every week. This is not a commercial venture, but... More

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South West France
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We used to be regulars at this beautiful location and saw Julien's reputation develop over the years. It was never a gourmet joint but a place to enjoy home cooked style local food.We stopped going as we were bored with the seldom renewed menu. Skip a couple of years and we hear that all is good once more, so we... More

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