We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Chez Julien

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
Website
Add hours for Chez Julien and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Located in grounds & buildings of abbey

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 133 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 24
    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
Wonderful

The food was to die for, the service second to none, and the surroundings perfect, what can I say, the whole meal was so good, presentation was really wonderful, I was so impressed as were my friends, so worth a visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Daolyn
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The food was to die for, the service second to none, and the surroundings perfect, what can I say, the whole meal was so good, presentation was really wonderful, I was so impressed as were my friends, so worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stamford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Came here as part of an organised wine trip of the area. What a beautiful setting with the restaurant next to the abbey. Fantastic local produce and the food was simply delicious. Had a lovely snapper dish with homemade tapenade, then some guinea fowl and prunes. Great atmosphere and good service. Can highly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Best food I have eaten in France. Juilen is a great host and his food is exceptional. Beautiful setting in this little french village. Look forward to going everytime Im over. Very consistent. We have never had a bad meal.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fordingbridge
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bergerac, France
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tallahassee, Fl.
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Roseland, New Jersey
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
242 helpful votes 242 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Chez Julien also viewed

Saint-Avit-Senieur, Dordogne
Tremolat, Dordogne
 
Tremolat, Dordogne
La Roque-Gageac, Dordogne
 

Been to Chez Julien? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Chez Julien staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?