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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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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What a supper - what a setting

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Robin R
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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397 reviews 397 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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17 reviews 17 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 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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Dordogne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

A favourite restaurant which we visit regularly. The location is lovely, both inside and out. The menu is surprisingly varied which means we can take friends happy in the knowledge they are bound to find something to enjoy. The staff are lovely too. Gets very busy at weekends and in summer, so booking is essential.

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Tallahassee, Fl.
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

..Chez Julien is in a small hollow next to an ancient Abbey in the wee village of Paunat, France. The setting is delightful as is the owner, Julien. Handsome and friendly ... he greeted us and when we told him who sent us and he led us to the best table on th patio with the best view of the... More 

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Ballygowan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited Chez Julien while on holiday from Northern Ireland. Our first impression was the beautiful setting, in a little hollow beside the old church, as if carved purposely for quietness and privacy. We were then captivated by our reception: efficient and friendly - which continued throughout our stay. Three waiters interacted with is during our meal, all of them... 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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