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Au Jardin de la Tour

11 Rue de la Porte d'Aude, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 (0)4 68 25 71 24
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Ranked #32 of 263 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Gatineau, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Food was just OK and the service was fine but the leaf covered awning and damp chairs were disconcerting. Standard offerings that were large and somewhat uninspired.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Tucked away close to the chateau, dinner was in the garden at the back, which is shady and quiet but which could be so much more attractive, given a little effort (stained canopies, big lamps strung on cables and a shabby, earth-covered dining area). The birds serenaded us at twilight, which is more than can be said for the woman... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Ate here two nights out of the four we were in Carcassonne. The menu was varied compared to many of the set menus at other restaurants within the cite and it didn't seem to be just aimed at tourists. The staff were excellent and made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere was lovely and the quirkiness of the restaurants interior... More

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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Atmospheric restaurant, but spoilt by poor service. Did not order an aperitif or a starter. Did order a bottle of wine to go with our meal, but it did not arrive until after our main course had been served! Despite asking twice for it. Apologies given, as well as a complimentary glass of muscat at the end of the meal.... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 reviews 120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Enjoyed a great meal here. A starter of Razor Clams a la plancha was delicious and the main of whole roast pigeon was a real highlight. Very nice surroundings and a friendly family run operation, I will certainly return.

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were a group of four who ate on a Friday night. The restaurant had a lovely ambience and the food was delicious. Scallops, fillet of beef & the chocolate cake was probably the best i'd ever eaten. To top it off as we were the last to be leaving, the owner invited us to stay for a night cap... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I tried this restaurant because Kate Mosse recommended it. Bit grubby, and full of noisy tourists. Food alright, I chose something safe. But I felt it was expensive for what I got.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We waited an hour and a quarter for our starter, and by that time we had drunk most of our wine and eaten the bread. The food was OK but nothing outstanding when it arrived. We had to ask 3 times when we would be served our meal. Overpriced and overrated.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Four of us had dinner here on a Tuesday evening. The food was delicious - four different meals equally wheel prepared and presented. And a good house wine. The telephone answer phone could be more helpful though. It only stated the days the restaurant is open, and that it does not open for lunches. Doesn't say when it opens in... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Atmospheric setting hidden behind a doorway. Very friendly staff and lovely Food. We had the set menu and the cassoulet was fab. Try it.

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