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Chez Alphonse

5 pl Motte, 87000 Limoges, France
05 55 34 34 14
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Ranked #16 of 282 restaurants in Limoges
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Charleston, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We traveled with a group of nine family members, and we were there for 17 days total. We all agreed, this was the best and most memorable meal that we had in France! We sat outside at a large table on the front sidewalk and we were quite comfortable. The staff was extremely nice and the chef came out to... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Bistro atmosphere, good food. Best-ever chicken with, oddly, a sort of macaroni cheese a special hit. Very much a restaurant for meat-eaters, but otherwise recommended.

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Hobart, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We liked the food, the service, particularly the patience of the busy staff explaining their extensive menu. Probably the best meal had so far in our 3 weeks in France.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

If you go to Limoges please do not miss out on eating at this restaurant. we stumbled across it by accident and once inside we didn't want to leave. The food was cooked to perfection and the service impeccable. We were made to feel special all evening and our waitress was attentive and immediately responsive to any requests we made.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We go here at Lunchtimes whenever we're in Limoges. It's always full of local people and there's a real buzz of French character and life from across the patrons. The menu is always varied and has unusual dishes that are cooked and presented perfectly. We sometimes don't know quite what we're going to get and are always delighted. Their is... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My hotel recommended this restaurant & with the good reviews I decided to try. I walked in for lunch without a reservation and they couldn't accommodate me so I tried again the next day. I was lucky to get a table but was disappointed that the staff didn't make much effort to help me with their menu which is in... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Limoges is not the easiest place in which to locate a French restaurant! There are comparatively few but Chez Alphonse is a gem. Light years removed from nouvelle cuisine, this place offers good, regional dishes for those with hearty appetites. Service is friendly and efficient and there are a wide range of items on the menu. Please note: this restaurant... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

My third steak in 2 weeks in France was the only one worthy of the name - although slightly too well done for medium. Flavoursome and tender. My wife had shoulder of lamb with a mixed vegetable garnish that looked like a dry ratatouille and tasted lovely - although I was not allowed to test this. The highlight was the... More

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Limoges, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Chez Alphonse is an authentic but stylish bistro, with food a cut above the ordinary bistro fare. There is lots of offal on the menu( its in the butchers' quarter) but also great fish and steaks too. A bit thin (as is usual) on veggie food. The helpings are generous and you'd be a fool to miss the chocolate mousse... More

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Limoges, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We have been here several times now for lunch Centrally located, it is always busy so if you haven't booked get there early. They know how to cook in the kitchen and I particularly love their food as they have lots of offally type dishes and do excellent steaks, and there is something for everyone. Staff are charming and efficient... More

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