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Chez Alphonse

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5 pl Motte, 87000 Limoges, France
05 55 34 34 14
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Today
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat with the Locals

Chez Alphonse is a small restaurant in Limoges, just behind the old market building downtown. We've been there once in 2013 and once in 2014 and have yet to run into any other Americans there. The clientele tends to be strictly local. Some staff speak English, but not all do, so brush up on your... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2014
John G
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Niskayuna, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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206 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I was in the area for work and wanted some good french food where I would be able to navigate the menu (I speak no french). The wait staff here was young and willing to help translate the menu to English, which was very appreciated! I drank water and got the white asparagus and bacon for an entree and the... More 

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Corsica, France
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A great local experience... the place really feels like a nice local limousin restaurant and waiters and the owner, Alphonse, also really help to make you feel at home there. Everyone is very welcoming and ready to help with choices of food. The food felt really local, tripes, stuffed cabbage, limousin beef... there is a very good array of what... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

A great bistro style restaurant just by the market, doesn't look spectacular from the exterior, but go inside! Excellent food, brilliant service, classic French food with a daily lunch special that is always exciting and something to look forward to. We are in the process of buying a house in nearby Rochechaourt and can't wait to have the opportunity to... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA, USA
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174 reviews 174 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the front desk. I think we were the only American/English couple in the place. The menu is on a chalkboard on the wall. We were trying to figure out what everything was from our travel phrase book when the man at the next table (tables are very close together) asked if he could help. He... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I went early, on a saturday night, so as to get a little table. Great waitress chose my 2 wonderful glasses of wine. Duck confit, bread, potatoes, chocolate mousse (all you can eat!), in a great old building with families and crowds having fun and a few solo diners. The little girls at the table next to me were adorable,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Friendly, fast service with nice little touches like the waiter checking whether we wanted a carafe of tap water rather than a bottle of mineral. I could have picked just about anything from an excellent menu and all three in our party were delighted choices although I thought that my veau pave was superb. The wine list was excellent with... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Chez Alphonse is a small restaurant in Limoges, just behind the old market building downtown. We've been there once in 2013 and once in 2014 and have yet to run into any other Americans there. The clientele tends to be strictly local. Some staff speak English, but not all do, so brush up on your "restaurant French" before you go.... More 

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by a local bar man...who liked his food! Not the easiest of places to find by car,sat nav to the rescue,but a really good find. We were sat downstairs and the surroundings and service were great . The food was fresh and excellent with regional dishes. Thanks for a great evening .

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

In the evenings, the bistro takes over mosy of the sidewalk outside it and a couple of neighbouring shops opposite Les Halles. The staff are quite proud of their 'authentic french' roots although to my mind the food is from Alsace rather than Limoges which kind of spoils the effect. Whatever, I would have thought "frites" were authentic enough by... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 pl Motte, 87000 Limoges, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Limousin  >  Haute-Vienne  >  Limoges
  • Phone Number: 05 55 34 34 14

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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