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1 bis Rue Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 81000 Albi, France
0563431077
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Do not miss this restaurant!

A wonderful local restaurant run by the owner/chef and his wife. They are both delightful - he is especially fun and makes the meal/experience unforgettable. Reasonably priced with a nice menu selection that includes nightly specials. He offered several unique dishes and accompaniments. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Arnold S
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Daphne, Alabama
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Daphne, Alabama
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

A wonderful local restaurant run by the owner/chef and his wife. They are both delightful - he is especially fun and makes the meal/experience unforgettable. Reasonably priced with a nice menu selection that includes nightly specials. He offered several unique dishes and accompaniments. There is an English menu plus he is very willing to explain the offerings. Do not miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I've been living in Albi for 6 months and had not been to this restaurant, a friend of mine said he had been many times and said it was his favorite place to have dinner. I can now say that it is mine too. Great 3 course Menu, wine and service.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Visited again after a great summer lunch and we were not disappointed.....great soup omelette with fried potatos and salad and wonderful puddings alround served by the chef patron and his lovely wife.partner ( we didnt ask) This is a restuarant that dares to be different and succeeds...we will be back

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PERTH
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Last night my husband and I enjoyed one the most, if not the most amazing meal we have eaten during our three months in France. This unpretentious little gem in a quiet street is not to be missed. I had tender slices of squid and juicy scallops prepared in an amazing creamy sauce, served with with penne pasta, salad and... More 

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Senouillac, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This is a delightful restaurant we stumbled upon and shared a yummy lunch with friends.The owner/chef managed to cook and entertain a full restaurant with the help of just 1 charming waitress .The food was delicious with generous helpings and all produce purchased at the local market. I will certainly be putting Le Papillon on my list of favourite local... More 

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Toulouse, France
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Le Papillon is a small restaurant in a small street off the Sainte Cécile Cathedral in Albi France...we met some friends and had a lovely fresh and delicious meal for lunch...Yves the owner/chef is a very helpful and amusing host...he obviously loves his profession and even speaks a little English... Highly recommended for a lovely meal and very reasonably priced...

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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121 reviews 121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a light lunch in an area of France known for heavy meals full of foie gras and were happy to find this place. They offer large salads that can be eaten as a meal. They also have a vegetarian prix fix offering which was absolutely delicious. Keep in mind, though, that the term vegetarian is a... More 

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Perth, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

In the last two years we have spent approx 7 weeks in France. This is the best meal we have had. It is very rare that my kids (aged 7 & 11) ask to go back to a restaurant for a second visit. For this restaurant they begged. The food was just superb and the sauces are to die for.... More 

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The meal was lovely and much better value than restaurants right in the centre that we tried and/ or looked at. It is only a few minutes walk down a side street. The owner loves to cook and therefore does it well and is good fun. Highly recommended and very French.

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Not enjoying the late hour the French eat, we were pleasantly surprised when the owner came out of the kitchen to speak to us and to welcome us to eat at 6.45 pm. The food was great. I had the duck with apple and my husband had veal with a creamy mushroom sauce. We then shared a melt-in-the-mouth crime brûlée.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 bis Rue Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 81000 Albi, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Tarn  >  Albi
  • Phone Number: 0563431077

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?