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Le Papillon

1 bis Rue Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 81000 Albi, France
0563431077
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Ranked #10 of 169 Restaurants in Albi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Friendly enthusiastic staff but food, though some courses tasty, was unremarkable. We found we paid about the same, in Albi, for food cooked with much more flair in a place with greater atmosphere. We wouldn't go out of our way to return..

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

In a little pittoresk street we (2 adults and 2 kids) enjoyed a delicious meal in a charming little restaurant. The adults had Menu le Papillon with escargots, salade de chèvre, veau and for dessert mousse de marron et pommes (it was as good as it sounds). The kids had 'the best burger they ever had', with emmentaler cheese. Compliments... More

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Paris, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is rare to get good vegetarian food in France but having a "menu" with an excellent, starter, main course and dessert, is heaven! The couple who owns the restaurant is completely hands-on and obviously cares very much about the quality of food and making customers happy. We even met the chef buying fresh baguettes for dinner that night. The... More

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2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We chose this bistro partly based on Trip Advisor ratings and were not disappointed. The salade Perigoudine was delicious (the best I tasted whilst in the area), with a generous slice of foie gras. The filets de rouget were beautifully cooked. It was the friendliness of the patron which made our evening, however, and the glimpse he gave us into... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We went here with my vegetarian sister in law and had an excellent meal, good value, friendly and helpful owner and, whilst the vegetarian option had smoked salmon with it, the owner would happily have adjusted the menu if my sister in law didn't eat fish. This is the second time we've eaten here and not been disappointed. It's just... More

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Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Whilst walking around Albi in the morning seeing the sights and looking out for the restaurants we'd listed from Trip Advisor we looked at Papillon and the owner appeared and told us what he was preparing that day and what was always available. He's also the chef and a real character. We returned for dinner and weren't disappointed. Amazing scallops... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were in Albi and found this charming restaurant. It has a small dining room entered from the street by passing in front of the busy kitchen. It was very fun to see the chef/owner at work...we enjoyed a delicious meal, enhanced by the warmth and humor of the waitress and owner, who came out to help us order. We... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was definitely the best meal we had in Albi. The restaurant is operated by a husband and wife team and they were fabulous. They were so friendly and helpful and the meal was delicious, with traditional French cooking. I am still dreaming about the pork I had. A definite must when you are in Albi.

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Cognac, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had arrived in Albi late in the evening for an unscheduled stopover on the way home. The hotel reception pointed us in the direction of Le Papillon which had the advantage of being only a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel. The ownership of this restaurant has changed in the last year or so. The new owners ensure... More

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Cailhau, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had a lovely meal hear on a Sunday evening when most of Albi seemed shut. The host made every effort to make us feel welcome. His menu du marche proved to be good value, very tasty and different from normal fair (the first meal of tongue which was delicious). This isa small restaurant where attention to detail, fresh ingredients... More

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