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Le Papillon

1 bis Rue Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, 81000 Albi, France
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Ranked #6 of 158 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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86% Recommend
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Melbourne, Australia
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101 reviews 101 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Eating at Le Papillon was definitely the highlight of my stay in Albi. The hosts were very welcoming and friendly, answering our questions and rewarding our interest in the local cuisine. Good to note their foie gras is home made and full of subtle flavours. Everything was delicious and affordable. I'd go back today if I could !

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

What a wonderful restaurant near the cathedral. After several hours of walking around Albi we wanted to find a place to sit down and relax. And this was the place. The owner and chef came out to greet us. He explained the different lunch items. But the most interesting thing he did was when we asked about a certain regional... More

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North Yorkshire, England
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Friendly, good atmosphere, great food and reasonably priced. As far away from a characterless chain restaurant as you can get. The chef will probably greet, cook and serve you all with recommendations and explanations in a friendly and entertaining manner. This is not a 'fine dining' or 'Michelin star' restaurant it just serves great honest food at sensible prices where... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were lucky enough to chance upon Le Papillon and its enthusiastic owner on a ramble off the beaten track of touristy restaurants. What a great stroke of luck! We didn't realise it was opening night and had such a warm welcome and fabulous meal. Good food, well priced, nice atmosphere & friendly welcome. Great recipe for success!

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