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La Courtine

Parc Francois 1er, Cognac, France
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Ranked #12 of 46 Restaurants in Cognac
Price range: $24 - $36
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Jarnac, France
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I've just looked back at a review of this restaurant that I posted in 2010. At that time I said the food was good but the service was awful. Since then we have been a couple of times and had reasonable meals, but today's experience was very poor. My starter was described as guacomole with smoked trout, but there was... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thnk you for your advise. Unfortunatelly, we did not please you again. This is too bad since we are trying hard to please our customers. We have become Maitre Restaurateur in 2010 and have just been renewed in this "state label", in 2014, which guarantees quality fresh food cooked by qualified staff. The trout on the Guacamole is... More

Central Beds
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our two friends having flown back to UK two days earlier, we decided to have a day in Cognac. A short drive from Tesson/Gemozac, we started in town for coffee and progressed to the Francis 1 Park, and discovered La Courtine. Quelle surprise! Delightfully situated on a quiet stretch of the River Charente, this was perfect for our lunch. Plenty... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice advise. We are all very pleased to know that you spent a pleasant moment in La Courtine. We hope to have the peasure of serving you soon again in La Courtine. Best regards. Yves Adol More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

the venue is on the Charente river and in a nice part of town: green and quiet The food is not complicated but perfect for a nice evening. They have also a decent wine list and you can ask the manager for some local wine recommendations: the Rose is lovely. They also accommodate big groups if needed... Great find if... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice advise. We are all very pleased that you enjoyed your experience in La Courtine. We try our best to cook fresh products in a classical traditional french way. All our staff is qualified and most of them abble to answer your questions. We are glad that you enjoyed the... More

Cheddar, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a fantastic table on the terrace looking over the calm section of the Charente River upon which this restaurant is placed. This is a pretty restaurant, inside and out. You have to persevere to find it along the beaten track but it's worth it. I had pink lamb with dauphinoise potatoes and my partner had a rump steak... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, dear Madam, Thank you so much for your very kind advise. We are very glad to know that you enjoyed your stay in La Courtine and appreciated the peacefull atmosphere of the river Charente. We try our best to select for you fine and fresh products for a good value. We hope to have the pleasure to serving... More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Staying for the first time we asked the guys at Domaine de Chatenay where to eat within walking distance. Since the La Courtine was the nearest and we were tired we plumped for that. What a pleasant surprise, as others have said, a beautiful setting quiet and away from the bustle of a city centre. The food was heaven. I... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, dear Madam, Thank you so much for the very kind advise. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in La Courtine and came back. As a Maitre Restaurateur (the only national state label), we commit ourselvs to offer you fresh products cooked and served by a qualified staff. We thank you again and hope to have... More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Excellent food and service specially by both restaurent managers - Phillipe and Gerald; Together with the special meals for us made us fall in love with La Courtine. Situated in the park, the view of the lake and the park from inside, a table topped with amazing food by Chef Sujee and regional wine is a memorable experience. A special... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you so much for the very nice report about your visit in La Courtine. The all team is working in this way to make your stay in La Courtine a memorable experience. We buy mainly fresh products in order to offer you a traditional french cuisine in an amazing location. We wish to have the pleasure to... More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
248 reviews 248 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Restaurant in the park! It was pretty good - good value for a dinner menu which included 3 courses and drinks for 28E p.p. Duck carpaccio - very good, lamb shanks - good, veal chunks with pasta - excellent. Great value. Atmosphere pretty good, and the service was fine.

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you so much for your very kind message on Tripadvisor regarding La Courtine. The all team and myself are always very pleased to know the impressions of our clients. We work hard to make your stay in Cognac and La Courtine a moment you will remember and keep good memories. We hope you will recommand La Courtine... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We have eaten at La Courtine a number of times and the menu is very wide and reasonably priced . A great place to take visitors as there is something to suit everyone. My only complaint, if it is one, is that the portions are rather too large. We had the calves liver and the amount was a little off... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your very kind message. We are all very pleased to know that you keep good memory of you visit to La Courtine. For almost 10 years now, we are trying to provide our clients with a Home Made traditional cooking made of fresh products by a qualified staff and served in... More

Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We come across this restaurant while we we were walking along the river and decided to try it for dinner. It turned out to be a good decision, we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The menu is French country cuisine, it's good, heavy, hearty and definitely not nouvelle cuisine. My husband had an Oeuf Meurette au Foie Gras and it was... More

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very kind message on TripAdvisor. I already relayed it to the whole team. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay in La Courtine and look forward to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. With the warmest regards from the whole team. Sincerely. Yves ADOL More

Durban, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

We were a huge private party that filled the restaurant so the pressure was on and the staff coped well. There was no choice of food so we could not assess the menue. The steak was served in the traditional way but a little tough. The beer was nice a cold and all in all a memorable experience.

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Yves A, Propriétaire at La Courtine, responded to this review

Dear Sir, thank you so much for your nice comment. All the Courtine's team is working in order to give the best service to our costumers whether they are a numerous group or a small privat party. We all work to make your stay in La Courtine a nice moment and a good souvenir. We look forward to serving you... More

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