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La Courtine

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French, Grill
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Parc Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
+33 5 45 82 34 78
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Today
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 37
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant riverside location

We took a 15-20 minute leisurely walk from the centre of Cognac, through the parks to the riverside location of La Courtine, where we enjoyed our Sunday lunch. We shared a starter of snails in garlic butter, followed by a main course of liver for me and faux filet for my partner. The food was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
Foxymerlin
,
United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was truly amazing flavour bomb. The potato gratin was to die for and the lamb next to it was tasty as well with great seasoning ;).

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

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your very kind advice. We are all very honnoured and pleased that you keep a nice souvenir of your meal in La Courtine. We look forward to serving you again soon in la Courtine. Best regards. Sincerely Yves Adol More 

uk
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was the first restaurant we visited while in cognac and it ruined every other meal for us by being the best we had during our stay! We found it while walking around cognac and alongside the river, it was a Sunday afternoon and we had our dog with us so didn't expect to get a table, they were however... More 

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you so much for dropping such a nice avdise which pleases the all team. La Courtine is a popular restaurant and our commitemnt is to serve you home made food based on fresh and local products, cooked and served by a qualified staff. We enjoyed serving you and sincerely hope to have this pleasure again... More 

United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We took a 15-20 minute leisurely walk from the centre of Cognac, through the parks to the riverside location of La Courtine, where we enjoyed our Sunday lunch. We shared a starter of snails in garlic butter, followed by a main course of liver for me and faux filet for my partner. The food was good, but nothing special. Even... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for droping an advise. It seems that you where expecting a higher level of food while visiting La Courtine. Our commitment is to serve you a home made traditional french cuisine at a reasonable price in a very nice location. Our custoners are looking for this type of food with a casual but professional service. We... More 

charlotte
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

wonderful setting by the river on the outside deck. Escargot and pate for starters' duck and lamb for dinner with both wonderful. Profiteroles for dessert were perfect ending to a five star meal.

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

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you so much for leaving such a nice advise. I am very happy that you enjoyed your lunch in La Courtine. Our commitment is to serve a french traditionnal cuisine based on home made food at a reasonable price. We look forward to the pleasure of serving you again soon in La Courtine . Best... More 

London
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A lady at one of the museums suggested this restaurant for dinner, popped in, booked and after a 22k return trip (we were staying at the Chateau Messnac) returned for dinner. Quite busy, local families celebrating........ lawn area leading to the river, nice setting. However the food was poor, my pasta was tasteless, the sauce could have from a Colemans... More 

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

Dear Madam, dear Sir, Thank you very much for leaving an advise. I am sorry that you did not totally enjoy you diner in La Courtine. We try our best to serve you traditionnal french cuisine at a rather good value. Regarding the sauces, you may be certain that they are all homemade. We are proud to hire fully qualified... More 

Jarnac, France
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Parc Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente  >  Cognac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 45 82 34 78

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?