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Le Bistro de l'Absynthe

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36 Rue Carnot, 86000 Poitiers, France
0549372844
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ambiance and food perfect

This is the second time I go within a 5 years interval. Still intact after such a long period, very good quality of food for very reasonable price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
buggy62
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Geneva
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Geneva
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the second time I go within a 5 years interval. Still intact after such a long period, very good quality of food for very reasonable price.

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loughborough
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We chose it because its menu featured one of our favourite dishes. rognons de vaux but this was ruined by being smothered in a sweet sticky, possibly balsamatic, sauce. The starters were ok. Service was professional and quick.

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Lincolnshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just a minute away from the Best Western Grand hotel. Very nice dishes, expertly cooked and nice wine too. Pleasant and helpful staff, food not overpriced.

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Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Never been to France before so not sure what to expect,had 3 courses all were well presented and all very tasty a bit like fine dining,the waiters and waitresses like looking after you the wine was excellent recommended by the manager and only a 2 minute walk from the best western.hotel good .experience.

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Orpington
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174 reviews 174 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This restaurant is closed on Sundays and Mondays but is certainly well worth the wait if you have to. The value is excellent. I had a three course meal for €27. I started with a goat's cheese crumble with tomato and basil and small lettuce leaves. This was incredibly tasty. Then I had the beef which came with a pile... More 

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London England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The title 'bistrot' is ideal for this restaurant - it's a cozy place with great ambience. Service is absolutely first rate: the meal beautifully presented and cooked. And a very good wine list - in particular the 1/2 dozen widely ranging wines by the glass. If I had to find any fault, which would be difficult, then it'd have to... More 

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

A great place, charming and not too expensive. The food was amazing. I would love to return as it was beautiful.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We headed out to another place that turned out to be closed for holidays so took a chance at Bistrot de L;Absinthe. We had an extraordinarily pleasant and economical meal that shows that the proprieters here really care about food and its presentation. The escargot were the best we have ever had, Mains (Veal Kidneys and Cod) were really good... More 

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Brisbane
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Well what a find. The best escargots We have ever had - and we have had a few. The beef main meal was terrific. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. A lovely 2009 Bordeaux red topped off a great night. A very excellent little French bistro.

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Costa Mesa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Discovered this little gem on our first night in Poitiers. Tables are quite close together, as previously mentioned, but that's normal, and the noise level was fine. Enjoyed a delicious and refreshing asparagus and smoked salmon salad, and also tasted my husband's escargots in little pots, which were wonderful. The confit de canard with rhubarb was excellent, as was my... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 36 Rue Carnot, 86000 Poitiers, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Vienne  >  Poitiers
  • Phone Number: 0549372844

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