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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A good place to eat

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
ScorpioTrish
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Lincolnshire
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tralee, Ireland
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159 reviews 159 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A very busy restaurant. We both had fois gras and it was excellent with a very generous portion. Partner at scallops and I went for fillet steak . Both were done to perfection and were accompanied by a lovely Bordeaux. Great service and not hurried .

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Geneva
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
34 helpful votes 34 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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187 reviews 187 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 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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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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