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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!!!

The mussel soup was amazing and duck confit rich and delightful. My sister loved her fois gras and hake with prawns. We both enjoyed our Rose and a lovely dessert...see photos. Friendly and gracious staff completed a lovely evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2015
tahoekr
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Reno, Nevada
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Laguna Woods, California
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

This may be my favorite restaurant of this trip to France. It is fairly small, but the decor is quite pleasing, and the prices are great. I had a wonderful multi-course, gluten-free meal served by a delightful, helpful young woman, and my husband said his meal was outstanding as well.

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Reno, Nevada
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The mussel soup was amazing and duck confit rich and delightful. My sister loved her fois gras and hake with prawns. We both enjoyed our Rose and a lovely dessert...see photos. Friendly and gracious staff completed a lovely evening.

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Thank tahoekr
Brittany, France
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were not disappointed by this restaurant, on the contrary! It was excatly what we were looking for: the friendly atmosphere of a French bistrot and the tasty and creative food of a good Chef. We chose the "ardoise du soir", delicious and artistically served dishes, and drank an excellent wine from Haut-Poitou, a red Cabernet. The waitresses were kind... More 

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Thank Helena G
Le Quiou, France
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Narrow, decorated with old enamel advertising signs, the Bistro was pretty busy on a may weeknight with lots of business types. good 20€ meal and an absinthe to boot. good service in a nice town

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Thank PeterHockenhull
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Although it was late, I had come down from Amsterdam on the train, arriving at about 21:45 on a Friday evening, we were made most welcome, my wife had collected me from the station and we had our Alsatian dog with us, no problem and water for the dog was automatic, From then on, the service to us was first... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 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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Thank John C
Geneva
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 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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Thank buggy62
loughborough
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank robtLoughborough
Lincolnshire
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank ScorpioTrish
Mablethorpe, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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