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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, Dinner, Reservations

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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
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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Brittany, France
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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Le Quiou, France
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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176 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 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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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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Lincolnshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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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226 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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