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Au Trotthus

9 rue des Juifs, 68340 Riquewihr, France
+33 3 89 47 96 47
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Ranked #2 of 34 Restaurants in Riquewihr
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $49
Cuisines: European, French, Japanese, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The restaurant Trotthus in Riquewihr can accommodate 40 guests and immediately wins by its warmth and its Alsatian atmosphere. The thick and old west wall is simply the wall of the rampart built during the year 1291! The setting is ancient: large exposed beams, some of which date back to the early sixteenth century, a collection of antiques collected by the owner of the house and linked to winemaking, an imposing and ancient wine press on which you can dine or drink a glass. The Chef, Philippe Aubron, having knocked nearly 20 years around the world - from Japan to Australia and to the Caribbean - decided to drop his pots in Riquewihr. His Gourmet cuisine, inventive and refined, makes extensive use of the produce of Alsace and will satisfy the most demanding palates.
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Crawley Down
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We came across this restaurant by accident -what a lucky find. The e28 menu was excellent value, tasty combination of local produce with an Asian twist . Food was well balanced, good wine. Friendly and prompt service, with a personal touch from the Maître D . Lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We loved the fact that there were some healthy dishes on the menu. It is extremely difficult to find a restaurant where they have even 1 dish on the menu that doesn't contain either meat or cream in the Alsace region! Here they have healthy options and it is served beautifully. Service was good and we asked for a fruit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We walked in without a booking at 20.15 on a Monday evening slightly off_season. We were welcomed by both the waitress and the chef, who then took our order. Menu with three matched wines all excellent. Restaurant quiet but comfortable. Will be very pleased to eat there again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

On recommendation we dined at Au Trotthaus. Were we disappointed no, in fact we went back again 2 days later. Just loved the creativity of the food and the selections on the menu. Great idea also to have the opportunity to have a set menu, with choices, and accompanying wine. Really loved the atmosphere, the service was excellent and then... More

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New York City, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great food, fun twist on cuisine in the area. The owner in general not friendly, almost like a typical rude french hospitality style. We first came in and he treated us unkindly on a few points. We decided to forget about the service aspect and drink a lot of wine and enjoy the food which was good. If you are... More

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Odder, Denmark
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Place was recommended by local who said this is one of two best restaurants in Riquewihr. We were not disappointed. Cosy interior, friendly service and very good gourment-type food which is nicely presented. We opted for the set menu, a three course dinner with 3 glasses of wine - and this we felt was a good choice (arnd EUR 100... More

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London, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Sat outside in a very atmospheric courtyard/alley on the edge of what was once the Jewish quarter. The chef was an expert host and immediately we felt relaxed and in the mood for good food - which is exactly what we got. We went for a menu which included three wines. Mackerel tartare was perfect with the local white wines... More

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London, United Kingdom
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112 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Loved it, great quality plus good value for money, absolutely recommend it. +wonderful, playful tomato soup +fresh tangy crab salad +sweet miso sauce cod, creaminess of mash at top +cold wine with strawberries Combines asian and french very well.

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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

The food here is exceptional and very clever. The chef came out to meet us which was a lovely touch. We just found the maître d very strange. We were forced to have a booking time of 8.15 despite the Resturant being empty when we arrived and did not fill up. We also had to order all 3 courses up... More

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Clare, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant by mere chance after having met the chef at a local cellardoor. We had plans to visit a Michelin star restaurant, but were convinced to visit Philippe's restaurant instead (chef is ex Tokyo, Melbourne, Caribbean.....) Delightful. A smorgasbord board of fine Alsace Wines, beautiful food, and so NOT tourist Riquewihr. We were enchanted. Should you... More

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