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Le Bistro de l'Octroi

111 Avenue Selves, 24200 Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
0553308340
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A visit to the Octroi is always a pleasure. This is an authentic French bistro and a favourite of the local business community in Sarlat. The new verandah has made outdoor eating a delight, whatever the weather. There is also a terrace. Food is freshly prepared to order and simply served with style. Excellent value for money, attentive and welcoming... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The food at this restaurant was excellent along with the location and atmosphere. The service was also very good. Unlike many other restaurants in Sarlat, the menu was not overshadowed by mostly duck and foie gras dishes. The highlight was the 9 piece dessert tasting plate! Highly recommended.

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Biloxi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I had an excellent dinner here with friends, and very friendly, but slow, service. More than once, we had to remind the waiter that someone was waiting on a glass of wine, or bread, etc.

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved this place! Went back a second time and enjoyed it equally. Popular with the locals. Food, service were terrific.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lovely food ,lovely staff. Ate here for last two nights as so good. We were disappointed with restaurants in central Sarlat but this restaurant just on edge of Medieval centre more than made up for it.

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was good, a world away from tourist-traps in town centre. However even there the service we received was superb in contrast to here. Our server (short blonde hair woman) started by 'doing us favour' to give us a table when we arrived without a reservation. We ordered, had starter and then she ignored us for abt 30 mins... More

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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate in six different restaurants during our week in Sarlat and this was the best. l'Octroi is located a few minutes walk from the centre of the old town, and is frequented by locals and well informed tourists. We were lucky to have it recommended to us by our accommodation hosts. We had a very good meal with superb... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had lunch here on the last day of our stay in Sarlat. There were mainly French people eating in it which speaks volumes. The food was delicious and very good value - we had the 'Formule' (set meal of the day) a lamb steak which was very well presented and delicious. The staff are very friendly and willing to... More

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Southampton
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here - slightly away from the main tourist area of Sarlat, this restaurant focusses on its food and its prices. It was reassuring to see that so many of the other tables were filled with locals - always a good sign! Food was excellent throughout, beautiful steak and coq au vin, great service and a... More

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Excellent food, very authentic French, excellent service. Highly recommended. The duck was beautifully cooked. The seafood was very fresh and cooked to perfection. Desserts were delicious.

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