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L'instant Delice

5 Rue des Consuls | 24200, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

After several identikit style restaurants in the area, we chose this as it had a vegetarian menu and some interesting options. The set menu was really good value - three courses for €17.90 if I recall correctly. Carnivores amongst us had some good fois gras and we finished with some very strong creme brûlée (a favourite of mine as I've... More

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Den Haag
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time, the lady who served us was very friendly, we tried to order in French (which did not go very well) but she understood and spoke English :) the salmon, beef and duck were very good, and the veggie ravioli was exquisite! Good service! All dishes with local products which was very nice. We would definitely... More

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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I chose L'instant Delice for an evening meal and we were not disappointed. We had a set priced menu and each of our choices was excellent. Presentation of the dishes was excellent and the taste fantastic. Highly recommended. We had a table inside but in an open window/doorway which allowed air flow but prevented smoke drift. Minimal... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nicely located in a pedestrian zone, sitting outside was very pleasant, marred only by the many flies. Although the restaurant does offer the obligatory foie gras, we had a vegetarian menu that was a delicious switch. The service was reasonably friendly. The coffee was under par.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Had the regional set menu for 16.90 euros, excellent quality and value. Lovely setting amongst the winding medieval streets of Sarlat. The duck leg with a creamy sauce was cooked to perfection and the goats cheese with honey and walnuts was delicious - it just works !!!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

As there are 180+ restaurants in Sarlat choice for dining is not an issue. This restaurant is frequented by locals and tourists alike and when we departed after an early meal there were no available seats. Food was well presented and promptly served with attentive service. Great value with plenty of options for dining.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went here for lunch on the recommendation of Trip Advisor. Were not disappointed. Food excellent, service fine. Both of us had ravioli, one with truffles, the other with celes mushrooms- both delicious. Walnut cake, the local favorite, for dessert. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

walked in after floating round the Saturday morning market. Filled with locals, good fois gras bloc, rare duck followed by home made chocolate cake all with gorgeous house red

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We ended up here on a Monday night in December when most restaurants were closed in Sarlat. We expected it to be a bit too touristy for our standards and were not disappointed. The service was fast and friendly but the food was barely average. The foie gras terrine was ok, but the meat was full of nerves and hard... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Excellent menu choices with just enough variety for everyone's tastes. The expected regional specialties including truffles, foie gras, confit du canard, and walnuts are heavily featured but there are also other options if you're tired of those. The hand-made stuffed ravioli was delicious. We've been to this restaurant a couple of times and have never found it lacking. The restaurant... More

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