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La Ribaudiere

Bourg Charente, Jarnac, France
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Ranked #2 of 8 restaurants in Jarnac
Price range: $39 - $156
Cuisines: French
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
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  • German first
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely setting but had to dine indoors as weather wasn't great. Disappointed in both the menu and the service. The wine waiter was the most attentive and as no-one else came near us he had to clear away our plates eventually. Style over substance I thought.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The setting is magnificent and the food matched it. Especially the cheeseboard. Staff were helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Beautiful fine dining with little flower petals adding to the artistic quality

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sigogne
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

1st Class restaurant. Lovely setting. In restaurant everything is white without the feeling that it's sterile. Attentif staff. Food was a joy, but my expectations were higher, having eaten in other Star restaurants. I noticed in 2 years time the same menu was still on their website, which made me decide to go somewhere else. (Been a few years that... More

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Ruffec, France
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was one of the best meals I have ever had in France. The setting on the Charente River, the view to the chateau, the menu comprising delicious dishes made using the freshest ingredients, reasonably-priced winelist, knowledgeable and charming staff (speaking English if required) and lovely décor (not one orange rag rolled wall in sight). Pure class. Very relaxing and... More

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Israel
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great wine list with quite sane prices, accompanied with a fine Poulet de Bresse and an exceptional cheese plate Loved it..

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great location on the banks of the Charente (we arrived by boat, so v handy!). Modern but stylish building with terrace and garden. staff by the dozen - mostly helpful. Food was great for foodies, perhaps not quite so good if you just want an interesting fulfilling meal. It would have helped if we had understood the menu of course!... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Second visit to the beautiful restaurant at the shores of la Charente was a good experience like the first one. The food is excellent as is the wine list - accompanied by a highly skilled sommelier. However, the rest of the team needs to be reminded that a star does commit. Too many faults of negligence and sloppyness would could... More

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Calgary
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Looking for a very nice surprise in a small town, this is it! Very nice high quality establishment where you can enjoy your food on the terraces overlooking the river. Very impressive service and amazing place for wines. Food, depends on your preference, some find it just o.k., some find it excellent. We loved presentation, and as my teen sons... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Lovely setting food disappointing and very overpriced wine list uber expensive there were several alrge parties so we waited at least an hour for starters the bill was huge and the food compared to London French restaurants disappointingly average

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Somerset
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125 reviews 125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We went to this restaurant as a group for a pre birthday celebration lunch and were looked after extremely well. The food was superb and the service excellent. As it was a very warm day we sat on the terrace and were able to enjoy the lovely river view from our table. We have also eaten as a couple in... More

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