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Bourg Charente, Jarnac, France
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Ranked #3 of 13 Restaurants in Jarnac
Price range: $39 - $156
Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • German first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went here several times a few years ago and were keen to return, being in the area. It is a beautiful situation on the river and the restaurant itself is really unusual in design. It isn't shabby yet but I hope they are thinking of updating it sooner or later to keep it fresh. As it is nothing has... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about La Ribaudiere

Address: Bourg Charente, Jarnac, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente  >  Jarnac
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 39 - 156
Cuisine: French

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