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27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
05 24 24 70 92
Today
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good traditional food, relaxed atmosphere

Had lunch at this restaurant with friends the other day and enjoyed the meal. The food is very traditional and they take tiem to serve it so give yourslef two hours for a three course lunch. They are busy (even out of season) with local people eating there; book or arrive at midday. They also run... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
GrahamCarter
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful meal here at a very reasonable price! The food and wine were excellent and the waiter was very friendly and attentive, despite the fact the restaurant was full on a Friday evening. (My attempt to speak French seemed to be well received, which my boyfriend and I liked!) A lovely little restaurant for our final night in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

There was only 2 restaurants open on New Years day in St Emilion. After a week of intensive cooking for many guests it was a welcome break to eat out. Excellent set menu that included fish lighter dishes. All dishes delicious, service very efficient and warm. Setting is cosy. Very good value. Surprise as may not have chosen this restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We walked past on our 5th night in St Emilion and decided to give it a go. We have had very fine dining in St E. and very poor. There are many tourist traps and yes we are tourists but we seek out good food. This was a refreshing and excellent change. We too took the 21€ menu ( not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had lunch at this restaurant with friends the other day and enjoyed the meal. The food is very traditional and they take tiem to serve it so give yourslef two hours for a three course lunch. They are busy (even out of season) with local people eating there; book or arrive at midday. They also run out of some dishes... More 

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Chartres, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

the host is very polite and charismatic. The food is very heavy and old French cuisine. Better for lunch than for dinner. Between one dish to another takes a long time. We spent around 2 hours for 4 course menu. So if you got there take your time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Locals are treated better than tourists...slow service, ordered wine bottle that was not opened at the table and served open (what respectable resturant does that?), ordered a "fish & chips" which I was told was "merlu", and was served (supposedly) red tuna, becuse they were out of "merlu" (a white fish)...they didn't bother asking if it was alright with me... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Tiny place with quirky service but outstanding very rich offerings. Seems like I had foie gras on every course - ok maybe not dessert- but need to look again because it may be an option. All excellent - boeuf filets with foie gras topping were, well, over the top. Lone waiter had to scramble up and down spiral stair to,kitchen... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We arrived and were seated upstairs. We waited 20 minutes until someone came to take our order. Frustratingly a French table managed to get their drinks before we had ours even though we had arrived and ordered way before they did. This left me reeling. At this point I realised that this was how things were going to be for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visited for lunch and seated in the rather soulless upstairs room as downstairs was full. I found the food adequate though average but the service was very slow and a French group who arrived 10 minutes after us were served drinks before us. Unimpressed, would not recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We liked the menu so reserved a table in this comfortable cosy restaurant. We had the Menu Traditionale (26€) and chose an entree of ravioli stuffed with langoustines and served with a homard sauce and another of a panfried foie gras atop a mushroom sauce and a puff pastry base and then milk fed pork chops (3) with pepper sauce... More 

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Additional Information about L'Alcove

Address: 27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
Phone Number: 05 24 24 70 92
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Saint-Emilion
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cuisine: French, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Saint-Emilion
  • Phone Number: 05 24 24 70 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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