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L'Alcove

27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
05 24 24 70 92
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Café
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We arrived without a reservation on a busy night, the staff were hospitable and friendly, including later on, the wandering chef, who is a real personality. The food was excellent, very generous portions served on warm plates and interesting combinations of food we haven't tried before. The brochette of quail leg and fig was a delight, as was the coconut... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I booked a table at this restaurant for Friday evening October11th at 8pm and this was confirmed.(booked on Thurs 10th) When we walked by at 6pm there was a note saying that the restaurant would be closed this evening. It didn't matter that we had a confirmed reservation and there did not appear to be any real reason for closing... More

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Montreal, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

The restaurant is small and cozy. We were warmly welcomed on a rainy evening. We had fois gras and salmon carpaccio as starters and went on to tuna steak, finishing with a tarte au poire and a fondant au chocolat. We had a 2007 Château Saint-André Corbin to go with the meal and espressos to finish. The whole meal came... More

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Pavia, Italy
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Small restaurant serving local dishes prepared with great care. Several set menus are available for an excellent price. Our lunch consisted in a menu du terroir including foie gras, beef tartare (very good), and strawberries with bordeaux wine (extremely refreshing). Not a great choice of wines by the glass (good quality but fairly limited). The service was ok albeit slow;... More

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Herzlia, Israel
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Special dishes we did not find in other restaurants in France.We liked the entrees with cepes and fois gras and the main dish with ris d'agneau (lamb sweetbread) with broad noodles.Very special dish.

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Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

So nice to find a little restaurant that has delicious food (we have a high standard for this), a very reasonable wine list, and pleasant service. Our French is not great and it didn't matter - a smile and a bon soir goes a long way. we didn't feel like tourists here. Highly recommended!

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Melbourne Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Across the street from the auberge commanderie. Food was excellent as was the service and choice of local wines and mineral water. It is not cheap but worth it as it was for us on our final night in St Emilion

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England
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Excellent food with an exciting menu. Good ingredients prepared well and served beautifully. Some of the combinations of food were outstanding. We cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. We came to France looking for outstanding cooking and L'Alcove is head and shoulders above any other establishment we have visited. A four course meal, for four, with wine was under 200... More

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London
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is our favourite restaurant in St Emilion. There are a lot of restaurants in this little town that pretend to be something they are not and serve average and over fussy food at silly prices. This place is different. The menu is small but fresh and varied - something for everyone, and some nice surprises. Beautifully cooked an presented... More

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