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27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
05 24 24 70 92
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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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: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 14
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  • 11
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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London
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157 reviews 157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Chicago area
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61 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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, Café
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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