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Chai Monique

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3 Rue de Paris, Le Bugue, France
0553072984
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 52
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  • 4
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect wine bar

The little wine bar is owned and run by Monique, one of the friendliest servers you could find. She speaks English if needed. Her choices of wine are excellent and she gives you several to try before you decide on your favorite. Her knowledge is extensive and her explanations charming. She also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
Nadia H
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Dordogne, France
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Dordogne, France
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The little wine bar is owned and run by Monique, one of the friendliest servers you could find. She speaks English if needed. Her choices of wine are excellent and she gives you several to try before you decide on your favorite. Her knowledge is extensive and her explanations charming. She also serves light meals which are excellent. We have... More 

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Thank Nadia H
Eugene, Oregon
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Chai Monique I doubt the Chai Monique needs another rave review, but hear is one. My wife and I and friends have eaten there three times in the first two weeks in Le Bugue. The food is delicious. Our first meal included a chicken breast stuffed with shredded leeks. Great! But the best part is Monique, personable without being intrusive.... More 

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Thank LaMaisonGrise
Staffordshire
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a busy place because it is renowned for it's charm and character. It's not cheap by local standards but the quality is good.

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Thank MrGrumpy49
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Delicious toasty snacks called tartines. We had the onion confit tartine and the smoked salmon tartine and they were both tasty. The service was also excellent.

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1 Thank Clare G
Bath, United Kingdom
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246 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The menu is small, the restaurant tiny (and probably the smallest WC ever!), the terrace of a few tables on the pavement is also very compact. The welcome was one of the warmest ever. We ordered rose wine and were given samples of two to make our final choice. Mum and I shared the homemade foie gras which was amazing... More 

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1 Thank rotterdam0892
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We just popped in here for a quick drink before going on for dinner else where and the service and welcome were fantastic and polite. We were given a small cured meats mezze board with our drinks too. Wonderful little place - will visit again for dinner.

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Thank JonHunt7
Montreuil, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A good traditional address in Le Bugue. Good tartines and good wine, in the main street, with a little terrasse.

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Thank HiAmyitis
Troy, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

We loved Chai Monique for a coffee during the market, for lunch and for a light and easy dinner. Her menu is creative and delicious, and there is not a better place to meet and make friends. You'll see Le Bugue's most prominent citizens stop in for a glass of wine and a visit while enjoying the swirl of the... More 

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1 Thank grandysandy
Le Bugue, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Chez Monique is really nice, but it is so expensive. I payed 18 euros for two cups of coffee and two slices of gateau. Much better to cross the road to the cafe with the Orange awning and enjoy your coffee with the beautiful homemade cakes made by Xavier for much less money sitting outside overlooking the river Vezere or... More 

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Dordogne
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you want a table, you need to book. A delightful small restaurant and you can see the works of local artists at the same time. Well worth a visit if you can there, Wines are also sold. Not open Wednesdays nor Saturdays.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Rue de Paris, Le Bugue, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Le Bugue
  • Phone Number: 0553072984

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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