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L'Esplanade

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2, rue Pontcarral - Le Bourg, 24250 Domme, France
+33 5 53 28 31 41
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Description: Situated at the summit of the medieval town of Domme, on the Esplanade...
Situated at the summit of the medieval town of Domme, on the Esplanade, which dominates the Dordogne valley. From the restaurant, which is shaded in harmonious yellow and blue to the rooms with antique furniture, you can experience and enjoy the Dordogne thanks to cuisine based on the flavours of the south-west intensified by inventive notes.
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  • 56
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to spend the night and wake up to AMAZING views!

Charming place to spend the night but not a lot of amenities for the price. Small room (decent bathroom) you even have to carry your suitcases up 2 flights of stairs. But you're paying for the view which is magnificent: perched atop a tiny picturesque town, it's really lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Caroline K
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Los Angeles, California
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Palo Cedro, CA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The dinner we had at the restaurant was exquisite. See hotel review. I suggest reading the review we posted on hotel sight for further information

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We spotted this delightful restaurant on our first visit to Domme at the beginning of our stay in Cenac-et-St-Julien and decided it was just the place for my birthday lunch. We were not disappointed. We were able to sit out on the terrace with the most remarkable views and enjoy a superbly cooked and beautifully presented three course meal. Service... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The location is a winner, the setting is elegant the service is polite and attentive and the food is great. It all came out to a dinner we loved! At first we had some aperitif in the balcony over the amazing valley views which put us in the right mood. The dinner it self was well prepared and very enjoyable.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Charming place to spend the night but not a lot of amenities for the price. Small room (decent bathroom) you even have to carry your suitcases up 2 flights of stairs. But you're paying for the view which is magnificent: perched atop a tiny picturesque town, it's really lovely.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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255 reviews 255 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Came for lunch, sat on the outdoor terrace with glorious views over the river and surrounding countryside. Chose to have a la carte rather than the set menus (which are actually always better value in France); for starters we had the calamari salad, guinea fowl and lamb as our mains. Two starters, 2 mains, 2 glasses of wine and 2... More 

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Lincoln, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

France is supposed to be great for food but time and time again we have been disappointed. The very expensive restaurants frankly have excelled at charging rather than cooking and the 'everyday' restaurants I am afraid to say could learn a lot from other parts of Europe. Nice therefore to find a restaurant, between the two, which delivered. The restaurant... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I can easily see why reviews of this restaurant swing to one extreme or the other -- most are very positive, but a minority are highly critical. Unfortunately, I must join the critical voices. L'Esplanade occupies THE prime location in Domme, one of the Dordogne's most charming hill towns. From the outdoor terrace, it offers a splendid panoramic view of... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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186 reviews 186 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I very rarely feel the need to write a very critical review, this is an exception. My family wanted to check out the restaurants in Domme, and decided on early evening drinks at L'Esplanade whilst browsing the menu for another evening. We ordered a couple of cocktails and a beer, sitting outside on the terrace. It didn't appear busy, only... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This wonderful restaurant stretched to our needs and also provided exquisite food that we loved and will never forget. The view is mind- blowing. The staff ensured that we had a lovely meal which included looking after my father who is a celiac and needed to eat gluten free food. Also my sister needed to eat simple food and they... More 

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Surrey, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We visit this part of the Dordogne a couple of times a year and usually eat out at one of the many great and cheap local restaurants. We've admired L'Esplanade from afar. However, this year some dear friends gave us a meal there as a gift. It really was an incredible experience from the impeccable service to the fabulous food.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, rue Pontcarral - Le Bourg, 24250 Domme, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Domme
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 28 31 41

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 65
  • Cuisine: European

Description

Situated at the summit of the medieval town of Domme, on the Esplanade, which dominates the Dordogne valley. From the restaurant, which is shaded in harmonious yellow and blue to the rooms with antique furniture, you can experience and enjoy the Dordogne thanks to cuisine based on the flavours of the south-west intensified by inventive notes.

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