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Le Tirou

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90, av Monseigneur Delangle, 11400 Castelnaudary, France
04 68 94 15 95
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 160
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous cassoulet

We've made going to Castelnaudary to eat cassoulet an annual event, but have never come here before. What a delight it was. The cassoulet (as well as the pidgeon that my partner had) were truly excellent, and the owners and staff very warm and friendly. We plan to go back in the warmer weather when... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
pezenas2010
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pennsylvania
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pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We've made going to Castelnaudary to eat cassoulet an annual event, but have never come here before. What a delight it was. The cassoulet (as well as the pidgeon that my partner had) were truly excellent, and the owners and staff very warm and friendly. We plan to go back in the warmer weather when we can enjoy the garden.

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Merci d'avoir partagé vos impressions, nous sommes heureux de vous avoir donné satisfaction. Au plaisir de vous revoir Visentin... More 

Castelnaudary, France
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The food is very good and this place is clealy an Anti-McDo restaurant. If you're looking for a gastronomic meal, a place where you can take your time and savour your meal ( and why not a home made cassoulet ), I advise you to go there. Plus, if the weather is nice, you can take your meal in the... More 

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review
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Bonjour, merci pour votre commentaire qui nous fait très plaisir et nous espérons vous revoir bientôt sur notre terrasse pour... More 

Hollywood, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

First, let me say we did not have reservations and we showed up at 2:00pm (which is the time most restaurants close in France). Second, I did not think the restaurant had any obligation to take us in. With that said, the owner received us with pure dismissal, simply stating they were full and the kitchen closed. We clearly were... More 

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Je ne comprends pas votre commentaire. J'avais une réservation à votre nom et vous n'etes jamais venue sans prendre... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent dinner here. The owners (mother and son) were attentive and friendly. The food was very good and a step up from the basic cuisine we've had elsewhere in the region. Unfortunately the wine we ordered was corked but without a moment's hesitation they whisked the bottle away and said even if it wasn't off they'd exchange... More 

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Bonjour, merci pour votre commentaire. Nous sommes très contents de vous avoir donné satisfaction. Il est normal que nous vous... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

enjoyed our lunch , nice atmosphere, will be back, i see the car reg number T1ROU is for sale on ebay, is it theirs?

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review
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Bonjour, merci pour votre gentil commentaire. C'est effectivement notre voiture frigorifique que vous avez vu à vendre sur un site... More 

london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

My partner and I visited in the week for lunch. The owners are very friendly and the younger staff very polite and obliging. Most of the dishes are freshly made on the premises. We had smoked salmon that was very good. The rest of the meal was nice but nothing special. Don't expect haut cuisine. A very nice lunch but... More 

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Désolé mais vous vous êtes trompé de restaurant, un menu à 25.00 euro avec du saumon fumé maison, plus... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We took a 50 minute drive to Castelnaudry from where we were staying specifically to have lunch at Le Tirou and to try the cassoulet. We were so glad we did. The cassoulet was rich and delicious and the best I tried in our week+ in this region. The pork main was also excellent. The family who run the restaurant... More 

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review
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Bonjour. Merci beaucoup d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire ce gentil commentaire. Nous sommes très heureux de vous avoir fait plaisir.... More 

NorthEast UK
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142 reviews 142 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Last orders are meant to be at 8.30....but we arrived about 8.45 and were welcomed in by the owner...we ordered quickly as we all wanted to try the cassoulet. It was delicious....beautifully tender pieces of pork, duck and homemade pork sausage. We were tired from travelling all day to get to Le Boat depot and couldn't really do the food... More 

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Tabanac, Aquitaine, France
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182 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Very good lunch on the terrace beside a small "herd" of alpacas, sheep, goats and donkeys, making it a true rural experience. The family who own/run the restaurant went out of their way to make our time with them enjoyable. They pride themselves on their pork specialties and my cassoulet and my wife's pork mains were very good. The sort... More 

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New York City, New York
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162 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Four of us were staying in Carcassonne. and since we had finished seeing the town, we set out in our car for a tour of the area. I had heard that the Cassoulet in Carcassonne is surpassed only by that in Castelnaudary, so we stopped in at Le Tirou. We were very early for dinner, so while the staff finished... More 

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letirou, Propriétaire at Le Tirou, responded to this review

Are you a real PERSON ? you talk about a meal you had 11 month ago, why such a long time? Whe never serve apéritif before the restaurant is ready to serve meal, because whe have no licence for that, whe nerver served lila champagne cocktail. Who asked-you to whrite this advise???? Why dident you tell us that cassoulet was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90, av Monseigneur Delangle, 11400 Castelnaudary, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Castelnaudary
  • Phone Number: 04 68 94 15 95
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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