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90, av Monseigneur Delangle, 11400 Castelnaudary, France
04 68 94 15 95
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Castelnaudary, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
31 helpful votes 31 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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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
1 review
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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
24 helpful votes 24 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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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
86 helpful votes 86 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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279 reviews 279 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 

Cahors, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

What a great experience! The restaurant is on the edge of town, around 15 minutes walk from town's Grand Bassin: good news is that the return is mostly downhill. As you approach Le Tirou you see two big picture windows, with the gleaming kitchen in full view, always a good sign. Good and warm welcome from the serving team, English... More 

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Additional Information about Le Tirou

Address: 90, av Monseigneur Delangle, 11400 Castelnaudary, France
Phone Number: 04 68 94 15 95
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Castelnaudary
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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