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“Even better now, no reservations” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Epicurien

L'Epicurien
avenue Raymond Saint Gilles, 12200 Villefranche-de-Rouergue, France
05 65 45 01 12
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $78
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Montauban, France
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“Even better now, no reservations”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I recently revisited L'Epicurean for lunch. It was good before, but now its excellent.

New owners (Chef & Front of house) have moved it up in quality. Both the food & service are now very good indeed. I would think that a Michelin star cannot be far off.

If in Villefranche give it a try!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Montauban, France
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best in Villefranche, but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

No question that L'Epicurien is the best restaurant in Villefranche de Rourergue. They try hard, the service is good and the decor is nice.

Many of the dishes served are imaginative & well presented. Prices are reasonable for what you get.
Wine are a good selection fairly priced.

The reason I have not rated them higher is that in our several visits to L'Epicurien the food has been bland. The chef doesn't seem to like herbs or spices. It one thing to go lightly on salt & pepper, but hardly necessary to not season almost everything.

This is a pity as otherwise I'd give them a higher mark. Try it & see what you think.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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