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“La Bonne Nourriture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Les Bains Douches

Les Bains Douches
6 Rue Grand Puy de Bayet, | 24300, Nontron, France
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Ranked #8 of 9 Restaurants in Nontron
Cuisines: Italian
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“La Bonne Nourriture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

No trip to Nontron is complete without a trip to its most popular (and in my opinion, best) restaurant. Recommended to us as tourists when we visited the area, it is definitely the most popular restaurant in the town so it is advisable to book tables in advance. Situated just outside the main square in a more quiet part of town the food is simply delicious and my whole family agreed.

I would really recommend the outdoor seating on the roof of a building across the road, there one can enjoy the view of the restaurant as well as across the buildings behind. It is a beautiful place to eat and also incredibly unique. Pizzas are so good that you will find yourself wanting to go into the restaurant and tell the chef personally - I certainly did. All made in a traditional stone pizza oven. Have not ever had a bad meal here.

Unfortunately due to its popularity there are often large groups and young children here. However if you visit book for on in the evening this should not be a problem.

  • Visited August 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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“Returned 12 months later and just as good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

When returning to the Dordogne this year, the one place that my son wanted to return to was Les Bains Douches. And we were not disappointed.
Again the food was great, the sun terrace was great, and service without fault.
I was very surprised to read such mediocre reports on Trip Advisor, and in my opinion these are certainly not our experience.
Would we come back again? Without doubt.

Visited July 2013
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“Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

Glad we turned up early as the roof seating filled up very quickly. The service was very good and the pizzas were superb.
Will definitely return, maybe on this trip. Reasonably priced on par with everywhere else in Dordogne.
A great find thanks to Trip Advisor.

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“Fantastic Authentic Pizzas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

We have a holiday cottage 2km from this restaurant and absolutely love the place. Every time we visit the cottage we ensure we make a visit to Les Bains Douches.

The Pizzas are cooked the traditional way in a brick oven which adds to the flavour. All the pizzas are to die for, especially the sea food pizza which is a personal favourite. For those who prefer something a little different then there are French & English dishes to chose from which are all very tasty. The sweet menu is very varied and their crepes are excellent.

The place is run by a husband and wife combo who are extremely friendly and helpful and both speak English, for those who are not fluent in the local lingo!

It has a really nice seating area outside and accross the road from the restaurant which are ideal for the warmer summer months.

Prices are reasonable and it also does take away!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Lovely Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We've been to Les Bains Douches two years running while staying in Nontron. THis is our favourite restaurant ion the town.

It's tucked away down a side street from the main square, so you need to look for it but it's well worth it.

Don't go for the table inside, instead chose one on the roof of the building opposite, accessed via the staircase on the outside of the building. Sit here on the roof in summer under the umbrellas, watching the town go by and trying to decide if that's your food being walked across the small side street and up the stairs.

Cuisine is Italian, Pizzas and Pastas although a few other dishes are available. We've eaten there some 5 or 6 times in our 2 visits to Nontron and have never had a meal that failed to please us.

The restaurant is very popular so booking in the evening in summer is advisable. Take away is available. ,

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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