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“Not really a good choice.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Auberge Basque - CLOSED

Auberge Basque
6 boulevard des Thermes, 82140 Saint-Antonin Noble Val, France
+33 (0)563312741
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Issigeac Dordogne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Not really a good choice.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The ambience here was heavily Basque and I am afraid that the cooking was also heavy and not inspired. The stuffed peppers came with fish stuffing and a far too creamy pepper sauce. My lamb was cooked au point, and was gristly and looked as if it had been fried far too slowly..it was pink and watery with no hint of being crisp and brown on the outside. And then we had a great slab of custardy Basque tart. It was not a good experience and not good value for money.

Visited October 2012
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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Toulouse, France
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“A cheerful spot in a beautiful village”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We had a nice dinner in the Auberge Basque. The decor is colorful and lively but once Septeber comes, the village is nearly empty and so is the restaurant which can dampen the atmosphere a little. The food was good overall although the shrimp lacked luster. There is a nice terrace if the weather is good. The service is friendly and enthusiastic.

  • Visited September 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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Valroufie, France
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Enjoyable lunch in St. Antonin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We had a really good lunch on the patio here. I had a fish special of tuna with a piperade sauce. The piece of fish was huge and the sauce was tasty. My wife had a green salad with a type of local cheese, jambon ant tomatoes. Again the potion was large and the quality of the ingredients was high. The food and a pitcher of Rose on the patio was very enjoyable.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sao Paulo, SP
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91 reviews 91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Inexpensive, good cuisine, very nice owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

It is still a problem if you don’t speak French in France, and a bigger problem in small towns.

The owners of Auberge Basque are a very friendly couple. A real Basque and a very friendly French woman who understands and speaks English perfectly.

We choose the menu of the day and two glasses of wine.

It was a good surprise, the quality of the food, the wine and the price we paid.

Sincerely, in this lat trip to French and Spain, the best food we found in the most simple and cheaper places. This restaurant and in the bed and breakfast we stayed had better food than two one star restaurants listed in Michelin guide.

  • Visited June 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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