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“Wonderful lunch with friends & family. Wow....” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Relais du Chateau

Le Relais du Chateau
15 rue du Chateau, 16210 Chalais, France
05 45 98 23 58
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Chalais
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Alton, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful lunch with friends & family. Wow....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My husband, son of 6 and myself took friends of ours for lunch at the Chateau last week and had the most amazing food (menu at only £18 for 3 enormous courses). The Chateau is going through a revamp and already looks stunning inside. The settings are superb and the service & food didn't disappoint either. We had the most fabulous 3 hours there and the manager & waiters were ever so attentionate that we wished we had discovered the place sooner as it was our last day in Chalais so couldn't go back. We cannot wait to go back next year. A must for all...

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Tayside, Scotland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Just home from our stay in Chalais and had to write this review - not many places to eat out in Chalais but even if there was I think the Chateau would beat them! Lunch was lovely, supposed to be a 'set' menu but having a choice of 3 starters (duck pate on arrival not counted!) 5 mains and 4 desserts is hardly 'set' Great food, great setting and wonderful service.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Much Improved”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We revisited the Chateau Talleyrand with friends this month, having heard that it was back to its former wonderful standards. The service is certainly much better, as is the meal. There is an extensive wine list but is still a little pricey. The setting is lovely and walking in over the drawbridge is very unique. You are given a good welcome and served with some delicious food. I am happy to recommend this restaurant again, now that it is under different management.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Worth Every Penny or should I say Euro.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

Just spent a wonderful evening at the Chateau with my family for my daughters Birthday.From the moment we walked in to the moment we left,the service,food and attention to detail was first class.We have been in this area for the last 10 days and have not found any other Resturants to compete with this great place.Would certainly revisit without hesitation.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“lovely evening away from the teenagers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Having settled the teens accompanying us on our trip to the Charante, with pizza from the local takeway ( good value & tasty), hubby & I headed up the hill to the chateau.
Enjoying the views across roof tops on the way, we crossed the drawbridge and entered this fantastic complex of buildings.
A glass of champagne settled us down and we ordered from the delicious menu. The rabbit terrine and langoustine en croute started a really delicious meal. A pear sorbet then paved the way for crevettes and veal. Having eaten everything on the plate, we could not manage the fantasic deserts or cheese that we observed being delivered to other tables.
The proprietor could not have been more welcoming and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming.
The building itself is a complete treat, nestled in a table set within a window alcove in a wall four feet thick was superb. A roaring log fire in one of the largest working fireplaces I have ever seen,confirmed that this is a special venue for a meal with my favourite man.
Blow the budget, this restaurant is not to be missed.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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