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“50s diner comes to SW France!” 5 of 5 stars
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Chez Leon
D118 | Rouffiac, Carcassonne, France
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Ranked #168 of 271 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Cuisines: French
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Epsom, Surrey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“50s diner comes to SW France!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I reviewed this restaurant in April 2012 and visit at least once a month when we go to our house in the next village.

We love the walk through the vineyards from Preixan to Rouffiac and always enjoy our meals here. The price for lunch has increased from 12 euros to 13 euros since my last review but is still amazing value for money. In the last few months the owner has been changing the decor towards a 50s diner. There is lighting around the ceiling, new red tables and chairs.

The food is as good as ever. A buffet of starters followed by waitress service for the main course which is a choice of 4 main dishes which always include steak and duck as well as two other options. A cheese course is then served followed by waitress service for a choice of sweet dishes. Coffee is also included which we like to drink at the bar to chat to the locals and owners. The owner and his son were showing us the pictures they are shortly to put up including Marilyn Monroe, James Dean and Audrey Hepburn.

The price of 13 euros includes as much wine as you can drink...we call this restaurant "2 bottles" because as soon as we sit down the waitress brings over a bottle of red for my husband and a bottle of rose for me. There is also a choice of liquers behind the bar to drink with your coffee.

As explained in my previous review this is a "truck stop" so is mainly frequented by workmen but locals and tourists are equally as welcome...we're already looking forward to our next visit in January!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Epsom, Surrey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Wonderful value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Chez Leon is a family run relais routier. It is a "truckers" restaurant but locals and tourists are very welcome. It is situated in the pretty village of Rouffiac which is half way between Limoux and Carcassonne on the D118.

It is open for lunch between 12 and 2pm. For the set price of 12 euros you have a choice of about 20 starters (self service). There is a choice of 3 main courses, steak is always on the menu and on the day we went there this week there was also a choice of duck, chicken or sausage casserole as well as chips and green beans. There is a choice of around 10 sweets including cheeses as well as Carte D'or ice cream in 10 different flavours. Coffee is also included and can be drunk at the table or at the bar just outside the restaurant where you can have a chat with the owner. The price of 12 euros also includes as much wine as you can drink - a choice of red or rose house wine- well worth a good tip.

We walked there from the picturesque village of Preixan (about 2 miles away) through the vineyards. A most enjoyable lunctime experience!

  • 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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