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“Fabulous” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Bistro de l'Octroi

Le Bistro de l'Octroi
111 Avenue Selves, 24200 Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
0553308340
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Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hampton, New Hampshire
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved this place! Went back a second time and enjoyed it equally. Popular with the locals. Food, service were terrific.

Visited June 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Best meal of trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Lovely food ,lovely staff. Ate here for last two nights as so good.
We were disappointed with restaurants in central Sarlat but this restaurant just on edge of Medieval centre more than made up for it.

Visited June 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Rude and snooty waitress”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food was good, a world away from tourist-traps in town centre. However even there the service we received was superb in contrast to here. Our server (short blonde hair woman) started by 'doing us favour' to give us a table when we arrived without a reservation. We ordered, had starter and then she ignored us for abt 30 mins as she frantically seated new arrivals. After over 30 mins we caught her attention and she responded with curt 'j'arrive'. After our main courses arrived we asked her attention as we were curious to know what the veg jellys were. Another curt 'j'arrive' n she didn't until quite some time later, when I called her again to receive an drammatic and very obvious huff. This waitress ruined the atmosphere of our romatic dinnet for two (the only one on our holiday). Perhaps I cannot express how disgustingly rude i found her... we paid our bill n left immediately after main plate. I don't recommend you go thru same circumstances.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Great bistro just out of the old town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We ate in six different restaurants during our week in Sarlat and this was the best. l'Octroi is located a few minutes walk from the centre of the old town, and is frequented by locals and well informed tourists. We were lucky to have it recommended to us by our accommodation hosts. We had a very good meal with superb dessert (a tasting platter of nine different dishes) wine from a good list of local and non-local wines and great service in a very nice restaurant space. We wish we had tried l'Octroi earlier in our stay as we would definitely have returned.

Visited May 2014
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Mouth-wateringly delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We had lunch here on the last day of our stay in Sarlat. There were mainly French people eating in it which speaks volumes. The food was delicious and very good value - we had the 'Formule' (set meal of the day) a lamb steak which was very well presented and delicious. The staff are very friendly and willing to assist communications by speaking a little bit of English if you struggle. When we go back in September we will be visiting this restaurant, which is only a stones throw from Manoir Petit Meysset where we stayed, many times.

Visited May 2014
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