“Ok food, ok service nothing out of the ordinary considering 50 Euros head with wine”
Third visit to Sarlat as friends of ours have a holiday home there so beginning to get to know the area. I was expecting a lot better given some of the rave reviews but it was all pretty average. A relatively nice outdoor seating area and we were accommodated without a booking, although we felt more was probably made of this than absolutely necessary. There were plenty of empty tables all evening although these were inside and not out. There were three set menus of about €18, €32 and €50 from memory. We chose the middle one which consisted of four courses. I had the inevitable fried Frois Gras to start but it was served with Carpaccio of Salmon and it was the best dish I ate. My wife had Scallops with a vanilla cream sauce which was a bit like having Scallops with creme anglaise. It was nicely done but a bit odd in combination of flavour and texture. We then both had steak with sardalaise potatoes ( fed up with duck dishes which are hard to avoid! ). The potatoes were very nice although the steaks were a bit small and on the tough side but well seasoned and a nice flavour, but not good enough qualty steak. I then had a goats cheese course ( average ). Then we both had an ice cream dessert and although I can't remember what it was it was also above average in expectation. To summarise food average for the price, service efficient but not very friendly and ambience above average for Sarlat restaurants in general. However i am yet to find somewhere in Sarlat worth making a special effort for. I would welcome any suggestions as its a pretty place but not working very hard to do anything above average. A wasted opportunity and obviously reliant on its tourist popularity so no real effort required is how it feels. My advice would be drive to Le Vieux Logis at Tremolat and have their Tapas lunch. 8 courses for €42 and superb quality surroundings, food and service! Enjoy!
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