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“Superb best we have eaten in this area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Lavalette

Le Lavalette
7-9 Place des Halles, 16320 Villebois-Lavalette, France
05 45 61 71 37
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Superb best we have eaten in this area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss out on this restaurant. It is excellent. Small but beautiful village looking out on to the market. We had a superb meal with excellent service. So good my wife took photographs of the food!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 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
totnes, devon, england
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Eat under the Ancient Beams of the Market Hall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Every time we visit this area we divert to this village for lunch. Get in early to sit outside under the market hall. The food is quite different to the normal french beans and frites with everything so let yourself go and get there.

On both occasions we stayed at La Vieille Maison just 20 kms to the south in St Paul Lizonne.

How laid back peaceful a holiday can it get?

Le Lavalette
7-9 Place des Halles
16320 Villebois-Lavalette, France
05 45 61 71 37
lelavalette.com‎

  • Visited June 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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Torquay, Australia
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“Beautiful restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Beautiful food, most amazing location and set up. Couldn't have asked for a better place to take all our family and friends the night before our wedding!

  • Visited September 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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Salles-Lavalette, Poitou-Charentes, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The best near Villebois Lavalette”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Everything is good in :e Lavalette. Food is top, plats are a surprise for the eye, service is perfect and the atmosphere is very pleasant, certainly for this region!

Visited December 2012
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riberac
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
“Good quality food in an intimate setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

There is an ample choice of imaginative dishes on the menu, even, unusually, a vegetarian option. Everything we chose was artistically and tastefully presented. Three of us had the roast lamb option and one had the fish. All were proclaimed to be delicious. We hadn't intended having the dessert but when we saw the "trilogy" which appeared to be the house speciality, consisting of some sorbet, creme brulee and various exotic fruits arriving at neighboring tables we were seduced and swiftly changed our minds; a wise decision. A good place to relax and enjoy some lovely food and good wine with friends and family in a beautiful setting looking out onto the unusual covered market square just outside the door. Also not to be missed whilst in Villebois Lavalette is the cafe in the same square referred to by an earlier reviewer - an authentic touch of a France that is fast disappearing - not the usual tourist type cafe.

  • Visited October 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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