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“Don't bother” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Le Sud

Le Sud
9 Rue du Perigord, 16390 Bonnes, France
05 45 78 62 30
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Bonnes
Cuisines: English, French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Maidstone, Kent
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Don't bother”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Been here a couple of times and whilst the food is passable, the staff- especially the owners are well below par. The last time we went there we were with a large party of friends off season (some locals). The merriment commenced, drinks, laughter, etc until BANG! one of the chairs collapsed under one of our friends. Thinking it may be his weight we let it go although after the third time of this happening and someone nearly hitting their head against the wall we decided enough was enough to be told that there was nothing they could do about it. The problem we were told that they were cheap chairs and these things happened! After getting slightly more agitated about this the owner came out and said it was the way it was - no apology, no offers of complimentary drinks - nothing. We all felt that if they had at least offered a carafe of wine or something it would have been ok as these things happen. All of us either live there or are holiday home owners. Never again...........

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
france
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“Great food and we all enjoyed it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We all arrived (table of 9,1 veggie) Firstly the welcome was excellent.

I must say the choice was great and we took ages deciding! Our order was taken and changed a bit but all taken in good spirit by Beryl (owner)

All courses arrived together, not one of the party were left waiting as often happens. All courses were of excellent standard and really well presented and delicious.

All in all a good night out and great food.

Pam

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manchester, UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Home-cooked meal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Following the excellent reviews from other patrons, we made a special detour to visit Le Sud for lunch. Yes, we were served in English (which felt odd) and the food was nice, but certainly not outstanding.
First course was a crepe filled with cheese sauce and hint of mushroom with green salad on the side. One main course was sausages, mustard sauce and skinny chips. The other main was: chicken skewers, sweet chilli sauce and skinny fries.
There was a cheese course, nice, but not outstanding, and we skipped dessert, so cannot comment on those.
Perhaps the experience is very different if you dine in the evening...
What I would say though: if you fancy a simple home-cooked meal at a very good price, it would be perfect. I guess we were merely expecting more from a 5-star rated restaurant in France.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Arc03, Owner at Le Sud, responded to this review, September 16, 2012
First of all thank you very much to take the time to write a review about your meal. As you have seen, our lunch time trade is mainly with local tradesman and various reps from local company with a limited time to eat at lunch and a budget. we proud ourselves in giving homemade cooked meal at good value for money but indeed as you have pointed out, our rating are more to do with our evening meals because it is completly different than our lunch time. all our evening menus are available on our website if you wish to have a look. We hope that you will give us a try in the evening and perhaps give us the thumb up for all of it.
Best regards
Chris
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Dawlish, Devon
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73 reviews 73 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had the Plat de Jour (plate of the day) lunch and it was very good value for 12euro 50cents. You get a starter, main meal, cheese and a dessert, along with a caraf of wine. The food was of a home cooked style but very enjoyable and the restaurant is in a pretty village. We chose to eat outside as the weather was hot but there is also indoor seating. I found that the service given by the one waitress on duty was very good. I have no complaints about this restaurant as I consider it is good value for money.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Riberac
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great French/English food with friendly service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Good unfussy food at reasonable prices in this clean, friendly and pleasant village restaurant. A combination of French and English dishes reflect the nationality of the welcoming owners, Christophe and Beryl. Stuffed rabbit in a perfectly reduced sauce sat alongside roast beef cooked to perfection (pink and tender) on the Sunday lunch menu. We left full and happy.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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