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“Up-market, sophisticated dining for special occasions” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant du Chateau

Restaurant du Chateau
15, place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
+33 5 45 81 07 17
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Ranked #1 of 7 restaurants in Jarnac
Price range: $26 - $84
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Follow the blackbird (merle in French) to the Place du Château, Jarnac’s main square!With its stone façade and its bright red awning, the Restaurant du Château is a landmark of the town of Jarnac. For almost 10 years now, Ludovic Merle, (member of the “Jeune Restaurateur d’Europe”) had been playing the kitchen’s pianos to the sound of creative, tasty and generous food in a relaxed and chic atmosphere. The Restaurant du Château is an ideal choice for works lunches, romantic dinners and family gatherings. The restaurant caters for groups of up to 150 people.
Brighton & Jarnac
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Up-market, sophisticated dining for special occasions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

Excellent food, beautifully presented and although expensive represents good value. Would recommend for special occasions and treating yourselves.

    • 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Good food - Jarnac”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2008

in total contrast to the other review written this month I have just had a fantastic lunch here. The service could not have been more helpful and friendly and the food was some of the best I have eaten in this area recently.
We went for the 29 euro lunch menu and ate the recommended specials for the main course. Nice little touches with the delightful little canapes and the mushroom amuse bouche. The salad starter, which I had, was really fresh. The fish main was cooked to perfection and the duck fillet (cooked rare) was melt in the mouth. Puddings were very naughty!
The bill came to a not OTT 184 euro (service included) for for 4 with an aperatif each plus a bottle of wine and coffee which came with yummy petit fours.

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Mold, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Good location, Poor Quality”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2008

Located in the centre of the historic Brandy Town of Jarnac, this restaurant should have been the perfect place for an evening meal, especially as the only other restuarants in the Town are mainly small family run operations.

Infortunately our experience was poor. The service was very slow, the white wine was served at room temperature (in the middle of summer!!) and the food when it came was dissappointing.

The bill was far too high and altogether this was not a place we would wish to revisit. A change of ownership and staff could however transform the place as it occupies an excellent position right in the centre of the Town

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