The view of the restaurant showing the approach from the medieval bridge with its Roman influence is quite interesting. That bridge is exactly a roman chariot wide showing where the influence is from. To get to the hotel you have to carefully cross that bridge, not with a typical large vehicle and yes, those are rocks jutting out from the bridge. However the story and review is about the fabulous food served and the manner in which it is served. Our lunch cost us 58 euros each and it is worth several times more. See images attached from the servings. In Paris this lunch would have been several hundred euros. The ambience in the room is that of a five star inn in any of the upscale restaurants throughout the world. The placement of each table is far enough from each other that you do not feel like you are being cramped. You can have a private conversation without fear of someone being nosey enough to hear you, if you converse in normal tone. The server gives you all the time you need and can answer any multitude of questions, including wine suggestions. Which are spot on, by the way. There was no rush between servings and the waiters are quite attentive to your pace and needs. See the attached menu and images. There was no single serving that was too much or even too little. Everything was prefect in preparation, appearance and utensils were replaced as each serving was being presented. My curiosity was piqued by the rock with the small slice in it and that was answered by the dessert serving, which you will carefully see in the images. Actually I was so blown away by the preparation and presentation of the escargot that I actually forgot to photograph it, and I am a photographer! I do have one caution. Do not view those images on an empty stomach. As I was putting them together for this review, I was instantly transported back to this restaurant a mere 24 km from Rodez and will tell you we will stop there again during our next visit to the area. This place is not to be missed for the fabulous that you will ever have anywhere. This is a place you really want to dress up for lunch for. Worth every euro and minute. The best lunch I have ever had!
- Also Known As:
- hôtel Hotel Belcastel