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“Excellent....as usual!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Citadelle

La Citadelle
9, Place Georges Picard, 79200 Parthenay, France
+33 05 49 64 12 25
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Ranked #3 of 36 Restaurants in Parthenay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent....as usual!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

After so many years, we still make our way back to La Citadelle where we know we will have ambiance..... a good meal (always!) ....at a good price.....and delicious wine whether by bottle or pichet. It doesn't matter whther you are a ouple or a group of friends.
There is a great team here making it a dining experience not to be forgotten! A big thank-you to all.....see you in October!
We visited June, July and August.

  • 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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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Best meal of our week's stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Booked for a Friday night - the final night of our week in France. Good job we did as it filled up fast and they were turning away lots of potential customers. Had a lovely table downstairs and the atmosphere was fantastic. Prompt but discreet service, the best confit duck we'd had in that area of France by a street. Food was so good we all had 3 courses. Fabulous!

  • 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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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Good meal, friendly atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

Booked here on a Saturday night and glad we did, another small group tried to get in just as we turned up but were turned away. Waiter said they were busy most Thurs/Fri/Sat and full that night. We were led to a table upstairs with around 20 covers (groundfloor has about same).

Staff very friendly and spoke some English. Menus on the wall consisted of manly salad entrees and meat main courses. We had pig's trotter and baked avocado starters then braised lamb shank and duck. Wine available by the glass, pichet or bottle.

Good, hot food in good portions and not expensive....our bill came to under 60 euros including 50cl wine and coffees.

Easily the best restaurant we've tried in the area. You can find their website if you try hard enough.

(Tip we went at 7.30pm but were alone until 8.30pm when other parties started turning up - be prepared)

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“always fabulous food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

We have been visiting the CItadel regularly for the past 5 years. The food is superb. The ambience is lovely and the wait staff charming. We only converse in French and the staff usually speak French back. I would strongly recommend this restuarant to anyone travelling near by. Worth the visit.

  • Visited March 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

A lovely ambiance in the restaurant. Even on the busiest of days, they always seem to find somewhere to fit you in. Lovely cuisine, never disappointed always cooked to perfection. Good service even at when they're full, always trying to meet you needs.
Look forward to returning.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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