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“Little gem in the countryside” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Poudette

La Poudette
1 Bernadigot, 33350 Pujols, France
0033557407152
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Pujols
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Waterford, Ireland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Little gem in the countryside”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A very good meal in the Bordeaux countryside-food excellent-service could be better the young lady seemed a little lost at time. The Ris de veaux was certainly up there with as good as I have eaten. The beef according to the others was excellent. The wine list was out of date as many of the reds were missing

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“St. Emilion is too touristy, anyway.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

One-of-a-kind dining experience in an already one-of-a-kind dining region (Period) There are maybe three restaurants in the extra-St. Emilion area (countryside, smaller villages) that one can recommend without exception. La Poudette is arguably atop that list.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Duras, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“French cuisine at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Apart from being chased by the resident geese when we arrived this was a great experience. The menu is fairly typical of the region but the standard of cooking is better than many of the local restaurants. I had a piece of pork that was exquisite - one of the best dishes I have eaten. The restaurant is quite small and if feels very much like you are in someone's living room but that all adds to the charm of the place. We will definitely go back.

Visited August 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Unsung hero”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

When you first arrive at this gem, you think you're in the wrong place as it looks like any other farm in the area. There're ducks and geese running around, horses in a paddock next to where you park your car, you really wonder if this is actually a restaurant. Don't be dissuaded, the food is superb, the service is spot on and the host is extremely gracious, not something you always find in France.

We spent a week travelling around Bordeaux and this was rated as our favourite restaurant!

  • 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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Horsham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Great food in a delightful summer garden setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

If you're looking for top-end gourmet food in this area then look no further than La Poudette; it's a truly special place to eat, somewhere to head to for a special occasion.
My wife & I booked for dinner in August 2012. We were shown to a table in the beautiful garden and immediately knew that we'd made a great decision to visit La Poudette for our one 'splash out' meal during our week in the area. To make things simple, you choose either a two course meal (@ €30 per person) or 3 courses (€37) from a limited menu of around 4 options per course. If you really want to push the boat out you can add a cheese course for a further €2 (€39 total).
As I'm a fish-eating vegi, we took the precaution of ringing in advance to confirm that the chef would be happy to prepare dishes without meat for me and I was delighted by the restaurant's positive response.
The food is drawn from local, seasonal produce and we both thoroughly enjoyed the absolutely delicious meal that was prepared for us. We would highly recommend La Poudette for anyone looking for a special venue for a top quality meal in the Castillon area. The only reason we didn''t award La Poudette a full 5* rating was due to the rather expensive wine list which, although in keeping with the overall positioning of the restaurant, didn't leave enough room for clients on a tighter budget!

  • Visited August 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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