The room was falling to bits - the door handle fell off, the ceiling was coming down I one corner, the bedside table was in two parts, the loo was electric with no soil pipe, the door to the balcony didn’t lock, I could go on..... The breakfast was truly ridiculous - one slice of bread and one croissant plus some cold coffee.
a quiet lunch time stop , excellent welcome , and a really nice menu du jour all in all a great find and will visit again for sure ive found it hard to find somewhere good in mazamet but this place is a star
On many visits to Mazamet we have not tried Le Boulevard's restaurant - we will from now on. A friendly welcome by the owner and we were seated in the pleasant courtyard on a warm sunny day. Menu du jour offers a choice of two starters, two mains and about six different desserts for 15€ which was excellent value. Freshly prepared salad and then mains were tasty and well presented; home made desserts were very good. A carafe of wine and coffees and lunch for two was 36€ - just perfect. Will certainly be back and recommend also.
I was staying in the chambre d'hôte opposite the hotel, so only used the restaurant of this hotel, for which I can find no independent review. This hotel is in the logis chain, so expect food to be typical of the region - which it was, and the ambiance interesting. I was the first to arrive, slightly surprising the hostesse, but who served me politely but not effusively. She had realised I was not French, but did not at that time realise that I understood more than I spoke. I took the more expensive of the set menus, simply because I fancied something on the 28 (instead of 19) euro menu and I had the whole evening to spend on my own - or so I thought. About 8pm (a more usual time for the French to eat) a group of 7 arrived, who were obviously staying in the hotel - and they spent much time in conversation and in joking with the server - who I presumed by now was the wife of the owner. They were a lively bunch and I could not help joining in some of the laughter ... so at the end, I too was accepted as part of the group, though never sharing their table. This is what can happen in French restaurants, especially when you dine alone, but are prepared to enjoy the ambiance. The service was efficient, but not rushed, leaving me time to enjoy my meal (and my book!) with out being hassled. My starter of salade d'ocean was huge, with scallops, prawns and two huge gambas, followed by a magret de canard which I would usually serve for two, with 3 lots of vegetable (very unusual down here) plus potatoes, followed by a pain perdu with pear (bread and butter pudding with pear) very light, tasty but more than I needed by then, and no custard - or even creme anglais! A nice half bottle of gaillac, a large kir as apero, all came to 41 euros, excellent value. I was well fed, entertained and I only had to walk across the road to get to bed! …
Actually a shade above Trip Advisor average but lessthan very good. Prices range from around 11 Euros up for lunch and around 20 Euros up for evening. It's seen a couple of owners over the last decade and it's been our evening and/or lunchtime standby over that period. Lunch dish of the day last last week for example was quite a nice starter of Salad Parisienne consisting of lettuce, lardons, cherry tomatoes and cheese. Main was a typical French steak with some onions and aubergines and rice accompanying. Not startling but quite acceptable. Desert on offer were a fruit tart, various ice creams and a creme brulee..