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Bistrot Le Cortal

du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
+33 4 68 05 55 79
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (10 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
“hot stone” (18 reviews)
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Contemporary, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here as reviews were good, booked online through Fork and arrived early to have a choice of tables. Food was all great and service excellent. Really nice atmosphere and would eat here again.

Thank Judith L
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

2nd visit this year, previously in April. Lovely surroundings with views over the hills. Excellent choice of food, hot plate menu particularly good. Have every intention of coming again next time I’m in Vernet.

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed June 7, 2018

After reading rave reviews, and having reserved from the UK, we were surprised to be the only customers for lunch, which proved to be disappointing. Service was slow, grudging, and the quality of the food was poor. Duck breasts took an hour from order to...More

Thank PatLizR
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Visit every time i go, the food as always is exceptional! Drinks fab always enjoy it there David and his lovely wife are great hosts never disappointing! Excellent value for money.

Thank Shwend1
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Excellent food- one of the best pieces of steak I've ever eaten. Good, friendly service and wine recommendations. Relaxed atmosphere. Beautiful terrace with great views. Fabulous Pear, hazelnut and chocolate (!) crumble. Tremendous evening! DON'T FORGET TO BOOK for this charming little place.

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I think I may have just eaten one of the best meals of my life! Superb foie gras, Angus entrecôte steak (melt in the mouth) with Bearnaise sauce (mmmmm!) and chips (yes chips!) to die for! (How do they do that!!)

Thank Stuart G
Reviewed July 15, 2017

A really interesting range of items on he menu. But not too many! Beautifully presented food with interesting touches like a salad with lemon vinaigrette with delicate flower and crispy came berth with cherry jam. Delicious steak cooked exactly as requested. Also serve good vegetarian...More

Thank LondonAnthea
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Really imaginative cooking on a hot stone with lovely fresh food in a very welcoming environment. Unusual and delicious desserts too.

Thank James P
Reviewed June 30, 2017

We had a great evening with wonderful atmosphere, very friendly hosts and a very full restaurant! The menu choice was very full and varied with vegetarian options in all courses! And the food was to die for...fabulous and great value for money. The weather was...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Our visit coincided with unseasonably warm weather and so we were able to dine on the terrace which has wonderful views. The food and service are first class and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. Good menu and fairly priced wines.

Thank suefirstnature
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$15 - $31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Vernet-Les-Bains
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 05 55 79
  • E-mail
Small pretty bistrot type restaurant situated in the old part of Vernet with glorious views out over the valley and mountains and interior seating in an old stable for the colder months or inclement weather. Informal honest food with friendly service. Booking highly recommended as our capacity is extremely limited. Bookings are accepted and welcomed but choice of table is on a first come first served basis.
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