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Bistrot Le Cortal

du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
+33 4 68 05 55 79
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (8 reviews)
“hot stone” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, French, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We've lived in the area for several years and bring all our visitors here. It always scores extremely highly with everyone! Hot stones menu is always beautifully presented with top quality ingredients. Personal favourite starter is the boudin noir salad and the Cointreau mousse is...More

Thank Maggie A
Reviewed November 20, 2013

By original concept I mean the 'hot stone' menu. We were not sure what to expect but we were certainly not disappointed. A very hot volcanic stone is brought to each diner who cooks their own raw fish, meat or vegetables. I agree with another...More

Thank CharlotteToulouse
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Cannot be recommended highly enough. High quality food, in a tastefully decorated room downstairs. It also has a lovely terrace outside for lunchtimes. We were very lucky to secure a reservation, as we were passing as the owner was leaving from the lunchtime period. He...More

Thank EDSDublin
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Thank you so much!!

Reviewed September 25, 2013

We had a very good meal here. We are fish-eating vegetarians but they coped. We chose the 'hot stone' menu.You get raw food and a very hot stone. So it is DIY cooking :) Very good quality food though.

1  Thank owens88
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Hi, thanks very much for your comment. Of-course, you don't have to have the hot stone menu - we do have fish and vegetarian options of the Bistrot menu which is cooked by me for you :)

Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

My second visit to Le Cortal, and I was just as happy as my first visit. The food is wonderful - well cooked and tasty - with varied menu choices to suit most diets. The service is great and the outside terrace is calm with...More

Thank JuliaChef
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous prasie, coming from a colleague, it is much appreciated :)

Reviewed August 30, 2013

We booked a table at this restaurant but were turned away in a rather short handed manner. Seemingly there was no record of our reservation. It made us feel quite ill at ease and so we wold not recommend this restaurant. It had quite an...More

3  Thank kenyantrains
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Well, I'm a bit miffed about about the 'rather short-handed manner' comment, as I thought I had been perfectly reasonable! However, just one tip - don't try the old 'the Office of Tourism booked a table for us with you' stunt, as they don't ever...More

Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have visited the area around Vernet several times now and this is easily the best place for a great meal. This was the second year we visited and the food was as good as the previous year. Choice was big enough to cater for...More

Thank al C
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments!

Reviewed August 8, 2013

Loved this place, set up on top of the hill, - the views were fab. The owner gave us great service and chat. The meal was fab - I had the fish platter on the rock. Lovely experience, would recommend!

Thank littleoldwinedrinker
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I love your handle, btw!

Reviewed July 24, 2013

Our B&B hostess told us this was the best restaurant in Vernet-les-Bains and booked a table for us. I don’t know if she was right but suffice to say we returned the following evening. David was a great host, attentive and chatty when both he...More

Thank rojanich
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, gives us a real boost!

Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough good things - great service, fab food and wine, all in a lovely location! Highly recommended!

Thank codown1978
Chefinheels, Owner at Bistrot Le Cortal, responded to this review

Thank you very much!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$16 - $29
Cuisine
Contemporary, French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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.