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Lou Cantoun

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4 Route d Albi, 81150 Cestayrols, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked this restaurant for a Saturday when we were out visiting a few vineyards. Our three course meals varied in price between 20 something and 40 something euros. The food was enjoyable, but slightly predictable. Service was good, but the assistance in choosing a wine was somewhat limited by the almost total absence of choice. Would I go again.... More 

Thank StevenAveyron
Najac, France
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a pre-arranged lunch during a vineyard trip. Very good, warm welcome. We sat at a table on the covered terrace. It's not cheap. Three course meals between about 25 euros up to 50 odd. I chose a 45 euro meal which was delicious and very imaginative. The veal was delish. The café gourmand was to die... More 

1 Thank Steven W
Cassagnabere-Tournas, France
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a reasonably priced nice evening meal here. The roaring log fire on a late September evening added to the ambiance. The food was excellent and the overall experience first class. With aperitif and wine the bill was a sensible €90.

Thank Wallywingnut1954
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

My wife and I had a really enjoyable experience eating on the terrace with local French families. On the plus side the service was very friendly and efficient from the young waiting staff, and the ambience was very pleasant. We thought the food was pretty good. We agree with a previous reviewer that the chicken broth with the mackerel starter... More 

Thank Googly2010
Toulouse, France
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

My family and I recently visited as a surprise evening meal for my birthday as we live within reasonable driving distance of Cestayrols. We all chose to order individual items rather than opting for the set price "menu" options as we thought the dishes offered through the menus were fairly limited. The quality of the food was excellent if a... More 

Thank Larroquereview
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Cestayrols is a typical small, one-horse town set in beautiful countryside. We stayed nearby 2 years ago and visited 'Lou Cantoun' or its predecessor then. Since then it has been revamped, under new management and the transformation has been stunning. First we had a simple lunchtime set menu for two on a Saturday and then a return the following day... More 

Thank Peter M
Meribel, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had the set lunch menu which was very nice and a much better deal than the expensive a la carte and other fixed menu options. We sat on the terrace which really needs some tlc. The interior of the restaurant looks so lovely and it is a shame it isn't replicated outside. The service was fine.

Thank Lou H
Billericay Essex
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Only stayed in the Tarn for 4 days and this restaurant was recommended in the Gites "book" and only 2 miles away so tried for lunch. No kerb appeal - but wow when you go in. We ate on the terrace - the set menu and a bottle of wine.Fantastic quality and value The wine was so nice we sort... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We chose to go to this restaurant in the evening because we were staying locally and didn't want to travel too far. My main disappointment was that there was no choice on the menu (unless you paid a supplement). I also think the evening menu doesn't change too often so you wouldn't want to return too soon. The starter was... More 

Thank Liz F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We have visited twice and had lovely meals both times . This is by far the best "quality " restaurant in the area however the menu which is limited didn't change between visits which were six months apart . I think seasonal food is very important and expected a restaurant of thus standard to change its menu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $66
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Route d Albi, 81150 Cestayrols, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Tarn  >  Cestayrols
  • Phone Number: 33563532839
Near Cordes-sur-Ciel, Gaillac & Albi, 'Lou Cantoun' the restaurant of le chef Bernard Gisquet is located in the medieval village of Cestayrols. Here you eat season products from the neighborhood and the garden of Bernard. Fresh, tasty, delicate, his cooking preserves flavors of great french local produtcs. Bon appétit !

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