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Chez Julien

Certificate of Excellence
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24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has everything. The host, Julien is exceptionally friendly and hospitable. He was very helpful when we booked the restaurant ( he speaks English and other languages although he is Croatian), and offered several alternatives for vegetarian options which was really helpful. The setting of the restaurant is wonderful, in the gardens next to the abbey in Paunat. Lovely... More 

Thank Bill T
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin took us to this other lovely restaurant after a small road trip from Bergerac and sightseeing the Dordogne banks. The tasting menu is affordable at €25/pers and the cuisine is quite well presented and tasteful, but my cousin thinks that they usually pay more attention to the quality of the ingredients, cuisine and service when it is not... More 

Thank Eric V
Pitlochry, Scotland, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre booked a table for dinner at the end of our holiday. Seating was outside on the terrace, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. The menu was presented on a blackboard and there was a good selection. We opted for the 24 euro three course meal. We started with a kir and fresh bread. Starter was a fish terrine... More 

Thank rubenskibble2014
Limeuil, France
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ambiance was as usual, exceptional, in this spacious garden by the Abbey. We had booked early as it was a pre-concert dinner. The menu was the same for the 12 of us and we had finished dinner with ample time to find our seats in the church. The food was the usual Périgord fare of confit de canard served with... More 

Thank Ofelia G
Crowborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived for lunch, having pre-booked, and were immediately seated at a table of our choice by Julien himself. We quickly chose from a vast menu of local and national delicacies and were served within a very short space of time, considering Julien was serving everyone as a sole waiter. Our food was perfectly cooked, presented to a very high... More 

Thank holcojc
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience service and very good food. Perfect for a quiet meal in the garden. Book ahead. I don't need to say anymore really

Thank Geoff M
Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Lovely evening meal in the exceptional setting next to the Abbey. Fois gras was excellent and great steaks too, with a good wine list. All reasonably priced, considering the delicious food. Fabulous.

Thank bilb0s
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Had dinner one evening on a most beautiful day and the whole experience was just about as good as it gets. Julien met us and took us to our table on the veranda with the calm and elegance of a master of his art. The aperitif was welcome and very well made and the wine matching was, although very hastily... More 

Thank woodyCotswolds
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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Choice of 2 set menus (15 or 24 euros) or a la carte. We opted for 24 euro and one of us had pate, pike, and strawberries, the other had goats cheese, beef and hot chocolate pudding. Presentation is excellent, portions are just right. The location is great too.

1 Thank Michael W
London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Exceptionnal food in a spectacular location. One of the best place I've ever eaten. Foie gras was excellent, poussins (spring chicken) delicious, desserts perfect... A dream place, almost too good to be true, hidden behind a church in the middle of a garden.

1 Thank gayaku

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24510 Paunat, Paunat, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Paunat
Located in grounds & buildings of abbey

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?