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Auberge des Orchidees

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Avenue Hippolyte Puech, 12250 Tournemire, France
+33 (0)565628042
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our host recommended this restaurant to us, and we were very pleased with her recommendation. Easy to find, and with seating inside or outside. We chose inside as outside can get 'fresh' after 9pm. We were greeted with a smile and friendly welcome; water, olives and hors d'oeuvres were brought to our table. We chose the 23€ menu, which gave... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Do not judge this book by its cover! And take your time to peek inside. The food is an above average version of what the region has to offer, at a great price.

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Thank Hans G
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

We went there after a visit to the Roquefort caves. The lunch was good with first quality local products and I enjoyed it but the very limited personnel made it that we waited an hour and a half for our food andvthatbis unbearable. They have to manage better.

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Thank Beatrice S
Montpellier, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This is cozy village restaurant serves surprisingly high-end traditional French cooking. The 22-euro lunch menu was a sumptuous 5-course feast, balanced, well-paced, and elegantly served. Our bottle of local Marcillac red wine (also just 22 euros) was a perfect accompaniment. Sharp and creamy Roquefort cheese from the nearby Roquefort caves appeared in several dishes. The seafood ravioli are especially good.... More 

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Thank Caitilyn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

we had a really delicious and memorable meal at auberge des orchidees at an unbelievable price. set menus at 22, 34, 42 euro for 3 delicious courses and house-made amuse bouches (food also available a la carte). it was a real find for the area and far surpassed our expectations. between us we have lived 20+ years in NYC and... More 

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Thank RachandGav
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Came to Tournemire for the Brocante market to celebrate July 14 and discovered this restaurant next door to the Mairie. Arriving early for lunch we had choice of table on the terrace - the setting was so quintessentially country French. We ordered the 22 euros menu which far exceeded expectation with Roquefort featuring in several dishes including the carpaccio of... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Charming auberge with amusing parrot chatter as well as warm welcome from owner. Sunday lunch was excellent value with delicious dishes with tastes of Roquefort in several. It was too hot to eat on the terrace so we ate in the characterful dining room. Excellent longe de thon; creme brule was perfect.

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Thank noramaclean
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This small town restaurant is in Tournamire, just a couple of kilometres from the cheese town of Roquefort which naturally features heavily on the menu. The restaurant is surprisingly large, has some impressive architectural features such as a large carved plaster ceiling but overall give the impression of comfortable country restaurant which has grown up over the years rather than... More 

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Thank Stephen T
Lodeve, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Excellent 21€ lunch,perfectly cooked very fresh fish,interesting vegetables, well dressed salad, original and delicious, all served with a smile in pretty dining room with ornate ceiling ,antiquey furniture..and orchids! One can also eat on the terrace , and the 14.50€ lunch menu looked good too. Looking forward to our next visit. Very near Roquefort.

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Thank cil2014
Saint-Chinian, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Excellent price/quality. We enjoyed the dishes from the menu du jour which reminded us that we were in Roquefort country. All the menus looked delicious, ample and well presented. The atmosphere was very pleasant -- our server seemed to have a perpetual smile -- and the decor was full of charm. There are three distinct eating areas, a sunny terrace... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Hippolyte Puech, 12250 Tournemire, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne  >  Cantal  >  Tournemire
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)565628042

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