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Hercule Poireau

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2 Rue Nation, 24000, Perigueux, France
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a very significant and popular restaurant. We visited it shortly after it opened some years ago. We wanted to return and booked through 'The Fork' and the reservation was duly confirmed. However, several days later 'The Fork' cancelled our reservation claiming it was beyond their control. This was not true. I called the restaurant direct and was told... More 

Thank tedroMelbourne
Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The service between the door and the table was instant, though not smothering. Always important! The service at the table was comparable to any of the haute cuisine restaurants I had experienced in any major cities of the world. The atmosphere was perfect, and the food was out of this world. Always a personal surprise "taster" from the chef, a... More 

1 Thank JonathanEaves
Angouleme, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

A white sauce with a subtle taste of jerusalem artichokes complimented by the most perfectly cooked scollops as a starter. The Sea Bass on a plate of puried vegatables that first appeared, overboard, but due to them remaining hot on a hot plate , released their individual tastes and made the dish memorial. Goats cheese helped to clean the pallet... More 

Thank donandmyrtle
Angouleme, France
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Planned a night away in Perigueux and, with a shortlist of four restaurants, decided to try Hercule Poireau. So pleased we did. The four of us each chose the Menu Gourmand at €41 and spent a wonderful evening enjoying the most beautiful food, both in presentation and taste. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive and the surroundings perfect with each... More 

Thank David W
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A pleasant ambience in an antique building near the Cathedral. Good food attractively presented by hard working energetic staff. The fig and pear dessert was particularly good - simple and yet both attractive and good to eat. Recommended. Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thank brittraveller42
Perigueux, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Excellent 3 course menu du jour for 21 euros. We tried it for the first time for a Monday lunch, being a mixed party of pescatorians and meat-eaters. The entree was a delicious ricotta ravioli in tomato and lemon sauce, followed by delicate cod in mornay sauce with roast carrots of different varieties. Desert was red berries in a red... More 

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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We dropped in for lunch whilst visiting Perigueux. Attractive restaurant with helpful friendly staff. The food was good - but sparse. Back to the old days of Nouvelle Cuisine. What we had tasted fine but for the cost of the meal did not reflect the amount of food on the plate. We don't want food piled up, but we do... More 

Thank Booksearch
Winchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

A lovely restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. We had an early evening meal and were the first customers so we had the pleasure of the chef explaining his menu to us. Our meal was excellent and the wine recommended by the chef was great value. Highly recommended!

Thank robtee1
Belfort, France
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is the best restaurant we have experienced in 3 trips to the region (including michelin starred). The food was beautifully presented and each dish was of excellent quality and generous quantity. The wine list was good and prices reasonable. The service was professional and the Patron was friendly and helpful. The restaurant is not large and advance reservation should... More 

Thank Lynn F
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Superb food and wine, excellent staff an a chef patron who is confident to come and talk to clients. Always divert journeys to France to make sure we call in here at least once a year. This year will be 5th or 6th visit. Get special treats now were known!

Thank Peter B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue Nation, 24000, Perigueux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux
  • Phone Number: 0553089076

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