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Hercule Poireau

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2 Rue Nation, 24000, Perigueux, France
0553089076
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
the food

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
donandmyrtle
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Angouleme, France
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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 

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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 

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Thank David W
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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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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Thank 2hapennies
Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 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 

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Thank Booksearch
Winchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 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!

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Thank robtee1
Belfort, France
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

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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!

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Thank Peter B
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015 via mobile

We visited here on a very busy Sunday evening (the whole of France having a Mid-Summer's Eve Music Festival). Finding a good meal on a Sunday evening in France is a challenge. This meal was excellent, friendly, charming staff; food was superb, full of flavour, but not too much. Very good wine as recommended by the mâitre d. Excellent value... More 

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Thank Sue M
Portland, Maine
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This vaulted restaurant is quite amazing by itself not to mention the whole food experience. I have traveled extensively to France and this meal did not disappoint me. It is definitively up to French cuisine standards. The foie gras with cherries and poached pears was very good. The presentation of all my dishes was a pleasure to the eyes as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Rue Nation, 24000, Perigueux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Perigueux
  • Phone Number: 0553089076

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?