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Auberge des Gabares

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24 Place Champollion, 46000, Cahors, France
33 5 65 53 91 47
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east coast
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Over the last 12 or so years we have been here a few times. While you could never describe it as a gourmet experience, the food is authentic 'rustic' French, the setting on the shaded1st floor terrace overlooking the River Lot is very pleasant, and the entertaining patron, Alain, more than makes up for any shortcomings. I have read the... More 

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Thank bubblesEastCoast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious authentic and simple food. Excellent value for money in a beautiful setting. Simple food done well doesn't need anything flashy.

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Thank NanyukiGirl
Southport, Australia
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376 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Auberge des Gabares accepting that the owner was a 'character', but expected to get good quality food. What a shock we received. The food could be most kindly described as basic home cooking and the owner seemed much more intent on his 'look at me' performance than on providing any kind of service to his customers. On... More 

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Thank ChrisandJudy1000
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem of a restaurant on our first visit to Cahors. It was lunch time and we thought we had made a big mistake. The patron has a very brusque manner and is, at first, quite scary. We were greeted and a big pot of soup was then unceremoniously dumped on our table with a ladle for... More 

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Thank Sue M
Scarborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We were guided to this gem of a restaurant by our good friends. We were looking forward to a good lunch and we weren't disappointed. On arrival we chose to sit in the terrace outside however quickly changed our minds as the weather was not too great. To move to an inside table was no problem; in fact nothing was... More 

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Thank Veronica K
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Found this restaurant by accident having a stroll through Cahors. Great location, adjacent to the river and - at least from outside- good view of a fast flowing weir. Attracted by the formule which suggested three courses for 15 Euros, we thought we'd give it a try. Inside was a bit basic with a seemingly brusque patron, but underneath lay... More 

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Thank Brendan K
Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The owner is a real character very polite but direct,no frills. Food was ok, set 4 courses 2 choices for main course, meat or fish when we went, no further description from the owner who I don't think speaks English Overall a very entertaining evening but don't expect haute cuisine,more simple French.

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Thank Regor1234
Cahors, France
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Went for a girls lunch and was not disappointed. The menu varies every day and you have the choice of three starters, three mains and three desserts with a choice of local wines at 3 euros a glass. A two course meal with wine and coffee cost me 22 euros. The dishes are original and full of taste - will... More 

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Thank VirginiaClarePP
Tel Aviv, Israel
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

the concept behind the auberge is that you eat what we made today - full stop, there is no menu, there is no a'la' carte, there are no options. if you happen to come with kids, like we did - and they happen not to be able to eat something, you have a problem. the place is run by a... More 

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Territorian in Europe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Dropped in to this place by accident what a wonderful surprise my very limited French did not prepare us for the delights to follow. A first course of soup and then entree mains cheese and desert with wine and water very quirky mine host. Not a place for a quick lunch or fancy menu but great honest food at superb... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Place Champollion, 46000, Cahors, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Midi-Pyrenees  >  Lot  >  Cahors
  • Phone Number: 33 5 65 53 91 47

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