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Restaurant Le Poitevin

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76 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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243 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great little restaurant. We tried the foie gras and it was delicious. We followed this with beef steak. It was amazingly tender and nicely presented. Desert was a chocolate fondant. Equally delicious. They have a good wine list.

Thank Linda S
Helsinki, Finland
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

We, a bigger group, visited on a Thursday night. The place was half empty. The food was excellent. The price quality ratio was also good - especially if you choose a set menu. However, we found the staff a bit impersonal and too formal - also "throwing" the forks and knifes to you.

Thank kgbarj
wexford, ireland
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

A family outing. Ordered the fixed price menu 29 Euro with cheapest Sauvignon blanc available. Total 7 courses including amuse bouche etc. really great meal and great value for what we got.

Thank dreamont
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2015

Staff is very kind. I ate here at multiple occassions over the past years. The first two occassions (2012 and 2013) were stunning: what a great dishes, amazing combinations. It was just thrilling. The last visit (Summer 2014) was a disappointment: again special combinations, but the various flavors did not seem to match. It was confusing. One more try later... More 

Thank roelof_mol
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We chose an excellent regional menu for €29. Wine list reasonably priced. Good service Not too busy on a Thursday evening Would recommend

1 Thank Patrick T
Bordeaux, France
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381 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

Really very good authentic French menu. Very nice and extensive wine list. Warm and cozy place for us on a rainy night, close to the Grand Hotel. Staff was excellent

1 Thank mitch w
Ghent, Belgium
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173 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2014

This restaurant located near the main square is well known for its traditional local cuisine. We took the menu (Gourmand (32€). Each course was a delight. The service is also excellent. The restaurant is also quite so we really spent a great time.

Thank Patrice_VDD
Paris, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

Truly authentic and pleasant food, we tried some different restaurant during our week in Poitiers and it's the one you should try if you juste have to try one. The restaurant is composed of a serie of little calm and cozy rooms, in the city center between the Blossac parc and the town hall.

1 Thank Tatianna H
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We found this small restaurant as we wandered around the delightful city of Poitiers. Having booked for dinner, we were greeted warmly and offered a delicious selection of local foods. The appetiser and amuse bouche created good impressions from the start. But for me it was the escargot dish, served in leaves of very fine pastry, that was the winner.... More 

1 Thank Liz H
Bath, United Kingdom
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496 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We had arrived from Le Havre to stay at Le Grand Hotel (Best Western) next-door, so it was nearly 3 p.m. when we asked whether we could still have lunch at this restaurant. We could and we were pretty impressed with the show they put on. The langoustines arrived beautifully arranged with some dry ice steaming away in the hot... More 

Thank Renate P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $52
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Vienne  >  Poitiers
  • Phone Number: 33549883504

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