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5 Rue des Consuls | 24200, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
0553592867-5-24-22-00
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Sarlat is reputed to have 44 restaurants. Regrettably, although the quality of many of those restaurants is high, the vast majority of them seem to have almost identical menus, offering foie gras, confit of duck, goose gizzards (gesiers) and Perigord ham. Once you've tried these.....or if you don't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
CNHoward
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We liked this place and went here twice during our stay in Sarlat (lunch and dinner). I had the cassoulet and the Mushroom Raviolis. Both were delicious and lovely. Great service and lovely waiter. Wine is very good and the ambiance is vibrant and comfortable.

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Sarlat is reputed to have 44 restaurants. Regrettably, although the quality of many of those restaurants is high, the vast majority of them seem to have almost identical menus, offering foie gras, confit of duck, goose gizzards (gesiers) and Perigord ham. Once you've tried these.....or if you don't fancy those, there is little else on offer seemingly. L'Instant Delice offers... More 

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Arad
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

I had goose with vegetables, in wine, but it was a bad choice because it seems they have warmed up the food just before they served it; outside it was hot, but inside it was cold. I hope it was cooked that day, not few days ago... Disappointing, wouldn't recommend.

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Kent, UK
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207 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant has several set menu's featuring local and regional produce. The portions were of a good size and the meals very tasty. Service was excellent with our waiter speaking good English.

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Lichfield
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

What caught our eye at L'instant was the availability of a Menu Vegetarien for my veggie husband - rare as hens' teeth in France. Situated round the back of the market hall, this lovely little restaurant was just fabulous. I note previous reviewers have commented on indifferent service but we did not experience any problems. In fact our server, a... More 

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Seattle
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66 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I did the set menu and for my first course I had a bloc of fois gras with 3 slices of duck breast and an amazing yummy side salad. For the main course I had duck confit with potatoes fried in duck fat. Oh my gosh it was good.

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Nettlebed, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Despite being right in the tourist centre, we really enjoyed our lunch. Given how difficult it is to get vegetarian food, we were really happy to see a full menu for veggies, which was the product of genuine thought. Very good service as well.

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Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had an excellent lunch, and it had an assortment of options for those whose time in Dordogne has led to duck-burnout. Good services, and a nice breeze at our outdoor table, made people watching a pleasure. Definitely would repeat.

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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our meal at this restaurant was good, but not outstanding. Our main courses were duck confit and Cassoulet. Both were nicely prepared, but neither shone as a memorable meal. Service was friendly and informal. This restaurant will definitely do if others are booked, but would not be our first choice for a nice meal in the center of town.

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

When we arrived, we were greeted (and I use this word for lack of a better one) by a harried young woman with no smile. We asked (in rusty French) for a table for 2 for dinner. She seated us without a word and then got us two menus which she dropped on the table. The menu was completely in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Rue des Consuls | 24200, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Sarlat-la-Caneda
  • Phone Number: 0553592867-5-24-22-00

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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