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Bar L'Ovalie

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, French, European
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21 quai Merilhou, 24290, Montignac, France
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Montreal, Canada
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

This was definitely a good choice to stop and have lunch. The terrace setting is beautiful overlooking the Vézère river. Excellent prices and service. Simple and nice!

Thank ivanski
North Shields, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

After walking round this small and lovely quaint French town, we stopped at Bar L'Ovalie for what was going to be a quick coffee/tea, but the menu was appetising and the location was superb, the sun was still shining and we were not in a rush. So we treated ourselves to some food. Good large portions and we really should... More 

Thank The_Review_Queen
Groveland, CA
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

A picture perfect day and we chose a table overlooking the river. We wanted a simple lunch, not too filling and we achieved our goal nicely. Service by the friendly waitress was excellent and we soon had an omelette nature with salad and a salad with all the trimmings for wifey. We both loved our meal which with tip amounted... More 

Thank Donasdhu
Milton Keynes
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Really nice place to sit and look at the river. Good value for set menu although we chose the wrong main which neither of us enjoyed particularly (duck parmentier which is like shepherds pie). The goat's cheese salad, however, was delicious and wished I'd had it as a main. Good service. Would go again.

Thank Kerry M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

I could not believe that this positively stunning riverside venue rates so low down on TA. We received wonderful service, outstanding salads and at decent prices. God range in the menu. Notable historic plaque on wall recording arrest of a WW2 resistance hero.

Thank Nilindy
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

2 adults and 2 kids. Great choice of food, nice location and temperatures of 37 degrees.....what more do you want.

Thank archieferrari
Limoges, France
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202 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

The bridge to the other side of the town was still closed for renovation works so this side of the river was quiet, which was quite nice. It was one of the first lovely days of the year, clear skies and warm, so it was good to be able to sit on their terrace overlooking the river and have a... More 

Thank alexandramachray
le mont st michel
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stopped here at the end of October on rainy day - convenient disabled parking space a few metres up the road. The 4 adults all had croq monsieurs, one of which was a croq madame and the other a croq tomate. The normal ones were 6.50 and the embellished ones were 7.50. They were very good! Nice fresh salad (lettuce... More 

Thank jane c
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

For lunch after the local market this casual cafe was just right to rest n replenish. Omelettes were very substantial, the croc canard yummy n salads fresh. The ile flottante also hit the spot.

Thank XcellentSkiers
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2014

Avoid this place if you want to eat!! Although the food was quite good, not "haute cuisine", the service was appalling. We left eventually not having had the desserts which were included in the menu prices. The setting is wonderful, outdoor tables overlooking the river. We sat down (family of 4) and chatted for 25 minutes until the waiter arrived... More 

Thank Guy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, French, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 quai Merilhou, 24290, Montignac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Montignac

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