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La Ribaudiere

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Bourg Charente, Jarnac, France
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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kuala lumpur
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150 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A surprisingly quirky restaurant in a beautiful setting. The food I had was very rich and sumptuous. I'd say it was for those who enjoy playful interaction of tastes and textures.

Thank kirstenmd
Stamford, England
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Outstanding in all respects, food,service,ambience,location and value. The set menus provide ample choice and are presented immaculately.

Thank Tall_Limey
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went here several times a few years ago and were keen to return, being in the area. It is a beautiful situation on the river and the restaurant itself is really unusual in design. It isn't shabby yet but I hope they are thinking of updating it sooner or later to keep it fresh. As it is nothing has... More 

1 Thank elizabethm2012
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Lovely setting but had to dine indoors as weather wasn't great. Disappointed in both the menu and the service. The wine waiter was the most attentive and as no-one else came near us he had to clear away our plates eventually. Style over substance I thought.

Thank Fiona M
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

The setting is magnificent and the food matched it. Especially the cheeseboard. Staff were helpful and attentive without being intrusive. Beautiful fine dining with little flower petals adding to the artistic quality

Thank Anne F
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95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

1st Class restaurant. Lovely setting. In restaurant everything is white without the feeling that it's sterile. Attentif staff. Food was a joy, but my expectations were higher, having eaten in other Star restaurants. I noticed in 2 years time the same menu was still on their website, which made me decide to go somewhere else. (Been a few years that... More 

1 Thank aubellefleur
Ruffec, France
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was one of the best meals I have ever had in France. The setting on the Charente River, the view to the chateau, the menu comprising delicious dishes made using the freshest ingredients, reasonably-priced winelist, knowledgeable and charming staff (speaking English if required) and lovely décor (not one orange rag rolled wall in sight). Pure class. Very relaxing and... More 

Thank Sandra B
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304 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Great wine list with quite sane prices, accompanied with a fine Poulet de Bresse and an exceptional cheese plate Loved it..

Thank ybhk19
Inverness, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great location on the banks of the Charente (we arrived by boat, so v handy!). Modern but stylish building with terrace and garden. staff by the dozen - mostly helpful. Food was great for foodies, perhaps not quite so good if you just want an interesting fulfilling meal. It would have helped if we had understood the menu of course!... More 

1 Thank thomasprag
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139 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Second visit to the beautiful restaurant at the shores of la Charente was a good experience like the first one. The food is excellent as is the wine list - accompanied by a highly skilled sommelier. However, the rest of the team needs to be reminded that a star does commit. Too many faults of negligence and sloppyness would could... More 

1 Thank Steinar V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $156
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bourg Charente, Jarnac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente  >  Jarnac

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