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La Placette | La Placette, 11100 Bages, France
+33 4 68 42 81 66
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Had lunch on a very sunny day in November, the view was well worth the drive to the restaurant the menu is very fish ordinated but there is couple of meat options the accompanying sauces are very rich ,desserts are a work of art so pretty the honey and lavender one was delicious a very pleasant way to spend a... More 

Thank Bracken777
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Bages is a little artistic village on top of a cliff with great sea views, and this restaurant shares those views. The speciality of the house is eel, which is surprisingly tasty. Our menu also had a wider range of seafoods and some meat dishes for those who wish. All the dishes are nicely presented and very flavoursome. The deserts... More 

Thank NickLD
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Although this restaurant is a little out of the way and of the radar what a great place to eat. I had the oysters for starter's which were fantastic, and for my main I had eels which came in a garlicky, tomato sauce. I had reservations about the eels but was glad that I made the choice i did .... More 

Thank tony71254
London, England
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2016

The menu is heavily fish-focused, with some interesting and adventurous options (you don't HAVE to try the eel, but, if you're unfamiliar with it, here's an opportunity to discover that it's not nearly as threatening as many people think). Service is friendly and efficient, and the cooking is generally spot-on (except for the dessert, which had not been out of... More 

Thank Rassrass
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. We went for dinner with our children (party of 4 adults and 4 children). Extremely helpful service and delicious food. The children's menu had a starter of meat and salad which went down well, with chicken or fish main course. The adults all had seafood which was fantastic. If you are going, do not drive through... More 

Thank Rojam3
Torquay, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2016

What a wonderful menu, both prix-fix and a la carte. As far as I could judge, local produce. Attentive service, nicely laid tables, napery and cloths. Good wine list. The furnishings were shabby chic, rather than spick and span. Wonderful view of the Etang from the front tables in the window.

Thank John H
Stafford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2016

Almost impossible to find ! We went for Sunday lunch this week. The restaurant was full, booking is essential. Each dish was beautifully presented with wonderful flavours. Good choice of menu but mainly fish - not suprising as it overlooks the etangs. Great restaurant.

Thank Judie H
London, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2016

A cosy, lovely restaurant overlooking the lake. The service was attentive, the wine fine and the food was also good (although I did expect it to be more special, since the restaurant has Michelin stars). The desserts in particular were beautifully presented, I would come back here if I were to visit Bages again.

Thank Kezban H
Ostend, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2016

We were there for dinner during out recent stay in Bages and we have to say that the dinner amazing. Highly recomended.

Thank Travelartist1
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good. I took an assortment of see food as an entrance while my husband took a tapas with Saumon. The main were an assortment of fish and a 'pintade' ( wild chicken), very good. The desserts were creative and love. The waiter was no very sympathetic at the beginning, later on he had improved. I wonder... More 

Thank Claudia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $46
French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Placette | La Placette, 11100 Bages, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Aude  >  Bages
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 42 81 66

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