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27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
05 24 24 70 92
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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 76
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little place, worth a visit!

Managed to get a table at the last minute, despite there being 6 of us. Food, wine and service were all very good. I'd definitely come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Eco55e
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Managed to get a table at the last minute, despite there being 6 of us. Food, wine and service were all very good. I'd definitely come back.

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Thank Eco55e
Lisbon, Portugal
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The "magret de canard" was excellent and they have really good wines, not the ones you hear about, but the others, the ones from small producers. Small place, 20 customers at a time so make sure to book in advance. Pleasant staff,

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Thank Hapoise
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here at a very reasonable price! The food and wine were excellent and the waiter was very friendly and attentive, despite the fact the restaurant was full on a Friday evening. (My attempt to speak French seemed to be well received, which my boyfriend and I liked!) A lovely little restaurant for our final night in... More 

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Thank GillianL1981
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

There was only 2 restaurants open on New Years day in St Emilion. After a week of intensive cooking for many guests it was a welcome break to eat out. Excellent set menu that included fish lighter dishes. All dishes delicious, service very efficient and warm. Setting is cosy. Very good value. Surprise as may not have chosen this restaurant... More 

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Thank Fizz-lady
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369 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We walked past on our 5th night in St Emilion and decided to give it a go. We have had very fine dining in St E. and very poor. There are many tourist traps and yes we are tourists but we seek out good food. This was a refreshing and excellent change. We too took the 21€ menu ( not... More 

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Thank Joanne P
London, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had lunch at this restaurant with friends the other day and enjoyed the meal. The food is very traditional and they take tiem to serve it so give yourslef two hours for a three course lunch. They are busy (even out of season) with local people eating there; book or arrive at midday. They also run out of some dishes... More 

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Thank GrahamCarter
Campinas, SP
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67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

the host is very polite and charismatic. The food is very heavy and old French cuisine. Better for lunch than for dinner. Between one dish to another takes a long time. We spent around 2 hours for 4 course menu. So if you got there take your time.

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Thank Amanda N
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85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

Locals are treated better than tourists...slow service, ordered wine bottle that was not opened at the table and served open (what respectable resturant does that?), ordered a "fish & chips" which I was told was "merlu", and was served (supposedly) red tuna, becuse they were out of "merlu" (a white fish)...they didn't bother asking if it was alright with me... More 

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Chicago area
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171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Tiny place with quirky service but outstanding very rich offerings. Seems like I had foie gras on every course - ok maybe not dessert- but need to look again because it may be an option. All excellent - boeuf filets with foie gras topping were, well, over the top. Lone waiter had to scramble up and down spiral stair to,kitchen... More 

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Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Deal, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We arrived and were seated upstairs. We waited 20 minutes until someone came to take our order. Frustratingly a French table managed to get their drinks before we had ours even though we had arrived and ordered way before they did. This left me reeling. At this point I realised that this was how things were going to be for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Rue Guadet, 33330 Saint-Emilion, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Saint-Emilion
  • Phone Number: 05 24 24 70 92

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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