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Chai Monique

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Wine Bar
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3 rue de Paris, 24260 Le Bugue, France
+33 5 53 07 29 84
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We popped in for some wine mid afternoon in August. The place WAs quiet but we received an pleasant and good value bottle of White and some Rillets. Many places rely on being traditional but this place provides a relevant feel both in terms of menu and style. They were very helpful and if you needed it spoke excellent english.... More 

Thank Partner792
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food and wine. Great desserts too. All the family very happy. Can't wait to go back! Try the cider in the special cup!

Thank Julie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

Popped this afternoon on a rainy, dull day. Had such a wonderful friendly greeting by a lovely lady. She spoke great English (which was much appreciated!) and was fantastic with our girls (8 & 7) and took the time to help them learn some French too. Thank you for cheering up our day!!!

Thank Katie G
Paris, France
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

We were traveling in the Perigord for a family event and we stopped at Le Bugue for dinner. Following the recommendations, we saw on Tripadvisor we went to Chai Monique and we were not disappointed. We ordered for some 'charcuteries' and for 2 tartines which were really fresh & delicious. This was probably too much. The proposed wine, from the... More 

Thank Jean-Marc C
Limeuil, France
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

Went for brunch as we were meeting friends there. Had a coffee with an open-face sandwich of goat cheese and cured ham. Owner attentive to clients' dietary limitations. A very popular place where people come to meet friends so the decibel level may be a bit high. Must try the place for another occasion.

Thank Ofelia G
Dordogne, France
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

The little wine bar is owned and run by Monique, one of the friendliest servers you could find. She speaks English if needed. Her choices of wine are excellent and she gives you several to try before you decide on your favorite. Her knowledge is extensive and her explanations charming. She also serves light meals which are excellent. We have... More 

Thank Nadia H
Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

Chai Monique I doubt the Chai Monique needs another rave review, but hear is one. My wife and I and friends have eaten there three times in the first two weeks in Le Bugue. The food is delicious. Our first meal included a chicken breast stuffed with shredded leeks. Great! But the best part is Monique, personable without being intrusive.... More 

Thank LaMaisonGrise
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a busy place because it is renowned for it's charm and character. It's not cheap by local standards but the quality is good.

Thank MrGrumpy49
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

Delicious toasty snacks called tartines. We had the onion confit tartine and the smoked salmon tartine and they were both tasty. The service was also excellent.

1 Thank Clare G
Bath, United Kingdom
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350 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015

The menu is small, the restaurant tiny (and probably the smallest WC ever!), the terrace of a few tables on the pavement is also very compact. The welcome was one of the warmest ever. We ordered rose wine and were given samples of two to make our final choice. Mum and I shared the homemade foie gras which was amazing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue de Paris, 24260 Le Bugue, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Le Bugue
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 07 29 84

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