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L'Esplanade

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2 rue Pontcarral, 24250 Domme, France
+33 5 53 28 31 41
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Paris, France
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful 3 star restaurant with a magnificent view from the terrace! Specialities such as truffles and a Grand Marnier Soufflé! Enjoyed a long leisurely lunch..will definitely return.. Recommend!!!

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West Yorkshire England
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197 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is wonderfully situated on the edge of Domme where the views of the river and surrounding countryside are stunning. There is a substantial terrace where lunch can be partaken in the open, weather permitting. Before we sat down a member of the staff adjusted a sun shade to enable us to have some respite from the sun. This... More 

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Thank hibees43
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Highly recommend it for a special night out in the Dordogne. L'Esplanade has been around since I was a child when it used to have 1 michelin star. It lost it but still has a formality of old fashioned grand country restaurants with amuse-bouche before the starter and plenty of linen table clothes. Normally I prefer modern restaurants with Ottolenghi... More 

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Bellingham, WA
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

we stayed in the hotel so enjoyed breakfast in the morning before departing. Breakfast was very good but a bit confusing about what could be eaten without exceeding the selected meal plan. Food was fresh and delicious.

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We have now been to the restaurant at L;Esplanade on two occasions in the last few days. What a wonderful experience. The view was magnificent and the food matched them. Although the price was on the high side the chef does this restaurant proud, Each course was well crafted and the tastes were full of flavour. Over the two visits... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had not dined in this restaurant for many years, we were in Sarlat, and we remembered well the outstanding food, service, and view. We were not disappointed! The hôtel/restaurant is still run by the same family. We had a reservation, which was honored, as was our request for a table by the window. The dining room is beautiful, tables... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

My wife and I stayed four nights at L'Esplanade and dined two evenings at the restaurant. Everything was good and the Grand Marnier soufflé mentioned by another guest was remarkable. The service is very formal but was a little spotty at times. On our first evening, we asked for more water and butter three times before the requested items finally... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Ever heard the idea that when locals eat at the restaurant, that's where you want to be? Since I was staying at this wonderful hotel, I made that observation. So, we made our reservations. We sat down to Haviland china and a dining room reflecting the country of the Dordogne. The wine list is impressive. The wait staff and the... More 

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Thank Carolineolync
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in the old medieval city of Domme, sits high above the Dordogne valley and has a great menu. The food is gorgeous with a very artistic presentation. Everything we tried was good, from the grilled foie gras with raspberries to the gravlax and the strawberry dessert( to die for). It is expensive, but if you want to have... More 

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Glyndon, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

First of all I must say the service is excellent with a friendly and expertly attentive staff. And the view is magnificent. But fine dining is all about the food. While each item was expertly cooked (perfectly grilled, flaky fish and crisp vegetables) and the presentation was flawless I have to say the taste of everything was, well to put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $68
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue Pontcarral, 24250 Domme, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Domme
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 28 31 41
Description
Situated at the summit of the medieval town of Domme, on the Esplanade, which dominates the Dordogne valley. From the restaurant, which is shaded in harmonious yellow and blue to the rooms with antique furniture, you can experience and enjoy the Dordogne thanks to cuisine based on the flavours of the south-west intensified by inventive notes.

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