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“Accomplished chef,great service,slightly stuffy ?”
Review of La Boule d'Or

La Boule d'Or
Ranked #10 of 26 Restaurants in Bressuire
Price range: $15 - $41
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 15, 2011

VERY french,not exactly relaxed dining,arriving in shorts and sandals i felt slightly under dressed (no i did have a shirt as well).It looked quite down market from outside but when you get in the staff are uniformed and the tables/cutlery etc immaculate.
A lunchtime menu at around 13e and carafes of wine at 5e make it great value but you can spend 10 times that if you want - a vast choice of menus and à la carte.
We enjoyed everything we were served and were not annoyed as we usually are by relaxed service - these guys know what they are doing.
Large car park 50yds away .
Our rule in France had been to always avoid hotels as they can never match a dedicated restaurant but this place has forced a rethink.
If in Bressuire we won't be looking elsewhere.

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

I needed a bed for the night to visit family who have just moved to the area and my en suite bedroom in their house is being built. I wanted to have dinner with them, stay in Bressuire for the night so that I could catch the early morning train out to connect with the Intercity Paris train. Not only did this hotel have a bed they had a decent restaurant too. I read the review on here about being over 65 - well I am close - but actually on the night I stayed (a Saturday actually) the restaurant was very busy with locals (who goes to Bressuire???) the food was great, the waiting staff were fun and I got a chance to speak (or not) French. They don't speak English anywhere in this area!!! My room was horrible but the bed linen was clean. My verdict? It is not a plush hotel, it wouldn't even reach one star but the bed was clean and it was a 5 minute walk to the train station and that was exactly what I wanted. The food in the restaurant? It was actually nice considering I was not expecting anything close to edible.

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

We looked at tripadvisor and say the reviews and decided to try this restaurant out. We are a couple with a 1 year old baby boy. We arrived with him in his buggy and is generally a good baby in restaurants. But as soon as we walked in we felt uncomfortable. Waiters kept passing us waiting at the entrance when we were obviously looking to sit down. It was more than half empty and the clientele where far too old for our 30+ years. We left a just didn't feel welcome. Can't comment on food obviously. But unless you are over 65+ then I don't recommend this restaurant.

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