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“A special occasion!”
Review of La Grange aux Oies

La Grange aux Oies
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Nieuil
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 24, 2012

We travelled to France with good friends back in April/May 2011 who had done a house swap with a NZ guy named Stewart in a farm house that he had renovated in a little town called "Charm'e". On one of our last days wwe decided to take him out for dinner and in doing so he recommended this resteraunt which we would never have found.
It was the best experience, everyone was so friendly and we never had an empty glass the red just kept coming without having to ask. The food was the best. It was the most memorable night.

The 'When did you visit" box did not allow me to indicate the correct month but I have mentioned the date in this review.

Steve from Sydney Australia.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Fortunate enough to be told about La Grange by friends living in this area. From start to finish the meal was just perfect in every respect. Service - first class by friendly and attentive staff. Food - what an amazing selection and presentation. Wines- excellent choice.
This restaurant is certainly one of the best, with something for the discerning taste. I highly recommend a visit here if you are in the area, and appreciate 5 star cuisine and service.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We visited this wonderful restaurant with friends who live in the area. The location is spectacular as the restaurant sits in the grounds of a fairy tale chateau. We visited for dinner on a Saturday evening and clearly advanced booking is essential as this place is very popular with locals and tourists alike. There is an extensive a la carte menu, but, like us, most diners choose the " The Menu Gourmand" option, which includes five courses, plus a half bottle of excellent wine per person for €50. The service was first class from very attentive and efficient waiting staff. The evening started with a selection of crudités and a choice of aperitifs served to us in the seating area outside the restaurant. The weather was fine, so this was a lovely start to the evening. We were then shown to our table and given plenty of time to choose from the menu. The food was simply excellent; expertly cooked and served imaginatively. My wife and I had the pig's trotter and the Tuna respectively, which were delicious and served in generous portions. The main course of duck breast and babette of beef were equally mouthwating. The ubiquitous cheese course followed with a selection of local sheep, goat and cow's cheese. The dessert format is a splendid affair with guests being asked to choose small portions of one, two or more! of the delicious desserts on offer, that's if you have saved some space, of course. Overall, this was a wonderful place to spend an evening with friends and was a great advert for the French's love of cooking and presentation at its best. If you are in the area anytime, then I would, based on our experience, secure a table and be prepared to be wowed. Bon appetite!

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

I don't know how anyone would find this place -- we were taken there by a friend who lives nearby. We were very impressed by the food, presentation, and service!

They have an a la carte menu, but most order from the "Menu". Dinner started with three separate Amuse Bouches, including a beet "jello" salad, a tomato "cappuccino", and a mini-tomato tarte, accompanied by an aperitif. We tried three different drinks, a cognac cocktail, kir, and a cognac and raspberry liqueur mix; all were excellent. For entrees, two of us had a tuna (raw/sushi style) dish with a fabulous mayonnaise, and the other shrimp with ratatouille salad.

Our main dishes were an extremely tender duck breast, fish, and an excellent beef dish, all with unique vegetable accompaniments. Then came the cheese course, with several excellent cheeses, including two I had not tasted despite our two weeks in the area trying numerous markets. Two of us ordered dessert from the menu -- excellent chocolate concoctions, and the third selected the "trolley". The trolley selection allowed a taste of about six different concoctions, including the standard chocolate mousse, and a nectarine clafoutis -- a twist on an old favorite. The guest selecting the trolley option was allowed to sample several different desserts! If only he had more room left!

Besides being excellent, all dishes were presented as though they were a work of art. Staff were efficient and polite.

Our meals included wine (1/2 bottle per person). The waiters graciously supplemented our French with perfect English whenever required. We arrived unfashionably early (7:30) to an empty restaurant, which filled while we enjoyed our dinner. It was clear that many of the guests were return visitors who were warmly greeted.

Besides the standard menu there were several specials, some of which were quite unusual, including lamb sweetbreads and mackerel. Price was a flat 50E per person, a good deal for the quantity and quality.

There is an outdoor patio, which was not in use (drizzly day) the day we visited, and a lovely chateau/hotel across the lawn that I would love to visit someday. All is set in the rural countryside of Limousin. If you didn't know the restaurant was there, I don't know how one would find it, but it is worth the effort.

Reservations are pretty much required.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Marvellous! The food and service was impeccable. We have been eating here since it opened and we have found nothing to beat it. Beginning with the home made bread through to les grignonettes, all was perfect. Merci encore Patrice et Pasqual - impeccable!

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