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“Perfect for a special occasion”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Au Fil de L'Eau

Au Fil de L'Eau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Liorac-sur-Louyre, Dordogne
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfect for a special occasion”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

The owners give remarkable attention to detail from the dining room setting to the presentation of the food. During the summer and fine weather it is a pleasure to eat outside but poor weather does not detract from the quality of the food and the setting. The traditional French Sunday lunch is a great pleasure to share in but you must book in advance or you will be disappointed as a lot of other people know how good it is too. You really don't need to go to the expense of the A La Carte Menu as the set menu is always good and excellent value for money. Try it the next time you are nearby or even a 30 minute drive is worth while.

  • Visited May 2012
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Lisburn
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superb meal”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

This was our 4th visit to this restaurant within the last 4 years. As always the food was beautifully cooked & presented by very friendly & helpful staff. On previous occasions we have eaten on the terasse but unfortunately the weather wasn't great this year so we couldn't sit outside. However the dining room was very nice and well spaced out. This is one restaurant not to miss!!

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank P C
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North Yorks,
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211 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Heaven on a plate”
Reviewed September 5, 2011

Superb menu and superior quality of food at €20 puts all other restaurants in France to shame. This place is superb and run wonderfully by Patrick and Bernard. Remember to book or you will most likely be disappointed. Closed out of season on Thursdays. It's a must and we have been 3 times in speing & summer 2011 and each time just as good.

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East Sussex
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“French cooking that doesn't let the country down - for a change”
Reviewed September 16, 2010

We've been so disappointed with restaurants in France in recent years that to discover this one, only 20 minutes from our house, was a joy. Other reviewers have said it all really - 31 euros menu, 3 courses chosen from the a la carte menu, plus a local cabecou (small goats' cheese) warmed and served on toast with salad, was excellent value. It also tasted good, was served with finesse (no flunkies, just efficient staff) and your host - one of the owners, not sure which one - is charming and helpful without being intrusive. There's a garden for good weather - mein host recommended we remain indoors as it would get cold later on even if it looked lovely now - and gave us a coupe de champagne at the end of the meal as he thought it was my birthday (actually it was our 16th engagement anniversary but my partner got his French in a bit of a muddle!). Booking is certainly recommended - we had booked weeks before - but at east one couple walked in and were seated, but outside in the garden. We were recommended to try this restaurant by our plumber, so clearly the local French hold it in equally high regard. If I'm being picky, the tarte tatin was not a patch on the one I had at a country restaurant in the UK (Wild Mushroom, Westfield, East Sussex - superb), and the pastry was too heavy for me. But it was beautifully caramelised and the vanilla icecream with it was excellent. Everything else was faultless. And of course you get a mise en bouche (courgette soup) preceded by a tiny pot of rillettes with bread, plus the warmed cabecou all thrown in with the menu price. It seems to me you have to spend that bit more - or go for a really cheap and cheerful menu - in France these days. The places in between are neither one thing nor the other and frequently disappoint. This is one of the more expensive (only slightly) and it was worth it. Carpark (public) round the back only 20 yards away.

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1 Thank Popsical
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Florida
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Amazing restaurant on the riverfront”
Reviewed June 29, 2010

Close to the ancient papermills of Couze, this amazing restaurant offers gourmet interpretations of regional delicacies. The owners are quite accommodating to their guests and have both French and English menus. There is an inside dining room with about twenty tables and an outside dining terrace right over the dordogne river which feeds the papermills. The views are quaint and beautiful and the weather is mild from June through August.

I was treated recently to my 40th birthday at this restaurant with nine of our family members, and we were given the only large table in the restaurant. Like most fine dining restaurants in France, the restaurant itself opens around 7:00 p.m.. I would definitely recommend a reservation for a party over three people, however you should be able to get a table if you arrive to the restaurant early.

The menu is gourmet French, with a nice selection of regional cuisine, beef, lamb, fresh seafoods and other items. The service is impeccable and they serve fresh baked breads and appetizers of fois gras and seasonal olives to go with your wine. The price is a little on the high side for most items. Expect to pay from 25-40 euros per entree, and they also offer full menu dinners with several courses at three different price tiers starting from about 30 euros.

Parking is limited and located right across the bridge over the river (across from the small post office in Couze). The restaurant is also in close walking distance to Couze's small square where the weekly marches (markets) are held. Make an evening of it and you won't be disappointed, this is fine dining in the dordogne at it's best.

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Thank Aiptasia
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