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“lovely lunch in the sun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of L'Etape Gourmande

L'Etape Gourmande
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Villandry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
cumbria
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“lovely lunch in the sun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2009

a group of 15 of us were booked in here. we sat outside in the gravelled courtyard under the parasols and enjoyed great food and good wine all efficiently served by friendly staff, not an easy feat I imagine when the other tables were all occupied too.plus you can go and look at the farmyard animals they keep too.

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Chicago
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant Near Villandry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2009

The food and service at this restaurant were great! It's located in a quiet farm just outside of Villandry. A much better option than the busy, more touristy restaurants in Villandry.

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
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“would go back for the hospitality, even if the food wasn't so fantastic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2009

Was visiting France for a Corvette event in conjuction with the LeMans race. We were touring Villandry and discovered this farmhouse/restaurant quite by accident. The service was fantastic, as was the food. There were four of us Yanks, and we all tried different main courses, everyone agreed the food was wonderful, complete through the deserts! My friend Jack, returned the following year, and introduced our fellow Corvette friends to this culinary delight. All agreed it was a great experience. I will definitely return on my next excursion to France!!!

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Arlington Heights, IL
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3 reviews
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“A wonderful meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2008

My husband and I had dinner here for our 20th anniversary, after reading a review of the restaurant in Rick Steve's France guide book. We ate there in October and the first thing we saw after walking in was a cozy (and welcome!) fire in the fireplace that goes between the two halves of the dining room. The dining room is a cozy farmhouse kitchen and the staff is welcoming and friendly. We had the pork and it was fabulous. If we had dinner here the first night in the area, we would have had dinner here both nights. Beatrice brought out a special dessert for our anniversary and made the evening very special for us.

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