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“Carcassonne's best kept secret?”

Cathar Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #139 of 341 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Glasgow
2 reviews
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“Carcassonne's best kept secret?”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Definitely a hidden gem! Very close to 'place carnot', the main square of Carcassonne, tucked away down a quaint little alley. We chose to eat outside and were met with genuinely warm service and simple, sweetly presented tableware.
The (bargain) 4 course lunch menu was delicious and surprising, unlike anything I would ever eat in Britain, seemed to represent traditional cuisine if the region aptly. Especially becoming is the wood fire still used to prepare the meats.
The fruity cold soup prepared the palate for an entree of sumptuous salad, followed by a main course of lamb (heavy on the fat and not a joy to behold but very tasty) with potatoes and seasonal vegetables and a sweet dessert of rice pudding with a twist. The wine and coffee were great also.
A great lunch and a magical experience. Top marks.

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English first
Glasgow
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“A hidden gem with fantastic food and service.A joy!”
Reviewed June 25, 2011

We were told about the Cathar by our landlady.She promised the food was fresh and home made.It was.The Cassoulet was by far the best I've ever tasted,and a generous portion(you won't need a starter!)The staff are welcoming and seem happy to have you there,unlike a few of the tourist traps.Lots of locals eat here.The second time we visited,we were welcomed with a free aperitif and a wonderful amuse bouchee.The lamb cooked on the open grated fire fell from the bone.A great selection of wines at decent prices.Perfect for couples.Traditional French cuisine and hospitality at it's best.Enjoy!

  • Visited June 2011
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