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“Wonderful dinner - highly recommend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cathar Hotel Restaurant

Cathar Hotel Restaurant
Ranked #146 of 329 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Price range: $15 - $32
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner - highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

We were 4 people at dinner at the beginning of November on a Friday night in holiday time. We tried to go on Thursday without a reservation but there was no space, so we made a reservation for the Friday night. This was a wonderful dinner! It is a really nice space, big fire which our food was cooked over and fun music that people were bobbing their heads to without it being intrusive. Wait staff extremely friendly. We had a nice white wine which the waiter recommended, and for starters the foie gras (tasty) and the hot goat's cheese salad (chevre chaud) which was just AMAZING! Probably the best starter we have ever had. It comes with eggplant and a cheese-tasting sorbet, and the combination was really, really incredible. Do yourself a favour and go there just to eat this. For mains we had whole fish roasted over the hot coals in front of us, and tartare canard (raw duck that has been marinated and flavoured - all very tasty). The tiramisu desert was great. All in all, a really nice meal, and very good value. 25 Euro per person for the meal set, and the wine was 16 Euro. I would definitely return! Thanks Cathar restaurant!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Eloise255060
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Hidden gem tucked away near the main post office off Place Carnot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

Great little restaurant for an extremely warm welcome in cosy surroundings indoors. A crackling wood fire, used for cooking, heats up the indoor space beautifully in winter. In summer the small alleyway is brilliantly utilised for outdoor dining. The staff are all very warm, welcoming and fun. I have been here several times with my husband and also with female friends. Each time Phillippe and the guys were delightful to us all. The food is hearty and homemade on the premises(as apposed to many restaurants in town where the food is bought in and microwaved). Thanks guys.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank H d
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nyc
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Execellent food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

My wife and I came here on a very rainy September Saturday night. Streets were empty which is very common but felt very safe. We saw the restaurant from the street, but it looked closed. We were disappointed as it had been very recommended. Someone from inside noticed my wife looking around and let us in. The entrance is a side entrance in the court yard next to it. We entered into the dining area and it was very cozy. The lighting was bright but there were people sitting at tables enjoying themselves. We sat in front of a big fireplace. It was pretty warm, perhaps too warm but nice. It was entertaining as the chef was making all kinds of dishes in the fireplace. Stuffed omelets, grilled fish, steak. Service was very nice and nicely paced. The meal was beautiful. The foie gras was excellent. My wife had the cassoulet and it had generous portions of duck and sausage. Everyone was friendly and talked to us. It was a warm spot on a rainy night in Carcassonne.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank traveler1024Nyc
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Carcassonne, France
Level Contributor
165 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“A mere shadow”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

THE CATHAR(hidden nr the prefecture) used to be one of the busiest+best value french/local cuisine restaurants in town some 5/6 years ago.New owners have raised the style+cost of the menu but not the quality.It trys to be gastronomic but fails.The menu looks ambitious but the results are mundane and a little expensive.Dissapointing

Visited August 2011
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2 Thank peter c
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Colchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Carcassonne for quality & value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2012

A warm welcome,interesting & well prepared food & excellent value awaits. Lunch time & evening specials + à la carte -beautiful ingredients (try the Tournedos-melt in the mouth food!)
One of few places open for Sunday lunch in the winter months - but phone for reservation.

Open fire where some dishes are cooked.
Friendly & informal.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank FJS8
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