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“Great restaurant for a special event”

Au Jardin de la Tour
Ranked #44 of 347 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We booked Au Jardin de la Tour for my 50th birthday celebration and we were not disappointed. The dining area is in a lovely garden with nice spaces for couples and groups alike. I enjoyed a starter for casaer salad followed by Tuna with sesame seads. My husband ordered foie grais and cassoulet. The dishes were beautifully served and the meal was unhurried but service was timely.

The only area that diners should be aware of is that restaurants within the Le Cite charge a tourist tax, with the normal taxes this can add up to 35% on the overall bill. This is not the fault of the restaurants. You just need to bear this in mind when looking at prices on the menus and deciding to dine within the La Cite.

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Reviewed June 27, 2012

We had dinner in the courtyard behind the restaurant on a warm, clear evening in early June. The view from the courtyard looks directly up onto the walls of the castle that is contained within the walled city, and the atmosphere is very nice.

We were concerned that things would be very busy and rushed, but at 8 PM neither the restaurant or the city were that crowded. Maybe we were a bit ahead of the main season. The service was very good and the pace was nice and relaxed, so we wound up spending two and a half hours at dinner and enjoyed every minute of it.

Being our first visit to Carcassonne, we all had the cassoulet for main course. We really had no basis for comparison, but we all thought it was very good, and the servings were ample. We chose the three course fixed price menu, and all enjoyed our starters and desserts as well. Overall, we felt that we had made an excellent choice and would recommend this restaurant highly.

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Reviewed April 30, 2012

We had dinner at what is clearly a popular restaurant within the Cite. The menu choice is good with a number of fixed price choices as well as a la carte. The food was excellent and, although
service was 'pushed' because the restaurant was full, the staff were good. The house wine is reasonable priced and very drinkable.

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Reviewed April 13, 2012

This restaurant has a lovely intimate atmosphere, and the food was excellent. We chose two regional specialities, cassoulet and ox cheeks 'en daube' and both were very, very good. I was also able to have champage cocktails by the glass, which is useful if you dont want a whole bottle, whilst my husband had the house red which was beautifully smooth. But the highlight for me were the crepes with a chocolate sauce, simply divine!!

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Reviewed March 31, 2012

We visited this excellent restaurant twice last week - the second time because we were so impressed with the first visit. The food was of very good quality (my cassoulet on the first visit was particularly good) and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The interior is what, I guess, you might call quirky and the atmosphere relaxed. There's a good choice of dishes on both the set menus and a la carte and both are value for money in terms of quality and quantity.

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