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“Let down by the Service”

Le Bistrot des Saveurs
Ranked #10 of 123 Restaurants in Castres
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $47
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We came for the fixed menu at lunchtime, co-ordinated by our host. The restaurant itself is brilliant, nestled down a back street just away from the centre of town.

A British owner, Simon Scott and lovely food and flavours. With lots of interesting extras.

The problem came with the Maitre De ,quite possibly the rudest woman (and most unhappy) I have ever seen or experienced. She spoilt the entire experience for me.

Everything else, I would encourage you to sample.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

With a family home not far from Castres this is the number one place to eat.

The exciting way in which the Michelin starred chef mixes his ingredients is truly astonishing but never fails to hit the spot!

A relaxed atmosphere makes a typical 2 hour French lunch fly by!

The only fault with this place is you could miss it if you didn't know if was there and it would be a disaster for any holiday maker or local.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Castres is a modest little town in the Langedouc region, between Toulouse & Montpelier, and this restaurant was Michelin standard (and rated possibly). The decor was unusual and gave a great sense of space. Also the attention to table detail, including top stemware which was changed for each wine variety, and lovely crockery. The food was well priced and the value of set "plat" menus a lesson to many Australian restaurants which rely on excessive prices for both food & wine. French restaurants often also offer a wide range of 375ml "demis" or even 500ml which is perfect if you have a car.
A very memorable dining experience!

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1  Thank Sam P
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had come to Castres to visit the Goya Museum and had booked into the Grand Hotel (very good too) On asking the hotel manager about where to eat in Castres he very obligingly told us his top 3 (listing the Hotel's restaurant as 3rd!) putting Le Bistrot des Saveurs as top. We made our reservation and enjoyed wandering around Castres. On arrival we were initially shown to a table that didn't suit my husband but they happily moved us, it was a tuesday and they were not completely full. Before we'd even been given the menus, we were served with a selection of the most delicious amuse bouches, each one quite unique and genuinely offering flavour combinations we'd not had before. The menu is exclusively a selection of different "set menus, varying in price. We selected the Menu Decouverte which was 40euros and what an absolute bargain it turned out to be. Each course was a combination of beautifully cooked and interestingly combined flavours with just the right length of time between each course. We also elected to have appropriate glasses of wine with each course rather than a whole bottle of red or white and that was largely successful although we didn't particularly like the sommelier's choice of white wine with the fish course. We also decided to have the cheese course for an additional cost, but it really was worth it. Castres is close to Roquefort and they had 3 different ones to choose from for just that cheese! And once you've had the pudding, then please some space for the final amuse bouche of the evening. We spoke to Simon Scott at the end of the evening and truly wish him and his wife great success with this most excellent establishment. It truly was the best meal of our trip.

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We had a fantastic lunch at Bistrot Saveurs. That Michelin Star is well earned! Chef Simon has built an excellent environment to showcase his fine food offerings.

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