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“Pure joy fillet of beef!”

Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe
Ranked #18 of 291 Restaurants in Poitiers
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Now this was a particularly wonderful French dining experience and we sat outside next to the fountain. Unsurprisingly, (due to namesake) there were a few gimmicks such as art pallets for placemats etc, but these were done in a tasteful way, and thankfully, were easily superceded by the food itself. Pastis was served properly with separate glass of ice and water, and rather bizarre mini tomatoes on sticks coated in poppy seeds were served (Because these were things of beauty, we wondered whether we were supposed to eat them!). I had fillet of beef, which was served on a stick interleaved with foie gras. This was pure joy - you expect fillet to be tender but it is the flavour which sorts the quality and this was exceptional, easily able to compete (more correctly complement) with the robustness of the foie gras/truffle. One minor criticism was that it was cooked slightly more than the requested saignant.
Unlike many other establishments, it is clear that this competes to satisfy the very discerning sophisticated French diner, rather than compete on profit via turnover.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

My friend took me here for a birthday dinner while we were in Poitiers and it was absolutely lovely. The restaurant has been designed with an art theme and you can see pigments, brushes, paints and frames adorn the walls. The staff were lovely and very attentive and the food was excellent and all reasonably priced. It's the sister restaurant of L Table du Jardin, which had great reviews - we tried to get in there but they were full and directed us here (all of 2 minutes away). Definitely recommend if you are in the area.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Exquisitely presented, and very delicious meal of scallops and then beef. No room for pudding! Local Sauvignon Blanc wine delicious and great value at 15 euros. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Fab place. So pleased the sister restaurant was full that day. An absolute gem of a find. Thoroughly recommend it

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Reviewed June 21, 2012

All around great experience. The interior is very well decorated, with the theme of a painters studio. The service was excellent. Luckily one of the people in our party knew the owner so he was our waiter and was very attentive. The food was excellent and priced very well. They offer 2 3-course dinner menus: one at 26€ and the other at 31€. The food is very modern and well-plated and the servings were very large. We also ordered an excellent bottle of red from la Languedoc-Roussillon that went very well with our meal.
Absolute 5 stars here: great service, great design, great food, great value!

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