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Review of Les Platanes

Les Platanes
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Poilhes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $28
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: In the heart of the picturesque village of Poilhes, 30 metres from the Canal du Midi, in the shade of the magnificent Plane Trees, Les Platanes welcomes you. The cuisine is fresh and seasonal with an emphasis on local produce and the plentiful wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the village.
Reviewed August 23, 2013

I only write reviews - generally - about very bad or very good restaurants...but this average one needs mentioning. The food was very good, but I always believe that food is only 40 per cent of the picture. There's ambience, special touches and SERVICE. I don't know what was up with the older guy who served but he never smiled, accommodated or
cared about us. We had to ask for ice for our wine bucket and waited too long for water and never got a single smile. Smiles can be over-rated, but this was beyond the pale. The chef was lovely, however - maybe it was her dream and not his?

1  Thank Lynne T
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

We enjoyed a delicious lunch under the plane trees at Les Platanes today, but were disappointed by the uncharacteristically (for this area) unfriendly service from the host/waiter who walked past us 3 times, once we had seated ourselves, without acknowledgement, and the poor coffee.

1  Thank K D
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Lovely setting, superb food, fantastic service!
The food was beautifully presented and the flavours amazing, I really was blown away with how good this restaurant is... One not to miss!

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1  Thank Mirandacrerar
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

This restaurant is a real gem on the Canal du Midi. It's not 'on' the canal but is only a two minute walk from the canal. The food is excellent .... not a huge menu .... but absolutely fine. The French Onion soup is a must! We had a vedgetarian person amongst us which in France can be abit tricky but it was absolutely no problem at this restaurant. There are not many restaurants on the Canal where you can find good food at a reasonable price. The owners, Amanda and Dave are lovely people which all helps to make a very pleasant evening eating dinner under the shade of the plane trees.

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Thank lacey42
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Visited this restaurant with grown up family, had a really lovely meal outside under the tree in the village.The food was delicious, not sure how we managed to get to all 3 courses but we did! the owners are a really welcoming kiwi couple, who have set a very pleasant relaxed tone. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Lesley M
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