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“Had a great lunch here”
Review of Charbonnel

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Ranked #3 of 40 Restaurants in Brantome
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $82
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We arrived on spec and managed to secure a table on the terrace.
The food was delicious and the service friendly, efficient and professional. There was an excellent wine list.
A perfect place for lunch because of the setting and the food.
The restaurant was very busy so I would guess booking in advance would be a good idea.

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Thank HamishLondon
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We reserved a table for 5 on the terrace, on the recommendation of our local hosts, and found ourselves enjoying a relaxing evening of fine dining, excellent service, great vlaue and the perfect end to our holiday. The restaurant were very accommodating with slight changes to the menu for our children (who are extremely well behaved and a pleasure to take out). Would recommend Friday night on the terrace during the summer months to watch the jousting on the river festival, as well as Brantome life in a stunningly picturesque setting.

We chose off the 32 euro menu (kids were able to have a main and dessert for 22 euro). All dishes were excellent, some lighter options available, like the mixed seafood bouillabaisse, which I chose, whereas my husband chose the rabbit which was on the richer side for a dish.

Would highly recommend for a special evening, great value for money especially with all the little extra dishes in between. Wine and drinks not too expensive. Do not go to restaurant if you are in a hurry, you will want to savour the whole experience.

Reservations essential, especially during the summer months.

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

Make sure you get a table on the terrace - it's a fabulous setting overlooking the river. And the cooking is pretty good too - a modern take on traditional French haute cuisine, beautifully presented. The 32 euro three-course prix-fixe actually turns out to be six courses, as each is preceded by another, from the amuse-bouche to the pre-dessert. This begins to get a bit absurd as the meal progresses - the pre-dessert was bigger than the real thing! And as every dish is very rich (this is the absolute opposite of cuisine minceur) you can end the meal feeling you have overdone it - which you certainly will have done unless you possess superhuman ability to resist temptation. So, a place for a special occasion rather for every day, but memorably good. They serve excellent wines by the glass. With coffee our bill came to about 45 euros a head and was worth every centime.

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

We have been eating annually at Charbonnel for many years while on summer vacation in the area and without fail it has been excellent! Wonderful view of the river, very nice outdoor seating, excellent food and great service. Their seafood dishes are always spectacular! Definitely worth making the trip if you're in the Dordogne. Brantome is a lovely village to visit!

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Reviewed August 11, 2012

After visiting the Friday bustling market in Brantome we had a reservation on the terrace at Charbonnel for 5 of us. Arriving at 12:30 we had a lovely cool table on the terrace by the river as it was 38C in the shade. We all had the 32 Euro set meal.This had a choice of 3 starters, 3 fish or meet courses and about 12 desserts.. Plus you had a small tasty soup (cold), a sorbet, home made bread and other treats. We had an excellent Bergerac Rose to accompany the meal. The bill was 200 Euros for the 5 of us. In the UK for the same quality and location we would have paid 70 pounds per head. The service could not be faulted. Highly recommended.

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Thank ChasN
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