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“Still the best dinner between Paris and the Languedoc”
Review of Le P'tit Roseau

Le P'tit Roseau
Ranked #1 of 77 Restaurants in Issoire
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $37
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed March 31, 2018

There is nowhere I would rather stop to dine (and therefore spend the night) between Northern France and our home in the Languedoc. Indeed there is nowhere near that home that comes near it.

3 outstanding courses plus a couple of sophisticated amuse-bouches and a pre-dessert for 32 Euros seems unbeatable value.

The welcome is exceptionally warm. Even the 3 year old son of the owners shakes hands with every diner before heading for his bed. (He's almost worth the booking on his own!)

Not for the first time, we arrived exhausted and left on an absolute high!

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Located opposite the station and next to a park with a large covered terrace at the front. We received a friendly welcome and service was efficient throughout. Weekday lunchtimes they offer a menu du jour of 3 courses with limited choice but the food was all excellent and beautifully presented.
It is obviously popular and was full on a Thursday lunchtime with lots of regulars. We were fortunate to have booked a table and it is strongly recommended. Well worth a visit and excellent value.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

This is not the first time we have dined here since their relocation - and as always, our dinner was simply superb and a real bargain at the menu prices. The excellent cooking is not surprising as the chef has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants. His wife is the very pleasant head of house.

Matching the great food is the charming, friendly service in a clean, cheerful contemporary setting, complete with "pictures" with what looks like live plants on them. The only slight issue might be the limited wine list, but what was on it was pretty good at reasonable prices.

If the wine list is improved a tiny bit, this place is definitely heading for Michelin star status - though I am not sure that this is what they want as they seem very happy with the throngs of locals we have met while dining here. We live near the town of Issoire and everyone we know love this place.

Verdict: Le P'tit Roseau is awesome dining at very affordable prices. We hope this never changes.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed January 6, 2017

I have raved about this chef and his front of house wife before, but was worried that something might have been lost in the recent move from the tiny premises in the centre of town to the larger dining room of the hotel Le Parc near the station.

Not so!

The welcome was as warm as ever, with two extra waitresses, and the cooking as fine as ever, with two extra pairs in the kitchen too. Indeed, things ran more smoothly than was occasionally the case in the old days, when there was no back-up.

Incredible value for food as subtle yet ambitious as this. (34 Euros for 3 courses, I think?)

The dining room feels just a little stark at present but give them time. This “expansion” will have been a big stretch for this young couple and they are very much to be treasured by anyone passing near Issoire.

Date of visit: December 2016
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3  Thank patrickm123
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Reviewed October 19, 2016

After six or so years in their previous location, the owners of Le P'Tit have moved to a larger site. Still central Issoire, now opposite the station. The dining room is about three times the size so... you'll still need to book because it remains a very popular restaurant and for good reason. There are a few more front of house people to help with the extra covers they can now handle but the formula is the same, friendly people, fantastic food, sensible prices... I particularly liked that where any other proprietor might say "come again", they said "have you tried..." and suggested a couple of other local restaurants including the new owners of their old premises! They also, of course, said, come again, and, of course, we will!

Date of visit: October 2016
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1  Thank Chris C
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