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“Plat du jour lunch is a MUST!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Abri du Benques

L'Abri du Benques
Ranked #8 of 42 Restaurants in Cauterets
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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“Plat du jour lunch is a MUST!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Perched high on a mountainside above Cauteret ski town is Benques. I’ve eaten there several times, both over the summer and the winter and all times have been fantastic.

The outside seating is a must in the summer when the weather is hot, the area is really nicely designed and has a wonderful and elegant feel. Inside the restaurant is designed with lots of natural wood and stone, finished in a modernist style and it’s got great views up the mountain side.

The food is excellent and represents excellent value for money, and certainly in that setting and kind of restaurant you’d expect to pay much more. I especially like their lunchtime plat du jour, last week it was just 16 euro for four courses and included lobster bisque shot with cauliflower toasts and black olive tapenade, avocado and walnuts with Serrano ham and carrot and cumin puree.

Delicious, relaxed and great service – a must visit if you’re in the area.

  • Visited December 2011
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“Amazing atmosphere for GourmetCyclingTravel cyclist's dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

We loved our dinner here on the Gourmet Cycling Travel 2010 TdF tour! Located a couple of kilometers on the road to the Pont d'Espagne, the young chef Julien Canton creates delicious food in a great atmosphere and for a very reasonable price. He is doing the type of food that no-one else in Cauterets is doing, well executed international cuisine with high quality local ingredients. We had some great meals in Cauterets but this one bested them all as our entire group agreed. The servers were very friendly and had a good time trying to speak English with us. The restaurant also has one of the most extensive wine lists in town. Top it off with the fact that the it is situated right next to a tumbling waterfall and we have a recipe for a perfect evening!

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