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“Excellent value and location”
Review of La Grappe d'Or

La Grappe d'Or
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $42
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Within the heart of the Monbazillac vines, only 10 minutes drive from Bergerac, Philippe and Veronique Chassagne welcome you to come and sample some of the region's best cuisine.
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent value and location”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We were recommended to go here by one of the people that worked at Chateau Monbazillac as we wanted somewhere close for lunch. It's right off one of the main roads, though that doesn't mean we found it first time! Our fault unfortunately but it's so pleasant to get lost on these roads that we didn't really mind.
The place itself is not glorious - very nice, but rather charmless plastic patio chairs and an ugly signpost or two directly across from it. There is a nice view from the patio which is a little obscured but you won't mind as you'll be eating!
We went for the set menu which comes with a soup - in description it sounded OK, but when it arrived we found it was amazing. Beans, carrots, potatoes - but absolutly yummy. A huge tureen showed up for two of us and we were nowhere near finishing it before we stopped so that we didn't ruin our appetites.
Then we had a bloc de foie gras - not the foie gras mi-cuit which had a small supplement. This was an exceedingly generous portion of foie gras with a little onion jam, which went down very well with a small bottle of the local Monbazillac wine. They had a varied and reasonable wine selection;including the small 50cl bottles which are great if there are only 2 of you and one is driving.
We then shared the "Gros Magret de Canard" which was for 2 people - duck breast done absolutely beautifully with an amazing and light sauce. This came with another huge tureen of potatoes simply sliced and roasted with some herbs. At this point we were too full to eat the cheese and patisseries which were included in the 26 Euro lunch!
Service was definitely slow - another reason we chose to forgo a 3rd course as we did rather want to get on with our day. However we weren't in a real hurry and every course was worth the wait. The staff were nice (if not super efficient), polite, and the restrooms were about what you could hope for in France - available, clean and functional. They were, of course, unisex but there it is.
So we recommend this place (I bet it would do a delicious dinner as well) but don't be in a hurry and have the Prix Fixe!

  • Visited August 2012
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South Shields, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An excellent meal - and one of the best soups south of Tyneside!”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

A welcoming and friendly restaurant serving a variety of local food (at reasonable prices) - of which Ducks and Geece form the majority. But the thing that took our family back to the restaurant four times during a two week stay in Monbazillac was the Vegetable Soup! Do try it - its worth the journey!!

Grahame Wright

  • Visited August 2012
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Chambery, France
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simple quality food”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great choice with lots of options to add to the standard copious menus. Service was quickk yet food fresh, cooked perfectly with local options and wines. Try the vine-pickers soup, glorious and perfect even when 33degsC outside.
A must detour.

Visited August 2012
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Perth
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Could do better”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Reasonable food, french homestyle cooking but not great value for money. Nice terrance to dine on - except for the roar of trucks passing by. The table service was quick though

  • Visited July 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

Fantastic food, especially the garlic potatoes!! Very friendly owner and a reasonable price

Visited June 2012
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