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“Great food at an incredible price”
Review of S Comme

S Comme
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Palaja
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $56
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: New restaurant which is part of Chateau Palaja, but under separate management
Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food at an incredible price”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Ok, so we're from Perth where a glass of wine costs upwards of AUD$10..when we see decent glasses of wine coming in at three euros a go, we get excited. I'll start with the end ie the bill because it was such a pleasant surprise - just 63 euros for two people, who left well and truly sated and happy.

This lovely restaurant is situated immediately next to Chateau de Palaja, where we were staying. The service was very good indeed - wonderfully friendly and helpful yet completely non intrusive. For those that struggle with the French language, the waiters translated everything item by item with extreme patience and also advised on dietary needs eg what has lactose etc. To some of us, this really matters!

The ambience is bang on and the temperature perfect. To start with, a glass of wine for him and the usual water for me. Lightly toasted grainy bread with a delicious tapenade arrived followed by a shared starter of a charcuterie platter, together with a generous serving of breads (which kept coming the entire meal - a seemingly endless supply!). The platter comprised a range of salamis, cold meats and a wonderful pate together with a side salad - a great starter. Mains were duck for him (which he raved about), and a steak for me cooked on the rare side of medium rare on request and delivered to me exactly as ordered - fantastic. I skipped out on the mushroom sauce that accompanied the dish due to the lactose but had the side salad and indulged in the fries, or 'chips' depending on where you hail from - which were fantastic (as chips go). Completely full, we skipped out on dessert but rest assured there are plenty to choose from and at least one that can be rendered lactose free..and that isn't fruit salad either! Coffee was also skipped and we paid and headed the few metres back to our room. All up, my partner had three glasses of a lovely wine (house wine) and as before, the bill was just over the 60 euro mark. Superb on value alone and with the added bonus that the food quality was very good.

We differed slightly on how good - my partner rated this up there with the best while I was slightly more conservative, feeling that it fell short of the amazing meal we'd had in Creissels near Millau the night before. So, apparently the duck here is the dish to have here! A lovely part of the world and a great meal - recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Aude, France
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Exceptional value”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We ate here in October, inside obviously as it was a bit chilly outside, even for Englishmen. The menu is a little limited, made worse by being too late for the fish of the day, but this was made up for by a superb Salmon dish.

Surroundings are very elegant but comfortable, you are not overawed as in some upmarket restaurants, service was excellent but unobtrusive, and the food was well worth the 40 minute drive from Limoux.

Overall it was a very enjoyable evening, made even more so when we were presented with the bill, which for 4 was €185, including aperitif, three course meal and wine.

We will return.

  • Visited October 2013
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Woodnewton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Well cooked unpretentious, good value.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at the Chateau next door and ate here one night. We both chose the fish of the day main, which turned out to be a rather good fish pie (but it was not called that) and just what we needed. Wine recommendation was smack on and crepes suzette and chocolate fondant desserts were both delicious. Good value.

Visited October 2013
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Arlington
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133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Elegant and comfortable”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

S Comme was recommended and did not disappoint. The restaurant is elegant, with excellent jazz playing. We ate in the garden the first visit and inside on a cooler evening. The food is excellent, prepared by the Belgian chef. The service is equally impressive, with the plates delivered with finesse by a pair of brothers. Both have a sense of humor and speak fine English, if needed.

  • Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

On the first day we sat outside and enjoyed our swordfish. in the second night it was cooler so the delicious steak was enjoyed indoors. The service from the belgian brothers was lovely as was the choice of music - very 70s! If I had to find a fault it would be that the wine list was a bit limited - but compensated by the fact that they introduced us to Cabardes - a delicious local rich red which we will be looking out for when we get home!

Visited August 2013
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