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“- unusual -”

hostellerie de france restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Coffee & Tea in Blantyre
Price range: $6 - $50
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hostellerie de France is only situated 2 minutes drive from Blantyre City Centre just off Glyn Jones Chilomoni Ring Road. The House is set in tranquil spacious gardens with fantastic views and a large swimming pool salt water and Spa. Food and Drink Crab pie, seafood pie,vegetable pie,chef liver pate,brown,goose liver mousse,block of goose liver,block of duck liver,mixed salad soup of the day , caviar..... Stuffed mussels, garlic mussels, burgundy snails, squid a "l'Armoricaine", frog legs, shrimps a la Provencale,caviar..... Basque chicken, stuffed chicken a la Biou, chicken in red wine sauce ( coq au vin) , roasted chicken, rabbit in white wine and mustarde sauce, roasted pork, pot au feu,roasted lamb's leg , T. Bone steack, veal cutlet ( escaloppe milanaise) tripes a la "mode de Caen", veal Marengo, beef in reed wine sauce ( boeuf Bourguignon) , curry mouton, steak tartare..... Lobster soup, red sea bream, sole, grilled crayfisch, squid a 'l'Armoricaine", stuffed crab, stuffed mussels, garlic mussels, Big prawns "Armoricaine", lobster thermidor(order only) ..... 3 Menus with the choice A.B.C Wines : Bordeaux : Margaux, Sauternes ,Saint Emilion, Pomerol, Beau Rivage, Entre deux Mer, Medoc, Graves.... Burgundy : Saint Amour,Julianas, Moulin a Vent, Macon superieur, Beaujolais Villages, Chablis,Gevrey Chambertin, Morgon, Poiully Fuisse, Pommard, Nuit Saint Georges,Sancerre .... CA'te du RhA'ne : CA'te du RhA'ne, Chateauxneuf du Pape, Crozes Hermitage, Gigondas, Tavel... ALSACE, COTES DE PROVENCE, CORSICA, LANGUEDOC, ROUSSILLON, CHAMPAGNE, SUD AFRIQUE, Australie ,Portugal......
Maine
1 review
“- unusual -”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

It is a "different" place - the owner has definitely molded its character.
A few km from center town, with a great view (spectacular sunrise) over Blantyre.
Impeccably clean and spacious room, comfortable surrounds (dining room, sitting room, verandah) and a crystal clear swimming pool that was so welcome on a hot afternoon.
Excellent food - a French influence is unmistakeable.
And a very talkative (and often very entertaining) owner.
The only drawback may be the taxi rides necessary to get into Blantyre and back if you do not have your own transportation.

  • Visited August 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at hostellerie de france restaurant, responded to this review, June 8, 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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Blacksburg, Virginia
1 review
“I especially enjoyed breakfast”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Mostly, it was breakfast that I ate at Hostellerie and it was always a very good start to the day. My only "complaint" was that it was more than I could eat.

In the evening I don't eat much, but did often order soup with bread. The soup was always good and satisfying.

  • Visited July 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at hostellerie de france restaurant, responded to this review, June 6, 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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Strakonice, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“The best choose of Blantyre”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

I would really like to recommend this place as it is one of the best places where you can stay in Blantyre. The owner is very friendly guy from France and in his place you will have feeling you are at home. I have spent there the New Years Eve and I enjoyed a lot. After few months in the malawian communities I was happy about this place even more - nice rooms, nice bathrooms where you can take shower with hot water, good food and nice atmosphere. Also the prices are excellent according to what you will get :) Jana, Czech republic

  • Visited December 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at hostellerie de france restaurant, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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Mbabane, Swaziland
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“French Excentricity”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Situated outside the main city this is a great place not only to stay but also to forget the day that just passed if it was a bit tough! The food is great so don't expect to be there to follow a low calorie diet as there is too much temptation! To top it off the host is a high powered pack of excentric energy who understands and provides excellence in customer service. To be enjoyed!

  • Visited August 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at hostellerie de france restaurant, responded to this review, June 5, 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean Michel
Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....Biou et Jean Michel
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Monona, Wisconsin
2 reviews
“excellent”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Excellent meals and service. Also stayed at this hotel where they treated me like a close friend and fed me wonderful home cooked food. The soups were phenomenal and a welcome meal after a day working in the villages. Loved it and hope to return again. Thank you!

  • Visited June 2013
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hostellerie de ... j, Propriétaire at hostellerie de france restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review our modest hotel. The pleasure of this review ..... Biou and Jean
Michel Merci infiniment d'avoir pris Le temps de donner votre Avis sur Notre modeste hotel. Au plaisir de ce revoir.....
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