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“The way French restuarants used to be”

Restaurant De Bastard
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Ranked #3 of 21 Restaurants in Lectoure
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $68
Cuisines: Contemporary, French, International
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The DeBastard restaurant is the restaurant of the hotel of the eponym name situated in a mansion of the end of the 18th century, right in the heart of the city of Lectoure. Close below the Cathedral, you will be welcomed in a beautiful environment where you will enjoy a "bistronomic" cuisine for lunch on weekdays and more gastronomic for the dinner and the weekend. In the summer months, you will settle down on the terrace of the inner courtyard of the building and will have a magnificent view by above the roofs of Lectoure and on the surrounding countryside. Conviviality is our key word. You will find it in the plate with delicious dishes concocted by the chef Pascal, but also by the welcoming and during all the service. We would be pleased if you would leave after spending with us a really delightfull moment where food and wine will be for the honor.
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The way French restuarants used to be”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

If the sun is shining you eat in a beautiful courtyard with views over the Gers which ticks several boxes before you start. If it's cooler, the interior is plain, elegant with well spaced tables in several adjoining rooms. There is a 50 euro menu degustation but we chose the 30 euro choice from the a la carte. Delicious amuses bouche accompanied a perfect chilled vin blanc kir followed by a lobster bisque covering a pancake of shrimps then pig cheeks served with greens and a spume of flavouring. Others had a stuffed mackerel dish which they said was very good. Dessert was an unusual rhubarb and meringue concoction which was pleasant. All very French in that everything was inventive to the point of slightly fussy, but delicious nonetheless and that's what counts. With wine and water the bill for three was a reasonable 143 euro. This is a long standing favourite in the Gers and deservedly so. Recommended without hesitation.

  • Visited June 2013
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Toulouse, France
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Old Hotel and Restraunt a place with Charm”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

In the last 10 years we have eaten about 4 times at the this hotel, last time in June 2010 on a week day, we booked this time for a saturday treat, as ever, the dining room looked beautiful the location of the hotel is between 2 side streets so be ready to walk up or down a steep hill, and as you enter the hotel steps but also a little ramp. We knew we would be spending good money but I feel the maitre d did not care we booked the regional menue with a glass of wine to each course, 1sr course a lovely borage flower on top of 3 bits of white asapargus very tasty but very small, followed by fish, good then lamb cooked perfectly pudding not so good no cheese a young waitress had grace and looked smart Our bill was over 140 euro, not value for money much better placers to go to and this end of the scale the wine by the glass well balanced coffee poor rather sad, we will stick with going on a wednesday thursday or friday when we can have the menue de jour, note it is closed on a monday and tuesday the hotel name is not a profanity

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woldingham
2 reviews
“Meals overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

WE arrived on a Sunday. Having reserved a table for dinner, we were advise that there was no choice of menu and the main course would be mackerel and dinner would cost 29 euros.
We cancelled our reservation and found an excellent restaurant nearby.
A very ordinary continental breakfast cost 11 euros.

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Hobart, Australia
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“FRENCH CUISINE AT ITS BEST”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012

Loved the food and the way it was presented but they found it difficult to match English-speaking waiters with English-speaking diners.

Visited June 2012
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Condom, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“[--] by name and ... by nature. Don't bother with the food - service rude and impersonale - tough steak.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2012

Visited Lectoure today (Friday) for market day. Decided to have lunch in the Bast ard's sunny terrace and and as we arrived just before service at 12.00, we were the sole customers. Choose a nice table for two overlooking the pool. Although we addressed the maitre d' in French she immeadiatly spoke to us in English, unlike all our usual experiences in the Gers.

When I got back from a comfort break, we had been moved to a centre table on the terrace. My wife informed me that, as we had opted for the E18.00 formule as opposed to a la carte, we could not have the original table.

Nice puree of lentil soup with mushrooms but the main course (plat du jour) was a dried piece of very tough steak and had to ask for steak knifes. By now, the place had filled up a bit and imagine our surprise when a French couple who were shown to our original table ordered and choose the formule!

My wife queried the maitre d' and was told with an icy and unconvincing smile that they had reserved it. Rubbish! So why did she just not simply tell us earlier that the table was reserved? When we asked, she just huffed and walked off.

The only saving grace was that we struck up with an English/German couple next to us who have lived in the Gers for many years and invited us to visit them for lunch.

To add more insult, my second long black coffee was just shoved down in front of me in an oversided cup with no petite chocolate.

Overall a nice location but a pity about the cold service and the harried, unhappy waiters who obviously suffer under the thumb of Mme B.

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