My husband and I are lucky enough to have a small cottage 4 kilometres from St Cirq Lapopie and eat there weekly during our 3 month summer break. We cannot recommend it too highly!!
The menu is exquisite and their Trout poached in Cahors Red Wine Sauce is to die for: it is my husband's favourite dish.I am a vegetarian and am also well catered for, which from experience is rarely the case in rural France. Try their Talmouse , even if you are a meat and fish eater normally: it is a delicate choux pastry filled with a positively scrumptious Walnut and Roquefort cheese sauce.The Auberge du Sambral is situated on the main square and in fine weather outside dining is to be recommended. There is a delightful patio at the front and a terrasse at the rear. Booking in June, July and August is essential.
As well as fine food and a delightful setting the staff are very friendly, and Marianne is very welcoming. The Auberge as the name suggests also has accommodation, but we obviously haven't sampled that.
Give it a try! Indeed, give it several tries! You will not be disappointed.