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“Excellent place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auberge Bienvenue

Auberge Bienvenue
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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2012

Not big on atmosphere but the food and wine really makes up for it. The attention to detail on the plate is top qaulity and the wines are varied and excellent (if a little pricey). It's not a cheap place so it's a good 'occasion' restaurant. Their amuse bouche are fun and the cheese trolley sublime

Visited March 2012
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Granada, Spain
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Good Food at it's Very Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

Award winning restaurant, and deservedly so. Impeccable service and presentation, with a menu choice to suit all palates. Attention to detail, enhances the overall experience, and lovers of good food should certainly not miss this place, when in the area.
Ideal for special occasions, although personally I would be happy to use any excuse to return and enjoy more of this extensive menu selection.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Robert O
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Buckland Newton, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent Repas!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Delightful Auberge! Food excellent with unobtrusive service. Good value with entrees at £20 although wines, excellent selection from £20 upwards per bottle.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony2710
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Typical hotel restaurant in traditional style near the zoo”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

This is a modern and pleasant well-equipped hotel with a rather disappointing restaurant.

Rooms and facilities looked modern and were spotless but not everything worked as expected. We asked for a room with shower, and got a room with bath and an apology but no explanation. Separate WC had no wash basin, and bath plug wasn't connected to anything to enable it to be removed easily. Promised free internet access didn't work for me (network unable to assign a network address) and hotel staff were unable to help. Tea-making facilities provided but no fridge. Only 5 coat-hangers - rather mean. Our room was at the back and overlooked the very pleasant garden (the zoo is across the road at the front, so we didn't hear the zoo animals). Room at 68 euros and breakfasts at 9.50 were reasonable value.

Despite the interesting Saumur region wine list, this hotel restaurant offers a very traditional hotel restaurant menu. The 25 euros set menu was nothing out of the ordinary and was rather expensive for the cuisine offered. Starters were pleasant but unexceptional. Mains of magret de canard and lapin were both served identically - with puréed vegetables, tomato, and a small segment of hash browns. Duck and rabbit both a bit overcooked (we weren't asked how we wanted them - we got the rabbit bien cuit and the duck medium). Desserts of sorbets and mango mousse were nicely-presented. Service was mixed - we waited 25 minutes to give our order, then our aperitif, amuse bouches and wine arrived very quickly, followed very soon by our starters and bread. 'Gourmet' coffee was indistinguishable from regular French restaurant coffee. OK but disappointing for a hotel restaurant in the Michelin Red and Green guides. There's a nice pizzeria opposite called the Primavera grill which is cheap and cheerful which is where we went on our second night.

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Ireland
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82 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Auberge Bienvenue is the perfect stopover”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2009

We stayed in Auberge Bienvenue en route from Roscoff to Dordogne; very warm welcome from proprietor (husband is the chef); spacious clean room with access to lawn area with loungers; gated (free) car park; excellent restaurant; we had Sunday lunch which was memorable; proper old fashioned service from pleasant young staff.
Hotel is very reasonable; restaurant is not cheap but great value for what is provided.
Highly recommended.

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Thank mcharan
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