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“Best dinner for ages”
Review of Le Darnetal

Le Darnetal
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 2, 2013

Other reviewers have been distracted by the decor, but Mrs Muttonen and I like places like this.The staff were outstanding, the food even more so. Each course was prepared with imagination and absolutely delicious. We'd quite fancied a pizza for our last meal before heading back to London next day, having been underwhelmed by the French restaurants we'd visited in the previous few weeks.But the local pizzeria (which had good reviews) was closed - no discernible logic to such arrangements, which are quirky rather than deeply annoying - so Le Darnetal was chosen more or less at random and because it was one of the few places open midweek, and our experience there restored our faith in French cuisine.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013

The best place to eat in Montreuil. Mid week they have a special menu which changes every week, and the normal menu is truly french

1  Thank Lalage G
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

I've never seen so many artefacts (junk) in a restaurant before! The friendly greeting and service got us off to a great start. The crab and crevette gratin was delicious as was the sole meunière - beautifully cooked and fell off the bone. My duck was disappointing though, overcooked and the cherry sauce was far too sweet. The creme brûlée was a blooming triumph, nice wide dish so plenty of brûlée topping. The food was great, the room is bonkers but the two don't necessarily go together.

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1  Thank Jane S
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

As per our preference for eating early we booked a table for seven. Arriving on the dot we were asked if we would like to have a drink whilst perusing the menu and would we like to sit at a pavement table. Yes and yes and in the evening sun, a lovely experience. Why so nice? I suppose the champagne cocktails (the house specials), unexpected plate of tasters certainly helped but it took an hour to choose from the menu.

The food is typically French and not influenced by any desire to attract tourists. It is French and you take it or leave it. One concession, there are menus with English sub titles.

The food was excellent both in quality and presentation. Served quickly, hot and with a smile.

You can be here for as long as you like as there is no pressure to order or to leave. You are left alone to enjoy the experience at your own pace.

Last thing, the staff here make you feel welcome and will find the time for you if you have any questions, not only about the food but also the town itself, something they are very proud of.

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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Darnetal is delicious food at a good price. The service is excellent. The family that run the restaurant are so helpful and I have recommended this restaurant to a chef friend of mine who agrees - wonderful French cuisine.

Thank christina m
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