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Review of La Cour D'Eymet

La Cour D'Eymet
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Eymet
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I had been wanting to try out this restaurant for a while and found the excuse to eat there with friends but I wont be going back again. O.K. the place is lovely, a graceful old house, well heated (it was ccccold outside) and a sophisticated feel to it. The Chef bounded in and greeted us as if we were old friends and proceeded to explain the menu to us. He was rather too enthusiastic for the reality. It all sounded so good that the menfolk plumped for the 52 euro 5 course meal whilst us girls were tempted by the lamb shanks on the 39 euro choice. With full anticipation on the barometer, we tucked into the starters which in fact were much simpler than Chef's description had us hoping for. And some strange things, like strawberries with foie gras and salmon or cold lettuce under a warm poached egg- didn't really go very well,. The "fantastic" gambas were another disappointment, we have had them cooked like this elsewhere which were considerably fresher and tastier! The lamb shanks came up next, but not a whole chunky delight to tuck into but bits of the meat shredded off and coated in a (very good) sauce and presented on vegetables. Although the taste was very good unfortunately the lamb also had a great deal of fat or skin left on the meat that we had to pick our way around..... Being greedy girls we had asked for the 'assiette' of desserts, again this could have been so much better, it was bulked out to look good by too much sorbet/icecream and got boring very quickly. We didn't bother to finish them, not worth the calories.
Judged against our local restaurants L'Ancienne Gare and La Bruceliere in Issigeac the meal cost us 50% more per head and was not nearly as good as either of them.

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Thank Bunty C
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

I have had all the menu options here - the lunch and the dinners - and have found them to be excellent. The chef used to work in the restaurant on the Tour Eiffel, and nothing is too much trouble for the wonderful ladies who work front of house. Brilliant value for money: 5 courses for £40 is amazing, especially when the food is such high quality. We're lucky to have a restaurant like this in the area.

Thank Aileen T
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

Went here on Mon 17th Sept and chose the 20 euro menus poor starter plate full of lettuce with a miniscule piece if chicken and a bit of Foie gras. Main course was stone cold Cod with Packet curry sauce poured over the top. Followed by strawberries and ice cream. What added insult to injury afterwards was being charged 21 euros for 3 small shandys total cost 61 euros.
Avoid this place and go to Le Seguinel at Castillones 12 euros 3 course wine included fantastic

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

We saved this restaurant to the last night of our holiday and it was worth the wait. They were very welcoming and the service was excellent but unobtrusive leading to a relaxed meal. The food was very well cooked and presented. There were plenty of wines (including a good selection of local ones) at reasonable prices. The dessert in particular(a grand assiette of their choices) was magnificent. Well worth a visit. Incidentally the 49 Euro menu referred to in previous reviews is now 52 Euros but the more basic one at 29 Euros was first class and enough food for all but the starving.

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Thank Jeremy69Uk
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Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

Was recommend this restaurant by some local people when we told them we wanted somewhere special for the last night of our 2 weeks in eymet.And what a great choice it was, a wonderful dining room, great service (the head chef even takes your order!) and above all really good food.we opted for the 'grand set menu' and have to say it was faultless even down to the value for money.would definitely recommend this for not only a special treat but also for the set lunch.

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Thank david w
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