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“Sunday Lunch”
Review of Walnut

Walnut
Ranked #1 of 31 Restaurants in Eymet
Price range: $22 - $55
Description: We are a family owned and operated restaurant that prides itself on great service, a warm inviting atmosphere and delicious food. The perfect environment to socialise with friends while sharing one of our locally inspired platters, paired with a great bottle in our wine lounge. Alternatively, take a seat and experience our intimacy in our dining area. With a seasonally varied menu that highlights local produce and is inspired by flavours and dishes from around the world. Chef Will and his team are committed to keep it fresh, innovative and interesting. Situated in one of the great wine producing regions of France, our wine list is a celebration of the vintners of the world. We are pleased to provide you an exciting choice of both new and old-world wines, the majority of which can be enjoyed by glass, carafe or bottle.
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Description: We are a family owned and operated restaurant that prides itself on great service, a warm inviting atmosphere and delicious food. The perfect environment to socialise with friends while sharing one of our locally inspired platters, paired with a great bottle in our wine lounge. Alternatively, take a seat and experience our intimacy in our dining area. With a seasonally varied menu that highlights local produce and is inspired by flavours and dishes from around the world. Chef Will and his team are committed to keep it fresh, innovative and interesting. Situated in one of the great wine producing regions of France, our wine list is a celebration of the vintners of the world. We are pleased to provide you an exciting choice of both new and old-world wines, the majority of which can be enjoyed by glass, carafe or bottle.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadn’t booked and only arrived from Bergerac airport just in time for lunch, but the staff couldn’t have been more welcoming and attentive. They make you feel like VIP’s! Enjoyed the most delicious Sunday roast, had read reviews and it certainly lived up to expectations. We were so impressed we went again one evening. Still felt like VIP’s, the customer service is second to none - they can’t do enough for you - and another lovely meal. As regular visitors to the area Walnut is now firmly on our shortlist and we’re spreading the word!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ohfb
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WalnutBistro, Owner at Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ohfb

Thank you for leaving us a review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed both of your meals with us and that our team was able to make you feel so comfortable. Thank you for your support in spreading the word about us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

Have a great day.

The Walnut Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful friendly welcome for my daughter and myself. We had Sunday lunch on our first visit and on the second a delicious soup with fresh crusty bread and a vegan meal with cauliflower and veggies and amazing homemade chips. Going back today for Sunday lunch again. The service is excellent and the restaurant classy and original. There is also a covered terrace to sit outside

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Mary W
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WalnutBistro, Owner at Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mary W

It has been an absolute pleasure having you come dine with us at Walnut. Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review. I am glad that you and your daughter have enjoyed your meals with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

All the best,

The Walnut Team

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is ok but overpriced for what it is. Food isn’t bad but nothing that you can’t get elsewhere in the area for less cost. The starter of figs wrapped in Parma ham with Roquefort was tasty, but because it was cooked in a pot the juices ran out and made the whole thing watery. Staff are young and friendly but seem slightly vague. Very nice decor. Pointless gimmicks irritate. Who wants to be ‘presented’ with what seems to be a cigar box containing a ‘choice’ of five identical meat knives, just prior to your main course? It’s just plain silly. I know this is a fairly new place but to be asked by at least two staff if everything was ok - for every course - was overkill.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Doodiebird
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WalnutBistro, Owner at Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Doodiebird.

Thank you for the review of your experience with us.

Our chef is dedicated to creating a menu that provides a different take on local favorites, such as our foie gras with apple and hazelnut slaw, and/or highlights fresh and seasonal ingredients such as our fig wrapped in Parma ham, of which we hand pick the figs ourselves from our home. The figs are cooked together with the Parma ham and roquefort and served in the same dish in order to savour the flavours of the juices that are created during the cooking process.

We have priced our menu at a point based off of the quality of ingredients that we have sourced and the experience our team aims to provide, of which both points I am disappointed to hear that you felt was not reflected.

I am also disappointed to hear that you found the presentation of the steak knives to be so irritating that it had such a negative effect on your overall dining experience. We have put a lot of thought into our service and the details we wanted to incorporate as a part of it. Our knives are authentic Laguiole steak knives that are hand forged and individually unique while each handle is made using one of a selection of different woods. It has always been my opinion that a good piece of meat deserves a good knife.

I am very proud to say that we have a team of passionate, friendly and driven individuals in both our kitchen and front of house who aim at providing the best experience possible. Our team loves to interact with our guests and ensure that you are having en enjoyable experience. In addition to this both my wife and I are present, and our main focus is you. I am sorry to hear that we were too overbearing in this case as we do try to balance between being present and available when assistance is required while at the same time providing an air of intimacy and privacy to our guests. I can assure that our sole intention was to check that you were having an enjoyable meal.

Thank you again for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience.

Kindest regards,

Julian Moloney

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I run a Chambre' D'hote and Holiday letting. We had been told by our own clients what a wonderful restaurant Walnut was. Being busy with clients, our vineyard, and occasionally going to night markets with friends we never had free time to try Walnut.

We finally had the chance to try it out...twice as a matter of fact, it was that good we invented another reason to research it for our clientelle.

Absolutely wonderful...the plates as served were perfect, quality cuts of meat (cooked beautifully), fresh vegetables, nice portions, and the presentation added to the nice ambiance.

The service was professional, brief when appropriate and attentive when there were questions and interesting background about the restaurant and owners. Nice wine list...and the cheesecake...it's been years since I've had such a delicate cheesecake.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Petterson H
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WalnutBistro, Owner at Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear H Petterson,

Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure speaking with you and we are so pleased you took the time to come and dine with us.

Chef Will and his team work so hard to take the great selection of ingredients that are available to us seasonally and turn them into honest and delicious dishes.

Our team aims to provide a well balanced and enjoyable atmosphere and I am glad that you felt this was reflected in your experience.

As for the cheesecake, thank you so much for your great feedback! it's one of our favourites!

Until next time,

The Walnut Team

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Walnut on last day of our visiting family’s holiday.

All Really enjoyed the meals , the butternut squash soup was superb, steaks , chunky chips and fish dish was good ( cauliflower couscous rather bland) but a lovely , fairly pricey meal was enjoyed by all.

Only a couple of negatives that we all agreed on , no side plates for bread , and the wooden platters of two guests were slightly warped and therefore spun around every time a piece of steak was cut ( we laughed but elderly guest not happy) maybe placemats would solve problem as I know the table next to us also ‘chased ‘a burger around their plate .
One other small quip...I may be wrong but I’m sure a good percentage of customers were brits or tourists with limited French...why not offer a translated menu or English in small print underneath ? It would perhaps show an appreciation of visiting trade.
But we live here and will certainly return...a great addition to Eymet and very welcome.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank Lorraine T
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WalnutBistro, Owner at Walnut, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lorraine T

Thank you choosing to dine at Walnut during your holiday here in the beautiful Dordogne.

I am so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your meals and you felt that it was at a fair price point. I also want to thank you for your feedback on the couscous, we are in the process of changing our menu for the fall season and your comments are helpful to us moving forward.

I am also happy to say that we have recently switched out our boards that we use for our steaks and burgers and are looking into a solution that can hold up to our dishwasher to prevent issues in the future.

As for our menu, we are very appreciative of passing trade through the area, however due to limited space and fear of making the print on our menu smaller we have decided against the English translation, additionally we do aim to limit our printing in order to be environmentally responsible. Due to the frequency of which we make changes to the menu this means that we have opted against printing translated versions. This said, our team is bilingual and we love to talk and interact with our guests. We are always here to help as well as provide any translations that may be needed.

Again, thanks you so much for your comments regarding your meal with us and I am so glad to hear that, for the most part, you had a positive experience.

We very much look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Regards,

The Walnut Team

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