Where to Eat
Price Range Code:
€ = between 15-20€
€€ = between 20-30€€€€ = between 30-60€
Parcoul - approximately 5km, 5 minutes drive
Tel: 06 85 84 45 81
Type: Tex Mex Cafe
Price Range: €€
Trendy Café type restaurant run by local family. Been in Parcoul for years and is very popular with the locals and visitors. Chicken Fajitas, Steaks and Ribs are always popular.
Opening Hours - Wednesday evening through to Sunday
Bardenac - approximately 15kms, 15/20 minutes drive
Le Poirier - tel 05 45 98 14 31
Type: Classic/Auberge - Price Range: €€
Marie & Francoise run a good French country style "paysan" restaurant in simple homely surroundings - more like dining at a local person's home, particularly for Sunday lunch. No menu as such but lots of courses with wine and water included. A great inexpensive meal out if you are prepared to try local country style food.
Opening Hours - Generally open daily ( 12.50 euros), popular Sunday lunch (20.00 euros) must be booked
Chalais - approximately 10kms, 15 minutes drive
Tel: 05 45 98 12 65
Type: Fine Dining - Price Range: €€€
A French style gastronomic experience in lovely surroundings. The Chateau dates back to the 13th century & was the home of the Talleyrand family for over two hundred years. In the summer aperitifs are served outside followed by wonderful dinner inside the perigordian stone building. Classic French cuisine, specialities include magret de cannard (duck), foie gras, steak & fresh fish. The Chateau is extremely popular & bookings need to be made in advance in high season.
Opening Hours - lunch times except Monday & Tuesday, Evenings except Sunday & Monday
Cafe de L'Avenue - tel: 05 45 98 10 58
Type: Cafe - Price Range: €
A nice, relaxed cafe to enjoy a coffee or glass of beer especially on Monday morning (market day). The entrecote steaks are superb & very inexpensive plus a very reasonable menu available daily with specials.
La Bodega - tel: 05 45 78 96 33
Type: Cafe - Price Range: €€
This restaurant has been recommended by a number of our previous guests. It is a very intimate atmosphere serving Spanish themed dishes with an extensive tapas menu available. Music is a regular occurence in the summer months when booking is essential.
La Poste - Puymangou - approx 15kms - 15/20 mins
L'Hacienda Loca - 09 52 18 91 42
Type: Cocktail Bar/Restaurant - Price Range: €€
A fairly new trendy cocktail bar & restaurant with a large outside terrace. The food has a contemporary feel consisting of various fish and grilled meats.
Opening Hours - 12 noon - 2am every day
La Roche Chalais - approx 10k - 10 mins drive
La Bontemps - 05 53 90 92 14
Type: Modern French - Price Range €€
This smart restaurant is a very popular venue for the locals. Serving modern French cuisine, it's a good spot to enjoy locally sourced produce served in an imaginative way.
Open July & August - 12-1.30 & 7-9pm Closed Monday
September-June 12-1.30 & 7-8.30pm Closed Sunday evening,
Monday all day & Tuesday evening
St Aulay- approximately 15kms, 15/20 mins drive
La Plage (River Beach) Restaurant – 05 53 90 60 89
Type: Café/Steak/Pizza – Price Range: €€
This gem is an outdoor bar & restaurant serving the excellent river beach facility of St Aulay. It is open June through to early September and we are devastated when it closes! Julian and his family run this seasonal restaurant with a smile - all the staff are very courteous and helpful.
It offers snacks such as ham & cheese baguettes, hot dogs and frites all day long. The restaurant serves the best pizzas, excellent entrecotes, juicy veal chops, various salads and fresh fish along with an extensive crepe menu cooked to order and various desserts.
A very popular restaurant – need to book – especially for Bastille night when there is an amazing firework display.
Open all day for drinks and snacks
Restaurant open – 12-3 & 7-10
Aubeterre sur Dronne - approximately 20kms, 20/25 minutes drive
Hostellerie du Perigord - tel 05 45 98 50 46
Type: Fine Dining - Price Range: €€€
This hotel is run by husband & wife team Rachel & Fabrice and has an excellent restaurant with cuisine gastronomique. The food is a voyage of discovery - Fabrice uses modern methods and combinations of flavours and the menu changes regularly to ensure variety and seasonal availability. All the family will be welcome here and you can choose from a 3, 4 or 5 course meal in the evening from 30-60 € each with 3 courses at lunch time costing 20€. Highly recommended for a lovely experience.
Opening Hours - Open for lunch and dinner with an outside area for alfresco dining. Booking is recommended
La Taverne - 05.45.98.15.53 or 06.46.19.05.02
Type: Brasserie/Modern French - Price Range €€ lunch
La Taverne is located in the center of Aubeterre, opposite the The Underground Church. A professional team and a warm welcome await you here. The Tavern has a spacious summer terrace, a covered veranda & two intimate dining rooms. The menu includes typical regional specialties and a wide variety of tapas prepared by the chef Clement. There is a daily menu de jour using good quality seasonal ingredients. A very pleasant place to enjoy lunch or dinner.
Bordeaux - approx 55 kms, 60 minutes drive
Le Cafe Francais, 5 Place Peyberland - 05 56 52 96 69
Type: French Brasserie - Price: €€ lunch, €€€ dinner
This gem of a restaurant is on the pedestrian square overlooking St Andre cathedral. For over 36 years, Mdm Mesnard and her staff have offered a warm welcome and traditional gourmet French cuisine sourced from fresh, local produce. This is an ideal spot for a real French dining experience or to simply watch the world go by whilst choosing from the excellent selection of wines or foreign beers.
Opening Hours - continuous service 12 noon - 22.30 everyday
Brossac- approximately 18kms, 20/25 minutes drive
Qui Sud - tel: 05 45 98 44 18
Type: Trendy/Spanish theme - Price: €€
Beautiful setting overlooking Brossac Lake, this is a Spanish themed restaurant with daily house specials. Excellent grill section including steaks, veal & ribs - the fish & moules are excellent. A nice venue for a lovely evening out.
Opening Hours - 1st April to end of September for lunch & dinner
Montguyon - approximately 18kms, 20/25 minutes drive
Beauvallon BBQ Restaurant
Type: Alfresco/BBQ - Price: €
Simple but tasty BBQ food & salads by the beautiful aqua lagoon. Food is cooked straight off the BBQ from 12 - 2pm & 7-9pm evenings. Not an extensive menu but superb steaks, chicken, duck & prawn brochettes. Bar sells snacks & drinks all day.
Opening Hours - bar open all day. Restaurant open for lunches & dinner during the summer season from May to end of August
Riberac - approximately 35 kms, 40 minutes drive
Le Citronnier, 3 place Nationale - tel: 05 53 90 22 72
Type: European/French - Price: €€
This restaurant is just off the main market square in place Nationale. English & Persian owners Mercedeh & Paul Burrows serve international cuisine with interesting style. 3 course lunch menus with daily specials at around 16€ each make this an ideal after the Friday market.
Opening Hours - 12-2pm 7-10pm, Sunday lunch - closed Sunday evening & all day Monday
St Emilion - approximately 45kms, 50 minutes drive
L'Envers Du Decor, 11 Rue du Clocher - tel: 05 57 74 48 31
Type: Trendy French - Price: €€ lunch, €€€ dinner
This lovely restaurant is situated on the square near the famous church landmark at the top of St Emilion. The food is consistently good and the grills highly recommended. The staff are very informative and are happy to assist you in choosing a suitable wine to accompany your wonderful food. Booking recommended at the weekend.
Opening hours - every day - all year
Logis de la Cadene Tel: 05 57 24 71 40
Type: Traditional French - Price: €€ lunch, €€€ dinner
This pretty, intimate restaurant has been in the same family for over 60 years with daughter Marion & son-in-law Abdou Maarfi maintaining the cosy atmosphere. The restaurant is famous for their succulent grilled meat and fish dishes accompanied by delicious local wines in the purest Bordeaux tradition. 3 course lunch menus with daily specials around 16€ per person makes this a highly recommended restaurant to lunch while exploring the beauty of St Emilion. The beautiful wisteria covered patio is very popular for alfresco dining in the summer so be sure to get there early.
Opening Hours - 12-2pm, Sunday lunch - closed Sunday evening & all day Monday