Walked around town at lunchtime and came across the Bar du Centre. It looked nice so we went in for a bite to eat. It was crowded with mostly locals, but service was very good.
While they have a varied menu, we went with the Plat du Jour. On the day we were there, the plat du jour was an entree of melon slices with country ham, the plat was a mushroom risotto with strips of duck breast, dessert was a raspberry gratin and a glass of wine was included all for only Euro 14.
Nice place, definitely worth a stop if you want a quick bite to eat or a beverage to whet your whistle.
Favorite Dish: The mushroom risotto with the duck breast was delicious. Great flavor in the risotto and the duck was tender and cooked perfectly.
Vincent Dallet is a delicious Salon Du the or patisserie located in the center of Epernay. We stopped in for a quick breakfast before starting our tour.
The cases were loaded with delectable looking pastries, cakes and biscuits. They also sell homemade candies and ice creams. You can also just stop in for a quick cup of coffee or tea.
Very nice place and the woman behind the counter was very friendly.
Favorite Dish: One of the best pain au chocolats that I had on our trip.
We have dined at Café / Tarbac /Brasserie Le Khédive several times over the years restricting our visits for coffee and cake or for lunch. It is usually quite busy with a constant stream of customers either taking a coffee break, eating , buying tobacco products or checking out the lotto results.
We seem to have arrived for lunch a couple of times when it was cold and raining and we found the glassed in dining space most welcoming.
Favorite Dish: Menu choices are extensive but we have always found the salads meeting our midday requirements. Served with bread and butter they make a satisfying and inexpensive lunch.
A glass of local bubbles for madam and a beer for him usually suffices during a break from touristic activity.
We have eaten at this restaurant a couple of times over the years and chose it during a visit to Champagne in June 2010 with first-time visitors because it was a bit more up-market than some of the bistro eateries in town and we were celebrating the end of a canal cruise. We knew that wine mark-ups were not extreme & at least two bottles of champagne would have to be consumed.
La Cloche provides traditional French cuisine in elegant surroundings. The specialities of the house include : foie gras maison cuit au torchon (duck/goose liver wrapped in cloth [torchon] to hold it together and lightly poached to retain the fat); Tronçon de turbot aux girolles (turbot fish with yellow fungi) ; Soufflé glacé aux framboises (frozen raspberry soufflé).
There are several menu available
Menu €47 ( or €37 with fewer courses). Menu €30 or €45 with half a bottle of champagne selected by the maison. There are cheaper menu options with fewer courses and a selection of six salads, each a complete meal, €12 to €16 ( the dearest with fois gras)
From the a La Carte list –
choice of six entrées €10 to €19 (Fois gras)
from the Sea - 5 choices €17 to €26 (Le Filet de Turbot Sauce orange)
Viands - 4 meat dishes €17 to €25 (Filet de Boeuf) . Extras if required.
Finishers : Choice of seven desserts €7.
The wine list features at least sixteen traditional Champagnes (750 ml bottles & some half bottles). Six blanc de blanc (chardonnay). Rose - eight choices. Vintage - four choices. The list has still wine options from the region, Alsace and Beaujolais.
La Cloche is open every day 1200 to 1400 and 1900 to 2100. Closed for 15 days in January each year.
Favorite Dish: We all opted for the Menu with champagne included. It provided a Choice of 3 entrée; choice of three mains, assiette de Fromage and choice of three desserts.
I could not pass up the foie gras (“mum’s recipe” was the clincher).La Galantine de Volaille au Foie gras et Jambon cru (Recette de ma Mère) followed by Le margret de Canard aux figues; finishing with pineapple - Le Chaud Froid Ananas et Fraises, Sorbet Citron Vert
Other at the table tried other choices including Fillet of Bar Fish with vegetables; Le Fondant au Chocolat noir et Caramel and La Tartlette Chiboust.
We drank two bottles of the selection maison champagne – Husson–Joliet brut.
Service, ambience and presentation top class. All diners voted the dine out "worth taking a detour to experience" as the green Michelin Guides use in their classification. We will be back.
Although the food and service was really good, the feeling I got here was that of being in a family restaurant.
Favorite Dish: I had some Blue Cheese filled pasta, a thick and tasty steak and some Pommes Fritte. Everything was really good, except for the Rice Pudding I had for dessert which was just okay. But maybe that's what I get for ordering Rice Pudding in France!
The couple who is hosting the restaurant has a true ambience for a good and delicious food.
Favorite Dish: Zabaglione of Champagne wine with strawberries is next to the heaven.
Just a simple restaurant that serves cheap and nice kebab. The chilli sauce for the kebab packs a punch, very spicy! :) The tasty beef is cut into very thin slices.
We enjoyed the special Gourmet Dinner at La Briqueterie. Many courses, lots of good wine, a gigantic cheese tray and a Souffle. We rolled back to our rooms.....