My hosts took me here as it had opened between their last visits and they were keen to try it out.
The refurbishment, from a Tabac, was excellent- rustic- yet chic.
Beautiful , antique artifacts all around, including a huge, tiled stove in one corner, looking like one you'd find in a castle or stately home- decorated with pretty tiles.
Service was speedy and pleasant.
The new owners are Italian, also the food.
I thought this rather odd, as it's the only restaurant for miles, in a tiny hamlet. I'd have thought French would have been more apprpriate, for a local eaterie!
We went for the 25Euros set meal- going for the cheapest as it was a 'try out'.
The prices rose to 50Euros for the meal including truffles!
We had a starter of tortellini, on a bed of ratatouille.Mains was sole, on a bed of something unidentifiable, with potato portions the size of gold balls- one each! A srig of lettuce and a cherry tomate, halved went with it.
Dessert was a 'supermarket' tiramisu in a plastic pot!
Favorite Dish: We were disappointed with the meal, especially at the price charged.
Portions were small.
Not good value at all.
For the equivalent of £25 , for one, expected much more!
One bonus- a jug of water was served without it being asked for. No bread supplied, as is usual restaurants. Not even breadsticks- as it was Italian! I needed it as I was still hungry after the meal!
I asked about the provenance of the beautiful stove, thinking they'd say they acquired it from an antique shop...or a ruined Manoir...
I was told it was 1 year old!! Very disappointing.
We chose the 13.50Euros menu- of the several priced ones, up to 30Euros.
The choice was extensive- from 8, etc., dishes from each category- starter, mains, dessert.
The restaurant was packed with locals- a good sign and only those pre booked got in.Many were turned away!
The atmosphere was great- bustling, cheery,noisy,..smiling, efficient staff, who were rushed off their feet but served everyone very speedily.The whole prceedings were overseen by the Madame, owner of the establishment, from a high plinth in the centre of the restaurant. She also greeted every customer with a cheery smile.
Favorite Dish: I had crevettes as my starter and had a plate with 18 of the beasts on it, with a mayonnaise sauce.
My companions had salmon mousse and snails!
We had steak au poivre for mains, one of the party having salmon.
The accompniments were generous.
Desserts were- nougat ice cream, with cream, for me, creme brulee and a dish of several different flavoured ice creams for another.
All portions of exh course were most generous.
It was incredible value for 13.50 Euros!
Driving to this hotel was like driving in the centre of London in rush hour, gps was totally useless...more
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