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Au Relais du Chateau Chalais

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15 rue du Chateau, 16210 Chalais, France
+33 5 45 98 23 58
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Loubes-Bernac, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Like several recently added criticisms, I must agree with the comments. Whereas for many years this was a superb restaurant where the food and service was excellent, it is, now, overvalued and has ideas above its station. No wonder there were so few people dining there (in August) at midday. We were aghast at the price of the cheapest menu... More 

2 Thank Aucompte
Chalais, France
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We have eaten here many times during its rather varied management history. I reviewed it in January16 just before it closed and so it should have done as it was hopeless. I learned it had reopened a little while ago and so finally revisited it last night with the expectation of a good meal. Our party of seven ( there... More 

1 Thank Peter D
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We have always dined here as our treat on holiday. We saw from the website that it had reopened with new owners but there were no sample menu on website. We booked for lunch and under previous ownership there used to be set lunch for about 18 euros. When we arrived it was half hour into lunch service and the... More 

1 Thank mandynay
Parcoul, France
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Just had a superb lunch at the Chateau in Chalais. The food was magnificent. It was well presented, amazing flavours and delicious. We had a warm welcome from the new owner and chef when we arrived. The waiter did his job very well, was friendly and courteous. Would have given 5 stars BUT...... We were shown to a table for... More 

Thank Suzanne R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Dear Proprietor On Sunday 14th August 2016 you shouted profanities at me while my husband paid €10 for two drinks you would not allow us to drink. Why? Because our first impressions of your business were so poor that having booked a table for 2 for Sunday lunch we decided we did not want to order lunch and instead asked... More 

1 Thank Moon W
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

To find such a gem in the depths of the French countryside is remarkable. The menu is the better for being a bit restricted - no microwaves here - and everything from the amuse bouche to the crêpes suzettes sparkled. The duck came with tangy fruit sauces and scallops were perfectly seared. Quirky art catches the eye and does not... More 

1 Thank Muckle M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Beautifully presented, good service, beautiful setting... Couldn't ask for more! Will be back to advise this winter. Will be booking here for November.

Thank Lucie102013
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for 16 years and seen several changes of ownership. This year saw my family of 10 covering 3 generations in the good hands of the new Belgium Chef and family. He talked about how he had to start again from scratch 3 months ago and uses the recipes of his 2 star M Chef Father.... More 

Thank TractorBoyHongKong
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Superb food, excellent service, exuberant new owner. Have eaten here regularly over the last 5 years and experienced previous two owners- hands down the best meal yet. The place needed a revamp and it has got just that. The positives - perfectly cooked scallops - delicious gambas - melt in the mouth rich foie gras - incredible Charolais fillet -... More 

Thank pummy234
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2 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Recently reopened and well worth a visit. Very warm welcome by all staff, the service continued to be attentive throughout. Reasonably priced menu, with very well presented, and exceptional food. Well done to all your team....we'll be back!

Thank Janine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 rue du Chateau, 16210 Chalais, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente  >  Chalais
  • Phone Number: +33 5 45 98 23 58

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?