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La Citadelle

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9 Place Georges Picard, 79200, Parthenay, France
+33 5 49 64 12 25
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Tue - Thu 19:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Saw this one on TripAdvisor before we went to Parthenay (we check them out before we go). Took a chance and didn't book and got squeezed in behind the door. The menus are on a chalk board. Ordered the steak, the piece of beef (local) and the confit of duck. All arrived quickly and didn't disappoint. Followed up with three... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Isle Of Wight, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Food is good, lots of choice and very friendly service. No menu, just choose individual dishes, so can choose just one course if you want.

Thank Cath W
York, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

La Citadelle is a charming restaurant in the ancient town of Parthenay. We were delighted by the smiley service and good food and wine, all at a reasonable price. The restaurant was busy, with quite a few British guests, some of whom struggled with the menu and staff; if you travel in France, learn the language or at least make... More 

Thank MichaelWinnerRIP
Nuaille Sur Boutonne
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Went to La Citadelle after reading the reviews on TA, it is a lovely 'bistro' type restaurant, but unfortunately the food did live up to our expectations, a very good choice of food & wine available. The starters were quite basic & expensive for what you get, it just needs some nice finishing touches to the dishes. Great service from... More 

Thank 979paul
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We ate here twice during our visit this summer. On both occassion found the food to be fabulous. The food is all freshly cooked to a high standard. Dont be put off if the ground floor looks full there are table upstairs. However, if you're a bit unstable its very narrow and steep. The bill is added up on a... More 

Thank Melsey1
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

It was difficult to get the waitresses attention to order drinks or wine. It took her 3 attempts to work out what the she thought the bill should be at the end of the meal. We had a good party atmosphere so I didn’t want to create a scene and paid her final demand which was a little over what... More 

Thank ian W
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015 via mobile

Food,surroundings and service all very very good. Always enjoy it here for the French feel of the place and the food is delicious. All the old favourites on there,plus a few new ones including fish'n'chips -Looked like the real thing complete with Sarson's vinegar,but we don't go to France for that,the rest of the menu is way too good! Sadly... More 

Thank Gasman69
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We visited here last year and the food was amazing and was seriously looking forward to going back. Apparently, the menu hasn't changed for a very long time so I was looking forward to having the same lamb shank again, in that amazing rich sauce. I was so disappointed they no longer offered it, so I ordered something else thinking... More 

Thank hellomissmyers
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Decor elegant, staff very friendly and prompt. The food was fantastic, and very very tasty. We sat underneath the old citadel entrance. The only restaurant to eat at.

Thank RSVRFrance
Charleston, South Carolina
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Order the duck gizzard salad! I'm not kidding. "Gesiers de canard." The children loved it too (we did not translate for them). And for adults' dessert, order the incredible 'coupe armagnac," (vanilla ice cream, prunes, and brandy).

Thank tripperetta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Place Georges Picard, 79200, Parthenay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Deux-Sevres  >  Parthenay
  • Phone Number: +33 5 49 64 12 25

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