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Auberge de la Cognette

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Boulevard de Stalingrad, 36100 Issoudun, France
+33 2 54 03 59 59
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Vatan, France
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38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

You will know you are entering a quality establishment the moment you enter the door. Shown to our table by a welcoming "Madame" as if we were regular patrons...I like that very much. Very quaint dining room, quality linen , heavy silverware and nice glasses. Interesting menus. I liked the home smoked chunk of salmon. My host delighted in his... More 

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Bourges, France
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

A spontaneous decision to see the exhibitions at Issoudun's wonderful Saint-Roch museum meant that we first had to have lunch somewhere. Had heard much about la Cognette and it's food. Not disappointed. In somewhat over -the -top surroundings (Napoleon III is obviously still revered around here) we had some amazing starters, great snails on mushrooms, fish, wild boar and intricate... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

There was such a long time that I haven't been in such a restaurant that kind of place that made you feel nicely surprised, well seduced and where you can feel relax, making you definitely enjoy the moment

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Lebbeke, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Fine, well prepared and nicely presented food. Very friendly and professional staff. The chef, who personnally welcomed us, is quite a character and visibly loves to create dishes that please the diners. The wine list is very complete and contains also very good wines at abordable prices. The restaurant is very pleasant and nicely decorated. When in the Issoudun region,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is probably our 4th visit to La Cognette. We were staying about 15 kilometres from Issoudun, so another opportunity to visit or favourite restaurant in the centre of France. As usual, it was a lovely experience – the service, the environment, and of course the food. This time I particularly enjoyed the trilogy of veal. And we got to... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Michelin star well earned at this unassuming restaurant in small town Issoudun. Dinner service took a little longer than expected to start as we waited for an hour and a half in the main entrance with a glass of champagne. Friendly (if slightly mangy) cat in the entrance gave a homey feel to the establishment that some might find unhygienic.... More 

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Javea, Spain
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

This was a real treat. Wonderful food, friendly staff. Michelin starred restaurant so expensive but definitely value for money. Recommend the Crevettes, absolutely full of flavour.

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London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

This one star Michelin restaurant is part of the hotel of the same name but is in a nearby street. It is beautifully appointed in the grand French style. The service was fine but I chose lamb chops which were almost inedible and tough. I admit to not complaining at the time but after a drive from Calais it was... More 

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

We really looked forward to our second visit to this long-standing, family run Michelin Starred restaurant. We have eaten in many Michelin restaurants and without doubt this is perhaps where our finest Menus have been enjoyed. The setting is superb; a series of dining rooms in the style of the Balzac era, the perfect back cloth for the dining experience,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014

We discovered this hotel and restaurant almost by accident, possibly 10 years ago, when it was still in the Logis de France book. What a happy accident! Being creatures of habit we have made a bit of a ritual of staying here on our way south to the Auvergne each year. Part of the ritual is to treat ourselves to... More 

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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
Average prices
US$64 - US$91
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard de Stalingrad, 36100 Issoudun, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Berry  >  Indre  >  Issoudun
  • Phone Number: +33 2 54 03 59 59
In a Balzacian atmosphere, in the heart of le Berry, Isabelle and Jean-Jacques welcome you to their restaurant which offers cuisine using local flavours in a creative way.

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