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“Delicious and beautiful!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Moulin de la Tardoire

Le Moulin de la Tardoire
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Montbron
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$46
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: In this enchanting setting along the Tardoire, we are happy to welcome you in a group event, special occasion or just during a gourmet meal to share a unique moment. Le Moulin de la Tardoire is proud to offer seasonal dishes using fresh, local ingredients. Our menu features a variety of tasty dishes to satisfy your afternoon and evening. Moreover, weekdays at noon on Chef offers his Day menu at 17 € (with two entrances, two dishes, two desserts). Finally, our meeting room located on the Tardoire is ideal for meetings, conferences or seminars in peace. It is fully equipped (video projector, wifi, paperboard, coffee machine ...) And available throughout the year (free if you decide to eat there).
Co.Durham
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious and beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014 via mobile

We came to eat at the Moulin while staying nearby. We were made very welcome with our young son. The menu was great, although it specified a set menu for weekends when we sat down we were able to order from any of the choices of dish. It's a beautiful setting by the river, an old mill building beautifully modernised. Service was impeccable, friendly staff explained any dishes we were unsure of, the beef and duck were cooked perfectly, dessert was heavenly. It was a shame we couldn't sit outside as it had been raining, but the downstairs table we had gave us a great view of the inner workings of the mill. A must visit if you are close to Montbron!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Angouleme, France
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Delicious relaxing Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

My children and grand-children first saw this restaurant on the riverside when they were canoeing down the Tardoire last year.So last month we set out to find it by car and decided that if the food matched the quite beautiful setting we had indeed found a gem. It does and we have The food is beautifully prepared and presented. The girls who served us were charming and efficient. We have now had lunch twice at the Moulin and on both occasions had the set menu once on a Feria with friends and the second time with family on a Monday, when it was great to find a good restaurant open, and on both occasions the Menu was excellent. We shall certainly return, I hope with our grand-children who I know will enjoy not only the food but also the mill race, river and garden.
In fact I think I shall drop them of in Montbron so that they can walk along the river to the Moulin. The next time they go canoeing I shall treat my self and their patents to lunch so that we can sit on the large terrace with chilled glasses of wine and watch them skillfully canoe past
Highly Recommended

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CMM16260
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Hampshire
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57 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Beautiful location, great food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

My wife and I had lunch at Le Moulin de la Tardoire. The food was excellent. The location is stunning. If you've got the time and inclination, it's also a pleasant walk to the restaurant from the center of Montbron, over the new footbridge.

Being right by the river, it will be necessary to keep a close eye on smaller children, especially if you're eating on the lovely terrace.

The menu du jour is pretty good value, whilst the a la carte menu looked quite expensive (compared to most everywhere else I ate whilst staying in the area). But given the excellent location and food, you probably won't mind. Highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nelly59CR
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Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Doesn't get much better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

This restaurant is an absolute gem and certainly one of the best we've been to in France. We've dined there for both a plat and an a la carte meal - both have been superb. The setting is as divine the cuisine and the service is both friendly and professional.
Its what Montbron has been lacking for many years. Cant wait to come back again in the summer.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Angouleme, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb local cuisine in a stunning riverside setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

We went to Le Moulin de la Tardoire for Sunday lunch with friends and were very impressed by our experience. The restaurant is set in a recently converted water mill - the mill race with its still functioning wooden machinery adds to the ambiance of the setting. The proprietors have opted for an interesting mix of traditional and modern styles - the crisp, white linen and smart tableware not detracting from the cosy atmosphere and stunning riverside views.
The menu was varied with something to suit all tastes and there is an emphasis on local cuisine and wines that adds to the authentic Charentais experience.
The food was cooked and presented to perfection - this is 'haute cuisine', but with portions of sufficient size to satisfy the appetite. The addition of appetizers with drinks and amusing touches (such as steak tartare 'mice'!) only served to add to the enjoyment of our meal.
The staff were courteous and attentive, without being intrusive, and there was an excellent wine list; we opted to allow the sommelier to choose wines that accorded well with our chosen dishes,giving us the opportunity to sample some of the outstanding local wines, and we were not disappointed.
This restaurant is now on our list of best-ever gastronomic experiences and we will certainly be going there again!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank malcolmrutland2014
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