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“Excellent Family-run Restaurant”
Review of Le Chanterelle - CLOSED

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Le Chanterelle
Price range: US$102 - US$102
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Coventry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent Family-run Restaurant”
Reviewed 22 June 2009

We went to Le Chanterelle as we'd heard of it in the local free paper and thought it would make a nice place for our anniversary meal. We weren't proved wrong! The staff were friendly and courteous and its small size meant that it had an intimate feel with plenty of time to look after diners. We went when they were serving the bistro menu and whilst the food was not cheap, it was good value. We both particuarly liked the Double Denhay Cheese Souffle as a starter so we'd recommend that. I was also impressed by the wine list. Again, not the cheapest but all seemed to be good quality stuff with a focus on New World wines that went well with the food.

Talking with the owner we found out that she had started the place with her son. He is a classically trained young chef (22) who runs the kitchen and she runs the front of house. They keep it small so that he can gain experience and get confident with service, which seemed like a really nice gift from his mum!

If you're in the area it is well worth a visit but do book ahead as sometimes it is quiet, as when we went, but with a limited number of covers (c 20) it can also fill rapidly and it would be a shame to miss out.

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2 Thank jfarnhill
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English first
London
2 reviews
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“A hidden gem”
Reviewed 7 April 2009

From being met at our taxi to a final farewell a few hours later, our time at Le Chanterelle was simply superb. An absolute hidden gem in the middle of glorious country side, I could not think of a better way to enjoy a Saturday lunch and we have no doubt that we will be back.

Our visit to Le Chanterelle has left a lasting impression.

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1 Thank ClassicLondon
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Shaftesbury, Dorset
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Just book a table today!”
Reviewed 25 October 2008

Four of us went to Le Chanterelle for dinner in October 2008 and we were all completely delighted - The food was outstandingly good and the staff were superb. We spoke with the chef (and his mum) after dinner - they have only had the place for about a year or so but the passion and skill was apparent in everything they presented to us. It is still possible to get a table at short notice - not for long though, we all agree Le Chanterelle probably does not need us to trumpet their praise.....

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1 Thank PamCee
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Southport
2 reviews
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“Dinning at Le Chanterelle”
Reviewed 25 June 2008

Me and my wife were on a long drive back form Bude to Southport and stumbled across this lovely little venue, A very small dinning experince with an amazing flare. The food was most divine and could not fault any of the food what so ever, after speaking to the chef later that evening i discovered that all the food is made on site to an most excellent standard, the resturant was abit quiet but i feel that that was due to it being mid-week. The service was impecable, I would recommened that you should try Le Chanterelle out and hope you would be as satisfied as my wife and I.

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2 Thank MarkSouthport
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