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“Disappointing”
Review of La Petite Borie

La Petite Borie
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$25
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 May 2014

After reading the reviews, we had high expecttions and were not impressed. You can do much better in Sarlat t the same price. We find most restaurants are priced pretty much the same with imilar offerings, but some are clearly a cut above the others in preparation and presentation. First of all wewere told they were out of cassoulet then they brought the wrong entre for my husband. The duck confit was crispy but had no seasoning and the sauce was bland. Potatoes were pretty greasy. Goose with potato was pretty bland. No bread was offered and though soup was listed in the fixed price menu, she told us no soup came with the mel. Ok service but waitress speaks not a word of english and tried to communicate in very rapid french. All in all, not a memorable meal and I would go elsewhere.

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Thank Alpinehiker
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

The fact that all the poor reviews are French is a testament to how below-par this restaurant is compared to its superior neighbours.

Firstly, the garlic soup (which was free) was not very interesting and, to be honest, not worth eating. My foie gras starter was lukewarm at best and the toast that it came on was harder than rock. On the same slate were rather interesting additions such as a chilli and balsamic mixture and chilli salt which - although they were nice - did not add anything to the dish. Also, my foie gras was a tad overcooked.

For my main course I chose the beef, which was very good. Atop this came a slither of foie gras - not enough to really warrant its inclusion. The fish, however, was very good.

I would have stayed for dessert had the service not been incredibly slow.

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Thank David B
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We are not the best people to be eating out in Périgord as we don't eat meat, but do eat fish. So you can imagine that trying to find something to eat in this bastion of goose liver etc. is a challenge; but one that we embrace with open minds. We were a group of 7 - most of whom do eat meat and who love the local food.
It was a delight to find a restaurant that not only had two fish dishes on the menu, but also has a salad that does not contain meat. The welcome was warm and genuine, and when taking our orders the owner spotted that there were veggies in the group, and was quick to point out that the potatoes were cooked in goose fat. Something I have never experienced before - the mention, not the goose fat.
Throughout, the service was light hearted, friendly and genuine, and quick and attentive. The food was good and well cooked. The salads fresh and crisp, the local specialities were appreciated by our carnivore relatives and included some traditional recipes for pork that were enjoyed.
In summary, it is an unpretentious, good quality, very friendly and warm restaurant. Value is good. For seven people, three courses, with two carafes of wine and water, with apéritifs and a digestif (one) came to €200. Not bad.
The welcome was excellent, and while the patron speaks English it was not forced upon us and was certainly not done in a patronising way; more to be helpful. Will definitely eat here again.

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1  Thank AdamGet
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

if you are looking for traditional French fare cooked perfectly on a low budget, look no further! This place is excellent and was one of the culinary highlights of our trip to Sarlat. Go check it out!

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Thank Katie M
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We went along on the recommendation of trip advisor customers and we were not disappointed. We were met outside by the smiling owner who sat us down and gave some recommenations for food and wine. We ate from the local speciality menus of foie gras, duck and walnut tart, all of which were delicious. We were the first customers but by 7 30 all the tables were taken and people were being turned away. Friendly service and good value, great

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Thank Charles B
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