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“Fantastic experience in Brive” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Table d'Olivier

La Table d'Olivier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$32
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic experience in Brive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

This restaurant was recommended by the B&B owner and it was exceptional. Imaginative, very approachable food and fantastic flavors. We enjoyed every dish and give this restaurant a very good recommendation.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ShawnW885
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We had a fantastic meal there, top ingredients combined with a creative cuisine.
Red tuna with a wasabi sorbet, veal with truffel sauce, really excellent.
The sevice was also very friendly. A couple operates the restaurant and seating is limited so it is better to book.
They also had an excellent kids 3course menu for only 11euros.

The only issue is that I got asthma because of some spray they used in the restaurant, but they have opened the door and it got better.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Champagne188636
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Forges
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Modern French food from fresh ingredients”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2013

This restaurant, open a couple of years is owned by a young couple, Pierre & Fany Neveu. We dropped in for lunch after a meeting in town as we'd heard good things about the place. We received a charmingly friendly welcome from Fany who looks after the 8 tables, seating 26 people. The reataurant is in a very small street (no parking) just inside the inner ring road, and makes very good use of the attractive stonework of the building.

During the week, they propose a reasonably priced daily menu, costing €23 for 3 courses, though one can choose either entree and main, or main and dessert at slightly reduced prices. One can also choose à la Carte. I chose the three course menu and my wife chose the main course and dessert, but was allowed, very kindly, by Pierre to substitute cheese for the dessert.

I won't bore you with a blow by blow account of the dishes. Suffice it to say that each course was delicious with some innovative touches. This isn't stodgy food, but light modern cooking. What a joy to be served freshly cooked green asparagus spears. The breadt of duckling was beautifully cooked exactly to the degree we asked for and was a succulent and juicy as one could ask for,

The wine list is imaginative and quite extensive. We chose a glass each of house red, and were offered the choice of two bottles, choosing one from Faugères, which was delicious, far better than many I've been offered.

All in all, this is a very good restaurant indeed. I run a B&B and will certainly be recommending it to my clients if they want to eat in Brive and we shall be returning when we can. The overall cost for the two of us, was 54 €. Fany was delightful, full of giggles and fun. In view of the small capacity,I strongly recommend booking, especially ifor dinner.One thing worth noting. This isn't a fast food joint, open all hours. They only accept people arriving during normal meal times, and these times are displayed outside the restaurant. With just the two of them running the place, it's entirely reasonable, but might surprise someone hoping to eat at any time.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank IaninFrance
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Vayrac, France
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214 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“The best restaurant in Brive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

We have been living in Brive since March, having visited 3 times before. In that time we have been to a number of restaurants in the town. On the whole, the standard is high; only one has disappointed. But we had heard from several people that La Table d'Olivier was the best. And they are right.

It's not a big restaurant; so you need to reserve, especially if you are going on a Saturday evening, as we did. It's also hard to find if you don't know Brive well - on the west side of the central area (centre historique), off rue Carnot. Although the main room is small, the tables are carefully arranged so that you are not bothered by your fellow diners. The décor is unobtrusive and the tinkling water feature calming. We were made to feel at home by our waitress, the chef's wife.

The menu was blessedly short but with enough variety and interest to make deciding on what to have quite hard. That is as it should be. And when our food arrived, each dish was beautifully presented and delicious to eat. I am usually one to rush my food but not this time. It has been a long time since my wife and I have enjoyed such excellent food in such a relaxing ambience. We will be back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wargrave, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Small, welcoming and quite simply delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

We would never have found this had it not been for the owner of the bed and breakfast we were staying overnight in. He kindly recommended and booked a table for us.

Hidden away down a quiet street in the centre (we walked to it) we were welcomed by the smiling waitress. It is a small, intimate feeling restaurant with clean fresh decor and we were soon seated with menus and an apperitif. The food is quite simply delicious. Excellent quality and beautifully presented (but not in a pretentious manner). My starter of crab 'ravioli' wrapped in finely sliced courgettes was superb, as was our whole meal. The service is efficient, unhurried and discreet. The table near us was a small group having the 'tasting' menu and dish after dish of delicate, lovely looking plates passed by.

We only stopped in Brive for one night, but are very grateful our host guided us to this little gem and can highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank skiffgirl50
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