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“Excellent food & service in a pretty setting”
Review of Le Lavalette

Le Lavalette
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We visited Le Lavalette while on holiday in the area after reading several positive reviews, and we were not disappointed. The service was friendly and efficient, and the food was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic (the trio of desserts was a particular highlight!) We felt the standard of the food was so high that we really felt like we were having a bit of a treat, so we were pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived and it actually turned out to be slightly cheaper than an ordinary pizzeria meal we'd had in Cognac a few nights previously!

It was lovey to be able to sit outside under the covered market square, eating while the sun set. We will definitly return if we're visiting the area again.

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Thank infamousbarfly
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

good food
have had lunch more than evenings
but both good
lovely setting pretty village square
a great evening out!

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Thank frenchabroadFrance
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We booked Le Lavalette for lunch as a place to meet up with friends. The meal was very good value, and the portions quite generous. There were no complaints from anybody, and the service was good as well as the food. As it is over an hour for us to get to, I don't know how often we would go back there, but as we booked it as an unknown quantity, the whole meal was a success. Would recommend it to anyone in the area.

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1  Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

We ate here twice while on holiday in the area and food was beautifully cooked and presented. We chose starter and main on first visit but main and pudding on our second. All equally good and a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. Not the cheapest food we had on holiday but far and away the best. The portions were a good size but all 4 of us cleared our plates on all courses. We did not book and friendly staff managed to fit us in but I would recommend booking to be sure of getting in. The tables outside in the market hall are lovely on a warm evening but inside looked attractive too. Staff will supply an English translation of the menu if you need it.

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Thank Rolin22
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

We ate here twice whilst on holiday in the area and it was by far the best food that we had during our stay. On our first visit we did not book a table, however the waiting staff were very helpful and were able to find space for our party of five. Despite this, I would most definitely recommend booking in advance as our second visit proved to be somewhat more comfortable and thus more enjoyable. The menu of the day on our second visit also being more to my personal taste. The restaurant is situated in the sleepy but very picturesque town of Villebois-Lavalette and visiting this restaurant, which overlooks the spectacular medieval market place also provides the perfect opportunity to visit the town. The food here is without a doubt excellent, however somewhat safe and in my opinion it does appear to be missing that something special. The menu of the day however, is fantastic value for money and you will not be disappointed. So, if you are looking for impressive food that guarantees your satisfaction this is the place for you. I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant and will be returning in the future.

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Thank sh668
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