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“Beautiful setting, beautiful food”

Chateau de Haute-Serre
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Cieurac
Price range: US$22 - US$72
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: La Table de Haute-Serre is an original gastronomic concept -bistronomie- in a wine cellar near to Cahors. The bistro side is reflected in the warm, friendly atmosphere in a sitting reminiscent of a modern, chic sort of loft. The gourmet side is, of course, reflected in the menu with local products market by our chef, Adrien Manac'h. The wine side is an exceptional selection from Bertrand Gabriel Vigouroux, creator of fine Malbec wines from Cahors.
London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful setting, beautiful food”
Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

We went to the Chateau de Haute-Serre for a Saturday lunch time girlie catch up. My first impression was the beautiful setting, within a Vineyard. On entering the building we were greeted by the chef himself, a nice touch I'm not used to in the UK. We were taken to our table by the attentive staff then the gastric delights began. Beautifully light but tasty soup was followed by mains of duck so beautifully presented it was almost a work of art yet retaining complimentary flavours. Dessert was a a flurry of strawberry and cream froth, so light and refreshing. All this washed down by a beautifully deep and rich red wine. I thoroughly recommend this beautiful restaurant, it's a gem.

  • Visited May 2014
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Cahors, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fine dining at its most finest!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

As a resident of the Lot and having eaten in most restaurants in and around Cahors I can say that this is truly the best. Talented and inventive young chef Thierry Pszonka welcomes you to his restaurant where he creates sublime and complex dishes using the finest of fresh locally sourced and seasonal produce. Each dish served seduces all the senses... mouth watering aromas, beautiful tastes, luxurious textures and almost too beautiful to eat. Staff are attentive and yet discreet and the setting is chic yet welcoming. I don't imagine it will be long before Thierry and his team gain their first Michelin star. My favourite restaurant by far and perfect for both a midday lunch and a special evening.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Roquefas
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gvigouroux, Propriétaire at Chateau de Haute-Serre, responded to this review, 27 May 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comment! It will be a pleasure to see you again.

Le Chef, Thierry Pszonka
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Cahors, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Always a wonderful surprise”
Reviewed 1 February 2014

It is difficult to add anything significant to the commentaries already uttered.
Fabulous cuisine, great surroundings, wonderful staff, great wine. But it seems that most of the observations are based only on a passing visit.

I, on the other hand, do the “passing visits” rather often as I have been very lucky to be introduced to the consistently original and never boring cuisine of chef Thierry Pszonka since the very beginning.
Every dish hides somewhere a little unexpected surprise explosion of flavors "sneaked in" just when you expect it least
The fish and seafood creations could be described only as wicked. As in Yummy.
The puddings! Don’t let me hold you up. One word - divine.
But what is most important is how consistently good the food and the service has been over the years. And that is no longer easy to find.
So well done Chef and all the staff of Chateau de Haute Serre. See you soon.

  • Visited January 2014
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5 Thank Hana A
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“What a great place - fantastic food. Hope to return soon.”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

As global travellers, we've enjoyed fine food in many places and this one nicely adds to our list of memorable dining experiences. The entrance to the restaurant takes you past the neat vineyards of the wines you'll enjoy with your meal. Although the name suggests otherwise, the venue is not a chateau but a well restored outer building. The decor is modern - no pressed white linen here. The service was attentive and professional, but all in French. I didn't see any translated menus either. Perhaps this might be a helpful future addition, especially since the night we were dining, everyone in the restaurant was Australian! The food was excellent with a fixed price for 3 courses and a choice of two dishes for each course. From first mouthful of the entree, mine a scallop and salmon dish, I knew that this was very, very good food. Two hat/star level for that course based on our previous dining experiences in the world. We argued amongst each other who had chosen the best dish as both entrees were superb. We both chose lamb for main course. This was good but not to the same level of magnificence as the entrees. I think a cut of meat with more flesh and less fat would have been more enjoyable and some more optimisation with the accompanying flavours - the presentation was artistic and beautiful. Desserts were very nice but it was the entrees that won us. Wines were selected by our waitress as they are all in-house and they know them best. A nice touch was the chef visiting our table to ask about our enjoyment of the meal. I want to eat here again so I certainly recommend it. They have a kids menu and welcome little people. It is a bit out of the way but worth the effort. We've been living in the area for several months and only heard about it from Trip Advisor and word of mouth so perhaps some active marketing would increase its profile in the tourist community. In the meanwhile, its a hidden gem!

  • Visited September 2013
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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Delicious and sophisticated cuisine in the heart of a winery”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I'm sorry but I can't help asking reviewer Inger N: if you can't drink Malbec wine what in the world were you thinking going to a Cahors vineyard for dinner? Were you expecting various vintages of Diet Coke, perhaps?

This is a first-class operation, a bit tough to find, so be sure your GPS is behaving. An old stone wine storehouse has been elegantly styled into a sleek restaurant amidst the vineyards -- beautiful lighting, streamlined contemporary look, tables nicely spaced apart for good conversation. Quite a number of French diners in evidence; always a good sign. Chef Thierry Pszonka -- now there's a name -- turns out highly polished, carefully controlled innovative cuisine which really works. It's never fussy for its own sake, never draws attention to itself, never has one-too-many-ingredients, never tries too hard, it just seems perfectly right and in harmony with the vineyard's wines and the total ambience of the place. Service is very friendly and efficient. The chef himself is in the kitchen, coming out to watch with an eagle eye as tables are served their courses. As used to always be the case in France but is alas not assured these days, the sauces are deep and intensely flavored, pulling together all the ingredients and complementing them with great skill and finesse. I wouldn't hesitate to come here again and it's a pleasure to recommend it for a special occasion evening.

  • Visited September 2013
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gvigouroux, Propriétaire at Chateau de Haute-Serre, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
The whole team thank you for your nice comment. Come back when you want, it will be a pleasure to see you again.

Le Chef, Thierry Pszonka.
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