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“Oh la la, la la - excellente!”
Review of L'Oree des Bois

L'Oree des Bois
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$62
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: In the convivial atmosphere of the l'Oree des Bois, you are able to learn that the accent is put on country values and creativity. Cooking with this subtle mix, Eric Bichon will share his knowledge of flavours, and the importance to emphasize them.
Parcay Les Pins
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Oh la la, la la - excellente!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We had not been to L'Orée des Bois for some years and can not think why! We've missed out! The 'new' restauranteurs are as good, if not better, than the previous ones from whom we had huge regard.Well worth a visit. Beautifully prepared dishes with some original touches such as a delicious cream of mushroom soup served with the main course in a small bottle, plus straw, reminiscent of school days. However, nothing like school meals for sure.

  • Visited November 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Closed Wednesdays”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

This restaurant is closed on Wednesdays, but there is no mention of this on their website. What a shame as we were looking forward to it and, being without a phone on our travels, made the trip.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Martin B
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Westbourne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Another superb meal!!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Thank you Eric and Sabine another lovely meal last night, we are so lucky to have such a good restaurant nearby. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Sabine is great front of house and the food speaks for itself Eric.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank borntotravel1990
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New Forest
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“You might have paid more but you'll never eat better.”
Reviewed 16 November 2012

I have eaten in this restaurant on quite a few occasions. The hotel is simple,modern and not particularly enticing from the outside.
The restaurant is clean and fresh inside. The food however is some of the best I've ever eaten. On a recent trip with friends to watch the Le Mans 24 hour race,I suggested to my mates that we eat at this hotel. For various reasons they were reluctant but I persisted and told them to expect something special. It was as always a truly an incredible meal. They were astounded that a place as good as this could exist in the middle of nowhere. They were so impressed that two of them returned to France and made their way here again.
Fantastic and highly imaginative menus from about €20.
I have nor eaten better at any price, a complete bargain when you factor in the extraordinary quality.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank JLGNewForest
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Seaton
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Meal magnifique!!”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

The hotel / restaurant was recommended by our gite owner & I can honestly say
that the service,presentation & food quality was out of this world!!.If the hotel rooms
and breakfast are of a similar quality the owners deserve every accolade that comes their
way.Thirty nine euros for an evening meal might sound quite expensive but all I would
say to people is try it & you'll always return to the restaurant when in the area.
It was French cuisine at it's best & the finest meal I have ever tasted!!!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank George Derek B
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