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“Highly recommended”
Review of Le Cheval Blanc

Le Cheval Blanc
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We took 2 different menus and both were excellent, delicious, french food at its best. It was a gastronomical adventure into French food. One menu consisted of 9 courses, the other had 6, at very affordable prices. The whole dinner took us 3 hours to eat, we were not full at all, it was just right. Amasing evening! The personnel was very attentive and nice. Would return every week.

  • Visited October 2011
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Horsham, Australia
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“A must if your'e in the area”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Upon the recommendation of our B&B hostess at Flavigny, we ventured out on a cold May night to the little village of Alesia, a few Kms down the road.In the darkness and drizzle we wondered what we were in for way out here,seemingly far from anywhere. But, mon dieu! What an evening we had! The very courteous and helpful staff welcomed us then lead us to our table near to the warming open fire. A complimentary aperertif followed by an again complimentary amusee bouche, the most beautiful scallop and prawn tepmter that I had experienced. Sublime, and the meal hadn't started!
All4 of us agreed that our ensuing meal selections, be it the tender local charolais beef or the fish or lamb dishes that we chose were both cooked to perfection and so interestingly presented. Our waitress's English was limited but with the help of my basic French and the trusty Dictionary, the night went on in a most frindly manner. The cheese table had to be seen to be believed and appeared to be the pride and joy of the owners, as they took great pains to explain the types and locations of all the cheeses.And what superb cheeses they were. Then the desserts, which again displayed the love and care that the chef took with his food, followed by again complimentary chocolates and other little delights presented.
We left the wine selection to our waiter and we were not disappointed as the local Cote d'Or selections were perfectly matched to our meal choices.
And so finished one of the most memorable restaurant experiences of our French sojourn, or for that matter, anywhere! So, if you are in the area, do not miss out on this well mhidden treasure.

  • Visited May 2012
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Superb cuisine at realistic prices. Family friendly.”
Reviewed 25 January 2012

We stumbled across this restaurant when visiting the statue of Vercingetorix in Alesia, whilst staying at the wonderful Le Verger Sous Les Vignes in Villeferry. What a find! Truly superb meals at very realistic prices.

We could enjoy a classy dining experience with our 9 & 11yr old; without the stuffiness or excessive formality some waiters seem to feel needs to accompany great food. Sitting beside an open-fire on a cold winter's night enjoying an aperitif, followed by some of Burgundy's best Charolais thanks in part to the destruction of local vineyards by the phyloxera and the switch from wine to raising beef. A decent serving on the plate meant you didn't go home feeling half full. I know all good french restaurants offer cheese: but you should see the cheese trolley ... and the generous portions of "you might like to try this one too". Wonderful desserts to top it off.

We had recently been to Paul Bocuse's Michelin 3-star restaurant in Lyon - and it is very good! But here we enjoyed the atmosphere, the whole meal and the service at a fraction of the price.

The staff with their limited but functional english were very helpful and friendly. We thoroughly recommend Cheval Blanc.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Simon T
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TOUILLON, Burgundy
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“Excellent restaurant and value for money too”
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Angélique and Régis Bolâtre could not be more welcoming. Recipients of a Michelin ‘Bib Gourmand’ for many years, their restaurant is a hidden gem tucked away in the famous (or infamous depending on whose side you are on) village of Alise- Sainte-Reine (Alesia - where Vercingétorix came to a sticky end).

Refurbished recently, including the addition of air conditioning, the dining room is light and airy. In winter, there is a large open fire at one end of the room, providing a warm welcome on cold nights.

Service is excellent with dishes arriving promptly and hot. Dishes are artistically arranged but not at the expense of the quality and taste of ingredients. There are a number of menus to chose from, including à la carte – all reasonably priced. Watch out for the cheese 'chariot' as this is awe inspiring.

The wine list is ample, featuring many local Burgundies as one would expect, but also some great choices from other areas of France. The Côte Rotie is wonderful and not too expensive.

On the many occasions we have dined at Le Cheval Blanc, we have never failed to eat well. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that Régis trained under Raymond Blanc!

A wonderful restaurant and very affordable, being as good as many Michelin starred establishments but at a much more reasonable price.

If you are in the Côte d’Or, do yourself a favour and find out for yourself what Angélique and Régis, and their team, can produce!

  • Visited June 2011
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