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“Just too many flavours that did not fit together”

Hostellerie du Perigord
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Have never been a fan of this restaurant but tried it again today. Staff amaturish and poorly trained. The first course was chicken two ways but both tasted the same, About six different added flavours. Portion too large and again too many flavours. The main course was pork in two ways. The echine was tough and inedible and the belly pork was OK when the minuet pieces were taken of the fat. Accompanied by a cabbage,onion, carrot ''fry up''. More grease than veg. This was all accompanied by a large black pudding flan which looked as though it had been waiting a long time to be served. My wife's starter was OK but was not pleased to find that the Dos de Bar, which was a 4 euro supplement, turned into a ''duo of poisson'' sea bass and whiting(??). Still we cannot remember having whiting in what is classed as a ..gourmand'' restaurant and the sea was so small it was difficult to find . On the way to the car my mouth was just a sensation of grease and sickliness. Leave this on to the English tourists..

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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We arrived here for lunch without a booking and realise we were lucky to get in. The service was impressive with the lady who was running things being charming, efficient and helpful. The menu had a great selection of both fish and meats. My fish and my partner's beef were cooked to perfection. The cheese board is sensational!
The general ambience of the restaurant is very good with lots of light and space.
If we are in the area again we will certainly be back.

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Thank HamishLondon
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We have tried to get into this restaurant everytime we visit Aubeterre sometimes closed or fully booked, finaly eureeka we did it, the layout out the front of the hotel is somewhat tardy but when you get to the rear of the hotel dining area it is very nice and open floor plan. We decided not ot order from the plat du jour and order from alicarte as we have been married for evr we both chose the same two dishes, lobster and langoustine soup covered by puff pastry, absolutley fantasic, Yummo bring on the monkfish main course which was our main dish, they call monkfish the poor mans lobster as it has a similar texture, it came with a kind of a mild curry sauce unbelievable, The only problem with the place is I had to ask for the bill 3 times and wait for what seemed an eternity for it to eventualy come, ( why do French waiters lay this crap on us) other than that full marks 2 entrees, 2 mains 2 glasses of wine came to Euro 75 not bad from where we come from!!.

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Thank DerekCC_12
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

One of the best restaurants in the area
Fine dining
A very good restaurant
And a good vegetarian option (hard to find in France>)
Clever chef. Elegant food
One of the best

Thank frenchabroadFrance
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We have eaten here for several years, and the food is superb, and at a reasonable value, but....we have a few niggles as we feel the standard in some areas has dropped slightly over the years, which is a shame as this was at one time our all-time favourite restaurant, and I can't help wondering if this maybe because they are so popular they maybe don't have to try too hard?

Our niggles - the waiter service was brusque and not too friendly - the place was busy and he didn't properly explain the menu choices. We were also not happy with the way the cheeseboard was presented - it was a fair selection of 6 cheeses on a platter, but the platter was passed from table to table and the cheeses had been handled by other customers before it reached us - hardly hygenic. Several years ago in this restaurant the waiter described each cheese and served you himself, which to our mind is the way it should be done.

Rachel and Fabrice, I hope you do read the reviews - please bring back the more traditional service - we love your food and would not want you to settle for second best service.

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Thank Keith O
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