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“A little gem!”
Review of La Poudette

La Poudette
Ranked #3 of 6 Restaurants in Pujols
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 15 November 2013

After talking to a local in a bar the day before we wanted to try his recommendation and we weren't disappointed. Yes, we weren't sure, to begin with, if we were parking in the right place but the mystery just added to the evening out. We were the only diners that night but the atmosphere was relaxed and unhurried. We ate delicious food, that was perfectly cooked and tasted divine. With every course we waited with growing anticipation for the next. We left that night very happy and hoping to return.
Thank you!

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Thank cearm
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

I was in Gironde for my wedding weekend and we had booked dinner at La Poudette for 15 of us for the night before the wedding. I loved the natural scenery of the place, the owner was charming and friendly and the food was really good! We didn't expect such fine dining from such a quaint little place. I did see a couple of cats outside and maybe one inside but they were beautiful and come on, who cares?! It was also really good value for money. All in all, a really enjoyable meal and the hostess made us feel so comfortable and welcome - we loved it.

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Thank monicalimpc
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We visited on a late Autumn, mid-week lunchtime and it was very quiet. There were only ourselves and one other couple. There are signs to the restaurant on the nearest main road which were good for helping us find it, but after we turned off the road onto the track the signs stopped and we were left wondering if we were in the right place. We came to a choice of turning right or going straight on and it was only seeing a 'parking' sign in the distance that made us turn off. There was no sign at the house indicating that this is a restaurant. Having parked we found it virtually impossible to find the door for entry.

However, this aside, the restaurant is in a wonderful setting. It's the downstairs of a house with geese, goldfish and horses around. Very quiet and peaceful. Being Autumn the outside tables had gone but it does look like a lovely spot.

Our main reason for not giving this restaurant 5 stars is that one of us has an allergy which we notified them about (in French) in our emailed reservation. Despite this we were presented with the allergen in the appetisers which resulted in a discussion about ingredients and the allergy (in French and English as their English is very good and we were sure of no misunderstanding) but the same thing happened with the petite fours. If we were not quite so vigilant or more trusting, our restaurant visit could have resulted in a hospital visit!! Obviously this aspect of the restaurant is only of interest to those with allergies.

The appetisers (after we got over the allergy issue) were delicious and very pretty. Two rows of four items, a goats cheese ball, a duck spring roll, a fish ball and a walnut and Roquefort ball. The goats cheese in particular was lovely as we don't like goats cheese but this was light and creamy and very lightly flavoured. Our amuse bouche was a little glass of pumpkin soup with croutons - again, very nice.

We had the lunchtime Formule menu which gave us a choice of items from the a la carte menu. The menu is not large - four starters, four main courses and five desserts to choose from although there were added starter and main course specials.

The salmon starter had lovely thick slices of cured salmon. The main courses of fish with cauliflower puree and red wine sauce were delicious. The desserts were beautifully presented and very tasty. The bread was warm and fresh.

We had 2 cocktails to start, 3 courses each, as well as appetisers and amouse bouche, coffee and petite fours and our total bill was €91 which we thought was good value. Service (other than the allergy issue) was good and the waitress delightful.

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Thank 67UK
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

On a Tuesday evening in late September the place was full. For good reason - we had a sumptuous meal, beautifully served, in the candle lit garden. This charming restaurant also has two comfortable guest rooms where we slept peacefully. No bugs, no odors.

But the warmth extends well beyond that of an excellent country establishment. Our friend, who had spent s few days in Paris and joined us in Bordeaux, had her telephone stolen in the city. Through a complicated series of email messages, she discovered it had been found in a museum she had visited, but the place was loathe to ship the phone to the US for fear of breakage.

Sophie, wife of the chef, overheard our discussion, said she would be in Paris a few days later, and volunteered to pick up the phone and send it herself. It arrived in perfect condition a few days after our friend returned home. Now that's hospitality.

We loved La Poudette and recommend it highly. It is a unique delight.

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Thank snowDE
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

We visited La Poudette after having it recommended by our B&B hosts. The restaurant is located on a small rural farm and the restaurant itself is in the homes dining area - though feels more like a small rustic working restaurant. We were surprised to see it fully booked with approx (20 other patrons - mix of tourists and local French). We sat inside, though there is outside seating.

We were warmly greeted and as our group of four only spoke little French, the host was more than happy to explain the menu (which changes regularly). We found the price reasonable and on par with the quality served.

The meal portions were generous (we all left extremely full), well presented and contained quality local produce. One of the better meals we had in the region and we would definitely return in the future.

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Thank Hutchising
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