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“Suprisingly wonderful”
Review of Le Soleia - CLOSED

Le Soleia
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

We ate here on the last day of our holiday and were so pleasantly suprised. This place has fabulous stylish decor, great service and rather wonderful food. Pichet of house wine very acceptable too.

We had the Plat du Jour, 20 Euro for 3 courses and 16 Euro for 2 courses, and tried all the dishes between us and we thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. In fact the dessert disappeared so fast I didn't even manage to get a photo!

The room at the rear overlooks the canal with big push back window, very sunny and pleasant. Located on the market street and very popular with the locals which is always a good sign, Highly recommended. Best meal we ate in 2 weeks.

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1  Thank lovetravel1214
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Located on the market place in Fontenay-le-Comte. Soleia produces excellent, imaginative, modern French food. The emphasis is on the cuisine of the South, so tomatoes, peppers, aubergines and so on featutre strongly.

The fixed price menus offer very good value; dining à la carte can be expensive.

The quality is excellent, but the flavours might be a little challenging for younger palates. We were there at lunchtime and sat in the main body of the restaurant which is very nicely decorated. There is also an attractive looking riverside dining room.

Service was efficient and freindly; the wine list was comprehensive and the staff very happy to offer recommendations to suit the food.

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1  Thank Jon_Doust
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Good service. The food was OK but not outstanding, my children were not too keen on the 'Mediterranean' style which they found a bit oily. For myself, I thought the food was good and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is 'dual aspect' having both a streetside and riverside option as well as inside dining. The set meal was our choice, mainly on the basis of cost, I have to say - not that the restaurant is especially expensive, but the exchange rate is really poor making even our set meal seem expensive in sterling terms. Portions were excellent and presentation was lovely. Happy to go back.

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Thank Xenolith
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Reviewed 24 January 2010

'Tendance' and great with it. In a lovely part of town by the canal. Good selection of medium priced and fine wines. Excellent menu. Get a table in the lower room overlooking the water.

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4  Thank Jannerbloke
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Reviewed 5 July 2009

We walked past this restaurant a number of times during our stay and wished we had had the intelligence to go in earlier. What a fabulous little find. The Chef is very talented and serves some remarkable dishes with great flair and with great artistic touches. The Plat du Jour is very well priced and we had a great selection of 'quality' items to choose from. The children were well served, without the normal burger/chips/bland fish offering. We were always a party of 8, and the lovely staff made sure that we were well situated with plenty of space on a large square table so that we could enjoy all the company of our party. The food was the best that we had sampled in France. All of our party agreed this. Beautifully presented. Quality product. Very flavoursome and very well priced. The staff were attentive and the decor and atmosphere were spot on.

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2  Thank mynonnaEly
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