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“Very poor French cuisine”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of La Tour Margot

La Tour Margot
Price range: US$16 - US$27
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Very poor French cuisine”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013 via mobile

We have been staying in the beautiful town of Semur. We were recommended L'Entracte but as we have a young son we needed to eat quickly and La Tour Margot was close by. We arrived and the lady running it was friendly which was a good start. We were the only people in the restaurant for the whole time we were there (I know why now!). We tried to order pizza and a few other items from the menu but were told they were not doing them. We therefore ordered two main courses which arrived far too quickly for my liking. I really like good French food but sadly this was far from being good. We also ordered a side salad which when it arrived amounted to some green lettuce leaves with a drizzle of dressing on them and nothing else! Terrible considering it cost over 6 euros! We left without eating a sweet. The meal came to 40 euros which we paid as we just wanted to leave as quickly as we could. If there was a French equivalent of Ramsay's French Kitchen Nightmares (Les cauchemares de cuisine) then this place would be a front runner. The only thing we could compliment was ok service but I cannot see how this place survives. They put the closed sign up when we left and we were the only diners all evening. I can see why it has received bottom position for Semur and the only other review by a French diner was also poor. Stick to the other restaurants of Semur and do your research first on Trip Advisor. I wish we had!

Visited August 2013
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Dominique L, Gérant at La Tour Margot, responded to this review, 4 December 2013
Google Translation
Cher Monsieur,
Je suis navrée de constater que ce repas dans mon établissement ait pu aboutir à une succession de malentendus. Vous étiez effectivement seuls à table, en terrasse, car suite à un appel téléphonique d'un de mes collègues restaurateurs, je vous ai personnellement accueilli dans notre restaurant alors que c'était notre soir de fermeture (mercredi soir). Je n'ai pas pu répondre à toutes vos exigences puisque notre personnel était en effectif réduit. Nous n'avions donc pas de pizzas ce soir là. Mon anglais n'étant pas très bon, je crains qu'il y ait eu une mauvaise compréhension. Quand je reçois une famille, la consigne est d'éviter que les délais entre les plats soient trop longs afin d'assurer le bien être des enfants. Quant au prix de la salade, il nous parait tout à fait justifié : 6 euros la salade croquante pour deux personnes. Je crois me souvenir que vous avez terminez vos assiettes, ce qui prouve que notre chef ne fait pas une cuisine aussi effroyable que vous semblez le dire. J'ai noté que mon service vous a plu et je vous assure que je serai ravie de vous servir à nouveau, tout comme notre chef sera prêt à vous faire goûter la cuisine française que vous appréciez tant. Bien à vous. L. Loisier
Dear Sir,
I'm so sorry to read how much your diner in my restaurant has been disappointing even if it seems to be the result of many misunderstandings. This is right that you were alone in the restaurant (terrasse) : next to a call from a colleague. I accepted to receive you personally whereas we are usually closed on Wednesday evenings. You asked us for some pizzas but I could unfortunately not comply with all of your needs as our staff was not complete. As I am not fluent in English, I'm afraid that there has been some inopportune mistakes. When we welcome a family, the rule is to try to get a quicker service in order to guarantee the children comfort. Regarding the salade rate, it seems to be fair : 6 euros for a crunchy salas for two people is a good value. I remenber that you finished your dishes: it seems to proove that our chief does not purpose a cooking as terrifying as you wrote. I notice that my service suited you and assure you that I would be enjoyed to serve you on another time, as well as our chief is ready to give you some of favorite french dishes to taste. Yours faithfully, L. Loisier
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