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Announcements and Recommendations from South France Restaurants, and Dining Establishments as well as their clients

Chit-Chat

(May 2014) Recieved an anonymous invitation to
Restaurant "L'Ile aux Oiseaux"
Port de Bram - 11150 BRAM
Tél. : 04.68.24.53.66

Another place to stop on the Canal du Midi

More enticing South Francerestaurant titbits from chefs and clients recommendations

Languedoc Region
Narbonne  Beziers   Agde    Montseret   Montpellier
 Nimes
 Capestang  Gruissan  Saint Chinian Cabanes de Fleury   Bize Minervois    Rouvenac    Limoux  Perpignan  Aniane
Puisserguier  Lezignan Corbieres
Rhone Alpes
Les Pezieres
   Grenoble

Cote d'Or
Buxy
   Beaune

Cote d'Azur
Mougins

Midi Pyrenees Region
Toulouse
  Millau  Albi  Montricoux  Calvignac

 Aquitaine
 Nerac

 


View Restaurant L'Affenage, Aniane, Herault, Languedoc in a larger map

ANIANE, HERAULT
L'AFFENAGE

(2016 - open with excellent reviews)

From: Dot and Tim Green
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2010
To: <restaurants@southfrance.com>
Subject: Restaurant recommendation

Just got back from the Languedoc and I can fully recommend L'Affenage Restaurant, 4 Place de la Mairie, Aniane, 34150. Tel 04 67 57 31 25.   It is a superb restaurant, mid priced, hidden down a little side street in Aniane, which is in the Herault region.  They are closed Sunday evenings, Mondays and Tuesdays..

Ambiance is soft music in the background, twinkly fairy lights, and food is not only excellent but plentiful too!  Menus are in french but the owner speaks English.   

4 Place de la Mairie
34150 Aniane
TEL 04 67 57 31 25


View Le Punjab Indian Restaurant, Perpignan, Languedoc in a larger map

PERPIGNAN, PYRENEES ORIENTALES
LE PUNJAB

(2016 Still good reviews)

Indian restaurants are hard to find in the Languedoc region; Narbonne seems to have lost all indian restaurants. Le Punjab, is housed in a veritable Taj Mahal with lots of glass. There is of course the usual wall hangings, and the bollywood on the TV. The food was a little on the cool side, not steaming from the kitchen - but there is a good variety to choose from and of course menus in English can be provided. If you go at night - the room seems a little too dark - but perhaps thats great for romantics young and old. Worth more than one visit!

Le Punjab,
2 , avenue du Palais des Expositions ( a l'angle de pont Joffre),
66000 Perpignan,
TEL 04 68 50 94 22
 
 
G Denmark in search of something hot
(Sept 2009)



View Auberge du Faby, Rouvenac, Aude, Languedoc in a larger map

ROUVENAC, AUDE
AUBERGE DU FABY

(2016 Open for business)


On holiday this year we discovered this gem of a restaurant that can be thoroughly recommended in a small village between Quillan and Puivert in Aude.

Traditional French regional cuisine with a vegetarian menu, menus 22.50€ - 27.50€.

Open Wednesday to Sunday lunch.  

Auberge du Faby,
15, Place Barthelemy,
11260 Rouvenac,
TEL 04.68.74.35.42.
 
We hope that this can be included in your guide.
 
E. M. Kennedy
(comment from southfrance.com visitor - July 2009)



View Tantine et Tonton Restaurant, Limoux, Aude, Languedoc in a larger map

LIMOUX, AUDE
TANTINE ET TONTON

(2016 Good review for this restaurant)

I would like to recommend Tantine et Tonton, Limoux.

We have really found that this is the best in Limoux.

The ambiance is warm and friendly, (we have only eaten there in the
evening). The dishes are all very well thought out (recherché), and tasty with a full description of each dish served. There are lovely little "amuse-bouche" at the start, and the same before the dessert.

TANTINE ET TONTON
29 av Fabre d'Eglantine
11300 LIMOUX
Tel: 04 68 31 21 95

(comment from southfrance.com visitor - Christine Wheatley - Jan 2009



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NARBONNE, AUDE
L'ENTRE TEMPS

(2016 still continues to have good reviews, although some say over priced)

This is a charming, friendly little restaurant. The good-value menu used freshly-sourced ingredients, which were prepared with care and originality. The vegetable and salad accompaniments, so often an after-thought, were especially good. The wine list was short and well chosen, but could perhaps take greater advantage of the wide range of local wines around Narbonne.

L'ENTRE TEMPS RESTAURANT
13 r Major
11100 NARBONNE
Tel: 04 68 32 56 22

(comment from southfrance.com visitor - J.B. - May 2008)



MONTPELLIER, HERAULT

LE CAPTIVA
(2016 Probably closed as can't find any reviews)

Hi,
I would like to recommend you a restaurant where I'm going now almost every day. I am in Montpellier for business and since the beginning, the quality of this restaurant is the same.
The chef and his wife are so nice and they work so hard every day to satisfy the clients.
It's located on a beautiful place under the pine tree, just in front of the cathedrale St Roch.

LE CAPTIVA
2 Rue St Paul Place St Roch
34000 MONTPELLIER
 
Tel : 04 67 91 31 21
http://www.lecaptiva.com
 
(comment from southfrance.com visitor - Steffy - April 2007)




SAINT CHINIAN, HERAULT

LE VILLAGE
(2016 - mixed reviews of quality of dining experience)

Restaurant Le Village
54 Grand Rue
Saint Chinian

We would certainly recommend 'Le Village' in St Chinian, 54 Gand,rue, the meals that friends and my wife and myself have had there have been marvellous, very well presented, and with a courteous reception, this is a restaurant we enjoy returning to again and again.
Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Dena Earl (Creissan)

(comment from southfrance.com visitors - Mr & Mrs Geoffrey & Dena Earl (Creissan) - June 2007)




LES CABANES DE FLEURY, AUDE

LOU CABANAIRE

(2016 Open and ready for business - expect the unexpected!)
Restaurant Lou Cabanaïre
4, avenue de la Mer
11560 Cabanes de Fleury

Though I have never eaten here, I and friends have had light refreshments, and enjoyed its ease, and relaxed atmosphere, (chat with the owner if you can, he will tell you about the history of Les Cabanes and how they used to catch fish by putting a net across the mouth of the River Aude - look at the photos and information on the restaurants entrance). They serve fresh fish. It is worth investigating!

Tél : +33 (0) 4 68 33 74 31



(comment from southfrance.com)






BIZE MINERVOIS - DOMAINE BELVIZE, AUDE

LA TABLE DES COMPAGNONS
(Closed)
La Table de Compagnons
Domaine Belvize
(from the roundabout where D5 and D607 meet, take the D605 to Mailhac - follow signs to restaurant)

Dine out under the stars, on the Domaine Belvize, in the company of Jean Michel - who previously ran the Les Templiers in Bize Minervois. Enjoy his unique style in a beautiful setting surrounded by vineyards.

Tél : +33 (0) 6 14 90 55 19

(comment from southfrance.com)

(NOW CLOSED)




GRUISSAN, AUDE

G RESTAURANT
(2016 Reopened more cakes and fancies and a la carte plat du jours)

Restaurant, Epicerie fine, Bar à huîtres.
12 avenue des Dunes, Plage des Chalets
11430 Gruissan

Anaïs Goujon et son compagnon Rodger Navarro launch the new G Restaurant in june 2006.
You will discover this new SeaFood restaurant designed by Sylvie Esclapez.

Tél : +33(0)6 07 08 27 40



(ref by Rodger Navarro)

Having not visited the restaurant - but I am always interested in finding a sea food restaurant that has fresh fish on its menu in Gruissan - which is harder than you think!- southfrance.com




BEZIERS, HERAULT

OCTOPUS
(2016 - possibly the best restaurant in Beziers)

I would like to recommend a restaurant in Beziers, France (Languedoc). Its name is Octopus. Thank you.

The address is:

Octopus
12 rue Boieldieu
34500 Beziers
Tel: 04 67 49 90 00
Fax: 04 67 28 06 73

19 August 2005

(ref by L. Dubins)

Having not visited the restaurant - its noted that the lunch menu is 20 euros with menus going up to 50 euros - and it looks like its well reviewed - so take a look - southfrance.com



BEZIERS, HERAULT

LE CANARD BLEU
(2016 - Closed)

The owners of Le Canard Bleu used to run the 'Fin Fourchette' in Agde for many years. The owner cooks and his wife is front of house. The restaurant is only open at lunchtimes but is open every day 7/7 at the moment. They have two menus, one of 10 Euros and the other 14 Euros. Both are three courses with a choice of three starters and three main courses for the cheaper menu and a selection of five for the more expensive one and a variety of home made deserts or cheese.

The food which is Traditional French is excellent as is the presentation. Their house wine is a very reasonable 4 Euros a half litre. Parking can be a problem as it is all narrow streets in the area but it is a short walk from Allee Paul Riquet and well worth the effort.

The address is:

Le Canard Bleu
27 Rue des Petits Champs
Beziers
Tel: 04 67 28 41 18

4 May 2005

(ref by B. Dickman)




CAPESTANG, HERAULT

CAFE DE LA GRILL
(2016 recommended bar food)
We can personally recommend the 'cafe de la grill' in Capestang, in the village square, although basically a bar restaurant, with a large outside seating area, it offers excellent meals at very modest prices, it is very popular with the lunchtime locals, efficient service and good portions.

Café de la Grill
16 pl Jean Jaurès
Capestang
Tel: 04 67 93 30 02

16 July 2005

(Geoffrey & Dena Earl, Creissan, Herault)




AGDE, HERAULT

(2016 Open from May 28)
Antoine and Ozlem are very pleased to announce the opening of a new restaurant and wine bar which will be a place of relaxation in the heart of the Domaine de Beaumont vineyards.

During the day time, Les Jardins de Beaumont is a place to discover the domaine wine ( free testing available ) and a selected choice of regional appellations. From 6.30 pm each evening, in a charming and exceptional setting, you can take the time to drink a glass of wine or have a dinner on the terrace facing the vineyards.
Our extensive Tapas menu and delicious mediterranean main courses will be offered to you.

Reservation: 0467211923.
Address; Domaine de Beaumont; Route de Florensac; 34300 Agde

13 Sept 2004



MONTSERET, AUDE

(2016 closed)

Dear Sir,
 
I strongly recommend to you the Hotel Restaurant  Relais de Montseret  - Montseret - Aude

Téléphone: 04 68 43 29 51 - Fax: 04 68 43 29 52  

Regards
Henry Coulondou

19 FEB 2004 




NIMES, GARD


(2016 apparently closed)

Fournil St Nicolas
27 rue de la Madeleine,
30000 Nimes.
Tel 04 66 21 70 30

Situated in the medieval centre between the amazing Roman Arena in Nîmes and the Maison Carrée, the oldest Roman Temple in continuous use to the present day, a great place for a snack or lunch at very reasonable prices.

Home cooking and a relaxed atmosphere.

Small restaurant mainly used by locals.

Child friendly (paper and crayons provided) and a children's menu. Popular dishes include lamb steak grilled with herbes de provence, and the apple and red fruit crumble!

The owners are an anglo-french couple.

Main course : about 7 euros. Full menu (including drinks) 10.90euros.

from b-hmoreau
26 MAY 2005 


Rhone Alpes Region


GRENOBLE, ISERE

(2016 CLOSED)

Le Teranga - Restaurant Senegalais
1, rue Pierre Arthaud
38000 Grenoble
Tel: 00 33+4 56 59 64 14

Bonjour
je vous contact pour vous signaler un restaurant a ne pas manquer sur Grenoble.
Le Teranga est un restaurant senegalais, 1, rue Pierre Arthaud.
cet etablissement est en fait un restaurant-galerie;
merci de me tenir au courant d'un eventuel referencement de l'etablissement
 
(From southfrance.com visitor - Celine Duros- March 2007)



LES PEZIERES, AIN (BETWEEN LYON AND GENEVA)
(2016 - Enjoy Australian cuisine!)
Restaurant is for sale.

We are in the heart of the Jura mountain in a region called BUGEY, we are one hour out of Geneva and Lyon and one hour 10 from Aix les Bains and we run an Australian Restaurant named LE BOOMERANG

We are the first Australian Restraurant created in France (1987) the only other one is in Paris, we are little and we do everything ourselves with natural products, Australian bush spices of course we have Australian wines and beer and a little wallaby benneth in the parc.

phone : 33 4 74 38 58 60

and my husband being Australian, we speak English.

Thanks for recommending us I make great chutneys using Australian spices and I didn't say so but English, American and Australian clients of ours did. They even wanted to buy some but I can just cope for the Restaurant!

YS     RM PERKINS

18 FEB 2005

Midi Pyrenees Region


View Le Jardin des Quatre Saisons, Restaurant, Albi, Tarn, France in a larger map

ALBI, TARN
LE JARDIN DES QUATRE SAISONS

(2016 excellent restaurant to visit - considered one of the best in Albi)

Recommended by a friend - this restaurant has an attractively priced menu, in a quirky traditional interior. Exemplary service, and excellent dining

Le Jardin des Quatre Saisons,
19 Bd de Strasbourg

81000 Albi
TEL 05 63 60 77 76
 
 
G Denmark who loves Albi
(November 2009)




NERAC, LOT ET GARONNE

Hi,
Would it be possible for you to include my restaurant on your site?
Many thanks, Iona D'Souza

Restaurant AU DELICES DU ROY
(2016 CLOSED)

7 rue du Chateau
47600 Nerac
Lot et Garonne
Aquitaine
Tel. 06 29 83 30 86

We are open from 1 May to 30 November.

Traditional fish restaurant with several international dishes like Paella, Goa Fish Curry, etc. Warm welcome to simple, home cooking. Our cuisine is very good and our portions generous. Most of our clients leave very satisfied and return often. We only serve fresh fish. Nerac is famous for its fabulous chateau of Henri IV and the Royal Park of the Garenne. It is on the river Baise and you can even sail down the river from Agen to Condom.


Restaurant AU DELICES DU ROY
7 rue du Chateau
47600 Nerac
Lot et Garonne
Aquitaine
Tel. 06 29 83 30 86


(SENT BY VIEWER ON 23 JULY 2007)

CALVIGNAC, LOT

(2016 UNSURE IF OPEN)
Restaurant La Terrasse Romantique
Calvignac  46160
05 65 30 24 37

My husband and I ate in this charming, yet casual hilltop restaurant overlooking the picturesque Lot River, French countryside and the nearby historic Cenevieres Chateau in July 2011.  It is the only restaurant in the small village of Calvignac and is easily accessible on foot or by car (there is a free parking lot below the town).  My husband and I both had the Eco Menu for 12 Euros each which included a decent mixed salad with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, grated cheese, onions and olives, a crepe with grated cheese, tomatoes, parsley and epaule (pork), fresh bread, a glass of wine and a scoop of ice cream for dessert.  The crepes were especially delicious.   If you are traveling in the area and want to have an enjoyable, good and affordable meal with a view, this is the place for you.

-Laura Galvin
U.S.A
July 2011


MILLAU, AVEYRON

(2016 - mixed reviews)

Bowling de Millau,
C.C cap du crès,
12100 Millau
05.65.600.555
http://www.bowlingdemillau.fr

Hello,
Bowling de Millau
It's a good restaurant in Millau (Aveyron, Midi-Pyrennees, France)
Cordialement,
Mr GAILLARD Tony


TOULOUSE, HAUTE GARONNE


Restaurant EL RINCON CHILIEN / EL RINCON CHILENO
(2016 Probably closed)

24, rue Réclusane
Métro St-Cyprien République
31000 TOULOUSE

(
CHILEAN EL RINCON proposes to you to discover American Latino cooking in a sunny environment and a cordial framework.

Hector and Victoria you will make you appreciate chili con carne, pastel de choclo, curanto, asado
latino. If the ambiance moves you, tables can be put aside, for you to
salsa, with the merengue and the cumbia. In couple, in family or a group.

Midday and
evening. Musical animation. Video projection. 2 rooms. 1 bar.

4 menus: 13,50€ - 14,50€ - 15,50€ - 19,00€

Telephone: 05 61 42 09 33
Schedules:
Open for lunch from 11h30 from Tuesday to Friday
Open in the Evening from 19h30 from Tuesday to Saturday
--

Côte D'Azur Region


MOUGINS, ALPES-MARITIMES

ENTREE DES ARTISTES:
(2016 still creating fabulous dining)
Vous recommande le restaurant suivant :
 
ENTREE DES ARTISTES
8 Place des Arcades
Mougins le haut
0493640272

Lisa and Pat 8 FEB 2012




Côte D'Or Region


BUXY, SAONE ET LOIRE (NEAR CHALON SUR SAONE AND MACON)

RESTAURANT AUX ANNEES VINS
(2016 - mmmmm Great Food with Panache!)

This is a great restaurant. Ran by husband and wife team.
2 Grand Rue, 71390 Buxy
(cute town-nice gift shop Aux Annie Vins (Restaurant) 038 592-1576
email: contact@aux-annees-vins.com - Celine et Phillippe

More restaurant information about Aux Annees Vins

Have eaten there several times!

Herndon and Ruth Snider 14 JAN 2007




MONTAGNY LES BEAUNE, NEAR BEAUNE, COTE D'OR

RESTAURANT LE BERGER DU TEMPS
(2016 - Enjoy cooking at its best)

Hello,
I would like to recommend Le Berger du Temps, a restaurant in Montagny les Beaune, just outside Beaune proper. The food is prepared with great attention from fresh ingredients and all is  cooked slowly in the wood-burning ovens. Though they present their cuisine as from the old days, it is not heavy but very sumptuous. Their address:
 
 Restaurant Le Berger du Temps
14.16 Rue des Gravières
21200 Montagny les Beaune
Tel: 03.80.24.14.27

Thanks,
Frieda Lekkerkerker



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