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Bistrot Le Cortal

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Contemporary, French
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du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
+33 4 68 05 55 79
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
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Wed - Mon 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

WE were recommended by a near by B&B. We were not disappointed. We had Foie Gras Entree and Boeuf Angus for main and a bottle of Chateau Montner for good measure. Truly a nice diner. Would certainly return if in the area.

1 Thank Jim G
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

You don't need our review because you have so many wonderful comments, and rightly so. Gorgeous, inspired food. Lovely staff. Great atmosphere AND value for money. Definitely the best place to eat for miles

Thank samandan2017
Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It would seem the unlikeliest place to find a restaurant - away from the main square or shoppin streets - but, high on a hill overlooking a splendid view, is this little gem. We booked well in advance - luckily, as it turned out - and ambled up the steep hill for an evening meal to remember. The friendly English... More 

1 Thank Troshers
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is the third time I have eaten here the food is really first class. The prawn starter is lovely and it was followed by a really succulent and tender steak. Great food and service would thoroughly recommend a visit.

1 Thank Chris d
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

After a great walk to the top of the town we found this great restaurant. The food was original and tasty. The service was perfect. Owner speaks perfect English.

1 Thank Chris T
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Wonderful setting with lovely food. The owners were very helpful and we cannot wait to return. You do need to book!!

Thank Shankliniow
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having lived in the area for 15 years we had never tried this restaurant despite it having been recommended to us on many occasions. We ate here 15 years too late! Food was great, service was great and as I said in the title "stunning views". We sat out on the terrace on a lovely August evening and watched it... More 

Thank joffan
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stayed in Vernet for a week as a group and our party leader booked Le Cortal based on the reviews here on Trip Advisor. We weren't disappointed. The views were amazing from the terrace and we loved the food. We had the hot stone steak and lamb which was delicious. Desserts were lovely too. The owner was very friendly... More 

Thank Tim W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Was advised to eat here from our hotel, what a fabulous place. I am vegetarian and there was a great choice for me. There were 4 of us and all the 3 courses we had were excellent. Would really recommend this this restaurant as suits all tastes.

Thank KimMarven
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

You can see why this is #1 in Vernet as it combines excleent food, service, location and a view, can't fault the menu or the hot stone approach, showing the French how it should be done -who says the Brits can't cook?.? V

Thank Dougle1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 33
Contemporary, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: du Chateau, 66820 Vernet-Les-Bains, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Vernet-Les-Bains
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 05 55 79
Small pretty bistrot type restaurant situated in the old part of Vernet with glorious views out over the valley and mountains and interior seating in an old stable for the colder months or inclement weather. Informal honest food with friendly service. Booking highly recommended as our capacity is extremely limited. Bookings are accepted and welcomed but choice of table is on a first come first served basis.

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