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Le Cottage

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$$ - $$$
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2, rue de la Citadelle, 17120, Arces-sur-Gironde,, 17120 Arces Sur Gironde, France
+33 5 46 97 20 73
Thu - Mon 12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Another superb meal, convivial atmosphere, good service and the additional bonus of a banjo and guitar playing singer of authentic Irish songs. Full house and fun singalong. It won't be long until we're there again.

Thank patricia s
Lorignac, France
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Having been away for some time it was such a pleasure to return to Le Cottage and enjoy once more Doug's fabulous cooking. If Le Cottage was in a more populous area it would surely benefit from a Michelin star. The standard of cooking and presentation is second to none - if you haven't been, you don't know what you're... More 

Thank ArgosRoadrunner
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148 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Ate here for the 3rd time in 3 years and as always it was fantastic. Great, friendly service and amazing food. Amazing, go, you won't be disappointed!

Thank bruisyard
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I were taken to this delightful restaurant by friends who live nearby. It was, without doubt the best meal of our entire holiday. Each course was superbly presented and beautifully cooked to the highest standards. Excellent wine list. It is quite clear that the owners want your visit to be memorable. The quality of the meal, the... More 

Thank ChasDartmoor
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The gite owners at La Flotte had this down as one of their recommended places to eat so off we went for lunch. I've never eaten somewhere that had a set menu for 15 euros that looked like a meal twice the price - my husband happily tucked into his Caesar salad, roast pork and then Panna Cotta with glee.... More 

1 Thank Alexandra W
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We have been going to le Cottage since it was opened by Doug and Axelle over 10 years ago. Doug's food is, in my opinion, the best in the department. Really delicious flavours using all local and fresh ingredients. My favourite dish on the menu is the chicken breast with mushrooms wrapped in pastry and with a creamy mustard sauce.... More 

1 Thank clodaghhayes29
Loubes-Bernac, France
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Lovely ambience, relaxed yet chic. Great service, attentive, friendly, and perfectly paced. And the food. Oh my god the food! Langoustines wrapped in ham deep fried with delicate but intensely flavoursome drops of sweet red pepper and basil, followed by Iberian pork, cherry sauce, pak choi and sweet potato puree. Better than it sounds, and that's saying something. Peach melba... More 

Thank DillontheVillain
Mortagne-sur-Gironde, France
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great food at an affordable price. The chef obviously loves cooking and there is a plat du jour.If the weather is good eat outside. Irish, English and French spoken! To get better food you would need to go to Pontaillac.For a small restaurant this does so well. You are advised to book. Enjoy!

2 Thank racsothecat
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and service, 10 years plus we have been visiting and always delighted by le cottage, thanks Axel and Doug

1 Thank Orla B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Please to report that the quality of the food and service since our last visit was just as good. A fabulous venue for a special occasion or if you just like fine dining at "normal" prices.

Thank john n

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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 37
French, Irish, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, rue de la Citadelle, 17120, Arces-sur-Gironde,, 17120 Arces Sur Gironde, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Arces Sur Gironde
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 97 20 73

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?