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“Good restaurant, outstanding food”
Review of Le Chapitre - CLOSED

Le Chapitre
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

We arrived at 2pm on a busy day (day with joutes). The owners of the restaurant were quite friendly and got us a table to our convenience. We arrived with a baby and got the kid's menu really quickly. We then ordered our meal. I took the "entrecôte" (a steak) and my wife took the "encornets" (squids) and both were fantastic. The sides were also very high quality and made with fresh products. Finally I had a "creme caramel" which was also great!

We had a quick chat with the owners and they told us that they will retire in 2-3 years. So I guess that we have only a few years left to enjoy their good food and welcoming attitude. To be fair, the service and cuisine is only taken care of by the two owners and they can be jammed at rush hours. On the good side they don't rush you because they only make one round of service per meal.

As a side not we both speak French but we heard them speak English to other guests.

Thank Manuel O
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

I would like to give it 3 1/2 stars. but one of the mains unfortunately do not allow it. We had both a meal for € 19,90 which consisted of the oysters (good, if size was uneven) and fish soup. First plus, they were willing to alter the menu to accommodate my choice (fish soup was originally not on the selection). The highlight were the mains where we recommend the loup with tapenade. Unfortunately the tapenda got scraped away with the bones, since - another highlight - you get a whole fish. Excellent. And a first. The downside was the Thai beef which was tough and just tasted like being laced with a standard beef sauce. Maybe our fault, you just should stick to the fish. After all, you are sitting on a floating terrace in the Canal du Midi .The service was courteous and attentive. For desert we can recommend Creme Caramel, not so much the mousse au chocolat. Just in order to do Da Pepe justice, we did not give this one 4 stars. Actually, to appreciate the distance to La Guinguette, the latter should actually receive only 1 star.

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Thank Christine_sing
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

My partner and I have visited Agde every year for the past 4 years and have never eaten at Le Chapitre before. This year we decided to give it a go and were very impressed. I had a starter of whole prawns in Pernod with garlic and parsley which was excellent, followed by moules mariniere which was also excellent. There was a bit of a blip with the wine - the waitress was unable to tell us much about those that were on offer and it turned out that none of the ones on the menu were avaialble, but we ended up with a perfectly reasonable bottle at a very good price in the end.

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Thank CJ76London
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We had an outstanding meal here this week: a warm multilingual welcome, and exceptionally good food. We both had the soup aux poisons which was served with a home made rouille, croutons and grated emmental. This staple of the Languedoc is often lack-lustre, but this was superb: fresh, well seasoned and delicious. I had the seiche (cuttlefish) which was also served with rouille, beautifully cooked vegetables and potatoes, and one of the best ratatouille I have ever eaten. My husband's salmon was equally good. After such a remarkably good start we assumed that the desserts would be the let down (there usually is one, isn't there?) but were pleasantly surprised by a more-ish crime caramel salée which was utterly scrumptious. The coffee was good, the service excellent - a good balance of friendly and attentive, without being obtrusive. We didn't have wine so I can't comment on the wine list. We had the menu a 21.50 which was excellent value; but the less expensive menu (16.50 I think) looked equally good. Portions were generous but not overwhelming: perfect in other words.

We've eaten in almost every restaurant in Agde over the past decade and more: we are frequent visitors to this delightful yet quirky town. Some are good, some less so. Nearly 15 years ago he premises that are now Le Chapitre was Chez Mickey, a Tahiti inspired restaurant owned by a charismatic self-confessed rum-runner. The food was excellent and the atmosphere full of rowdy bonhomie. After Chez Mickey's disappeared under somewhat mysterious circumstances, we didn't bother to investigate the pretty restaurant that quietly took over the premises. What a loss! Le Chapitre has been in place for 9 years and we've only just discovered that it might actually be the best restaurant in Agde. We will certainly be returning.

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Thank Antonia R
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Reviewed 17 August 2014
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