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Le Bistro de l'Absynthe

36 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
+33 5 49 37 28 44
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“escargot” (4 reviews)
“prawns” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
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French, European
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36 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I prioritised l'Absinthe based on other TripAdvisor reviews but also checked menus in the numerous other establishments nearby. We had a great meal on a swelteringly hot June evening, air temperature approx 35degrees. A music festival in the city centre also meant pavements and streets...More

Thank StevefromSwindon
Reviewed 5 May 2017

We had the most lovely dinner at this small, cosy restaurant. How a very few other tripadvisor contributors could fault anything with the friendliness and customer orientation of the staff, i cannot understand - they are lovely, friendly people. And the food: the most gorgeous...More

Thank JanS35
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Ate here on my wifes birthday. The menu catered for the French palette, perhaps a little too exclusively. Neither of us enjoyed the food, starter or main, but it was presented beautifully. The sweet was very tasty & my wife had a birthday message &...More

Thank Andy N
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Very small but very cozy restaurant. Looks very French but unpretentious from the outside. We have been there twice, and we look forward to the next time. Food is really gourmet. Serving looks great. Service is very good and attentive. All in all really enjoyable...More

Thank Viggotje
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stopped in for a salad ... after dining strictly on fromage, wine and regional meat specialties for a few days. They don't do salads. So we were immediately immersed into one of the best dining experiences of our lives. I had the veal, which...More

Thank ixapyc
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We found ourselves in Poitiers and, having seen this bistro on several previous visits, decided to lunch there. The outside tables are naturally in the shade which was necessary on such a hot day. The menu is comprehensive but we opted for the menu du...More

1  Thank Ian D
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Unassuming restaurant but had a really great meal. Do not miss out on the Cafe Gourmond desert - beautiful. Service was attentive but not fussy.

1  Thank Barry G
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We enjoyed a late supper in this busy bistro in downtown Poitiers. The food was of a very high standard but the service was really not very friendly. Perhaps the popularity of the restaurant with local people implies that tourists are not their intended clientele.

Thank Farple
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We've walked past this place so many times but tonight we were determined. So worth the visit. the food was wonderful and lots of it, the staff friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended

Thank LindaHowe2015
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Our first night in France, jet lagged, but ready for extraordinary food to awaken the senses....and this charming bistro did not disappoint. We had the menu ardoise du soir (board menu), three delicious courses for 20 euros. My entree was a mushroom cake topped with...More

Thank shmacculloch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Vienne  >  Poitiers
  • Phone Number: +33 5 49 37 28 44
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