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Aux 40 Gourmands

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40 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
+33 5 49 37 01 37
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant after reading other reviews on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. A very friendly welcome from Monsieur who gave us books to read while we had our aperitif and later puzzles between courses. He also entertained other tables with puzzles and number tricks. We tried a Kir Breton as an aperitif and it was really... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is what I expect from a restaurant in France. A proper auberge style place to eat. Genuine people running it, basic but good food. The couple running it were lovely, he had loads of,puzzles he brought to your table to keep you entertained. The food is simple, I had confit of duck my husband had pave of beef. Both... More 

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Pershore
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

"We enjoyed our first meal there so much we returned the following evening" is about the best recommendation I can give. The food was terrific, rich and full of flavour, and something I would love to replicate at home (if only). All delivered by a convivial host with great style. Loved it....

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wexford, ireland
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44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Three of us went there. All had simple main course. Friendly waiter and waitress. Good food. Nice atmosphere. Price reasonable. Central location. All exactly as we expected. Would go there again.

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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We had an excellent evening here. Restaurant is opposite the Hotel L'Europe and close to Ibis, just past the Hotel de Ville car park. Quite small but if any larger it would have a different atmosphere. The owner is very welcoming and gave everyone books on Poitiers and puzzles to keep you entertained. Lots of smiling faces. The owner clearly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

This restuarant was just around the corner from the ibis where we were staying. The owner was very welcoming with lots of puzzles to keep you amused. The food was excellent but the portions in some cases were rather large. I had the pate starter which was the vest pate I have ever had. If you like mussels then thus... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this little restaurant after walking past many other restaurants which all looked very similar. This restaurant is small and traditional. The owner was a lovely man who when he found out we were visiting the city, brought out an old map and a couple of books about Poitiers for us to look at while we... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Luckily we picked this restaurant from a number in the area. Very friendly waitress and also the owner. Got great help choosing our starter and main course and also choosing a nice wine. While waited for our meal local books of the area in French and English were given to us to look at. Everything from start to finish was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We returned to this lovely place in January 2015. This time bringing all of our 3 younglings along . The wonderful owners once again made us feel so very welcome . The food was delicious. My young son polished off an entire bucket of mussels ! In between magic tricks from Monsieur the owner and magical food, we were in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

Went there with my wife and daughter. It's really well run by a husband and wife who take great pride in their work. The food was delicious. Traditional French fare , fresh and incredibly tasty. I highly recommend the Moules avec frites. Mouthwatering. The husband performed clever magic tricks to keep my daughter entertained too. The food prices are reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 rue Carnot, 86000, Poitiers, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Vienne  >  Poitiers
  • Phone Number: +33 5 49 37 01 37

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