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Passions et Gourmandises

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6 rue du Square, 86280 Saint-Benoit, France
+33 5 49 61 03 99
Tue - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Poitou-Charentes, France
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

I booked the 8 course tasting menu which the chef chooses depending upon the availability of seasonal food. Each course was exquisite, both in taste and presentation and the service was impeccable. 4 courses were based around seafood, including lobster. The cheeseboard was amazing, both in size and quality and there were two dessert courses, both gorgeous. No hesitation in... More 

Thank Woolleybaalamb
Tel Aviv, Israel
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came here for lunch and took the menu. The food was of very high quality, you could feel that a lot of effort and creativity was invested in the dishes, and that all the ingredients were fresh. The meal was more of the "interesting" quality, and less of the "this is so yummy", so be ready for a culinary... More 

Thank dan_yulia
loire valley
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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Went with a group of ten guests who were on a culinary adventure with le Calabash Cooking School and they all absolutely loved the experience. Definitely worth a star and worth a visit. Allow the wine waiter to pair the wines for you, he is really very good at it. The Foie Gras was absolutely exquisite, the highlight of the... More 

Thank lecalabash
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211 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

They've recently introduced a seven course tasting menu. What's unusual is that they give a list of what might be in the various courses though but there are a couple of traps. So you get served stuff and then ask you what it was you ate. Which is where the bravery comes in. I thinks that we would definitely class... More 

Thank Jon63
St Petersburg
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We had a family dinner at this Michelin-star restaurant while traveling across France as a family of five (including three kids). Overall, my wife and myself (appreciating gourmand food in general) liked our dinner very much - the place itself was wonderful, with an outside seating facing a beautiful garden; the service was generally impeccable; the food... pretty much what... More 

Thank Wanderer250372
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2015

We found this wonderful restaurant quite by accident on Trip Advisor because we happened to be nearby in Poitiers. From aperitifs in the lovely, shady garden through dinner and dessert in the quiet chic dining room, we were beautifully served with delicious food and wine. Drinks were accompanied by tiny grilled green peppers, watermelon gazpacho, jellied oysters and small clams... More 

Thank Marion T
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We have read such mixed reviews of this restaurant but we can only say our experience has been wonderful. We have been coming here once a year since 2012 when visiting France from Australia and have thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and the passion the chef has for the french cuisine. Although some dishes on the menu have more flavour than... More 

1 Thank KDS46
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2015

The experience of Passions and Gourmandises was fabulous from start to finish. We tried to speak French, they tried to speak English and it all went smoothly. Every dish was beautifully presented on white, China (not a bit of slate to be seen , take notice Uk!) the service was very pleasant, from the owner to the cheese Young man... More 

Thank kaywaldo
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

ambiance very cold and ugly. very far from the standard of a michelin star place. the owner very fake and totally far from the customers, I booked asking to put a little candel on the dessert of my man. Nobody did. and Nobodoy took the responsability for this. Kitchen nothing of special. Wine list poor and expensive also without any... More 

5 Thank albanissima
Canberra, ACT, Australia
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This was a beautiful night out, starting with an aperitif on the deck with the sound of running water, enjoying mushroom ice cream (sounds strange, but was lovely), and being wowed by the impressive cheese selection. The restaurant itself was just beautiful as well - definitely recommend that you eat here if you're in the area!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue du Square, 86280 Saint-Benoit, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Vienne  >  Saint-Benoit
  • Phone Number: +33 5 49 61 03 99

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