We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurant du Chateau

15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
+33 5 45 81 07 17
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (8 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“foie gras” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
French, European
15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (199)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 65 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Le Restaurant du Château is a place to take seriously. It's attractive (red highbacked upholsteted chairs), with some formality and all the extras of a much more expensive restaurant - complimentary amuse-Boucher and so on. The three course menu at 46 euros is very good...More

Thank RivkahMelbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When the spritz-aperitif is priced at 18€ a glass you may expect something extraordinary, however the food was just well prepared and the service in the hands of a snooty youngster who pontificated on different degrees of meet cooking, mainly to justify that the Maigret...More

Thank mciuul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is extensive but extremely expensive an d the wines are even pricier. The quality of the food was very acceptable but not worth the €70 per person we paid. The available restaurants in Jarnac at the time of our visit was very limited

Thank Flooktroop
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We crossed the bridge to enter the town and parked on the square. Walked along the pavement and saw what appeared to be a local bar - with its beautiful zinc counter. How wrong we were it was a tastefully decorated Restaurant with a menu...More

1  Thank YRP49
Reviewed 28 May 2017

I had lunch on Friday with my very good friend. As usual, the welcome was warm, the service was impeccable and the food, was beyond words!!! I just can't wait to return Thanks again to Ludovic and his amazing team And thanks to my friend...More

Thank Ann E
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My good friend Anita from Dublin surprised me with a beautiful present, an evening for two in the Fabulous Restaurant du Chateau in Jarnac. As always the chef surprised us with a delicious concoction of fabulous meats and fish accompanied by the most delicious wines....More

Thank ritatapp
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very expensive, some good food, some average food, but one very, very large bill. Charging (or trying to charge) full adult price for children (4 and 5 years old) who only ate (were given) half of two of the three courses is not my idea...More

Thank Woodabell
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance on alovely autumn day. Food and service you get what you pay for! 4 excellent courses and aperitif.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous high quality food on the set menu, wonderfully flavoured soup, chicken with well cooked vegetables and the most delicious sauce, rum baba with pina colada icecream. Efficient service, lots of locals eating there, highly recommend

Thank debbiedevil
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A French/British couple, we adore restaurants where the cuisine is top notch. At the Restaurant du Château we enjoyed every mouthful. The menu changes quite regularly so it is well worth asking when booking. The dinner menu is a well thought out choice of 5...More

Thank Roger C
Nearby Restaurants
Le Coin Charentais
70 reviews
.22 km away
Le Verre y Table
196 reviews
.92 km away
76 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
Courvoisier Cognac
107 reviews
.04 km away
Abbaye de Bassac
26 reviews
5.77 km away
Guillon Painturaud
18 reviews
7.71 km away
Maison Natale de Francois Mitterrand
24 reviews
.50 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Restaurant du Chateau staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 73
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente  >  Jarnac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 45 81 07 17
  • E-mail
Follow the blackbird (merle in French) to the Place du Château, Jarnac’s main square!With its stone façade and its bright red awning, the Restaurant du Château is a landmark of the town of Jarnac. For almost 10 years now, Ludovic Merle, (member of the “Jeune Restaurateur d’Europe”) had been playing the kitchen’s pianos to the sound of creative, tasty and generous food in a relaxed and chic atmosphere. The Restaurant du Château is an ideal choice for works lunches, romantic dinners and family gatherings. The restaurant caters for groups of up to 150 people.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing