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Rouge Le Bistrot

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Place des Tilleuls, 24350 Tocane Saint-Apre, France
+33 5 53 90 26 37
19:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
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All hours
Mon 08:30 - 14:00
Thu 11:30 - 14:30
Thu - Fri 19:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 19:00 - 23:30
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201 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Good to see that Rouge goes from strength to strength. Menu changes every day, excellent location in the town square and Paul and Janice make fine hosts. It is also possible that Rouge possesses the finest pole cozy in the northern hemisphere. Constructed to reduce the impact of an old lamppost in the middle of the external dining area it... More 

Thank Jon63
New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We have travelled a bit and dined in a number of restaurants with big reputations, but Rouge, in the little French village of Tocane St Apres has kicked them to the kerb. Janice's choice of complimenting flavours made each mouthful an experience to savour, while Paul, ran the show with the flair of the showman that he is. It is... More 

Thank BenWNewZealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had the best meal of our trip in this little gem of a restaurant. Camembert cheese prepared to perfection! I wish we had have found it sooner, rather than on our last day! When we come back to France we will return. Tocane St Apre is a beautiful town! Sad we missed the Irish festival this weekend :)

Thank Creampuff99
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We had quite a few meals here, Paul and Janice are great hosts, all food fresh and cooked by Janice. Janice makes the best chocolate brownies ever. Can't recommend Rouge enough.

Thank tacha08
Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani, Italy
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We had a few dinners and lunches during our stay in Tocane and enjoyed each one. Janice prepares delicious meals from scratch and presents them beautifully with Paul a perfect host front of house. A great team.

Thank Linda W
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Been here a couple of times and it never fails to impress. Located in the quite but stunning town square, Good bistrot service with a small but perfect fresh daily menu. Staff/owners are very welcoming and will happily speak French or English. Perfect for a relaxed lunch or lazy evening, very child friendly..

Thank Courty65
Lisle, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We researched this bistrot on Trip Advisor and decided to follow the advice given. We were more than pleased, a very friendly welcome, delicious and reasonably priced plat du jour, would recommend it to anyone. Looking forward to trying the evening menu. Thank you for making a family visit a success.

Thank Mary B
Rushden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The meal we had was divine and not something we would have normally ordered, but so glad we did. Service and atmosphere second to none. Loved it.

2 Thank Steve W
Norwich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Four of ate here and all of us were really impressed. The atmosphere is perfect, French village square bistro, the New Zealand owners are friendly and fun, the cooking is truly delicious, French with a twist. If you're in the area - go there! Oh - and I gave the bill back to have it checked as I didn't believe... More 

1 Thank Paul H
Glenties, Ireland
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

As one of the other viewers mentioned, the food is 'quality experimental cooking'... and that is exactly how I would describe it... and my tastebuds were absolutely delighted! The watermelon salad starter was unlike anything I have ever tasted!! I ate three portions of it, it was just so delicious! The main and desert were also amazingly tasteful. I had... More 

Thank tcdonegal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
19:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place des Tilleuls, 24350 Tocane Saint-Apre, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Tocane Saint-Apre
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 90 26 37

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