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L' Ostal des Troubadours

5 rue Viollet le Duc | La Cite, 11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 47 88 80
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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“steak” (60 reviews)
“onion soup” (15 reviews)
“cassoulet” (51 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5 rue Viollet le Duc | La Cite, 11000 Carcassonne, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed down this passageway and were greeted by my host ( who as it turned out was from Glasgow but had lived here for 26 years) we both had the cassoulet which is the local dish ,and enjoyed. One of the oldest restaurants in...More

Thank merfyn_thomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere for lunch and came across this restaurant which is a bit hidden away - it's right by the chateau but tucked away down a passage. The restaurant wasn't busy when we arrived and we were shown to a tiny balcony...More

Thank Dancing_Badger
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here before and love the atmosphere and the view of the Comtal from the restaurant windows. We chose from the €16 menu and service was efficient. My fish soup was only lukewarm but tasted delicious so I ate it all. My husband...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stumbles across this restaurant, peeked inside and liked the look of it. chose a table and saw that they were cooking the meats in the open fire. Placed our order both being steaks, asking for mine to be well done. I thought she understood,...More

Thank carlosthedog
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We had a superb time here this evening being serenaded by a talented guitarist. The atmosphere was in keeping with the location and the food was good honest value for money. Wines were reasonably priced and Shiona worked hard serving and cooking steaks etc on...More

Thank WelshrarebitCardiff
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We hadn't made a reservation but we managed to fit in upstairs, there was six of us, four adults and two small children so given that it was Easter Saturday and a very busy day in Carcassonne I thought that it wasn't going to be...More

Thank LaraMark
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good restaurant, with excellent live music from 8pm and sweet hosts. The environment is nice and cosy with a live fire place which creates a good ambiance.

Thank Pia B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Slightly hidden away but well worth seeking out the characterful restaurant offers good food in a cosy atmosphere. The steaks are cooked over and open fire and served with either salad, rice or a jacket potato. They also serve the local dish .. Cassoulet. There...More

Thank blitzboy
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lovely atmosphere at this restaurant, through a wall and in the old city, near the Bastide. the food is cooked to order over the wood fire, and that imparts flavour. Sadly the entrecote I had was 50% gristle, and there weren't many choices - last...More

Thank andyhhoward
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The restaurant is 'quirky' been going since 1968 I think... mind you some of it looked like it had not changed since then - however it somehow added to the charm. The waitress did not speak a work of English, and my french is hopeless,...More

Thank Ralph R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue Viollet le Duc | La Cite, 11000 Carcassonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Aude  >  Carcassonne
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 47 88 80
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