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Le Quatre-epices

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$$ - $$$
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Rue Alain Gerbault, 53400 Craon, France
+33 2 43 06 05 25
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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103 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was our second and long overdue visit to Le Quatre Epices. Situated in a modern(ish) building in a park close to the centre of Craon there is no problem with parking. On a fine day one has the choice of eating inside or on the terrace under one of the large parasols; on this occasion we chose the outside... More 

Thank le-pecheur-Villepot
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews I was not disappointed, the menu provided was tasty and well prepared, the staff were polite and helpful and it was worth going a little out of the way to try this restaurant out. I would not hesitate to recommend this as a great spot for a quiet lunch. Well done to the chef and staff

Thank Phil W
Aix-en-Provence, France
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Very good quality and a simple day menu. Nothing to complain about. Personal suggestion? Risotto with fish

Thank Massimo M
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

Date night.... me and the wife visited as we were staying in a hotel near. The staff were very helpful as we don't speak any French and helped explain a couple of the set menus. We ended up with a 5 course meal which was very good and a perfectly slow paced service which is what we wanted. Enjoyable night... More 

1 Thank Barry Q
Swavesey, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2014

We were intrigued to see this seemingly out of place gourmet restaurant on the edge of a campsite in the middle (with respect) of of nowhere. But this was a really nice, serene idyll of calm set in a beautiful lakeside park in the Mayenne, Loire, in a little town called Craon. We read the reviews and decided we'll give... More 

Thank Thatldo
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

We were here two years ago on a recommendation by a young lady who had trained there.It is often the wrong thing to do as things can change and spoil a wonderful experience.We can honestly say nothing has changed the food and wine are to die for.The young man who was on duty at coffee time the morning we walked... More 

1 Thank marrob48
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88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

Very good food and wines with an excellent location looking out over the small lake. Set lunch meal was as good as anything I've had in similar restaurants in France.

Thank djmell
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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533 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Like most French establishments you never know when they decide to open. This one we learnt only opens on Friday and Saturday nights but opens for lunch everyday! That is not guaranteed!!! The food is well presented and very tasty although way over price for a rural village. Service was good and the staff spoke English which greatly helped in... More 

1 Thank Spithead
Paris, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

Every time we stayed at chateau croan, we ate at quatre epices. The chef is very talented. We were never disappointed by this restaurant. The only problem is that it closes on wednesdays.

Thank Sara W
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

This restaurant is everything that you think French cooking is all about. Beautiful ingredients, beautifully cooked. We were lucky to hear about this restaurant when we were driving through France to the south on 23rd August. It was so delicious and the ambiance so friendly that we made sure we returned there when we were going home on the 14th... More 

1 Thank Stephanie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Alain Gerbault, 53400 Craon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Mayenne  >  Craon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 06 05 25

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