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Restaurant du Chateau

15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
+33 5 45 81 07 17
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“amuse bouche” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
“fish” (4 reviews)
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15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

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
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Have eaten at this restaurant three times and am astonished every time it's been Michelin star quality cooking. Highly recommended. Ambience, service , everything first class.

Thank rayshipton
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had eaten here quite awhile ago and enjoyed it and the food now is still just as good if not excellent. We had the three course set menu. An amuse bouche with our drinks then a duck terrine, superb followed by fish(merlu) and to...More

1  Thank Teresa L
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We chose here because of the menu for lunch and were not disappointed! The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and portion size was sufficient. The deserts were fabulous.

Thank MaisonLavande
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
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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.
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