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Castel Novel SA

Certificate of Excellence
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Route de Roland Garros, 19240 Varetz, France
+33 5 55 85 00 01
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Warsaw, Poland
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Inspiring place, filled of quietness, elegance and charm. Never stayed in the hotel itself (although viewed some of the charming rooms) but was many times enjoying either the terrace in the summer time, or the restaurant for either a family lunch or coffee break. Good service, caring, good food based on regional ingredients ...Definitely an address to be recommended ...

Thank marcowarsaw
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We went for our anniversary and take the Colettes Menu. Every plate was exquisite, and for dessert, they surprise us with a mini cacke with a candle to blow for our special occassion. Very good attention, very good food and very good place. Just to mention, the champagne chart starts from 85€.

Thank Mery W
PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Castel Novel SA, responded to this review

Dear Madam, We thank you very much for all the details mentionned in your review. We hope to have the pleasure to welcoming you for on another occasion... Best regards More 

London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

While the 13th century castle is impressive with a lovely terrace with views over the countryside and helpful staff, we were most disappointed in the food. How this got a Michelin star beats me. Very little was good and my fish was actually cold. And the breakfast is not worthy of a star restaurant - no home made jams, for... More 

Thank mattymoo2015
PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Castel Novel SA, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, We are really sorry for your impression regarding the food in our restaurant. We try to do the best to satisfied our guests and be sure we take in account your review. Yours faithfully More 

Santa Barbara, Calif
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185 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Very fine 1 star restaurant, excellent service. We stayed in the hotel and had a lunch, a dinner, and breakfasts, all reflecting the professionalism and care of a top chef and kitchen.

Thank Oski80
PARVEAUX-SOULIE, Propriétaire at Castel Novel SA, responded to this review
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Chère Madame, Cher Monsieur, Nous vous remercions pour votre commentaire et sommes très heureux que votre séjour se soit bien... More 

Den Haag
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

we went with a group of friends, 10 people enjoying good food and good wine. A superb place, the restaurant is superb, the food excellent with nice wines to go with. And you have your coffee served in a small salon with some sweeties. A special experience! and a very value for money also!

Thank Anne H
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Not only is this place beautiful, the grounds immaculate, the pool and pool-house wonderful and the food to die for, but the family behind it all is amazing. We had broken down in our vehicle and they couldn't have done more to be helpful - to sort out a replacement and to make us feel so welcome. It is quite... More 

Thank Claire B
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

Good God, this place is wonderful. The hotel is gorgeous, with beautiful rooms, a wonderful pool, and beautiful grounds. The people who work there were kind and helpful. The restaurant, too, is amazing - excellent food and service, all on a beautiful outdoor patio. Go there!

Thank swatson23
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279 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

This Michelin-starred restaurant at Chatel Novel in Varetz made me realize what importance timing, generosity and surprise means to great gastronomy. We - a family of four - celebrated a birthday and decided to go for a three-meal-course at this restaurant which I am told should be the only Michelin-starred in the entire region. We were placed on the terrace... More 

Thank atlanticophelia
Woodstock, VT
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013

Top quality ingredients, creatively combined, and beautifully presented, in a relaxing environment where you are made to feel welcomed and careful attention is paid to your own dietary restrictions if there are any!

Thank AMatlins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route de Roland Garros, 19240 Varetz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Correze  >  Varetz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 55 85 00 01

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