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“Perigord on a plate!”

Auberge le Colombier
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Everywhere sells confit and maigret and foie gras - but when you find a "real" Auberge you are treated to them done exceptionally well. A real auberge can only sell what it grows, manages etc on the farm and when its gone its gone. The terrine with foie gras running through it like a seam of gold was really tasty - the pate cut through the richness and made it delicious. The maigret slices were rare and juicy and so much garlic in the sarladaise potatoes it was a good job we were only speaking to each other! Finally nut gateaux from their own trees and a wonderful leisurely 2 hour lunch was done.

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1  Thank Gillianlesleywhite
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

My wife and I have rented a gite nearby for several years but never dined here. This year, we ‘took the plunge’. We didn't need to book as it was still early in the season.

The setting is pleasant; the restaurant is located off the main road at the end of a long (walnut) tree lined drive in the front of a number of farm buildings. Outside tables are set out under a large lime tree, which was really nice on a warm evening. The parking of cars close to the tables was a little off-putting though, especially towards the end of the evening as people were leaving.

The food can best be described as rustic French and (given it’s the Dordogne) based around duck and .... more duck. There is a limited wine selection. We both opted for the Eu29 meal which was 4 courses, each with 2 – 3 dishes to choose from. The starter of homemade vegetable soup / croutons was filling and very tasty. The ‘assiette’ of duck was a typical mix of salad, fois gras, smoked duck and fried duck livers and the mains of (small'ish) sliced duck magrais (breast) and fried potatoes (with lots of garlic) were both OK but nothing special. If anything, the main course was a little dull and would have benefited from more sauce and a green vegetable or two to give it a 'lift'. For me, the highlight of the meal was dessert; the creme brulee was very good.

Service was pretty good.

My wife and I left feeling very full.

For a couple of aperitifs, bottle of water and a bottle of beer the bill came to just short of Eu80.

In summary, I would say the place is OK and now I’ve been but probably won’t return in future years. You can pay another Eu20 and get a very good meal elsewhere.

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1  Thank Earl G
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Best duck confit i've ever had! We were certainly the only non french eating there that night but between my poor french, google translate, and their broken english it wasn't a problem. Had the menu terroir which included: foi gras terrine and torchon starter, excellent salad with gizzard and duck ham, duck confit, cabceau cheese, AND dessert. so much food for 34 euro each! nice wine choices with a much lower markup than in town restaurants. total for two with 50cl wine, four aperitifs was 99.5 euro. lovely large patio.

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Ate here one evening, had very plain food and it was really good. Soup, omelette with salad and dessert with wine and coffee. It was served quickly and the staff coped with our large party without fuss.

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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly a local French restaurant. We were certainly the only non-French speaking people eating there. They had no English menus and the wait staff could not help us with the menu. We did however have a lovely young French couple sitting next to us who helped us work out the nightly fixed price special menu. The wait staff were friendly throughout the meal and service was good. The price for dinner was quite reasonable. 3 course dinner with wine was $85 for two.
Duck is prominent on the menu and the portions are large. We couldn't finish our meal although everything was good. This would not be a good choice for vegetarians .

Thank HappyTravelerfromBos
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