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Hostellerie de la Fontaine

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16 rue de Reigny, 89460 Accolay, France
+33 3 86 81 54 02
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Make sure you book for this excellent restaurant delightfully set in the former cellar with fine wine case ends decorating the walls. The Maitre D welcomed us and the service was outstanding. A classic french sunday lunch of delicious scallops, sea bass or rabbit, excellent local cheeses and cafe gourmand to follow. A good wine list with a reasonably priced... More 

Thank Silym
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Perhaps the best diner we have had in a long time. In this tiny town is this superb and comfortable, well-run and well chefed restaurant. We have eaten here 4 or 5 times over a decade, and each time it is the, or one of the culinary highlights of our trip. My wife had a dish, the name of which... More 

Thank halflescher
New York City, New York
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185 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Great wine list, lovely menu and helpful service! Our table needed a little assistance navigating thru the menu....just the same as during the day on our barge going thru numerous locks! After some wine was had by all and following the suggestions from our host we enjoyed a wonderful double birthday celebration.. Casually elegant without being stuffy. Highly recommended!

Thank Bagabondnyc
Sussex, UK
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We have eaten here several times over the last few years while cruising the Nivernais Canal. We always make a point of eating here. The food is top notch and the welcome is generous and sincere. In the summer you can eat in the garden, or in the barrel-vaulted restaurant when it is cooler.

Thank OofyProsser
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

We were travelling along the Nievernais canal and met fellow travellers who advised us to visit this restaurant . We were certainly not dissappointed . Each dish served to our family of seven was passed around for a taste , each of us proclaiming our choice to be the best . The wine recommended by the owner was excellent but... More 

Thank lavue15
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great setting, amazing food and service. We loved our dinner here, the food was outstanding, the wine list was extensive and the service was friendly and professional.

Thank YoliPix
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We were on a biking holiday which was all inclusive and had no idea that we would be taken to such a fabulous little restaurant where the welcome was second to none! The food which was varied and totally delicious. We ate there two nights running. The menu was described in great detail by the owner, each and every cheese... More 

Thank DevonCountrygirl
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I have just visited here for the third time; we'd been twice last year! The menu is varied and the food is absolutely delicious! Service is just as we like it; fairly swift but relaxed and unobtrusive. The wine list is extensive with local wines in abundance, in addition to many from around the world! This restaurant... More 

Thank RobinThomas1951
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is a hidden little treasure of a restaurant in the small town of Accolay along the canal du Nivernais. We found this restaurant on our 3rd day of our barge trip. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere superb. Our host was very welcoming and the staff so well trained. the wine list was very good. Highly recommended

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Buderim, Australia
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173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015

An out of the way place, but well worth a visit. The restaurant is set in an old salt cave, so has a beautiful feel to it. The menu is small, but the food is beautiful, and the service slick. Frequented by the local families attests to its value.

Thank JAD9999

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 rue de Reigny, 89460 Accolay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Yonne  >  Accolay
  • Phone Number: +33 3 86 81 54 02

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