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La Garenne

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Route de Brive | St. Henri, 46000, Cahors, France
+33 5 65 35 40 67
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Based on the most recent Trip Advisor review, we chose to have our last meal in the Cahors area here after a week on the Lot in a penichette. Which was rather special in itself. Menus in the area can feel rather familiar so we needed to escape duck confit and large prawn tempura sounded like just the job. And... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Went for €42 menu. Exceptional prawn tempura. Steaks - I normally have well done. The offer was only rosé or à point (rare or medium). So I went with à point. It was crispy and browned on the outside and slightly pink in the middle. Perfectly cooked with an amazing foie gras sauce. Best steak ever. Moelleux was warm, rich... More 

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Southport, Australia
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411 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located a few Km outside of Cahors, this restaurant offers superb food in a delightful setting. The friendly and very professional service completes the package and, in our case, ensured that we had our most memorable evening in the Cahors / Lot valley region. The restaurant is located in what appears to be a barn conversion - massive stone walls,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We understand that the restaurant is a husband wife team, with the with the wife in the dining room, and the husband in the kitchen. The food was fresh, and tasty and our hostess was so charming and fun. (She even put up with my terrible French). I had tuna, which was prepared simply and was delicious. The room is... More 

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Kincardine, Canada
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

From our 3 week trip in France this year, this was our best restaurant. It is outside the city about 10 min but well worth the trip. The couple who run it are extremely good. The hostess is very pleasant. The food was extremely tasty and well presented. The setting in an old stone barn is most interesting. Just wish... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

We greatly enjoyed our visit. Every course was very fine, and two were extraordinary. The proprietor/server was gracious and easily accommodated our requests.

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Boulder, Colorado
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We always dine at La Garenne when we are in S.W. France. Michel Carrendier is a marvelous chef who creates delicious honest French food. His sautéed foie gras is fabulous. My husband dreams of the chestnut soup. I loved a light soup with asparagus & a poached egg. The scallops are well-prepared. The restaurant is in a lovely old barn... More 

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Cahors, France
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

What a marvellous way to greet the New Year. Our first visit but recommended by friends (and TripAdvisor). This was a set menu which I can only describe as 'exceptional'. Service by the lovely Jacqueline started at 20h30 and finished, perfectly timed, at midnight. The food was without fault and the wine list is surprisingly reasonable. We will certainly return..yumm!

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Valroufie, France
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Had not been for a while but wanted our "Christmas lunch treat". What a lunch! We both had the soup to start which was a parsnip purée with seared scallops , walnuts and smoked duck. WOW. Then for me line caught bar with a crispy skin. Very sublime. My husband had an omelet with fresh truffles and claimed it was... More 

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Cleveland
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was my seventh visit to La Garenne, and it just gets better with every visit. From your arrival and being greeted by Jacqueline, you are made to feel very relaxed and welcome. The food, ambiance and total professional service you receive is the nicest I have encountered. This restaurant has been there over 50 years and the last 15... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route de Brive | St. Henri, 46000, Cahors, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Lot  >  Cahors
  • Phone Number: +33 5 65 35 40 67

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