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Al Duende

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1 rue Anton de Siboune, 66400 Ceret, France
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12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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180 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We found this quaint cafe tucked away in a small lane near the church. It is delightful venue operated by a single lady who only speaks French. She was very patient with us as we needed to have the contents of the meals explained. The menu has a generous fish section (poisson) which was great. The flavours were exquisite and... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This little restaurant seems to be run almost single-handedly by a very pleasant but very harassed and overworked lady, and her elderly mum helps by bring erratically sliced bread to the tables. Our meal was pleasant, but became very prolonged as the restaurant got busier (understandably). Recommended if you don't mind delays at busy times.

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Thank TheNorfolkBroad
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Al Duende is our favourite restaurant in Céret, we always eat here on every visit. The food is fantastic - genuine local cuisine that's full of flavour. Just relax, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the superb freshly cooked local food.

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Amelie-les-Bains-Palalda, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The waiter took our order quickly but we didn't get our first course until about 45 minutes later, and the wine took as long!! My husbands starter was then wrong but by then he was so hungry he ate it anyway. The main courses were ok, mine better than my husbands, he had steak which was overcooked mainly because it... More 

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Essen, Germany
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113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

A little bit hidden you'll find this cosy restaurant. We had diner here and the menu with gambas and creme catalane were so delicious. The owner is a very friendly host and we enjoyed the evening at her place very much.

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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

There are several nice restaurants in Ceret, please don't choose Al Duende. We had passed this small restaurant with their cosy terrace several times before we sat down on the terrace besides the church in the old town. We had the Catalan menu, which is standard. The waiter, a young man, seemed confused by the guests, and on the neighbouring... More 

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Ballyclare, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

What's lovely little gem of a restaurant !! On a return visit to Ceret we noticed an advertisement Board for this little place which serves 'Menu Catalan' We decided to try it for our evening meal,& we were not disappointed. Unfortunately the Restaurant was not so busy, (unfortunate for those people who had dined elsewhere) it was a rather cold... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Lovely food - entrecôte & magret de canard (duck) had by all of us and was extremely tasty. Set off a lovely little cobbled alley off one of the main streets. Very friendly, helpful waitress.

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2 Thank Joanne W
Grande Bretagne
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2014

Lovely location, nice rustic ambiance and friendly hosts. Finally, a good honest french restaurant that can deliver flavour! We visited on a dreary Sunday in September and it certainly cheered us up. (Sea food platter to share, steak, creme catalan & cheese, washed down with easy drinking rose)

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Aghalee, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Just back from a superb meal in Al Duende. Yes, service was slow but that didn't matter as the company was good and we were in no rush. Octopus and cuttlefish are two dishes that are easily ruined. 30 seconds too long in the cooking and they become like rubber. We had both and to be quite honest I do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Anton de Siboune, 66400 Ceret, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Ceret

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