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Restaurant du Chateau

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15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
+33 5 45 81 07 17
12:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My good friend Anita from Dublin surprised me with a beautiful present, an evening for two in the Fabulous Restaurant du Chateau in Jarnac. As always the chef surprised us with a delicious concoction of fabulous meats and fish accompanied by the most delicious wines. We will definitely return as soon as possible and as often as possible. Well done... More 

Thank ritatapp
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Very expensive, some good food, some average food, but one very, very large bill. Charging (or trying to charge) full adult price for children (4 and 5 years old) who only ate (were given) half of two of the three courses is not my idea of fair play. Service though not at the time unfriendly was extremely slow. Sadly the... More 

Thank Woodabell
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance on alovely autumn day. Food and service you get what you pay for! 4 excellent courses and aperitif.

Thank Richard G
tamworth, staffs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous high quality food on the set menu, wonderfully flavoured soup, chicken with well cooked vegetables and the most delicious sauce, rum baba with pina colada icecream. Efficient service, lots of locals eating there, highly recommend

Thank debbiedevil
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

A French/British couple, we adore restaurants where the cuisine is top notch. At the Restaurant du Château we enjoyed every mouthful. The menu changes quite regularly so it is well worth asking when booking. The dinner menu is a well thought out choice of 5 or 6 entrées, main courses, and desserts with a good selection of cheeses and a... More 

Thank Roger C
Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

Have eaten at this restaurant three times and am astonished every time it's been Michelin star quality cooking. Highly recommended. Ambience, service , everything first class.

Thank rayshipton
Gemozac, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had eaten here quite awhile ago and enjoyed it and the food now is still just as good if not excellent. We had the three course set menu. An amuse bouche with our drinks then a duck terrine, superb followed by fish(merlu) and to finish a fantastic chocolate dessert. Highly recommend.

1 Thank Teresa L
Saint-Jean-d'Angely, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We chose here because of the menu for lunch and were not disappointed! The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and portion size was sufficient. The deserts were fabulous.

Thank MaisonLavande
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Chef Ludovic Merle prepared a lovely meal for me and my husband. His restaurant was closed the evening we planned to eat there, but his wife, Caroline Rooney, arranged to have the meal delivered and served in our hotel room (at the Hotel Ligaro). What a lovely treat and a super way to end our stay in Jarnac!

Thank Liz R
Albuquerque, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We had a delightful meal served by Caroline Rooney, Chef Ludovic Merle's spouse. The lobster salad, beef filet and scallops were delicious. The chocolate tart was a bit dry but in all justice, I managed to eat every morsel. Definitely order the Irish Coffee if you have the opportunity. It is wonderful.

Thank CanyonCondor

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$67
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Place du Chateau, 16200 Jarnac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente  >  Jarnac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 45 81 07 17
Follow the blackbird (merle in French) to the Place du Château, Jarnac’s main square!With its stone façade and its bright red awning, the Restaurant du Château is a landmark of the town of Jarnac. For almost 10 years now, Ludovic Merle, (member of the “Jeune Restaurateur d’Europe”) had been playing the kitchen’s pianos to the sound of creative, tasty and generous food in a relaxed and chic atmosphere. The Restaurant du Château is an ideal choice for works lunches, romantic dinners and family gatherings. The restaurant caters for groups of up to 150 people.

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