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Hostellerie Etienne

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3 chemin St Jammes - Labastide d'Anjou, 11320 Castelnaudary, France
+33 4 68 60 10 08
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Barcelona, Spain
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I loved the fact that the menu was in Occitan too. I wished staff was bilingual to practise some of my Occitan :-) Book in advance, especially in weekends. 90% of clients are locals so, if you are a foreigner like me, expect to see people from other table staring at you as you were an E.T. . I ate... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch. Restaurant was quite busy and the service was a little slow. However, the carafe of wine was very reasonable even if the cassoulet was quite expensive. The cassoulet was delicious though, as was dessert. Would probably come again.

Thank Dr_MDC
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

We dined outside in a large and spacious garden. Although it was very busy it was not at all noisy. The staff were very friendly and efficient, although clearly rushed off their feet. Whilst cassoulet is probably their signature dish, we didn't fancy something quite so heavy at this time of year, so four of us opted for the 20... More 

Thank Bloob00k
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The staff are very friendly and attentive. For mains cuisses de grenouille and magret canard grille. The sauce on the frogs legs was delicious and the duck was cooked to perfection, it was probably one of the best meals we had in a long time. It is a busy restaurant and we were glad we booked the table. We had... More 

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Rodeo, California, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

We were staying in Carcassone and the caretaker of the old church recommended H. Etienne for their cassoulet. The restaurant is out in the country a bit and much of the seating is outdoors. We had a shared green salad and their cassoulet imperial. Be aware that the cassoulet is huge. They did not allow us to share a single... More 

Thank themenz
Castelnaudary, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

A very nice outdoor dining experience for the lovers of Cassoulet. Service is friendly and the Cassolet is excellent. We dined outside in a park like atmosphere. There are many places where you can enjoy Cassoulet and this is certainly one of the best. Did I mention that it is "all you can eat"?

Thank Roadfish11
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here but we would have preferred to have lunch. we had a hotel in Cadtelnaudary so we didn't want to drive at night & it meant the driver couldn't enjoy the wines on the menu.There was no information on any website indicating it wasn't open for lunch. 1/2 a sausage & a couple of pieces of duck... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014

As others have noted this alfresco restaurant was full of locals. We wanted to try the Cassoulet, which had been recommended, and it arrived in one large pottery bowl to share between 4. We all judged it as excellent. We got good advice regarding the size of the meal and also a recommended vin rouge, and went without starters, leaving... More 

Thank Keith_and_Marg_11
Issel, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

The first thing I noticed when we went to this restaurant was how many locals were there having lunch. That is usually a recommendation in itself and proved to be the case. Personally I was recommended the 'Cassoulet Imperial' as a main course which proved to be an excellent choice, it was a large hearty meal, full of flavour and... More 

Thank BrianRS2014
Castelnaudary, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

As usual this restaurant is superb - the ambiance in the gardens, excellent food and really good service, what more does anyone need ! The cassoulet is the best in the region.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 chemin St Jammes - Labastide d'Anjou, 11320 Castelnaudary, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Aude  >  Castelnaudary
  • Phone Number: +33 4 68 60 10 08

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