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Le Bourg, 24440 Sainte-Sabine-Born, France
+33 5 53 74 08 79
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“five courses” (6 reviews)
“michelin star” (4 reviews)
“his wife” (4 reviews)
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French, European
Le Bourg, 24440 Sainte-Sabine-Born, France
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

A quaint and intimate little restaurant - boasting a Michelin Star - run by a lovely husband and wife duo. There is no menu, you are totally left with the inspiration and freshest of ingredients of the Chefs' concoctions of the day. And boy it...More

Thank CelestePienaar
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Vincent Lucas and his lovely wife run this utterly charming village gem all on their own... He creates and serves his delicious concoctions personally with an enthusiastic presentation of their ingredients. She moves gracefully around the eclectic dining room attentively looking after the every needs...More

Thank epicure49
Reviewed 12 September 2017

It is a very small place, run by a husband and wife, and yet it boasts a Michelin star. There is no menu, you eat what the chef decided to cook that day, heavily drawing on local ingredients. Yet everything is beautifully prepared and beautifully...More

Thank lordbyron59
Reviewed 13 August 2017

My wife and I visited restaurant for what was probably our 10th visit with our family and relatives. Four adults and six kids and we were served a fabulous lunch with an array of local produce and wines. The owners are incredibly welcoming and never...More

Thank CharlesAnderson
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a very different experience from the contributor below. We went to celebrate the last evening of our holiday and the service (and whole experience) could not have been more pleasant or welcoming. Chef’s wife (and co-owner I assume) used to work with Raymond...More

2  Thank NonPearson
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We visited for a birthday treat and enjoyed a beautifully flavoured selection of dishes. I felt the atmosphere a little to reverential and noted particular attention paid to a table of what seemed to be 'high status' diners rather than us. The problem with not...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Lovely 5 course meal at a reasonable price served by the husband and wife team with charm. The food had the subtelty of tastes you would expect for a starred Michelin restaurant and was interestingly different. The fish was sublime as was the desert of...More

Thank hopkinson
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderfully cute, little, Michelin-starred, restaurant in a picturesque Dordogne village. There is no menu, you get whatever the chef decides to cook that day (normally whatever is freshest). This is great as long as you like everything on the menu (I did...More

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Amazing place. Rustic, almost ramshackle entrance to a charming hotel in tiny village. We were led to an equally charming candlelit terrace, with a wonderful atmosphere.Throughout the evening only five tables were occupied by 10 people. Served an amuse bouche plus five courses of Michelin...More

2  Thank NonPearson
Reviewed 12 August 2015

On an exceptionally warm evening we arrived at Etincelle les Gentilhommes. We immediately had the feeling of walking into someone’s home. Our room was eclectically decorated in an african style, quaintly with a bath within the room itself. We slept well and comfortably under the...More

Thank Fannie4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Le Bourg, 24440 Sainte-Sabine-Born, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Dordogne  >  Sainte-Sabine-Born
  • Phone Number: +33 5 53 74 08 79
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