I have been visiting Monpazier for nearly twenty years and have seen the fortunes of the few restaurants rise and fall. La Bastide is the finest restaurant in the town currently.
There is an impressive menu of well matched French cuisine, with a good range and interesting complementary dishes.
There were three of us and we decided to share some white wine so had two bottles of Bergerac quartet vents at €18 per bottle. It was excellent quality. My two companions had duck as mains and it looked very tasty. I had red snapper, which was skilfully prepared and a delicate balance of flavours.
We ate out on the street on a balmy August evening and it was pleasant. We were joined by a couple of bats at the end of the evening after the house martins had gone to bed.
One drawback that is no way the fault of the restaurant is that if you eat outside you are quite close to passing cars and noisy mopeds. There are plenty of covers inside.
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