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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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At this residence overlooking the Dordogne, wonderful surprises await you. The delicious food showcases the best of local produce and is an absolute de...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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All reviews lamb the river weeks in advance service was impeccable la belle wine list excellent restaurant book in advance excellent value three courses dordogne terrace chef euros suite region cuisine
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently spent two nights at La Belle Etoile, including eating both nights in the restaurant. Everything from start to finish was just amazing. Our booking was dealt with in a very friendly and welcoming way as was our arrival at the hotel. The staff...were exceptional. We chose to stay in the suite, a very well appointed room with a beautiful view over the river. However, the absolute highlight of our stay was the food! I cannot begin to describe how delicious everything was. The lamb was perhaps one of the best dishes I have tasted. Everything was presented beautifully and the service was impeccable. We raved about everything so much the chef came out to meet us! The next night we stayed at a hotel with a 1* Michelin restaurant. There was no comparison. The food at La Belle Etoile was by far the best! Thank you to everyone for an unforgettable stay.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful food in a beautiful setting with fantastic service what a great experience which was a recommendation by Graham and Damon from Planches & Plonk at Belves.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 15 April 2022 via mobile

An incredible meal with incredible service. We have been visiting this area for 10 years and this was our first visit to this wonderful restaurant - the food was as wonderful as we have ever tasted. We will return. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 February 2022 via mobile

We had an excellent meal there. Definitely book in advance, it's not somewhere you can easily rock up to. Stunning scenery in a beautiful little town. The food is exceptional and the service is warm and friendly. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 8 November 2021

I only stumbled on this restaurant, which is in a very touristy place, because one has to book many weeks in advance. So they clearly were doing something well. The photos on the website are not terribly exciting, but I decided to give it a...try. It was one of the most pleasant surprises for a while. Firstly, the value for money is excellent. But even more surprising, IF at the time of booking, you ask the chef to prepare a vegetarian meal, he will do a superb job at preparing an innovative vegetarian meal, provided the seasonal fruits and vegetables allow it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Fabulous restaurant, the fish dishes are especially recommended. At 35 Euros for three courses this is excellent value.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 27 September 2021

We eat at La Belle Etoile at least once on every visit to the Perigord, over more than 30 years. The local cuisine is amongst the best in the region, the wine list carefully chosen, and both are very competitively priced. The service is both...friendly and highly professional: eating at La Belle Etolie feels like 'coming home'.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 17 September 2021

The food is first class and the service exceptional. We all had different starters and different main meals and nobody was disappointed, they gave us a gazpacho and razor clams during the courses which was as excellent as the meals we had.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 July 2021

Sat outside on the terrace on a beautiful night and enjoyed a lovely meal served by a friendly, helpful gentleman. We were a party of 7 and everything we sampled from the menu was well prepared and very good. We all enjoyed our evening at...Belle Etoile very much. This restaurant offers very good food at an excellent value.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 May 2021 via mobile

Exceptional from start to finish. The food, the wine, the staff and the view. Would recommend reserving a table outside overlooking the Dordogne.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Response from daveywavey62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes , la belle Etoile is open, they only close the restaurant on a Monday, parking no problem. Have a great trip. David
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La Belle Etoile is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5