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“Friendly, delicious and enormous lunch”

Restaurant Brasserie Corral Cafe
Ranked #9 of 29 Restaurants in Orthez
Price range: US$10 - US$49
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A rainy September day in Orthez and not the faintest idea where to have lunch now that the Reine Jeanne down the road has got a bit posher than W6 Travellers feel entirely happy with. So - thanks Tripadvisor - we checked out alternatives online and landed on the Corral. You go upstairs and it's a large series of rooms, airy and bright, decorated in this year's fashion where the knives and forks go diagonal on the placemats and the water glasses are square.

Mostly seemed to be local office workers having lunch and looking very happy about it indeed, although being a bit feeble we steered clear of the menu du jour which featured coeurs de canards en brochette; the third time we'd seen it on a menu du jour that week, must be the thing to have in mid-September.

Instead, we had enormous toasted open sandwiches which were almost pizzas they had so much on them (cheeses, hams, salad etc.) and came with thin chips and more side salad. With a glass of delicious local wine it was a perfect large-ish lunch for about 14 euros each. Friendly staff, quick service, and by the time we left even the coeurs de canard en brochette on the next table looked quite promising.

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Reviewed 28 September 2015

We called in for lunch and were very satisfied with the results.
The restaurant was busy but not full and most of the other guests were French. This is always a good sign!
My wife took the Farmers' Salad (large version). It nearly proved too much for her but she was very pleased with it.
I opted for the Duck Breast, which is very popular in this region - justifiably so. It was extremely tasty. It was served with vegetables and Potatoes Dauphinoise.
These two dishes proved to be enough for us, so I cannot comment on the desserts. The bill came to less than 29 euros - a very reasonable price for an excellent meal.

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Reviewed 30 November 2013

The restaurant is above a small cafe, on the main square in Orthez and the outside is very ordinary. The inside is modern and spacious with good distance between the tables. We were 4 adults and 3 children and were shown to a large table at the back of one room which is obviously a good move because large parties can be noisy. The childrens' menus offered a good choice and the portions were enough to fill growing boys. The menu was reasonably priced and the food was well presented, generous servings and very tasty. Everthing was produced in house and the beef burger ordered by one of the boys, was declared to be delicious.The dessert of poached pear with caramel and salted caramel ice cream, served on shortbread was scrummy. My only negative comment is that the service got slower as the restaurant filled and as most parents know, children don't like to wait for their food. For a town this size, Orthez is not blessed with outstanding restaurants but I would certainly return to this one.

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Reviewed 5 November 2012

The restaurant, above the Corral Bar in Pace d'Armes, has been refurbished by the new owner and is now quite modern in decor. The lighting is perhaps too harsh for those planning a romantic dinner. A few candles would help the ambiance perhaps? There is a small outdoor terrace.

We visited on a Friday evening and it was full. Always a good sign in France.

The menu is still quite limited, but what is on offer is of an average to good standard. Although there are no strictly vegetarian dishes, they are happy to discuss options. I would think if you visited beforehand, the options would be greater when you arrived. A few visits from our vegetarian friends and family should help.

The staff are friendly and courteous and we shall be visiting again.

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Reviewed 18 October 2017
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