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“Now the Auberge du Pont, good to see it open again”

Brasserie Les Louriers
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We thought we should investigate the recently re-opened restaurant. Pleased to see that it was fairly busy. The only menu available at lunchtime appears to be the 3 course 13 euros with a choice of 2 starters, 3 main courses and 2 desserts or cheese. We thought the dishes were all rather uninteresting. My wife chose a melon and ham entree and cod with rice main course portions were adequate. I had a mozzerella and tomato entree and a tagliatelle with salmon main course, portions were small. Nice touches - water with ice, it was a very hot day.

Not sure it really our sort of place but we wish them luck with their new venture.

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1  Thank CharlesFleming2486
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Noticed on a recent visit to Cherveix that the restaurant was open again. Fantastic meal at 13 euros for three courses (but assume the price will go up when established). Lovely owners Cyril and his wife extremely attentive, food excellent, they speak perfect English. They accommodated my no meat requests perfectly (I am a fussy eater). I just couldn't fault anything about the experience and food/drink. Will be going back soon.

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1  Thank Gillcaddick
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

This is a nicely decorated restaurant, run by a Dutch owner who is extremely friendly. He runs some theme nights such as fish and chip supper with entertainment and these prove to be very popular but he also has traditional French food and the snails were very good. Also does wonderful cocktails ...definitely worth a visit.

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1  Thank Tracie C
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

We arrived here travelling back from the Tarn Gorge on a trip through France on our way home. As I walked onto the terrace a nasty little dog shot out at me from one of the tables and nearly bit my leg. I was quite shaken by this but it doesn’t affect my view of the restaurant.

After this unsettling opening episode we entered the restaurant, and sat down at a nice table well presented. The place is very attractively decorated and the location is very pleasant. There are great views across the stream nearby and a large airy open space in which to eat. There is a bar for those just having a drink: and of course the terrace for those wanting to sit outside. After the dog attack I unsurprisingly needed a stiff drink, and rather quickly. The owner was quite busy and it did take a few minutes to get served our drink. Even if customers have to wait a while for food service, if they have a beer or a glass of wine in front of them then they will start to relax.

The food service was equally a little relaxed, and although this isn’t a problem if you have a long lunch in mind, for people wanting like us to eat and get on, we would have preferred faster service. Travellers, passing traffic – people like us – are not there for a relaxed experience but need a reasonably efficient and snappy meal.

Once the order was taken however, our meals arrived fairly quickly after ordering and I had chicken with rice and it was supposed to be in some sort of cream and garlic sauce but I would have preferred more sauce. It was a bit dry. My wife's salad was good and she said it was better than some others she had eaten on the holiday.

We felt the price was not cheap, certainly for my meal. I paid €18 for one course - when we have paid the same for entire meals. My wife's salad was €9 which was quite good value. There was no ‘Menu du Jour’ – set menu – and I felt that if the owner wants to attract local French people then he needs to offer a reasonably priced menu du jour. Most French restaurants offer 3 or 4 courses for around €20.00-€25.00 and the owner should consider this. This is what attracts British ‘ex-pats’ living in France and second home owners to France and the French style of eating. In a typical UK restaurant if you order soup you get one small bowl each – in France the ‘Menu du jour’ soup comes in a big pot which means often more than one bowl of soup each. The cheese board in UK restaurants is always a mean little sliver of say three cheeses off the main cheese board, served by the waiting staff: whereas the cheese board in a French restaurant, they usually simply leave the entire cheese board adjacent to your table and you help yourself! Including a small carafe of wine in with the meal price is also popular in France, on the menu du jour. It is this type of experience that makes eating out so different in France and makes eating out cheap enough to make it a regular activity rather than reserved for special occasions.

This restaurant is trying to offer something different, and that is to be commended. The décor and ambience is very attractive and fresh. This may attract the local ex-pats from the Dutch and British communities, and maybe some French locals who want something different. Many local French people may however prefer a more ‘French’ style offer and this would attract a regular clientele – which is what any restaurant needs in order to keep going.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Myself and family have been to the brasserie many times. The owners Ron and Helens are a delight, always happy to see us and very pleasant. Helens food is fantastic, great value for money and very tasty. Ron is a brilliant host/batman and always makes us feel welcome. Definitely recommended for people that have doubts after seeing the place with the previous owners.

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