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“Absolutely stunning lunch”

Chateau Cordeillan-bages
Ranked #1 of 19 Restaurants in Pauillac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$54 - US$209
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: On the route of the châteaux, close to Château Lynch-Bages, grand cru classé of Pauillac, this 17th century charterhouse invites you to discover true art de vivre. Around a garden, the bright guestrooms with their muted, timeless décor, the pool, the sauna and the terraces near the vineyards create a haven of well-being. In the dining room, Chef refines the products of the South West and proposes a delightful dialogue between a contemporary cuisine and the Bordeaux grand crus. Visits to châteaux, tasting classes, elaboration of own wine, strolling with the family in the village... Share the savoir-vivre of Epicurean Médoc
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch at Château Cordeillian-Bages right before our Château Mouton Rothschild tour. It was an incredibly hot July day so we decided not to take our aperitifs on the patio, which looked so peaceful and visually beautiful. The meal itself presented so many beautiful sights, starting with our first amuse bouches, which were served on a dried section of grape vine which included edible leaves. I ordered a three-course lunch, with wine pairings, which was specifically created for those who have a short (2-hour) window in which to eat due to upcoming tastings. The menu itself was ~110 Euro, with pairings, and the restaurant provides an additional 7 amuse bouches, sorbet palate cleaner, pre-dessert, and post-dessert. All were beautiful, delicious, inventive. One of the favorite meals on our trip!

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

The new chef Julien Lefebre originated in Normandie and trained at the well known Pres Catalan in Paris. He is looking for his first star and will no doubt succeed with his fantastic farm to table gourmet cuisine. Every dish was meticulously presented and perfectly delicious.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We were great fans of chef Jean Luc Roca who has now gone to another Relais property, St James hotel in Paris. There is a therefore a new chef Julien Lefebvre in residence.

In my humble view fans of the cooking here needn't worry, many of the principles of using local suppliers and excellent ingredients with provenance are still important principles. The results are spectacular with food that has an amazingly light touch, dishes are works of art, never mind the flavour sensations.

The menu is shorter, four starters, fish, meat and desserts. There were many highlights, notably the sea bass with minestrone and basil broth, in fact the cooking of the fish in particular is amazing. A quick mention for the small side dish of Turbot trimmings in the most unbelievably light tempura served with bouillabaisse.

The citrus dessert, was especially stand out. More high points were generous portions of melon with Gambas, gazpacho and pork cheek which were sublime. Chicken breast with caviar slow cooked with Noilly Prat sauce, delicious. And the pigeon three ways with crumb covering, potato purée and the most silky smooth jus.... I could go on and on!!!

Arnaud Le Saux is still the chief sommelier and his help and recommendations were as interesting and thoughtful as ever.

There were, at least for me, a few shortcomings in so much as the cheeseboard choice has been considerably reduced, now I like cheese, and I like the theatre of all the choice and at 22 Euros I think there should be more of it.

The same goes for the bread, there are only two choices and just salted, unsalted butter and olive oil. Finally the appetisers stay the same regardless of how many times you eat there and it would have been a nice touch if repeat guests had these changed during their stay.

Still these are little things compared to the overall picture and dining here in my view is still a really strong recommendation and well worth a detour to sample the cuisine.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

We tried to visit two Chateau in Pauillac, Pichon Baron and Pichon Comtesse, but they were closed on Saturday. Kind of disappointed, we passed by Chateau Cordeillan-Bages and decided to have lunch there. It seemed a bit expensive, but we deserved. It was a wonderful gastronomic experience. We took the lunch menu, with amuse bouche, two entries, a main dish, a pre-dessert (?) and a dessert. Plus two glasses of wine during the meal. Everything was fantastic! The place, the service, the tasty food, the tiny portions full of flavor. Something to remember for the rest of your life. In the end, it was not so expensive as I had thought. Put it on your list or you will regret it!

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant and great food. Service though was a tad slow this time round but they did accomodate us whilst our schedule was running late. Great selection of wines

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