The local friteries at Chasseneuil and La Rochefoucald on the N141
offer exceptional value for money.
|The restaurant at Agris
(in the market square) 5 minutes drive from Maison Renard, offers
excellent set menus (no a la carte) some including wine. Well worth a
lunchtime visit. The restaurant is basic and wholesome, it pays to
check if they are open in the evenings.
|Le Bonnieure in
Chasseneuil, on the main street, brasserie/restaurant is recommended
with very good set lunchtime menus, and full a la carte for evenings.
|Hotel/Restaurant de Gare in Chasseneuil on the
main market square, offers more formal but cost effective eating and a
| La Rochefoucauld offers numerous restaurants etc.
L'Auberivieres hotel and Le Vieux Auberge, offer good value for money.
|Restaurant L, is
highly recomended, 12 Rue de Bourg Pailler, La Rouchefoucauld, Tel:
0545249182. (It pays to book). This restaurant is very popular with the
locals and gives good value and good food. If you park in the square
next to the chateau and walk into town bearing left, the restaurant is
situated in a side street running at 90 degrees to the road. (Usually
there is a board advertising it).
|Chez Steph, (Highly recomended)
situated near the
chateau in La Rochefoucauld, offers an extensive menu, with the
opportunity to eat out on the terrace with full views of the Chateau.
riverside cafe below Anton the Choclatier's, at the base of the Chateau
in La Rochefoucald, is open all day in season and offers good basic
at a good price, very popular with families.
Lake, at the Guerlie Plage (Lakeside near Pressignac) the Cote de Boeuf
Restaurant has magnificant views over the lake whilst serving very good
food at both lunchtime and evenings. It pays to book, and can be
combined with a days swimming, watersports etc. at the lake.
0545893597. There are also cafes at the lakeside for snacks etc.
|Luxe. Le Chevel Blanc, (closed Sunday night
and Mondays) Michelin Stars.
Excellent food, unbelievable presentation, well worth a visit. Go to
Mansle, straight over the traffic lights, over the roundabout, carry on
for 4 miles and you will see the signs. Tel: 0545222362.
La Cortine Restaurant, Park Francois, situated on the banks of the
Charente, near the bridge on the Saintes road, is well worth a visit
and has a good selection of plat de jour every day, and is a lovely
place to eat. Tel: 0545823478.
de Nieuil's, four star restaurant "Grange aux Oies" is a fairy tale
chateau on the lake for that special meal. Tel: 0545718124
firstname.lastname@example.org An experience not to be missed for those who
appreciate fine cuisine.
|Local Wine Not eating out but VITAL
The local wine making co-operative is to be found at St Sornin, which
is on the D6 out of La Rouchefoucald towards Montbron. (Go right
through the village on the main road and its on the left after the
village). Wines can be bought, sampled etc. Pineau as well all good
quality at unbelievable prices. Well worth a visit. They have many
award wining wines to taste.