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EATING OUT

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. Tel: 0545396766.
Hotel/Restaurant de Gare in Chasseneuil on the main market square, offers more formal but cost effective eating and a good menu.
Tel: 0545395036
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. Tel: 0545630325

The 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 food at a good price, very popular with families.

Viedex 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.
Tel: 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.

Cognac. 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.

Chateau de Nieuil's, four star restaurant "Grange aux Oies" is a fairy tale chateau on the lake for that special meal. Tel: 0545718124
email: info@grange-aux-oies.com An experience not to be missed for those who appreciate fine cuisine.

Local Wine Not eating out but VITAL INFORMATION.
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.