A Christmas lunch at

l'Atelier, Issigeac



Luxury Gites for 2 in the beautiful Dordogne


Domaine de Fumel

Dordogne resturant

Dordogne Cottages for couples
Eating good French food seems to be a very popular occupation when you are on holiday. Apart from the lovely locally grown produce that you will find in the markets, we are also spoilt for choice with the many good restaurants near to here.

ISSIGEAC, just 4km away, has the wonderful choice of

L’Atelier run by Vicky and her gifted chef husband Fabrice –fine dining food served in a beautiful old stone building with roaring fires (in the winter!) and a magical courtyard with a tinkling fountain.




La Brucelière with cooking by David (pronounced with a French accent please); again fine dining with larger quantities for those with larger appetites, the food has excellent flavours and you will not go home hungry!

La Brucelière



And for the welcome as well as the food we have Le Relais Gastronomic de l’Ancienne Gare run by Hervé and Sylvie, great food with a cuddle factor.

l'Ancienne Gare



Also in Issigeac is a pizzeria with an Italian menu as well as Shabby Chic and La Petit Treille serving lunches with homemade quiches and suchlike with salads.

Thursday night in high season is the Marché Nocture, where you can browse the stalls of food being cooked before your eyes, and sit at trestle tables in the square to eat and drink with the locals. High on holiday atmosphere, not to be missed.

We also highly recommend in BERGERAC, 20 minutes drive

Le Vin Quatre, an intimate restaurant serving fine dining food from Charlie with Melanie as front of house.

le Vin Quatre


And The Riverside overlooking the quai, book a table on the upstairs balcony and choose from the simple but extensive menu and watch the water and the world go by.

the Riverside



One of my favourite although a tad expensive is La Chartreuse de Bignac at St Nexans, fab food (and wonderful cutlery) created by a very talented chef. A lovely dining room with a view of the kitchen and the food being created for you.


la Chartreuse



We also like 1 star Michelin La Tour des Vents at Monbazillac http://www.tourdesvents.com and its Bistrot https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Restaurant_Review-g2241413-d11860707-Reviews-Le_Bistrot_De_Malfourat-Monbazillac_Bergerac_Dordogne_Nouvelle_Aquitaine.html
and for a real lunchtime treat on a sunny day try 1 star Michelin Le Vieux Logis’ at Tremolat, their “menu tapas” gives you several courses on a tasting menu but lunch sized portions. Sat under the shade of trees in a manicured garden with 1st class service – heaven! http://www.vieux-logis.com/fr/

Also recommended is L’Eleonore at Monpazier http://www.restauranteleonore.com/fr/
and La Table de Leo at St Avit Senieur, http://www.latabledeleo.fr/photos/ again both have gifted chefs and both are about 20 minutes drive from here. .

Well from all that I’m sure you can tell that we like eating out too!