Le Paradou leisure park – The park’s restaurant does surprisingly good meals (steak & chips, salmon salad, sausages & chips etc) and has been popular with our previous young guests when they spend the day at Le Paradou.  

Le Bontemps – La Roche Chalais – (5 minutes) Contemporary, good food.  The seafood and fish dishes are particularly popular

L’Hacienda Loca (8min) French and Spanish food from this newly opened, very popular restaurant.  The burgers are the best!

Le Bon Humour – Chalais (10 minutes)Whether its fish ‘n chips or a french dish you are after.  Fernando creates a bit of magic every time

La Porier Restaurant – Bardenac (15 minutes) You can’t get more traditional than this!  Enjoy the set menu in a very French environment. 

Sel et Sucre – Aubeterre-sur-Drone (20 minutes) They do great galettes (savoury pancakes) and even better crêpes. The staff are friendly and helpful

Le Bistro de Genetouze (25 minutes) Chef Christoff has moved from the Chateau in Chalais to this wonderful, French-feel Bistro at the race track.  Watch the motorbikes or cars zoom past while enjoying superb food. 

L’Antre Deux Verres- St Emilion (30 minutes) L’Antre is more a wine bar with a genuine wine cellar located under the King’s castle, so we thought it worth a mention. Simple, local market cuisine, cheeses and cold meat platters are served with exceptionally good wines

Bar de la Poste – St Emilion (30 minutes) Discover a variety of pizzas, pasta, galettes (savoury pancakes) and salads as well as a large range of home made ice-cream and crepes at this friendly, no-fuss eatery 


Bordeaux (55 minutes) offers a plethora of first class restaurants & brasseries.  A few of our favourite places are:

Mama Shelter. Pizzas & burgers together with traditional French dishes ensures this place is always busy. The bar is vibrant and funky, with cocktails to die for!

Café Du Levant.  Chic, elegant with Art Déco opulence second to none! Established in 1923, this wonderful restaurant has recently opened its doors again after a lengthy restoration period.  The proprietor’s dream?  To recreate the quintessential Great French Brasserie of years past. The cuisine française is superb (and pricey), and the service is top class

Chez les Ploucs. ​Straw on the floor, checkered tablecloths and beret wearing waiters. What is not to like?  Enjoy typical country fare

La Ferme, on the outskirts of Bordeaux.  The rustic farm setting and the tasty and inventive traditional cooking are the reasons locals and visitors flock to this haven.  Eaten a bit too much? Grab one of the deck chairs and relax around the lily pond.