A decadent break from the kids! Posted Aug 19, 2013
I was looking for a break from the kids with my wife, and a night here totally delivered. At first we were concerned about it being away from the town centre (Villeneuve-sur-lot), a bit too far to walk, and not sure if the restaurant would be good, but we need not have worried; I seriously doubt there is a better place to eat in town. The room felt decadent, clean of course and cool in the heat of August with a great view over the river and a little balcony too (most or maybe all rooms have this). Dinner was served outside on the deck at the base of the old mill building right on the water and the menu was a surprise; the chef just asked our preference (or what we don't like) and then the actual courses are left as a surprise, and you can also opt for the suggested wines for each course which we did. They gave my wife and I different choices so we got to taste each others and it added an extra dimension - above the simple fact it was all delicious. I really enjoyed some of thge local wine, especially the famous Cahors 'black' wine with my main course which packed a punch. There were also a few little tricks in the menu like beetroot sorbet! The price was also very reasonable, ending up under 90EUR for the evening including drinks. We had breakfast on our balcony and left feeling more relaxed than we've been in ages. It was well worth the 300-odd euro it all cost in the end, a huge treat we've waited a while for. It's a pity we can't go every month!