Find out what French restaurants to try in Cormatin including Chez l'Oncle Jules, La Table de Chapaize, Fleur de Lys, La Terrasse, Le Saint Martin, La Coquele, Bloc7, Restaurant de la Gare, La Thebaide, La Halte de L'Abbaye
Things to do in Cormatin
4 based on 337 reviews
First of all, thank you for the hospitality! We came to the restaurant quite late and not all together, but all the stuff was so nice and cooperative!The menu is simple, much more easier if you understand French, but if not, you can ask the service and you get perfect recommendation.And yes the food is just perfect! Thank you and we come for a lunch!
4 based on 50 reviews
A place to see. We propose menus with combinations of local flavours and others from further afield, according to the season and your gourmet desires. The vegetarians have not been left out and all is home-made. To be experienced.
It's the kind of restaurant you always hope you'll find in rural France but seldom do. Nothing much to look at on the outside. Inside are plain wooden tables and stone walls hung with pictures by local artists. The menu is on a blackboard with 3 or 4 starters, 3 or 4 main courses (including vegetarian) and a few desserts.The food is delicious with both typical dishes such as bavette (beef) and also a Moroccan influenced mild lamb curry. We were pleasantly amused when we ordered one starter and a voice from the kitchen shouted "c'est fini"! When we asked about fish we were told they couldn't get fish fresh enough, so it wasn't on the menu. Certainly best to book - we arrived soon after 19:00 and it was full by 20:00. The proprietor (she also serves) speaks some English. Since she was the only one serving, service was a little slow but with food like this, who cares? We paid just over EUR 70 for 3 people, 3 courses including a half litre of rosÃ© wine. Credit cards accepted.Thank you. As time goes by (almost 6 years, which means that not only the service is slow in our case), we hope however to have become more efficient while remaining simple and maintaining the quality of our culinary proposal.We still change our menu every 3 weeks and always have vegetarian options.
4 based on 37 reviews
This is an old school French working man's restaurant. A 4 course meal, wine and coffee included set menu for 12.5 euro. The first course is a serve yourself buffet with cold fish, pate, salad etc. The second course is the menu of the day, no choice, 3rd a cheese plate to pick from, then dessert and coffee. The wine is a large bottle of, red, white or rose, drink what you want. It is a hundred yards from the voie verte bike trail.Service with a smile, good food, no choice but great value. No tax, no tip, wine included.
4 based on 55 reviews
The title of this review tells it all. With our kids and two friends from Burnand, we had a nice diner. Friendly staff, an excellent collection of local beers and perfect pizza's. And a typical and very modern interior. Quit some (locals) on a thursday night had dinner. A pleasant surprise in this little but beautifull village
4 based on 43 reviews
What a wonderful addition La Coquele makes to Chapaize. A cozy, friendly spot for fantastic crÃªpes accompanied by salad and house-made desserts. An inexpensive, delicious lunch that never disappoints. I've been 5 or 6 times now, and have loved everything I tried. In the off-season, they have limited hours, so you need to call beforehand to make sure they're open, but it's worth the effort. I think I forgot to mention that most of their ingredients are organic or locally sourced or both.
4 based on 191 reviews
Chapaize is an attractive little village with about 170 inhabitants. There are two restaurants and a bar selling bio snacks so they are spoilt for choice for eating out on their own doorsteps. There is also a handful of stalls forming a small Sunday market, a group of potters and a couple of galleries, and a church dating from the C9, but thatâs pretty much it - no ubiquitous tabac, coiffeuse or pharmacie. As with most such villages I suspect the downside as far as the Chapaiziens and Chapaiziennes are concerned is the large number of tourists who crowd the streets in summer.We added to the crowd, visiting on a hot Sunday for lunch at the restaurant Saint Martin - not to be confused with the church of the same name opposite of course. We did eat here several years ago, and felt it was time to pay another visit. Trusting to the meteo forecast we booked a table on the terrasse, and arrived early enough to bag one in the shady passage to one side.There are no set menus, and the dishes are listed on boards on the wall. As readers of previous reviews will know, my wife loves fish. As I am not so keen she tends to make the most of her chance when we eat out, and here there were several choices; quinoa salad with crab and wasabi mayonnaise or salad with crispy whitebait as starters, and three mains - medaillon of lotte with cream, chorizo and peppers, or omble chevalier with a spicey sauce (which I always think should be sea horse but know is actually the trout-like char), or risotto with cuttlefish ink, squid, Dublin Bay prawns, and cockles. She chose salade croquante friture de la SaÃ´ne (whitebait), followed by the risotto.She voted her whitebait as probably the best sheâd ever had. They were crispy but lightly cooked, retaining the fishy taste so often lost when they are overcooked. She did feel that although the salad was a good salad it would have been greatly improved with a little lemon in the dressing. Her risotto gained top marks, with a great variety of flavours and importantly also of textures.A green pea gaspacho with goats cheese sounded appealing as the sun was so hot, and I had rolled local sourced breast of limousin veal with vegetables as a main. The gaspacho - effectively cold green pea soup in this variant - was fine but unremarkable. The veal was very good indeed, with a handful of lightly cooked vegetables and light jus.Chef/owner Luc Ory himself came to the table to tell us the choice of desserts of the day, and we had a chocolate gateau with raspberries and a deconstructed lemon meringue pie. I would far prefer a really good lemon meringue pie in its original form, but I guess that is not really a very cheffy dish in a restaurant, so deconstructed it has to be.My wife is happy with a light red wine to go with her fish when Iâm eating meat, but this time I chose a VirÃ© ClessÃ© vielles vignes from vigneron Jean-Marie Chaland (white of course, as only chardonnay grapes are grown there).Reading the menu choices you can see that although we are in rural Burgundy, the cooking is far more eclectic. Luc Ory may be an alumnus of the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon and have Burgundian roots, but here he is not frightened to introduce a wide range of flavours, mostly with great success.Another place for us to come back to.
4 based on 141 reviews
One worries about restaurants so close to a major attraction but this restaurant proved the exception. Good table across the road from Chateau de Cormatin. Super hot day so decided to order light. Excellent salad followed by excellent hamburger and fries. Super clean bathroom. Great service. Recommend this restaurant for a simple and tasty lunch. I noticed other meals on my way to the bathroom and all food looked great.
4 based on 32 reviews
Prior to this restaurant being taken over it was a âlast resortâ place. If all other options in Cormatin were closed, weâd go there. Generally unfriendly and very average food. As it had recently been taken over by a new management we visited it again this week. What a transformation! Welcoming and friendly, the waitresses insisted on speaking English despite me continuing to speak french. The menu is extensive with french and international items plus pizza and pasta dishes. There really is something for pretty much everyone. If you want âarty, poshâ food go somewhere else. If you want good food, well cooked, presented nicely and reasonably priced this restaurant is probably the one for you. We will definitely go back, regularly.
4 based on 280 reviews
We dined twice here within a few days. First on a Saturday, place packed, staff on top of their jobs, fascinating food with really subtle and skilful flavours, wine to die for and an excellent price to quality ratio.Back we go on Tuesday, place packed, front of house staff on top of their jobs again. We opted for the next menu up the price scale of two. Starters OK but no sense of the subtlety seen on Saturday.. Main course of veal then follows lukewarm with very modest accompaniments likewise lukewarm on a lukewarm plate. Clearly it had been sitting somewhere cooling off for ten minutes or more. We are not in the habit of sending things back but this time we had no choice but to do so. What's more it reappeared just as lukewarm as before and we sent both plates back again. By now any professionally correct kitchen would have recooked a fresh set of food, but, no, the same grub reappears acceptably hot this time. Microwave? Dear oh dear oh dear!!! What on earth was going on? Was the boss cooking on Saturday and his second in command left to blow it on Tuesday?. A free glass of wine each was a nice apology but we were left grievously disappointed. My ratings are an average of the 5/5 I would have given for the Saturday and a charitable 3/5 that ought to be 2/5 for Tuesday. An object lesson in how easy it is to turn customers from enthusiasm to the opposite. Which day will you pick? Good luck!Madame, Monsieur, nous avons Ã©tÃ© ravis de vous avoir fait passer une excellente soirÃ©e samedi dernier. Concernant votre dÃ®ner du mardi suivant, nous avons tout fait pour que votre filet de veau soit Ã la tempÃ©rature dÃ©sirÃ©e, et nous regrettons ce dÃ©sagrÃ©ment. Vous ne l'avez peut-Ãªtre pas remarquÃ©, mais aucune autre assiette des autres tables ne sont revenues en cuisine pour un quelconque problÃ¨me. La cheffe Ã©tait bien prÃ©sente, comme tous les jours ! C'est la premiÃ¨re fois en trois semaines que nous proposons ce plat qu'un client nous demande de le rÃ©chauffer. Nous respectons nos clients et donnons le meilleur de nous chaque jour. Ceci est donc trÃ¨s exceptionnel et nous serons encore plus vigilants Ã l'avenir.Nous ne pouvons que regretter que cette soirÃ©e vous ai laissÃ© un moins bon souvenir.
4 based on 105 reviews
We stopped at Cormatin for lunch and happened upon this lovely restaurant. We just had salads followed by ice cream (with a cheeky lunchtime vino ). Smart, relaxed and charming service, jazz in the background- something of the âgolden ageâ about this charming little place.
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