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We were seated at a private spot by a window in a lovely room with a piano, stone walls and a wooden barrel ceiling. A charming girl waited on us and was a delight. She wrote down the names of all 6 wines we tasted. They were unusual picks and all perfectly matched with our dinners. The chef served up little surprises... the warm grissini wrapped with Iberian prosciutto came with mascerated popcorn & tapenade. The velouté of asparagus was set off by crumbled almond bits. Great scallops. Great langoustines & white asparagus.
We have visited the restaurant several times and always been impressed by the high quality of the cuisine and service. The dishes are creative and the menus well considered. Our only tip for improvement would be that the menus could change more frequently for regular visitors.
Since coming to live in France, madame and I have often been disappointed with food in restaurants, particularly at the higher end. Unimaginative and predictable menus, old fashioned with heavy, over-rich sauces and a suspicion that one is being served dishes bought in from catering companies.It was therefore a welcome surprise when we lunched at Le Jouffroy d’Abbans recently. Attached to the hotel, Le Manoir de la Jahotiere, this restaurant sits in tranquil parkland, lawns and woodland.It was a lovely sunny day so we elected to eat au terrasse and enjoy our aperitifs (sadly they do not offer gin and tonic!) while perusing the menu. Both menu and wine list are quite short and reasonably priced, given the standard of the place. A two or three course menu de jour is available at €19.50 or €23.50 but we felt inclined to push the boat out and eat a la carte, with a fixed price three course meal costing €38.00, cheese extra at €8.00. The choice of dishes is quite limited, but far better that than choosing from a huge list, probably being the contents of the freezer! Five or six course tasting menus are also available.All three courses were absolutely excellent. Original, modern, beautifully cooked and utterly delicious. A bottle of Pouilly Fumé at a not unreasonable €24.00 was a good accompaniment to our selected seafood dishes.We sat and enjoyed our coffees and mignardises while reflecting that our faith in French cooking had been restored.
I wrote a review of this restaurant two years ago and it was dreadful. Poor food and confrontational staff. However it has greatly improved, I do not know if it is under new management but much much better.I wouldn't have returned but it was recommended by our B&B landlord and we put the address into the satnav and off we went not knowing it was taking us to the same place. We nearly didn't stop when re realised but it looked different inside and there were a lot of people eating. Also it was late so we were not sure where else would be open, we gave it a go.Both had the special which was a very good steak with vegetables and potato's and was really well cooked. The staff did all appear to be different and we found them helpful and efficient. In all a good eating experience and I am glad we took the plunge and gave it a go.