Whilst staying at La Charronnière, there are an abundance of great places to eat in the local area. Check out some of our favourite places in the list below.
The usual eating times in France are from 12-2pm for lunch, and 7-9pm for dinner. Most restaurants are not open for food outside these hours, although some will open for coffee or drinks. Most restaurants will offer a plat/menu du jour at lunchtimes. This is usually a very reasonably priced 3 course menu, with a couple of options, and sometimes with a drink included.
We strongly recommend you book your meal in advance, especially in the summer months, as the popular restaurants do get booked quickly. If you need any assistance in making a reservation please feel free to ask us.
Le Melkinns - This is a fantastic family run restaurant in the local town of Couhé. Set under a beautiful market hall, the food is very reasonably priced and always very tasty. https://lemelkinns.eatbu.com
Restaurant Les Droles - Located in Blanzay, just over a ten minute drive, is this lovely French restaurant set in the town square opposite the church. The menu is usually 3 courses with a few options for each course. https://restaurantlesdroles.bu...
Le Moulin de Condac - Picturesque French restaurant located in Condac. This restaurant offers a stunning terrace where you will be sat right on the river, over a weir. It is a beautiful location and always a nice meal. http://www.moulindecondac.fr/
L'Auberge du noyer - Great restaurant which often hosts live music during the summer months. This restaurant offers a large A la Carte menu. We have dined here often and it is always a lovely evening. https://aubergedunoyer.com/
Coffee Cave - Friendly cafe in Villefagnan which serves the tastiest Sunday Roasts and homemade cakes. Mid-week, pop in for breakfast or a laid back lunch. https://www.facebook.com/Coff...
Cafe Portebleue - Fabulous restaurant in the stunning town of Verteuil-Sur-Charente. A traditional stone interior with modern furnishing, the staff at Cafe Portebleue are always welcoming and the food is always to a high standard. https://cafeportebleue.com/
Aux Choeurs de Bacchus - utterly charming restaurant in Pioussay. Run by the wonderful Alain and Isabelle, they cater for a very limited number of covers per sitting. Over 3 courses, Isabelle creates the beautiful dishes while Alain pairs each course with the perfect wines. If you have any room left for a cheese course - the selection is vast. But do not worry as Alain will guide you through each one and even tell you which order to eat them in! The desserts here are some of the best we have ever tasted. Alain is a wine merchant so if any of the pairings have taken your fancy, or you wish to try something new, you can always buy a bottle (or 6). Due to its faithful returning customers, this restaurant can get booked weeks in advance, especially in the summer, so some prior planning is needed if you wish to eat here. Please let us know your preferred date and we can make the enquiry on your behalf.
Jeux de pots - set in Verteuil-Sur-Charente, this restaurant is truly beautiful inside and out. In nicer weather there is a terrace right on the Charente and partially overlooking the Chateau, perfect spot for some lunch or a drink. Inside, the decor is extravagant and tasteful, and the food divine. https://www.jeux-de-pots.com/
The larger local towns of Civray and Ruffec and Poitiers old town have plenty of lovely restaurants. Some, especially in Poitiers, may even serve food all day.