Le Moulin de la Guillou, Lalinde
The local day markets are an absolute must and will enable you to sample the gastronomic delights of the region.
Sunday St Cyprien (Our favourite) and Rouffignac
Monday Les Eyzies
Tuesday Le Bugue (This is a very good market)
Wednesday Perigueux and Sarlat
Thursday Domme, Monpazier and Lalinde
Friday Les Buisson de Cadouin
Saturday Le Bugue, Sarlat, Bergerac, Montignac and Perigueux
During the summer months, July and August there are Night Markets (Marche Gourmands) held during the evening in many villages. The focus is on eating in convivial open air surroundings. You take your own plates, cutlery, glasses and you then choose your food and wine from the market stalls that surround a central square which is set up with tables, chairs and often there is always music and dance. All the product sold comes from local farmers and in the main the food is typical of the region but you will also find fish and chips, thai food and very good curries.
The list is not complete and it is worth a visit to the tourist office to get the up to date information for the current season
Sarlat Organic market from 17th June – 16th September. THURSDAY Place de 14 Juillet 6-10pm
Belves WEDNESDAY Central Square July & August 6 – 10pm
Le Buisson de Caduoin FRIDAY July & August 6-10pm
Rouffignac WEDNESDAY July & August 6-10pm
Le Bugue TUESDAY JULY & AUGUST 6.30 – 10pm Square by the river ( this is our local market and one we would highly recommend)
Places to Eat
Les Eyzies has a surprising number of restaurants for its size, from fine dining to more more simple dishes at very reasonable prices.
Here are just a few of the places you might try …
Located at the other end of les Eyzies near the station, this is an excellent restaurant albeit a little more expensive. It is mentioned in the Michelin Guide
Located in Le Buisson. Mentioned in the Michelin Guide
Located about 50 metres further on from La Centenaire Hotel on the opposite side of the road. Situated by the river with excellent cooking and a relaxed atmosphere. It is very popular especially in the summer so a reservation is recommended. (it has just changed owners in 2016 do any feedback would be welcomed)
Located on the first roundabout as you enter the village, we have had fabulous feedback and is one we would recommend, it is at the higher end of the price scale but they do a lovely table d’hote menu at lunchtime
There are also a lot of inexpensive restaurants serving everything from Pizzas, to pasta to duck confit.
The Mentalo (just on the roundabout as you go into the village) is a family owned restaurant serves a variety of good food and also offers great takeway pizza’s and chips, and you will always get a warm welcome
Further afield :
On the route towards Beynac from St Cyprien set in the grounds of a fabulous Chateau hotel, near the village of St Vincent de Cosse
In the centre of the lovely medieval town of Sarlat.
Top of the hill in Limueil – lovely restaurant open every lunchtime and evening throughout May – October. Underneath a canopy of wisteria you will get excellent food, great service and the best children’s menu for miles! It is advisable to book in July and August or get there early! Limueil
This charming restaurant has a pretty terrace and a daily menu, specialising in fish dishes. 8, Rue des Fontaines, Bergerac
A formal restaurant, this top-notch eaterie serves Michelin-starred cuisine in a former tobacco barn or outside under the linden trees. Trémolat Very Expensive
Restaurant in the hotel at Le Rogue Gageac – lovely food – don’t let the plainness of the décor put you off ! Le Rogue Gageac
Understated restaurant with simple, clean rustic courtyard restaurant. Lovely freshly cooked Perigourdine dishes, superb steak very reasonably priced. (not open 7 days a week so advisable to check) Campagne
Characterful owner and Thai influence of his wife is reflected in the cuisine. Very pretty courtyard in the centre of Sarlat. Sarlat
Michelin starred and best on Trip Advisor it takes itself quite seriously but it is very good. Sarlat
Well worth a visit in a very pretty square in the village. Excellent food with a slight North African twist and excellent Fois Gras done in a variety of ways. Good wine list reasonably priced, Daglan
The views alone make this a worthwhile venue. The food is very good but a bit expensive. Beautiful village well worth a stroll. Domme
If you come across any other great ones – let us know so that we can include the details for our other guests.