Eating In, Eating Out

What to eat and where... whether to dine out, enjoy an in-house chef experience, have simple home-cooked meals prepared for you, or enjoy wandering the local markets gathering fresh produce to cook for yourself in the well-equipped kitchen..


This is by no means an exhaustive list of restaurants in the area, but these are some of our favourites.
To avoid disappointment it is always wise to book in advance.

Café du Siècle, Castelsagrat

2 minutes walk
Simple but delicious menus of the region
Situated in the pretty village square

La Cage aux Oiseaux, Montjoi

5 minutes by car / 45 minutes walk
Menus using fresh local ingredients
At the tip of the quaint village of Montjoi

Manoir St Jean, St Paul d’Espis

15 minutes by car
Seasonal menus using fresh local produce
Emphasis on organic food and wines

L’Ostal Bistrot, Lacour

15 minutes by car
Artisanal pizzas cooked in a 19th Century wood oven
In the tiny hilltop village of Lacour

L’Aubergade, Puymirol

15 minutes by car
** Michelin-rated restaurant
Situated in the beautiful bastide of Puymirol

La Poule d’Or, Puymirol

15 minutes by car
Sister-Restaurant of L’Aubergade
Traditional cuisine of the South West region

L’Auberge, Miramont de Quercy

15 minutes by car
South West and Provençal specialities
In a pretty village perched on top of a rocky plateau

L’Hotel du Quercy, Lauzerte

20 minutes by car
Regional specialities, local produce and Cahors wines
The hotel hosts pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela

L’Entracte, Valence d’Agen

20 minutes by car
Awarded a Michelin ‘assiette’ for quality cooking
Situated next to the cinema in Valence d’Agen

L’Horloge, Auvillar

25 minutes by car
People with a passion for food, produce, and local suppliers
Auvillar is rated ‘One of the Most Beautiful Villages in France’

Marchés Gourmands Nocturnes

Look out for the ‘marchés gourmands nocturnes’ (night markets) if you stay during the summer months.  They may well be a French institution, especially in the South West, and they are very popular with locals and tourists alike.  The idea is this: get a party together, grab some places on one of the trestle tables that are laid out in whichever town or village is hosting the evening, buy local wine and dishes from the vendors’ stalls pitched around the edge of the entertainment – then eat, drink, be merry and dance!

Marchés nocturnes in the area:

  • Tuesday ; Bourg de Visa (10 minutes by car)
  • Wednesday ; Saint Maurin (5 minutes by car)
  • Thursday ; Lauzerte (20 minutes by car)
  • Friday ; Beauville (15 minutes by car)
  • Saturday ; Puymirol (15 minutes by car)


In-house Chef

If you have a special occasion – birthday or anniversary, for example – while at the château, or you’d just like to be able to enjoy a special meal without having to move far, we can arrange for a chef to come and take away all the stress and hard work of catering.  Get in touch with us using the form below, and we can sort out menus and budget before you arrive so that during your holiday you have nothing to worry about.

Prepared Meals

At the end of a hard day sunbathing by the pool or sightseeing, the last thing on your mind may be having to take care of feeding your party.  With a little bit of notice, we can organise some good home-cooked meals to be prepared for you so that you can pop something in the oven when you feel like eating.  Or why not book this service ahead of your stay by contacting us now using the form below.


Please note: some of these services may be unavailable out of high season.  Please contact us for availability.

Catering Request Form

Catering Request