Tuchan Food Guide: 9 must-eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Tuchan
Discover the best food in Tuchan, France including Domaine la Peiriere, Le Relais D'aguilar, Le Globe, Le Silex, Le Reve d'Angele, Lou Barral, Le petit gris, Restaurant de l'Auberge du Vigneron, Le For'Hom
1. Domaine la Peiriere
4 based on 43 reviews
Reviewed By AL J - london
Happy, friendly, welcoming and OPEN!
Thanks to the first reviewer of Domaine la Peiriere, i was saved from dehydration (having cycled fro over an hour) and an empty belly by virtue of TA so reviews really do help! Anyhow as to the restaurant, it's actually attached to a campsite, open air bar, next to a pool. I loved the look and smell of the pizzas but instead went for the lunch time midi menu (14 euros) and a pichet of lovely local rose. Its very jolly here and i wasn't keen on the ride back to purr gite, but a top of here and the amazing mont taucj coperative has given me a much more positive impression about this part of the Corbieres after my difficulties elsewhere
2. Le Relais D'aguilar
4 based on 30 reviews
In the heart of the Corbières, the Relais d'Aguilar is composed of 5 chalets and 15 pitches for camper vans and tents among olive trees, 22 little houses called "Maisonnettes", a swimming-pool, a restaurant serving traditionnal French food. We also welcom
Reviewed By gizmo38 - Grenoble, France
On the 1st day of our hike along the Sentier Cathare, we met a couple of hikers who strongly recommended this restaurant. So when we arrived at our excellent B&B in Tuchan (La Remise), we mentioned this to our hosts, and they called to reserve for us. They were told that the chef had left suddeny a couple of days previously and therefore we would have to eat the half-board menu.When we arrived at the restaurant we met up with some fellow hikers who were staying at the Relais d'Aguilar, and we all sat together. They were offered the half-board menu - gaspacho, steak with potatoes, and tiramisu. However, we were not permitted to have this menu after all, and were told we could only have a salad or a pizza. The owner was quite unpleasant to us when we specifically asked for something else. After eating a sandwich at lunchtime, we were really looking forward to a proper meal with meat. We ended up ordering one large salad to share and one pizza to share, and requested an extra plate so we could share both dishes.Our friends were served with their starter, but 35 minutes later, we still had nothing to eat. When I asked the owner what was happening, she brought the large bowl of salad immediately, dumped it unceremoniously in front of me, and didn't bring serving spoons or plates. Seeing our difficulty, the waitress brought an extra plate. The salad was nice, as was the pizza when it arrived, though the topping on the pizza was not very generous. At the end, the owner asked if everything was OK, but when we complimented her on the food, she just replied in a superior way "at least something positive this evening" - a very surprising attitude from a restaurant owner to her customers.If the owner treats her staff in the same way that we were treated, I can understand why she has trouble keeping them. Her whole attitude was superior and aggressive, verging on rude, and quite unpleasant. We didn't appreciate at all being spoken to so rudely.We are surprised to read your review on this site however I understand the tone of your interaction with the staff on the evening in question was no different. We would like to clarify a few points :1. The "half board" (demi pension) menu is decided upon by the restaurant according to availability, and therefore changes day to day (and indeed on occasion during the same evening are not unusual). 2. You were advised of the particular situation we faced regarding the availability of plates (following the unforseen departure of our chef) in advance of your arrival. We endevoured to facilitate you (as I understand you needed to eat) under difficult circumstances.3. Regarding the pizza toppings, it is important to keep in mind that European portion size tends to be somewhat less copious than American or Canadian portions, are generally based on 1 pizza per person (rather than 1 pizza for 2 people as in your case) and are priced accordingly.4. Veronique served you on the evening in question and the difference between your experience and those who have written other reviews is quite startling and I believe speaks volumes. The reason that she was serving your table was because the waitress was already close to tears in the kitchen having taken your order. This would appear to be a very "unfortunate experience" for all concerned, and we hope to not have another like it. Mutual respect and manners are a requirement.RegardsJames.
3. Le Globe
Reviewed By ubkgb - Hamburg, Germany
Ganz in Ordnung
Das Menu du jour kostete19€ und beinhaltete das Wasser und einen Café. Die Vorspeise bestand leider nur aus einem Teller gefüllt mit Charcuterie, für uns einfach zu viel Fleisch ohne Salatanteil o. ä. Die Hauptspeise bestand aus drei mit Hack gefüllten Gemüsen. Das war ganz schmackhaft. Der Nachtisch war entweder drei kleine Scheiben Käse oder eine gekaufte Süßspeise. Zum Sattwerden auf einer Fahrradtour war es okay, aber für eine Empfehlung reicht es nicht.
4. Le Silex
4 based on 257 reviews
nice Catalan restaurant with local products & a selection of the best local wines domaine price selled
Reviewed By zakwoof - Dorking, United Kingdom
Great lunch at Le Silex
For late October Tautavel offered an uncharacteristic variety of open restaurants for lunch. The English speaking proprietor/chef explained the plat du jour which turned out to be a fantastic lunch with imaginative egg/foix-gras starter, main of beautifully cooked steak in tomato sauce with potato/veg timbales and pistachios panne cotta for desert. Our girls steak hachets were fine if suffering from the normal French lack of vegetables. Overall a lovely lunch, bit more than a standard plat du jour but worth it.
5. Le Reve d'Angele
4 based on 14 reviews
Reviewed By 295SD - Sacramento, California
We were here off-season butt the food and service were excellent if there is one concern, it is that there was too much food. We (three of us) had the 19€ prix fixe dinner! two lamb! one confit du canard. With the appetizers, one mussels, one anchovies, one charcuterie, and the main, we were all too full for the cheese plate or dessert. An amazing amount of food. All very good!The service was very friendly, the meal leisurely. It was a 2 1/2 hour dinner. Don't come if you are in a rush! We loved it.
6. Lou Barral
4 based on 40 reviews
Reviewed By Sharon G - Oxford, United Kingdom
a gourmet experience
In the small village of Vingrau, near Perpignan in S France, do not miss this unpreposessing treat. For a mere £27 you can dine for five delicious courses, in traditional setting, with good music and attentive waiters. One of our courses included wasabi ice cream, and all served on slate-shared tapas style informal basis. Our wine was biological and nearby sourced and therefore decanted to reduce the natural effervescence. Go there- you won't be dissapointed!
7. Le petit gris
4 based on 244 reviews
Reviewed By sharkgirl28 - Buckinghamshire
Dreadful food and service. Nice views.
We had a family meal at this restaurant recently and based on other positive reviews on this website, I can only assume that they simply cannot cope with large numbers of people. Therefore, I would have thought they should know this and not take large bookings! The setting of the restaurant is beautiful however. The first big issue was the over 2 hour wait between starter and main course without so much as an offer of additional drinks during this time; when we did eventually catch the waitress' eye to ask for more wine, this was swifly forgotten and we had to ask again about 20 minutes later. Also, dry bread was brought with the starters rather than before - it would have been nicer if this was served with either oil or butter. Their speciality starter of snails was also a disappointment, as the snails were undercooked (snails are far better slow cooked in the oven, rather than grilled as these were served, which I would expect them to know given this was their speciality). Once the main courses eventually arrived, one of our party was served duck that was so undercooked it was impossible to cut through the skin (she tried to bite it, which caused her to very nearly be ill (she had to excuse herself to the bathroom) and she's a hardy carnivore!) and another, who had ordered her steak well done was served a steak that was so raw it bled all over her plate. The cuts of steak served also looked "scraggy" and appeared to be very cheap cuts of meat. In one way or another, every person in our party was disappointed with their food. This restaurant is also definitely not suitable for vegetarians, even though we had called ahead to confirm it was ok for the vegetarian in our group - the only main course option offered (which had to be asked for, as there was nothing on the menu) for the vegetarian in our party was just grilled vegetables and turned out to be an almost exact replica of the vegetarian starter, but with a few barbequed pieces of vegetable around it (i.e. extremely boring). I would definitely not return or ever recommend this restaurant, as I feel, for the prices they charge, the quality should be of a much higher standard.
8. Restaurant de l'Auberge du Vigneron
4 based on 264 reviews
Reviewed By sissel e - Brighton, United Kingdom
Wonderful view of hills with glimpse of Queribus chateau from the terrace.
The setting of this traditional restaurant in lovely Cucugnan is a marvel, and the food no less. The £39 menu had fhe most wonderful range of both meat and fish dishes, all cooked to perfection from excellent raw materials....the fillet steak melted on the tongue, the monk fish with pea puree and black ink sauce great! There was even an amuse bouche to start; but unfortunately we were not able to procure one for the member of our party who had opted for the cheaper menu..despite offering to pay extra.
9. Le For'Hom
4 based on 92 reviews
Reviewed By BeenThereEatenThat - Perpignan, France
Cold greeting. Ordered four plate tapas €14. Small selection. Nothing stood out but already felt committed after ordering a juice (€5!). Anchovies too salty. Tomatoes bland. Salmon ceviche inedible. Paltry onion chutney portion with fois gras. Good tiramisu and wine. Proprietors' daughter and friends played loudly in courtyard making it feel more like a crèche. Inexpensive but has put me off tapas indefinitely.