Where to Eat in Cognac: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 15, 2017 Joeann Galban

Discover the best restaurant in Cognac, France including La Courtine, Le Cellier, Le Duguesclin, Le Bistrot de Claude, L'Atelier des Quais, Le Chai, La Table de l'Yeuse, Creperie L'Olympia, Chez Aristide, Le Coq d'Or
Things to do in Cognac

1. La Courtine

Parc Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar French, European, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$173 - HK$259 +33 5 45 82 34 78
Excellent
27%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
10%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 414 reviews

La Courtine

Bonjour, Je reçois sans arrêt des avis pour un établissement de Granville qui a le même nom que le mien. Il s'agit de la crêperie La Courtine 10, rue Cambernon 50400 Granville. Pouvez-vous faire le nécessaire? D'avance merci. Cordialement. Yves Adol

Reviewed By enzo200500 - Worthing, United Kingdom

We stopped for lunch and had a great meal. Very busy at lunchtimes, especially when there is a Public Holiday. Lots of outside Seating overlooking the Charente River. They even had a private pontoon for mooring our boat!! Would definitely go back to again.Dear Sir, Thank you so much for droping this very kind message. We are very glad that you enjoyed you meal in La Courtine and we all wish to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Best regards. Yves Adol

2. Le Cellier

4 rue du 14 Juillet, 16100 Cognac, France Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards French, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$86 - HK$259 +33 5 45 82 25 46
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 206 reviews

Le Cellier

Reviewed By Gretry - Dublin, Ireland

I visited this attractive looking restaurant on a whim at lunchtime recently. The place was positively buzzing and I was very lucky to get seat for one. The food (I had the steak and chips) was simple and unpretentious and the service was efficient and cheerful. My steak was perfectly cooked and tender and came with a delicate sauce. The bill came to around €16 which included a bottle of sparkling water and which I felt was very good value.

3. Le Duguesclin

9 rue du 14 Juillet, 16100 Cognac, France Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, French Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 5 45 82 46 22
Excellent
18%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
8%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 270 reviews

Le Duguesclin

Reviewed By Gretry - Dublin, Ireland

When my family and I first started coming to Cognac about 10 years ago, there was little choice of good eating places and on occasion there were none. On this last visit I am most impressed by the number and quality of good eating places. This is just one of the dozen or so such places doing a great trade. The place was positively buzzing (and noisy) at lunchtime but we were fitted in very efficiently and without fuss. Our waitress spoke excellent idiomatic English (without the aid of SIRI) and was most courteous and helpful. We all had the salmon darnes all cooked to perfection and washed down with some local white wine. And it did not cost the earth……We’ll be heading back there again before we leave……In the meantime my curiosity got the better of me and I just had to look up the origin of the name which came from a French military leader Bertrand Du Guesclin who drove the English from France. Now you know!!!!

4. Le Bistrot de Claude

35 rue Grande, 16100 Cognac, France Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +33 5 45 82 60 32
Excellent
61%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 425 reviews

Le Bistrot de Claude

I suggest you add this to the list of restaurants in Cognac. I would like to write a review regarding a recent visit.

Reviewed By AT190

This is a lovely privately owned restaurant .... interestingly closed Saturday and Sunday . Great starters ... oysters , beautifully freshly carved ham and an interesting selection of others. Great selection of excellent fish. Great range of wine. Service friendly and efficient

5. L'Atelier des Quais

2 quai Saint Jacques | 16100, 16100 Cognac, France Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$86 - HK$361 +33 5 45 36 31 03
Excellent
28%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
11%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 510 reviews

L'Atelier des Quais

Brasserie / Cocktails / Tapas / Wines Terrace next to Charente Groups meals Birthday meals Business meals Lunch menu during the week: - Today's dish: 10.50 € - Starters/Main course or Main course/dessert:14.00€ - Menu of the day: 17.50€ - Fish of the day: 12.00€ + Sweet coffee (with little mini cakes): 17.50€ A la carte or menu from 23€ (starter/main course/dessert) Tapas/cocktails menu/wines

Reviewed By dmsuk_12 - Bournemouth

Lovely setting, we were hoping to sit out in the Gardens, but the weather did not play ball. Still, the Seating inside was very nice and still had a good view of the river. The meal started very well with some amazing Foie Gras, which...MoreDear dmsuk_12, Thanks for your comment ! I m so sorry for this inconvenience about your meat... I remember that we had check with the cooks and it was realy lamb ! But I hope to see you again in l'Atelier. See you soon, Denis.

6. Le Chai

42 Allees de la Corderie | Place Martell, 16100 Cognac, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available French, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +33 5 45 35 42 77
Excellent
38%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 236 reviews

Le Chai

Reviewed By jrapeter - Cheddar, United Kingdom

Although not in a lovely area of Cognac this restaurant has a nice ambience inside, obviously themed around Cognac-making.
We had a set three course meal which was nice and well priced at 22 euros each. The "a la carte" menu was varied and pretty well priced as well.
The staff were friendly, polite and helpful.
The extensive wine list has bottles fro 18 euros up to 1000euros (yes 1000!). There are wines by the glass at a reasonable price too.
A good experience.

7. La Table de l'Yeuse

65 Rue de Bellevue, 16100 Cognac, France Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$283 - HK$502 +33 5 45 36 82 60
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

La Table de l'Yeuse

This lovely 19th-century residence, featuring a more recent wing, welcomes its guests in the verdant showcase of its Respectful Garden, designed to preserve biodiversity. The setting is superb and during the high season, it can be enjoyed from the Terrace, facing the horizon. Here you will taste creative cuisine that highlights the work of local producers, garnished with wild herbs and crops from the garden. Winter is enjoyed by the fireplace in the drawing room, where one samples Cognac and cigars. The Wellness Centre can provide a diversion for relaxation and cocooning. The indoors is plush, with a successful blend of colours. Some of the guest rooms offer a spellbinding Panorama over the Charente Valley and its vineyards and villages.

Reviewed By James E - Huddersfield

Enjoyable lunch prior to Remy Martin visit.
Excellent starter and service- main course beef bourguignon wasn't what we expected with tough beef and huge lumps of gristle - but accompaniments very nice. Very good pudding and overall good value. Just a disappointment with the beef but worth a try.

8. Creperie L'Olympia

34 rue du Canton | Quartier du Vieux Cognac, 16100 Cognac, France Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner HK$94 - HK$196 +33 5 45 32 01 72
Excellent
71%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Creperie L'Olympia

Reviewed By Katie V - Harrogate, United Kingdom

We stopped here for lunch and had wonderful crepes, free wifi, fast and friendly service. Great little place.

9. Chez Aristide

38 rue Aristide Briand, 16100 Cognac, France Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible French, European Lunch, Dinner HK$78 - HK$196 +33 5 45 83 42 99
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 162 reviews

Chez Aristide

Reviewed By Jack H - Lake Oswego, Oregon

If you are within 100 miles of Cognac, you should take some time to visit this charming Town. We explored the old town which is very pedestrian friendly. We worked up an appetite and ducked into a small restaurant run by a wonderful couple. What attracted us to the restaurant were all the locals who were sitting there eating. We quickly learned why. The food was prepared there by the husband, and served by the young wife They clearly enjoyed what they did and they emphasized quality of food and quality of service.
We had a wonderful lunch, accompanied by a glass of wine. Give yourself a treat, and visit this town, and this small restaurant.

10. Le Coq d'Or

33 Place Francois 1er, 16100 Cognac, France Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Seafood, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$86 - HK$275 +33 5 45 36 10 29
Excellent
29%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 533 reviews

Le Coq d'Or

Reviewed By Gretry - Dublin, Ireland

Since my last visit to this very popular Cognac dining spot during April last I had a longing to return. This time I brought some reinforcements. The place was positively buzzing on a Wed night in late September which is a very good sign for a restaurant in rural France. I will not go into any great detail here as I did so on a previous occasion. Everything we had was better than average and did not cost the earth. And the service was courteous if a little slow. But then with this quality of cuisine who would want to be in a hurry. The gourmet meal for five came to €200 including a gratuity. We’ll be back again before leaving this brandy and wine-making heaven. One word of advice…do book before you go!

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