There are many places in the area, below are a few of our favourite local restaurants and eateries.


Comptoir Du Marché

Jonzac Market

Phone number: 0546483595

Distance 3k

Price guide: 16 – 38 euros

Amandine & Xavier will always give you a warm welcome and speak fluent English as well.

This excellent restaurant which offers very high quality food compt-fishat very reasonable prices. It is located just a few steps away from Jonzac market and the ingredients used by the chef are therefore the freshest possible. While the menu is quite small, the cooking is imaginative and the results are delicious. The portions are quite generous and there is always a nice vegetable accompaniment to give a fine balance to each main dish. Service too, was excellent – friendly, helpful and efficient. The restaurant itself is cosy and comfortable but not large, so pre-booking is advisable.

During the Marche Nocturnes (night markets) there is a wonderful chance to eat al-fresco here.

Other comments: Necessary to book


Comptoir Du March

Restaurant Comptoir du Marche
17 Rue St-Gervais

Tel: 04 46 48 35 95

La Clé des Champs

Address: Meux

Phone number: 0546 04 77 66

Distance: 3 k

Directions: On the main road turn Left and follow the road directly to Meux. La Clé des Champs is on the main road opposite a Lawn mower dealership about half way through the village.

Price guide: Lunch time menu of 14.50€ for set meal including a fine Cote Du Blaye wine. Á la carte only in the evening, starters 8-12€ Main course 10-20€

Style: Very Charentais. Meat cooked over an open fire in front of customers. The meat is very good but be warned it is usually very rare. Snails on this menu are known by the Charentais names of Petit Gris or Cacquelles, house speciality is Cote de Beof 1.6 kilo not for the faint hearted !

Other comments: The bar is open all day everyday except Monday, Tuesday &Wednesday evenings, food is served every lunchtime and Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.

Laurent, the landlord/chef speaks very good English so you can easily talk to him about what you want to eat, although he is reluctant to “over cook” meat. If you like something better cooked try the Confit of duck or the fish.

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