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RESTAURANT REVIEW INDEX

My thanks go to friend Julia who pointed out that I had consolidated too many restaurant reviews on one page, making it tedious to scroll through them all in order to find the one that she wanted. Taking her advice to make things simpler, below are links to each and every one of dozens of reviews, newest first meaning that the ones at the bottom are a few years old. If you find a broken link or a typo or something that just doesn't seem right, please comment. Enjoy!

La Table de Mel, Thezan-les-Beziers: Pleasant Space, Value for Dollar
Meet the Meat, Toulouse: Our Best Steak in France to Date
The Golden Bee, Stratford-Upon-Avon: A Step Above Fast Food, Politics Aside
Bistro Glouton, Bordeaux: Fine Dining
Lauza, Bordeaux: Good Food in a Fun City
Cafe des Arts, Puisserguier: Solid Meal on Market Day
El Raco D'En Miquel, Port de Molins, Spain: Spanish Road Food
En Face, Narbonne: Satisfying Lunch Along the Canal de la Robine
La Cantine des Halles, Beziers: OK, But Prefer Hallegria (See Below)
Hampers Food and Wine Company, Woodstock, UK: On The Way to Stratford
Les Saveurs de Thau, Meze: Fresh Seafood Along the Water
KFC vs. La Pataterie, Fast Food Challenge: A Bit of Fun
Burger King, Narbonne: A Bit More Fun
Hotel Trias, Palamos, Spain: Old World Style with Sea View
Restaurant Ten, Uzes: Asian Fusion Amidst a Picture Postcard Village
Le Comptoir Nature, Le Somail: Lazy Luncheon Along the Canal
Le Bibent, Toulouse: Excellence in the Pink City
Al Catala, Ceret: Catalan Dining in a Village Worth Visiting
Restaurant de la Tour, Montady: The Original Review
Restaurant de la Tour, Montady: Update
Auberge de Madale, Colombieres-sur-Orb: Just the Way We Like It
Cote Sud, Saint-Pierre La Mer: Steps from the Beach
Le Grenier de Pepe, Toulouse: Unique and Fun
Le Colombier, Toulouse: For the Serious Cassoulet Lover
La Cour Pavee, Pezenas: Delightful Creperie
L'Auberge de la Croissade, Cruzy: Regaining Form
O Vieux Tonneuax, Peyriac-de-Mer: Pub-Like Feeling by the Med
La Cambuse du Saunier, Gruissan: Unique - Salt Baking by the Salt Flats
Au Lavoir, Colombiers: Once and Done
Hallegria in Les Halles, Beziers: Shop, Then Eat
Cafe des Arts, Beziers: Congenial Lunch
Auberge de Reals, Cessenon-sur-Orb: Simple and Solid
L'Artica Bakery and Cafe, Alquezar, Spain: Perfect Casual Luncheon
Le Terminus, Cruzy: Walking Distance and Worth the Walk
Auberge de la Selette, Bize Minervois: Popular Local Go-To Dining
The Hampshire Bowman, Dundridge, UK: The Real Deal
Le Faitout, Berlou: Well Worth the Trip Into the Hills
La Tartine, Albi: Lunch in View of the Cathedral
Auberge des Jacobins, Narbonne: Good Lunch Fare
La Menino, Carcassonne: Busy Lunch with Locals
Buffalo Grill, Narbonne: French Fast-Food Burgers
Le Pourquoi Pas, Capestang: Ownership Change. Different Feel. Setting the Same
Me Gusta Tapas, Beziers: Food Court Food, French Style
Le Ptit Jardin, Narbonne: Quiet Spot in the Middle of Town
Chateau du Puits et Pratx, Ginestas: Interesting Venue...
La Galiniere, Capestang: Local Favorite
La Folle Epoque, Marseille: Around the Corner from the US Consulate
Le Petit Bouzigues, Bouzigues: Fine Seafood by the Sea
La Brasserie Barba: If it Swims, They Serve It
Chez David, Castelnaudary: Cassoulet Properly Done...Again
La Perle Gruisannaise, Gruissan: Another Fine Seafood Stop
Les Jardins de Bages, Bages: Lazy Afternoon Dining
La Poste Martin's, Olonzac: Almost Succeeding
La Bonne Humeur, Cazouls-les-Beziers: Filling Bar Food
Hotel Jalabert, Ouveillan: Closed! Madame Has Retired. End of an Era.
Restaurant 29, Bouzigues: Again, Fine Fresh Seafood
Au Petit Gazoullis, Castelnaudary: Cassoulet Hunting Continues
Le Tirou, Castelnaudary: Cassoulet Hunting Begins
Bar le 40, Quarante: Stepping Up Its Game
L'Ambassade, Beziers: One of the Best
Cafe du Midi, Bize Minervois: Again, Downgrading by Upgrading
Les Trois Petits Cochons, Ginestas: Great Bar Food Lunch
La Cave, La Caunette: Enjoyable Meal in a Scenic Village
La Table des Troubadours, Minerve: Tourist Spot. Tourist Food
Le New Port Snack Bar, Colombiers: Snack Bar Food, But French
Kreuz Market vs. Smitty's, Lockhart, Texas: If You Find Yourself in Lockhart...



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