The restaurants recommended in this blog have all been visited by me and my wife and often with friends. We have visited them at least once. I only recommend restaurants that have a quality that, in my opinion, makes them worth a visit.
Some are world class restaurants, some are very simple, but the food is always worth the price and the chefs have prepared it with pride and love of good food.
The food is essential for being mentioned here. Minor problems when it comes to service and other things are mentioned but does not disqualify them from being recommended.
We have also eaten in some restaurants in the area that do not leave any memories worth writing about.
Finally we have been to very few bad restaurants and have been badly serviced in a few.
These three categories are marked differently in List of Restaurants.
marks our special restaurants. On the map they are found by the red marks and in the search term list under coup de ceur

Thursday, January 16, 2014

AUBERGE DES JACOBINS

AUBERGE DES JACOBINS - 8 place des Jacobins, 11100 Narbonne

Photos de auberge des jacobins, Narbonne
Cette photo de auberge des jacobins
est fournie gracieusement par TripAdvisor
Auberge des Jacobins should normally not be in this guide judged from our first visit, but there were certain thing that made us believe that it is normally different. 

The food had its virtues even if the todays dish was not the best. The duck breast was very tender, but the potato dish was dry. The starter – a plate with ham, sausages and other charcuteries were good and enough for two. The house wine was excellent.

On the positive side, the place was packed that vouches for its popularity. The service was good and friendly but the young girl had an impossible task to take care of a packed restaurant on her own. Waiting time was not acceptable. Another problem, which is quite common in French restaurants was very bad acoustics. It was almost impossible to talk even just over the table because of the background noise. Just a few textile objects in the room should have helped.

Latest visit: 2014
Number of visits: 1

Saturday, January 4, 2014

LA GRANDE BRASSERIE

LA GRANDE BRASSERIE - Centre Commercial Carrefour, Bd de Creisse, 11100 Narbonne

We have been to this place many times - not because it was very good, but it was the least bad place in the mall. It was also open during office hours that was good when shopping. This would normally not qualify for a review here if it was not for the fact that it has changed drastically. We have been there twice in the last two weeks and it is like a new place. It looks the same and it is mostly the same staff, but everything else is different.

Before the food was not inspiring and a bit sloppy. The staff had an attitude that you should hurry up to leave your place to someone else. Now the food is very nice, salads formidable and everything looks good and tastes good. The staff is joking with you, they shake hands with customers and they look happy.

We asked if they have a new owner or a new chef, but they assured us that nothing have happened - something has happened but obviously they do not know themselves, or - they do not want to tell.

Anyway it is now a restaurant that we can recommend. Good food, good service and small prizes.

Webb: http://www.lagrandebrasserie.net/#!grid/c1pwt
Latest visit: Mars 2014
Number of visits: >15 (new style 3)