Eating out and the specialities of the Dordogne and
South West France

Discover the ultimate heaven for food lovers in France!

 This incredible region is a treasure trove of gastronomic delights that will tantalize your taste buds. Indulge in the local specialities that abound here.

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary culinary journey as you explore the diverse range of dining options available. Whether you prefer the bustling summer night markets, cosy auberges, charming bistros, or elegant restaurants, this region has it all. As for fine dining, there are 7 Michelin Star restaurants within an hour's drive of the gite.  Each establishment offers a unique dining experience, often using local ingredients, ensuring that every meal becomes a memorable occasion.

 A charming 3 story ivy clad mill and restaurant nestled by a serene river, surrounded by lush trees. A perfect blend of tranquility and beauty

Moulin de L'abbeye Brantome

A mouthwatering salad on a pristine white plate, showcasing a delightful mix of crisp vegetables, leafy greens, and tangy dressing.

Local restaurants

  • Auberge Saint Georges - (5.8km) Saint Jory de Chalais - French European
  • Hotel Les Voyageurs - (6.7km) La Coquille - French and European 
  • Camping-Maisonneuve (6.8km) Saint Jory le Chalais - Stonebaked Pizza
  • La Paillote de Saint Saud - (6.8km) Saint Saud Lacoussiere - French home cooking 
  • L'Odyssee - (6.8km) Saint Saud Lacoussiere - Bar and typical French Snacks 
  • Hostellerie St Jacques - (6.8km) Saint Saud Lacoussiere - French European
  • The Fiddlers Rest - (8.7km) - on N21 towards Perigueux - Irish
  • La Taverne de Montbrun - (11.9km) Dournazac - French pub food
  • Chateau Mavaleix - (11.1km) just off N21 towards Perigueux - French with pizza oven
  • Hotel de France - (13.9km) Saint Pardoux la Riviere - French and European
  • L'Escapade des Sens - (14.9km) Thiviers - French and European
  • Le Temps des Mets - (15.2km) St Jean de Cole  - French and European beautiful river setting
  • Le Moulin du Roc- (29km) Champagnac de Belair near Brantome - French and European
  • Auberge-de-la-truffe - (35.3km) Sorges - French famed for menu using truffles
  • Le Moulin de L'abbeye - (35.3km) Brantome - French Michelin star spectacular location  
Display of Trappe Echourgnac cheeses wrapped in cellephanes

Trappe cheese infused with nut liqueur

Dordogne Specialities

  • Bergerac wine -  Pecharmant wines are the best from this area and are blended from the Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes
  • Blanc de Tirbot Roti Gnocchi a La Farine Chataigne- roast Turbot with small dumplings made from chestnut flour
  • Cabecou -small round flat goats cheese
  • Canelles -small domed cakes made from batter and glazed
  • Cassoulet - pork, duck and white bean stew
  • Cepes mushrooms
  • Chestnuts - infused in honey
  • Confit de canard - slow-cooked duck leg
  • Cou d’Oie Farci - gooseneck stuffed with goose meat
  • Foie gras - liver from the fattened duck (canard) or goose (oie), prepared in any number of ways, including pâtés
  • Gateau de Roi-flaky pie with almond paste
  • Montbaziliac - sweet wine
  • Pommes Sarladaises - potatoes roasted in duck fat, with garlic and parsley
  • Salad Perigourdine - salad including walnuts and duck gizzards
  • Sauce Perigueux - truffle sauce
  • Strawberries - Gariguette, Darselect, Charlotte and Mara des Bois
  • The Black truffle of Périgord- the best season for this is when it's fresh, late November through February
  • Trappe d’Echourgnac- hard cheese smokey flavour with added walnut liqueur
  • Tourain blanchi - garlic soup with egg whites
  • Veloute aux Chataignes de Perigord - chestnut soup
  • Walnuts-lookout for liqueur, oil, cakes, biscuits and nougat
A selection of soft cheese inside a cabinet on a french market stall

Limousin cheese

Limousin pie top cut off and fromage frais ouzing then lid on top out in market cabinet

Limousin pie

Limousin Specialities

  • Boudin noir -black pudding with chestnuts
  • Brejaude -Limousin soup with bacon, potatoes and turnip
  • Brive Violet mustard - made from grape must, red wine and spices
  • Calhada - Goats cheese
  • Clafoutis cake - made from batter filled with cherries
  • Chestnuts
  • Cruesois -a very soft and moist hazelnut and butter cake
  • Cul Noir Pork - famous black-ass pig from St Yreix la Perche
  • Galetou - salted buckwheat pancakes with ham and cheese
  • Limousin apples - only apple in France to receive the AOP label of quality
  • Limousin Beef - from the famous red-brown cows
  • Limousin cider and apple juice
  • Limousin Grillonsshredded pork meat flavoured with garlic and herbs
  • Madeleinessmall almond-flavoured sponge cakes
  • Massepains - small golden biscuits made with almonds
  • Mique- giant dumpling cooked in a stew with pork and vegetables
  • Pate de Pomme de Terrepotato pie filled with crème fraiche
  • Potee Limousine - meat and vegetable stew
  • Vin Paille- a sweet wine made from dried grapes only 50 000 bottles produced a year 
Torteau Fromager a round black topped cake made from cheese on market stall

Torteau Fromager

Charente Specialities

  • Barbezieux chicken - chicken bred for flavour since the middle ages
  • Broye du Poitou - sweet tasting butter pasty cake
  • Chabichou du Charente - 6 cm high cone-shaped goats cheese
  • Charente Melen - fragrant and juicy with orange flesh 
  • Cognac - Most famous Courvoisier, Hennessy, Martell and Remy Martin
  • Farci Poitevin - stuffed herb terrine made from vegetables and bacon tied in cabbage leaves and cooked 
  • Poitas - Charente lamb with a delicate flavour
  • Pineau des Charentes - a fortified wine from adding unfermented grape juice to Cognac
  • Sauce aux Lumas - snail sauce
  • Torteau Fromager - a black-skinned cake made from fresh cheese

Things to See & Do

Mialet

The charming village of Mialet is located in the Dordogne, South West France in the Aquitaine region

Top 12 Attractions

There are so many places to visit and things to do in our area. To give you a little taster we have created a list of our top 12 favourites.

What to See in Our Region

There are countless places to visit within a 2-hour radius of Miallet. Here are the main sites including drive time and distance.

Where & What to Eat

Eating out is a fabulous experience in this part of France and there is a huge variety of establishments to choose from. 

Festivals & Events

Annual calendar of festivals & events in the Dordogne and nearby departments.

Sports & Outdoors

The North Dordogne or Perigord Vert is a perfect location for those with a great affinity to the great outdoors