Eating out and the specialities of the Dordogne

Eating out is a fabulous experience in this part of France and there is a huge variety of establishments to choose from. Here are just a few that we can suggest:

Cepe mushrooms in a basket  with a black board with menu suggestions for 13 euros

Cepe mushrooms

  • Rumours Bistro - Miallet - Bar and snacks
  • Auberge Saint Georges - (5.8km) Saint Jory de Chalais - French European
  • Hotel Les Voyageurs - (6.7km) La Coquille - French and European 
  • Hostellerie St Jacques - (6.8km) Saint Saud Lacoussiere - French European
  • The Fiddlers Rest (8.7km) - on N21 towards Perigueux - Irish
  • 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
  • La Cloche - (16km) Abjat-sur-Bandiat - French and International using local produce 
  • 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  
Slices of pan cooked foie gras on a plate with lettuce and slices of duck

Foie gras poele

Night markets are very popular with both the French and tourists, held in high summer. You simply browse the many stalls, choose your meal and take it back to the table and enjoy dining al fresco. This can often be accompanied by a local band or DJ and there are night markets close to us in Champagnac de Belair, Perigueux, Nontron and Brantome. 

Perigord Black truffles of different sizes on a stall in Perigueux market

Perigord Black Truffles

French regional specialities

If you love food, you will want to find the specialities from the area you are staying in. Because we are in the North Dordogne we border the Limousin and the Charente which have their own delights to try too. Listed below are a selection of the most popular regional foods served in restaurants as well as often being available in supermarkets and speciality food shops. 

House made marzipan biscuits in cellophane bags in shop window in France

Marzipan biscuits

DORDOGNE

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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