Dine alfresco in the summer (you’ll get views of the vineyard to go with your meal) or close to the kitchen (to watch the action) in the winter.
Dress as you would at home – if your home were a centuries-old French wine estate.
A warming pair of fireplaces are at either side of the modern open-plan restaurant, where jewel-toned velvet chairs sit at each table and guests can watch the cookery action from the relaxed chef’s table. The menu, dreamed up by chef Emilien Deschamps, gives a revised take on classic French cuisine, with a focus on dishes from the Gascony region. Offerings change with the seasons, but favourites include candied trout with pickled vegetables, roasted blue lobster and duck fillet with candied cherry. For dessert, choose from plates of locally made cheeses or slices of decadent chocolate tart. Daily buffet breakfast – a Continental spread of fruits, viennoiseries, bread, coffee, tea and eggs – is also served in the restaurant.
The cosy bar is next to the restaurant in the library and is – you guessed it – stocked with local and regional wines. Try a glass of white wine from Cos de la Pagode or have your favourite digestif shaken up on request.
Breakfast is served from 7.30am to 10am, lunch is from noon until 1.45pm and dinner is from 7pm to 9pm. The bar is open all day until 10.30pm.