eating out
If you want a cheap and 'rustic' meal then you cannot do better than the village bar in the centre of Cherves Chatelars (See Bar and Restaurant in the list below). There are some excellent 'fine dining' experiences nearby too.

There are many restaurants in the area and it is always worth driving a little way off the main path in search of undiscovered gems. Here are some suggested restaurants to try for starters...





Les Tournelles,
Chateau Domaine des Etangs,

05 45 61 85 01


A beautiful evening out in the fully refurbished Chateau.  Excellent food and wine. 

Closed: Sun. evening and Mon.

Auberge du Cheval Blanc,
(follow the train line North of Chassenueil)

05 45 22 23 62


Excellent food and drink in an interesting environment near to the railway station. The Cheese trolley is superb.

 Closed: Sun.& Mon.

La Bellone,

St. Adjutory.

05 45 62 33 88


Very good food in a local restaurant.  Friendly service from Madame who also runs the local bar and shop. 

Closed: Wed.

Le Bienvenu
La Rochefoucauld,
(Just off the large roundabout as you approach) 


no set menu

  Small local restaurant on the edge of town.  

Closed: n/a

La Grange aux Oies,
Chateau de Nieuil,
 (RN 141 to the east of Chassenueil).

05 45 71 81 24

circa €30

A beautiful evening out.  In summer you dine outside overlooking the Chateau.  In winter, you dine in a modern and  atmospheric renovated barn next to a roaring fire.  Excellent food and superb wine.  The price includes aperitif and wine.

Open every day in July and August

Bar and Restaurant
Cherves Chatelars, 



One price.  Four courses with no choice, price includes wine.  You must book in advance (just pop in and ask at the bar a day or two before).  Basic and an interesting local experience.

Café du Centre,
Bussiere Badil
(South east of us in the windy roads, park by the church and the tables are opposite the Café by the church wall) 



One Price.  Five courses and wine.  Good wholesome food (excellent moules course).  

A great stop off after going to the Wednesday market at Piegut-Pluvier.