Nearby restaurants

COVID: We expect local restaurants to re-open for the summer of 2021.

Restaurants within easy reach of La Vieille Grange range from country auberges offering excellent local dishes at very reasonable prices to elegant upmarket restaurants with superb fine dining – such as the Pont de L’Ouysse (its tree-shaded terrace is shown above). Booking is always recommended. The nearest restaurants include:

Auberge du Cantou, Fenelon  Just up the road towards Chateau Fenelon, Cantou is the closest restaurant to Mercadiol. It specialises in duck dishes and also sells its own tinned produce.

Le Roi Carotte, St Julien de Lampon (4.5 km) Local fare, in summer, dine on the terrace overlooking the potager and fields.

Terrace at Le Roi Carotte

The terrace at Le Roi Carotte.

Quercy melon salad

Duck and melon salad, Relais du Paysan.

Le Relais du Paysan, Carlux (6 km) Spectacular views of either the ruined castle above or the valley below. Offers generous servings of  regional fare – meaty salads of home-cured meats, vegetables, walnut cake and a bowl of seasonal fruit. Cash only.  T 05 53 29 41 90

O Moulin, Carsac (14 km) Light, delicious and beautifully presented local fare, with an emphasis on quality rather than quantity.  Book ahead to make sure of a place (English spoken)

Delicatessens Restaurant, Domaine du Berthiol, Gourdon (14km) This stylish restaurant relocated in 2020 from Milhac to Domaine du Berthiol, just to the east of Gourdon on the D704. The 23 euro set lunch menu for three courses (or 19 euros for two) is great value (Tues, Wed, Thurs, menu changes daily); the gourmande menu, 35 euro for three courses, is available lunch and evenings every day except Sunday (apart from Sunday lunch Oct to May). The food is light, seasonally based and well-presented. Good reports from locals. Check menus online daily and book online 05 65 32 70 56

Diabolo Fraise, Nabirat (15 km) The lunch special at 14 E has soup, entrée, main course and dessert (bread and wine included) but no menu, the food just comes out – roast meats, local veg, home cooked desserts.  Booking is essential. T 05 53 59 36 83


Roast beef, Diabolo Fraise, Nabirat

Hotel du Pont, Grolejac (15 km) Tasty local fare with an innovative touch.

Restaurant L’Esplanade, Domme (20 km) There are spectacular valley views from the cliff-top dining room here. Lunch set menu good value for fine dining.

Pont de l'O fois two ways

Fois gras two ways, Pont de L’Ouysse

Le Pont de l’Ouysse, Lacave (27 km) Highly regarded hotel-restaurant with one Michelin star. A special occasion place. Set menus from 60E. Booking essential. T 05 65 37 87 04

Le Vieux Moulin de la Beaune, Les Eyzies (43 km) Excellent food in a delightful setting.  Specialties include local pigeon, lamb and pork,  ceps and truffles. Good wine list.


Stream-side dining, Le Vieux Moulin de la Beaune, Les Eyzies


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