RIGHT ON YOUR DOORSTEP
This beautiful hotel and restaurant is situated right in the heart of the village of Availles.
It offers you a very warm welcome in a homely and well-cared for restaurant.
It's a great place to sample the creative and refined cuisine prepared by the chef here.
It is a charming restaurant and consistently offers a really pleasurable dining experience.
The chef's refined cuisine is created using carefully chosen local produce.
It is a real delight to take time over your meal on the patio while you take in the bustling village life.
This café/bar is a stone's throw away from the house and is a really great spot for getting to grips with French village life.
It has long opening hours and a sizeable pavement café where you can soak up French food, French wine and French life.
This is the hub of village life where folk meet to play cards, darts, pool and table football.
The Macadam frequently organises events, such as paella evenings.
The food is traditional French fare and prices are very reasonable.
Cécile runs a really convenient pizza service and is located in the Macadam Café very near the house. You can just drop in or call and order exactly what pizza you require. She also offers fantastic salads and kebabs. Pop back a little later and take it home to enjoy a TV dinner! The quality of the pizzas is second to none and Cécile offers friendly customer service.
A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD
Head over to Confolens if you are looking for more choice. The old town centre and the banks of the river offer restaurants and cafés with plenty of diversity to suit all palates. Here are a few you may wish to try:
Whether you choose a table in the spacious dining room or a spot on the sunny terrace, it's hard to escape the sight and sound of the beautiful River Vienne.
The subtle yet sophisticated décor coupled with the really relaxed atmosphere guarantee that this will be a most pleasurable dining experience.
The chef offers traditional French cuisine using locally sourced produce.
RESTAURANT LA MÈRE MICHELET
This restaurant is a little way out of the town centre but is within easy walking distance.
It is well established and offers good service.
It has three dining rooms as well as a bar and terrace for aperitifs.
The chef likes to produce local and regional specialities so this is a good spot to try them out.
You can choose from a set menu or à la carte.
La Fringale is a fantastic bar and restaurant in the heart of this medieval town.
The atmosphere at La Fringale is the best you can find.
It's always buzzing with people and you are guaranteed to be well looked after.
The staff concentrate on bringing you the best in traditional French cuisine so fussy eaters will be very much at home here.
Live events are a regular feature at La Fringale, including live music, karaoke, seasonal celebrations and themed events.
It's a fantastic venue and a must-visit when you are in Confolens.
CAFÉS AND BARS IN CONFOLENS
Confolens is bursting with pavement cafés and bars so you are sure to find one to your taste. Here are a few suggestions:
TERRASSE SUR LA VIENNE:If you a prefer a slightly more casual dining experience the you should give this a try. The Terrasse sur la Vienne is a bar and restaurant very near to the Vieux Pont and, as the name suggests, it offers a sizeable terrace directly on the banks of the river. They are open for lunch and evening meal and often host music events in the evenings.
CAFÉ DES SPORTS: This café occupies a premium spot on the town square and has a lovely sunny terrace. It offers a basic menu for urgent appetites! Prices are reasonable and the quality of the food is good.