Lunch at Bistro atelier Beauvallet

I have to admit, I’ve been dragging out the posts about our French road trip, mainly because I don’t want the reminiscing to end! However, needs must and part 7 is well overdue.

After spending the morning at Fontainebleau we returned to our hotel, Chateau d’Augerville for a little wander around the grounds, before heading to Bistro atelier Beauvallet for lunch.

As well as the luxury spa, the chateau also has it’s own golf course, golf boutique, salon and even a chocolate factory! Yes, you read that right, you can go and make chocolates on site and browse their offering of ready-made chocolates in la Chocolaterie.

Looking forward to having a relaxed lunch and drinks, we headed over to the hotel’s bistro, Bistro atelier Beauvallet.

A combination of rustic features and modern decor, the brightly coloured animal artwork on the walls provided a fun touch to the interior.

Choosing to sit outside under a parasol to shade us from the hot sun, we sipped on cold drinks and snacked on complimentary crisps, whilst enjoying the grounds of the chateau.

The bistro is very popular with golfers playing at the chateau’s golf course and it soon got very busy.

For lunch, after feeling like I had eaten a little too many unhealthy treats during the holiday and wishing for something light, I opted for the salmon salad.

Dan had possibly his 3rd burger of the holiday and I mean who can blame him?!

There was a very enticing selection of desserts available, but we were too full to attempt to eat anything more!

It was such a shame that the bistro didn’t open in the evenings for dinner. The other restaurant at the chateau, Le Restaurant Jacques Coeur, served amazing food but it certainly wasn’t cheap and sometimes it’s nice to have a lighter meal in the evening.

We were quite sad to be having our last lunch at the chateau and to see our road trip almost at it’s end.

I feel like now would be a good time to mention that we purchased our stay at Chateau d’Augerville through Secret Escapes. We enjoyed our stay, but I definitely wouldn’t have paid full price – we saved a huge amount using the Secret Escapes deal, which in my opinion was much more of a realistic price. The chateau felt like a luxurious place to stay and the grounds were lovely, as was the spa. However, it was in a very rural location, with much driving involved to visit anywhere, which is something that would sadly put us off visiting again.

We saved a fortune staying at this hotel and also got added perks thrown in for free, like spa access and a complimentary box of chocolates on our room in arrival. It just goes to show that shopping around for a good price when travelling can reap rewards!


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  • Reply
    9th April 2017 at 18:07

    Such a beautiful place! I would like to go and stay. Thank you for your post. Love it! Kiss Francesca from Italy

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      16th April 2017 at 16:17

      Thank you so much! It was gorgeous, I’m so glad we went! x

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    kate sullivan`
    10th April 2017 at 13:03

    Well now im starving!!! Haha. This place looks wonderful!
    Kate xx

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      16th April 2017 at 16:23

      Haha sorry! Yes it was such a lovely place to have lunch xx

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    10th April 2017 at 16:34

    You can’t be blamed for dragging out your French travel posts – may the reminiscing long continue! I can understand your point of view on the rural location, though this place seems wonderfully unusual and the food looks delicious (especially the burger!)

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      17th April 2017 at 13:23

      Thank you lovely! Yes it was such a shame it was so rural and I probably wouldn’t go again for this reason but I’m so glad we went, it was fab and so picturesque x

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    10th April 2017 at 18:02

    This looks like a lovely place, I love the behind the bar decor!

    Corinne x

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      17th April 2017 at 13:28

      It was really nice and yes I loved the decor too 🙂 x

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    10th April 2017 at 21:05

    Looks like a great place to grab a bite to eat – that burger looks amazing! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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      17th April 2017 at 13:29

      It was such a lovely spot. The burger was apparently fab 🙂 x

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    Caterina Sosso
    11th April 2017 at 09:29

    I’m really hungry now and it’s only 10.20am!! The place is so pretty!! 🙂

    Caterina |

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      17th April 2017 at 13:34

      Haha oh no! It was such a lovely place to sit outside x

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    12th April 2017 at 09:11

    Wow this place looks fantastic! I’m a big fan of the combination of rustic and modern elements in the restaurant as well! Can’t blame Dan for tucking into so many burgers haha! I really must check out Secret Escapes for hotel breaks, it sounds like you got a great deal!

    Abbey 🌸

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      17th April 2017 at 13:43

      It was fab inside and out 🙂 We got such a good deal with them and we got a fab deal for a hotel in Bath using them a couple of years ago too. Thanks for commenting lovely x

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    Angelie Pangilinan
    13th April 2017 at 17:41

    You had my stomach growling at 1am! Haha! I am so craving for a burger right now because of this post!

    Angelie // Chocolate Hills – Bohol, Philippines

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      17th April 2017 at 13:48

      Haha sorry! I hate it when I read posts about afternoon tea or delish meals out and it makes me hungry! x

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    18th April 2017 at 13:09

    Love the look of this place. Salmon is my favourite and the salad looks delicious! xx

    Imogen x |

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      20th April 2017 at 17:54

      It was so lovely and the salad was fab – perfect after over-indulging! xx

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    30th April 2017 at 20:10

    Wow! This place looks so cute… now I wanna go visit it!

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      3rd May 2017 at 20:56

      It was such a fab place to sit outside 🙂 x

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