Monday, 31 October 2011

Restaurant review - Auberge du Grebe

We had dinner Saturday night with friends at the Auberge du Grebe in Lureuil in the neighbouring department of Indre. From Barrou it was a straightforward drive through Yzeures-sur-Creuse and Tournon-Saint-Martin before turning off on the D6 to the village of Lureuil. We remarked on the fact that at just over half an hours drive it was well within our radar yet for some reason we do not tend to come down/over to this department much - we have visited parts of La Brenne and can appreciate its attraction to nature lovers as it is indeed beautiful.'La Berry' - the department's traditional name has its own unique traditions and customs and is definitely worth exploring.It also has the village of Saint-Valentin - will tell you more re this in another post.

Anyway back to dining, the restaurant has a charming exterior which I'm sure we would appreciate even more on a lovely summer's day but it was still very welcoming on this very pleasant autumnal night. The interior was simple and comfortable.The lady who served us ( the chef's wife) was very friendly and helpful. The food, game and fish were very prominent, courtesy of La Brenne no doubt, was very good and very well presented.

They had a variety of menus starting from 19 euros up to reasonably priced 'a le carte' We thought that value for money, the wine prices were very good, was great and we will be back. We will also be recommending it to our guests. It is very popular with tourists visiting La Brenne during the summer so it would be advisable to make a reservation even for lunch again great value, at under 12.00 euros including wine!

Their telephone number is: 02 54 37 98 36 
They are closed on Mondays.


  1. We went for lunch in the summer as the auberge had been recommended to us by Niall and Antoinette of Chez Charnizay. Unfortunately we forgot that it was a Monday and the auberge was closed. We liked the look of the menus and will go back ...... but will check the day first!