Monday, 13 May 2013

Renovation project - birthday celebrations!




Renovation project - birthday celebrations!

We are having a birthday lunch today with some friends; we will be going to a little restaurant at the edge of town called Auberge De Menez Bras

Auberge de Menez Bras huelgoat Brittany

We have not been before and are quite looking forward to it. I even make the effort of dressing up!
The restaurant is one of those where the workers and lorry drivers eat and they have a set menu for less than 12 euro’s. 

We were advised to eat in these types of restaurants but to look for one where there are lots of work vehicles outside, people were not wrong! The place is heaving, it is so busy. We have the set menu, which is a salad buffet starter, I really do not want anything else, I have died and gone to heaven, the selection of salad is unbelievable and includes fresh meats and king prawns, though a big tip is, if you see the desert you like grab it now as it may not be there later.

I am stuffed after the salad (and no I am not living on lettuce leaves!) I have beef goulash and John opts for steak and chips, both are fantastic the beef melts in your mouth and the steak is cooked to perfection.
The big slice of cream cake is fantastic, yes strawberry’s and fruit were an option but hey its cream cake!
And on top of this the wine is included! Yes you get a carafe and fill it as often as you like, we do not go over board and have a small carafe each.

We go back to the house after lunch and cannot move, John has a lie down for a couple of hours and I surprise myself by actually making it out for a bike ride, albeit a very small one.

So in summary, if you can find a workers restaurant with a set menu, go for it but do not plan on doing anything else for the rest of the day. 

6 comments:

  1. These are great places to eat cheaply but be aware that some discourage "non-workers", one near us puts the "non-workers" in a back room out of the way. However, our local one seems to encourage everyone and there are often people in business suits eating there.

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    1. Hi

      this one had 2 separate rooms, but luckily both were nice, if anything the one for non workers was much nicer, it appeared to be far more restaurantee.

      We will definitely be trying some more but only when we plan a day off as they only seem to open at lunchtime and there is no way you can work after one of these lunches!

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  2. They are usually only open between 12 & 2:00 but the French seems to work during the afternoon ;-)

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    1. I have a new found respect for French work men, or anybody who can work after one of these lunches ha ha ha

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  3. We have been to the Menez Bras loads of times and love it there, another place if you haven't tried it is on the D769 past port de Carhaix called the Montagne noir If anything it is better and that takes some doing, pretty much the same price 12.50 euros but does include coffee and a better selection of sweets that are bought round to the table.

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  4. you've just sold it on the sweets :)

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