Tucked away in a picturesque square in the heart of the old town, is a small, unassuming restaurant with great food and friendly service – the Restaurant L’Ogrillon in Périgueux.

After a stroll around the food market in Périgueux one Saturday morning, it was a pleasure to stumble across the restaurant L’Ogrillon in the Place Silain.

L’Ogrillon is a no frills eaterie where you get exactly what is described on the menu.

The menu is not extensive and I chose the the galette de Sarrazin with smoked trout and a “fondu” of leek, spinach, fresh goat’s cheese and Comté. I didn’t expect it to come with a good sized salad and chips. The olive oil on the salad was outstanding. It was all delicious.

There was also a “Menu du Jour”, plus Confit de Canard with onions cooked in a Port sauce and I noticed a choice of pasta dishes. The chocolate dessert was, apparently, to die for!

As there are only a handful of tables at L’Ogrillon, the service was friendly and quick, yet unrushed.

But perhaps the most charming aspect of the lunch experience was the restaurant’s position on the Place Silain with tables set under the trees strung with coloured fairy lights. In the square you will also find one other restaurant, an old-fashioned bar, a Tapas bar and ice cream parlour. The ambiance in the square is just so quintessentially French and felt a lot less touristy than other squares we had visited that day.

Three course menu was around 26 euros. Two courses was nearer to 21 euros.

Definitely recommended.