I’ve got to say that I love the Charente area even though eating out is a bit of a challenge for us plant based eaters.
In saying that, after doing an extensive search in the area for Vegan eateries we came across a lovely place called “Under The Lime Tree”.
Under The Lime Tree is not just a restaurant it’s a b&b and a spa. I checked out the website and the venue looked fab so I sent an email to Nikki and arranged for a 3 course vegan meal for two.
The place was certainly out of the way, it didn’t help that our sat nav took us to the centre of a wood. Anyway after a few grumps from John we finally found “Under The Lime Tree”. It was worth the effort as the whole set up was lovely. The buildings have been lovingly restored by Nikki and her partner over a period of 18 years. There are stunning gardens for chillin’ centred around a hot tub that overlooks a glorious valley of undulating fields and all under the shade of the famous lime tree.

Our meal was lovely, we had a beetroot and water melon soup, that was delicious and then a vegetable tagine and a fruit cake to finish. All served with plenty of wine for me, (well someone had to drive).

All together a lovely evening out with some welcoming people. Definately worth a visit if you are in the area. Here is a link to their website.


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By Patricia Sutton

I am an artist, a vegan and a Tarot Card reader. I am passionate about art and love doing portraits especially animals. I work traditionally and also digitally using an iPad Pro and an Apple pencil. Check out my Youtube channel: Good Life With Pat @patsutton

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