Hurrah for people with sense!
Not much changed, except you can now sit outside!
Our beloved 'Restaurant de la Gare' has been re-opened and not re-modernised . . . well, it has in that they were obliged to update the prehistoric loos and expand the kitchen a little to meet the, no doubt, massively over stringent expectations of the hygiene inspectors. But what was so wonderful was that they had kept all key elements, all the comforting old stuff - checked green table cloths, chunky white china, the wooden bar, even the plants!
The food was also comfortingly familiar - simple, well cooked, one menu choice, or A la Carte (including vegetarian salad! What . . . in the South of France?).
I had vegetable soup, rabbit with prunes and a 'fait maison' creme flan - all delicious and served with a smile, and only a slight increase in price to cover the re-fittments of fresh, calm green paint and the new 'facilities'.
I was sad to see the old restaurant go, but after thirty-two years or so, I think the owners really had had enough of opening six days a week with a couple of weeks off each year . . . I wish the new patrons all the best, and we shall be back - frequently!
New-ish interior Restaurant de la Gare, Limoux