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playfood

16, bvd Louis Blanc, 34000 Montpellier, France
0434226152
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Ranked #10 of 758 restaurants in Montpellier
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: French, Vegetarian, Fusion
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Playfood, Verrines Restaurant, urban, chic and well designed. You can compose your meal with a choice of little dishes, served in small glasses, made in the spirit of local, nomadic and contemporary taste, to share and discover. At the foot of the Opera Berlioz and Place de la Comédie, ideally situated on the historic axis of Montpelier’s city center. Come and discover playfood.
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Munich, Germany
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Once you enter this restaurant the rows of filled glasses that are kept behind a display case jump right at you. The little glasses each filled with a savory or sweet dish are pleasant to look at. It is a truly “playful” idea to present the Tapas in little glasses instead of the little earthen dishes that we are just... More

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Rome, Italy
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at playfood. Personalised and prompt service, tasty combos, and great value for money.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Heard about this place thru other TA reviews, so was expecting something different and got it! Decor is striking and entertaining with very clean lines. The food was excellent (some people have taken exception to the preparation methods) and will be especially loved by those who like to mix and match. Lots of choice for non-meat eaters, which was a... More

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Montpellier, France
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The manager was very patient and spoke to us in English when he noticed me struggling with French. He showed great character by advising us when we were about to order too much food for the table. And of course, the food was interesting and incredibly varied -perfect to share with friends while having some drinks.

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Iowa, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Owner/Host was super helpful and very friendly! Fun, creative idea for a restaurant. Main courses and desserts served in small cups. Very reasonably priced.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were on a family holiday and this place ended it perfectly, the small portions were different but amazing, and not very expensive! We could go up at any time, choosing as much as we liked and the deserts were just as different and nice as the mains. I loved the whole experience... the hosts were lovely, very inviting and... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was in europe last august, and montpellier was my destination after barcelona, but that time i got my worst experience in barcelona, my luggage got stolen, and then i had to make police report in montpellier for almost 7hours !! That's why i just searched from trip advisor where the best dining experience in montpellier ... Playfood is definitely... More

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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We loved the small portions at Play Food. We were able to try so many different dishes. The food was unique and each dish was distinct and exquisitely . We tried them all and could not decide which one we liked the best. Jean-Daniel served us explaining each dish - he was charming and interesting. We had a great visit.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We made a reservation at Play Food after it had been recommended to us by friends who visited a few months earlier – and we will now be giving our own recommendations to anyone else going to Montpellier! The host/chef was incredibly welcoming and his passion for his food definitely showed through in each carefully prepared dish. There is a... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

we were very disappointed. the worst part was that the warm dishes (in small glasses called verrines) are all re-heated in a microwave (which you can hear throughout your meal), so very quickly they become gluey. then there were several small things together ruined our dinner. although most were ok, and while we thought the concept was fun, one verrine... More

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