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16, Bd Louis Blanc, 34000 Montpellier, France
+33 4 34 22 61 52
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Playfood, Verrines Restaurant, urban, chic and well designed. You can...
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.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant idea, brilliantly done

My friend and I found this restaurant by chance, it seemed to be the only place in Montpellier with any life in it. Once inside, it transpired that the only reason it had any life in it was because there are only about eight tables and four were taken. The idea of the restaurant, as many other... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I found this restaurant by chance, it seemed to be the only place in Montpellier with any life in it. Once inside, it transpired that the only reason it had any life in it was because there are only about eight tables and four were taken. The idea of the restaurant, as many other reviews have said,... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Having picked out this place to eat with a couple of vegetarian friends, we had such a great meal, we went back for more. I can't remember each dish, but the tastes were all fresh and delicious. Truly great food, but a different concept, tapas style, in that you have lots of small portions but meant you are overwhelmed by... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As 2 British veggies, we normally find eating out in France to be a less than satisfying experience, since chefs often give veggie dishes less attention than the meat or fish ones. Not here! The dishes served in the little 'verrines' were all delicious and it was great to have such a range of tastes. Don't think that you will... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I ordered 6 different ( small ) cups to taste. At least 2 were fantastic; another 2 were good. I finished with a to-die-for chocolate mousse underneath, baked on top. The waiter offered to let me taste two wines to choose the best match. Decor, like many places in Montpellier, is eclectic; this is a come- as-you-are place. Definitely fun... More 

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Muttenz, Switzerland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Nice Restaurants with great food. Staff is very friendly! A excellent alternative to "classic" Restaurants. High value. The interior could be better, doesn't make a good 1st impression...

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Met
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My family, girlfriend, and I all loved this place. What a unique dining experience! Very relaxed and non-touristy and local. A French take on tapas: wonderfully executed; yet the food is uniquely French. The owner himself graciously attended to us with great care and enthusiasm for us Americans. He explained the unique ordering process, which is simple - you order... More 

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Montpellier, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I am in Montpellier for a short time, and found this place near where i am staying. Inside is very modern with different types of seating. The food is different from the usual restaurant, instead of serving on the plates its served in small shot glass. The Chef recommend 6 main and 3 dessert. I had 7 main (Warm &... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We found this restaurant on here and we were definitely not disappointed! The concept is, as described in earlier reviews, truly a unique concept. The food shots were amazing particularly given that it is vegetarian friendly which is important for my boyfriend. Another benefit is being able to eat as much or as little as you would like!

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Great food, great service and very interesting concept. The owner takes care of you and is very kind to explain the concept which in my opinion is more like sampler menu served in shot glasses. There is a great variety of options in both salty and sweet flavors. Well with checking it out!

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Montpellier, France
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I didn't know what to expect at this place, but several friends recommended it to me, so we went. The owner is a great host & made us feel very welcome. We were there when it opened so we were able to talk to the owner a little bit which made me even more impressed with his place. There was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16, Bd Louis Blanc, 34000 Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Montpellier
  • Phone Number: +33 4 34 22 61 52

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 33
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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