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L'autruche

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5, rue Dulau, 13200 Arles, France
04 90 49 73 63
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic hidden gem

We stumbled on this great restaurant just off the main tourist strip. Run by a husband and wife team, it has a simple fixed menu - daube of beef with mashed potato, that changes regularly. They modified the main to suit our 9 year old and she devoured it. The service provided was superb, a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
James E
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Canberra, Australia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Bonn, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Recommended as long as we didn't mind paying a little more, so we expected a little more, obviously. Food turned out to be not as good, quality-wise, as in previous two restos visited. When the patronne seemed to be interested in whether we'd enjoyed our meal, we told her, and found out that there had been a slight problem with... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We stumbled on this great restaurant just off the main tourist strip. Run by a husband and wife team, it has a simple fixed menu - daube of beef with mashed potato, that changes regularly. They modified the main to suit our 9 year old and she devoured it. The service provided was superb, a bottle of wine was opened... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

L'autruche only has one fixed menu at lunch, but it was great. The menu the day we were there was gizzard salad (don't cringe, it was great), duck and a lemon tart. Wonderful setting in the old city of Arles.

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Los Angeles, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Staying in St. Rémy, we knew were going to spend the day in Arles so we called ahead and reserved a table for lunch. We are so glad we did. L'autruche turned out to be a charming, simply laid out restaurant with a very friendly female staff. Lunch was a set menu which made ordering quite simple. The meal started... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Best meal so far in France. Down a narrow street away from the the main tourist drag. We went for lunch and there was a set menu, but no problem there all was beautifully presented and we had some exciting new tastes and angles on familiar dishes. The first course took pumpkin soup to a whole new level, that was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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248 reviews 248 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Came for lunch with my wife, located down a small side street; had the figs/jamon/cheese as starters and the rabbit with ratatouille as our mains. Excellent friendly efficient service, good English spoken. The food was tasty and nicely presented. Together with the food and two glasses of red wine plus a coffee, the bill came to 68 euros. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This restaurant was one a couple of recommendations by the helpful staff at the hotel Particulier. Ou first choice was one recommended by Conde Nast, but it had closed down. we sat outside and were fed upon by pesky mosquitoes, but the atmosphere sitting outside made up for it. Good food and reasonable prices and most efficient service by the... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We ate here twice, once for dinner and once for lunch. The service was always great, helpful with the menu, and obviously enjoying serving people. This young couple made both visits enjoyable. They're located a bit off Ave du Republic, but have a chalkboard on the walking street. Make it a place to go.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The food here is just fantastic! A must try in Arles. We hade a tuna appetizer, cod and risotto with chicken as main. Very good and excellent presentation. I have to say the desserts could have been better, but they were still very good. Reservation needed.

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Yvelines
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I had a chance to visit this restaurant and was very happy that I checked the restaurant reviews before I came to Arles. The restaurant was simply great! I had a lunch course and from the starter to the dessert, everything was beautifully presented and delicious. I really enjoyed their cooking. I even took a picture of the dessert! If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue Dulau, 13200 Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: 04 90 49 73 63

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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