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La Taverne du Forum

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13 Place du Forum, 13200 Arles, France
04 90 96 08 80‎
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
Horrific Experience - And Even Worse Staff - Not Even Worth One Star

We have just returned from a lovely week in Arles and ate at some amazing restaurants as recommended by our hotel staff. However, we were looking for a quick lunch and nipped in here! What a mistake. My boyfriend order paella which was reasonably enjoyable. I ordered the Hawaiian salad. our... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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kildare
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I am very surprised at some of the reviews for this restaurant. We have been to this restaurant on 3 previous trips to Arles. This year we we had 4 perfectly satisfactory meals here. Our waiter Jose was more than attentive, given how busy the man was. We got on so well with him. The food was very satisfactory and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have just returned from a lovely week in Arles and ate at some amazing restaurants as recommended by our hotel staff. However, we were looking for a quick lunch and nipped in here! What a mistake. My boyfriend order paella which was reasonably enjoyable. I ordered the Hawaiian salad. our food eventually arrived and I was given a Tuna... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My wife and I spent four lovely days in Arles and on 23rd June we had a meal at the Taverne Du Forum. I tried to pay by credit card but, after entering my pin number, the owner said that the machine had stopped working and asked me to pay in euros. He also said that he couldn’t print off... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst place I have ever had the misfortune to eat! Stale old chips clearly refried, dirty glasses, abysmal pasta! Don't eat here!

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I am surprised by the popularity of this restaurant. Worst service and food I ever had in France. First, the waiter forgot what wine I ordered. Second, when he did bring the wine, it was the wrong volume. Third, I waited for 15 minutes after I asked for the check, turns out he forgot about that too. When the bill... More 

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Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

surprisingly it was the most popular restaurant in the square, which is why we chose it. The service was one of the worse ever. Really unpolite, bad manners, and even the cleanliness of the waitress was far from acceptable. The food was ok, but far from good. the restaurant was not that clean and the bathroom was tiny and filthy

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A quick note before I begin; we had a person in our group that speaks fluent French - there was no language barrier to speak of. We were attracted by the huge paella pan outside and the bustle and energy of the restaurant. It shortly became clear, however, that the bustle was customers wanting to pay and leave - customers... More 

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Pistoia, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family and I were attracted by its prime location/setting but that quickly turned into a very disappointing experience. The escalope was basically an oversized chicken nugget. Frozen. The ratatouille and pasta bolognese were tasteless and from a can/jar. Just all putrid! Avoid at all costs!!! There are do many other lovely places to eat!

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12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I have been in this restaurant in October 2013 with my girlfriend during our weekend in Arles. Actually we did not choose that restaurant in purpose but we just picked a table looked nice in the middle of the "place du forum". It turned out that they had some tables that they serve outside of the restaurant as well. Nevertheless,... More 

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Antibes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I'm so surprised by other TA comments! we dined here recently and had a most enjoyable evening. I wanted to avoid the famed 'Van Gogh' café as the waiters were already looking at their watches clearly bored at no customers being quieter season. And strolling around the Place du Forum looking at menus we stumbled across this restaurant occupying a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Place du Forum, 13200 Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles
  • Phone Number: 04 90 96 08 80‎

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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