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La Taverne du Forum

13 Place du Forum, 13200 Arles, France
04 90 96 08 80‎
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Ranked #167 of 190 restaurants in Arles
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14% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Any
English first
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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Bingley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My wife and I had lunch here and enjoyed it so much we came again for an evening meal, both were good value. It's a good location at one end of the Place du Forum, plenty to see as one eats a really good value meal. We had crepes for lunch one day and were delighted that they were as... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We held out high hopes for this place after being told not to eat at the "Van Gogh" cafe by a guy at the Tourist Office. Alas I can say this was the worst restaurant meal I have ever been served up. I had what I thought would be a simple steak, not a difficult meal....but how you can cook... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

My husband and I had a very different experience than other reviewers! I am surprised by all the complaints. We didn't encounter that. We may be a bit forgiving, and aren't usually in a big hurry. The staff was very busy and gave us average attention. But the food was terrific! I had a wonderful salade mixte, with lots of... More

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We fancied the paella on offer at this place - but when we wen to sit downs we realized the tables are packed into an outside space such the the diners are like battery hens. We LOOKED at another table to sit at, and a very rude waitress (who had the air of someone who owned the restaurant) came along... More

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Miami FL
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Ate here all 3 of our nights in Arles. Lily was our server and was superb. Tried her best to handle English and we could ask for nothing more. We were in 4 and we were all very happy with the food. Onion soup and the mussels did it for me.

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Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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224 reviews 224 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

We went to La Taverne du Forum based on a recommendation from a local guide we had this morning. We enjoyed our dinner and I was shocked when I saw the reviews after getting back to our hotel. My wife and I shared one of the salads and it was fresh and tasty and plenty for two. My wife had... More

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