We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

L'Isle Sonnante

7 Rue Racine, 84000 Avignon, France
490825601
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #54 of 394 Restaurants in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Making dinner plans? Search availability and book online
Find a restaurant
Write a Review

94 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
    46
    30
    9
    6
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed this restaurant in the center of Avignon in late June. It's a husband and wife team who served up an enjoyable meal that was the best meal we had in the Provence area. The service was good and the food was delicious.. We would recommend this place to anyone going to Avignon.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Adelaide, Australia
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We arrived without a reservation, on a cloudy evening. No tables available outside, but although the indoor room was almost empty, the staff needed to allow for the possibility of bringing the outdoor diners inside in case of rain. After checking the skies, we were given a table inside. Simple French cooking, good service, a reasonable wine list, local produce....... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

What a great find!! This small restaurant has a very creative menu and, while limited, the wine list was perfect for the meals. Some of the best food in France!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

While the hordes of tourists dine at 5:00pm on the Place de l'Horloge, wander the narrow streets behind the Hotel de Ville where some of the best restaurants are located. L'Essentiel and La Fourchette are there and probably very good, but you will need a reservation. We just walked into L'Isle Sonnante around 7:30 and received a warm welcome and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
london
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This small corner restaurant has a lovely interior, simple but tasteful - a perfect accompaniment to the delicious food. All the dishes we chose were beautifully flavoured, and presented. Just what we were in the mood for - very French and very enjoyable and priced appropriately. Menu not extensive, but each dish had clearly been thought about and prepared with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ottawa, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife and I were recommended this location by friends and the food was fantastic. Tiny place so make reservations.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We first went to the restaurant in July 2012. We had to go back to taste the food. Came back in June 2013., sole reason to go back to Avignon. Excellent! French cousin at its finest.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falmouth, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Exhausted from traveling by air and then car to Avignon, we wanted a restaurant we could walk to - and lucky for us we were guided in this direction. There was one table left and the 3 of us were able to sit there; lovely service; we had salads, duck, lamb and a vegetarian entree - all were delicious. Service... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Royal Oak, Michigan
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I went here on the advice of my hotel when I asked for a restaurant with authentic Provencal food. The place is very small. Having no reservation, I was lucky that I got there early - they started turning people away at 7:45pm. The decor is charming and everything you expect from a small French restaurant. Between my server's phrasebook... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We recently had an excellent late lunch at this wonderful "find" in Avignon. The food was absolutely delicious, the service impeccable. A very quiet, peaceful setting. Definitely a wonderful restaurant for fantastic food.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed L'Isle Sonnante also viewed

 
Avignon, Vaucluse
Avignon, Vaucluse
 

Been to L'Isle Sonnante? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage L'Isle Sonnante, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing