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L'Isle Sonnante

7 Rue Racine, 84000 Avignon, France
+33 4 90 82 56 01
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Ranked #54 of 407 Restaurants in Avignon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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
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English first
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great service and solid food. The lamb shoulder is the best lamb dish that I have ever had. Mashed fried chickpeas complimented the lamb perfectly. Presentation wise they could add more color to the plate. Fantastic goat and sheep cheese dessert needed a Sauternes. Very satisfied with the restaurant and would eat there again

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Really nice little restaurant, friendly staff, great food. Highly recommend :) The lamb was beautiful, Nice veggie options available too. They only open for a few hrs from 730pm, so get in quick.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

A small restaurant just off the Place de l'Horloge behind the opera house. We arrived without reservations but were seated at a table for three without problem. Service was excellent and our lack of French was no issue. Entrees and main courses were all quite good. I especially enjoyed the lamb shoulder. We didn't sample the dessert menu. We definitely... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found L'isle sonnante by chance on a day out from the villa we were staying outside of Avignon. It is small, with a lovely atmosphere and offers an affordable lunchtime set menu. As nothing took our fancy we decided on the a la carte menu, which on reflection was really quite expensive for a lunch but that was our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We spent two nights in Avignon after a walking holiday, L'isle sonnante was a wonderful place to eat, only sorry we found it on the second night. It is small but very French, excellent set menu that is affordable and delicious but with choices, really good list of local wines and a very good service from one waitress. The atmosphere... More 

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Was in Avignon for a few days and found the little pearl down the side street from the hussel and bussel of the main square. Small cute place with great service and typical french bistro feel without the kitch. Creative menu ticking all the boxes strongly recommend a visit if your in Avignon

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Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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305 reviews 305 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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!

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Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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 

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Additional Information about L'Isle Sonnante

Address: 7 Rue Racine, 84000 Avignon, France
Phone Number: +33 4 90 82 56 01
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Cuisine: French

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