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Le Chapelier Toque

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71 Rue Guillaume Puy, 84000 Avignon, France
04 90 82 29 01
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Always excellent

My wife and I enjoyed yet another meal yesterday at the Chapelier Toqué, and were once again astonished by the quality of the dishes that Joseph -- working all alone at lunchtime -- can prepare and present in a tiny space and a perfectly reasonable time frame. The restaurant's name means "The Mad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
woodyhalsey
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Avignon, France
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Avignon, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed yet another meal yesterday at the Chapelier Toqué, and were once again astonished by the quality of the dishes that Joseph -- working all alone at lunchtime -- can prepare and present in a tiny space and a perfectly reasonable time frame. The restaurant's name means "The Mad Hatter;" but Joseph is the picture of... More 

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Pernes-les-Fontaines, France
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98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were a party of 20 or so work colleagues who enjoyed the delicacies of the chef. What this man can do in such a small kitchen is nothing short of incredible! Everything was beautifully presented and exceptionally prepared. A must do!! You would walk past the place, the decor is not going to draw you in - but make... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I have been eating in Provence for eight days now, and we can attest with confidence that this is the best meal you will have in Provence. The African owner/chef, who is a one-man show also working the front and answering the phone, shames his French counterparts. The food is utterly fresh, inventive, respectful of French technique,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had our final meal in Avignon here and our only regret is that we didn't eat here every night of our vacation. Reservations a must. My partner had the foie gras, I had the artichoke "soup". Both were excellent. They defy description, because we aren't fluent enough in french to detail how they were made. Delicious. For the main... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fabulous find ,recommended by our hostess. A one man who does the cooking and also the waiting on. Excellent food superbly cooked and presented and reasonably priced.

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Nanoose Bay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I decided to try this small and very unique restaurant on a recommendation. Off the beaten path with a very funky and creative decor. The colours and interesting design are a reflection of the master at work in the kitchen. This talented young man is responsible for everything that happens in the kitchen and out front. We... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Off the tourist track, inside the walled city, and a favorite with the locals for a special meal. We loved it and found it worthy of an anniversary dinner. Both the food and service were superb. We enjoyed sharing the scallop ceviche, beefsteak with various vegetables, and strawberries with lemon sorbet -- all at a reasonable price. There are only... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Owner / Chef / waiter does it all & does it very well !!!! Restaurant is small - but great ambience. Food was fantastic - all 4 meals were different & wonderful. Desert - Macaroons were to die for - so we had them both nights. Service was very good & timely. I would definitely recommend !!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We called during the afternoon to make a reservation and got no answer. Well, a few hours later, the owner called us back because he saw that he had missed our earlier call. So, we made a reservation for dinner. Now that is service! This is a wonderful French restaurant. You do not need to speak French because you simply... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Our villa owner recommended this restaurant and we made. Saturday night reservation at 8pm... Well, the restaurant didn't fill until after 9! We were fine with that because it was as if the chef/owner were our private cook and we were in his home. He is head of the house, the only chef in the kitchen, your waiter, and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Rue Guillaume Puy, 84000 Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: 04 90 82 29 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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