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Why Not

25 rue Carnot | Place Costebelle, 84000 Avignon, France
+33 4 90 82 69 24
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Ranked #31 of 388 restaurants in Avignon
Price range: $24 - $47
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Orlando
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

A rather contemporary decor with excellent food. We were quite impressed with the pairings of some tastes that were sometimes unusual together. Nice house wine. A bit difficult to find as it's just OFF the street tucked back sharing a patio area with another restaurant.

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

If you like good but affordable food than you can't go wrong with the Why Not. The dishes aren't the big classics but they have the classic ingredients from the Provence but cooked in a different manner. I'm sure there are better restaurants in Avignon but it is good enough to come back. Service was very good, friendly and helpful.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012 via mobile

So it was our 3rd choice with choice one being booked solid and choice 2 being closed for holiday. I was worried when the hotel said they never heard if this place. Well worry not. WhyNot is a real find. It was our best meal by far in Avignon and probably for the whole week! Amazing good value as well.... More

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Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

The food is good but not exceptional: above average. Service is slow. I have been to better restaurants in Avignon.

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Orlando
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

We dined here after seeing all of the positive comments on this site. We were disappointed with most of our meal. My risotto was undercooked and I could not eat it. My mother enjoyed her fish entree but the accompaniment was too spicey to eat. I loved the oreo tiramisu dessert. This restaurant seemed to be doing a good business... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

A delicious restaurant at affordable prices near the center of Avignon. Service was extremely good. The waitresses came by quite often to check if everything was alright and were very polite and always smiling (something rare in France). I would recomend you order the crème brulée as a dessert, it's one of the best I've ever had. The place is... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

Thanks to the review, we avoided the worst and found this gem hidden away in the north east part of the old city. Limited menu: a fish, rissoto, pork, beef. That's it. Had a delightful meal thanks to an excellent staff all proud of their work.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Drinks are reasonably priced but not sure about it's high rank. The main course was average and the dessert was a disappointment. Wouldn't like to go again.

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Perth, Aust
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

At this time of the year, most restaurants in Avignon are closed or with one or two customers at the most. "Why Not" was nearly full. A good sign. We weren't disappointed. Great food, great, friendly service and great value. Love the huge glass of complimentary confectionary at the end of the meal. A nice twist.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Despite the interior of this restaurant being a dead ringer for a gaudy 1980s nightclub, the food was very definitely 21st century, and simple but sophisticated. The set menu at around 22 Euros for three courses, is a steal. The fillet of beef was tender as, full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The lamb shank was also cooked just... More

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