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Restaurant Le Cadran Solaire

4 Rue Eugene Giraud, 06560 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 13 30
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Ranked #4 of 68 restaurants in Valbonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $54
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

While the main square in Valbonne in the evening is buzzy and full of life with a couple of good restaurants it can also be a little bit like eating in a school playground with several distractions for children as they roar round the place. This is in a side street. Valerie has recently taken over and everything works -... More

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This restaurant is certainly worth a visit. It is in a quiet side street a short walk from the main square. The food and service were very good indeed. Thank you.

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Vincennes, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

the restaurant is situated in the old village street, really typical from south of france. you can choose either from the menu or select one of two set menu. there is average selection of french dishes: foie gras, fish, scallops etc.. we spent a nice time the service was good.

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Boulder, CO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

You will not be disappointed. Madame Valerie was lovely and welcoming, serving complimentary champagne and olives when we sat down. Soups au poissons light and delicious, rabbit in mustard sauce bright and flavorful. Excellent value with the menu at 28 Euros. Need a rez in summer.

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Valérie M, Propriétaire at Restaurant Le Cadran Solaire, responded to this review

good morning, thank you very much for your advice ! my best regards Valérie More

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

We came here on a busy market Friday and found this little oasis. Mme Valerie is charming, friendly & so hard working. The food was so great we came again the following day. Don't miss this little gem, sit outside, it's shady with a cool gentle breeze - Jeff & Deborah

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Valérie M, Propriétaire at Restaurant Le Cadran Solaire, responded to this review

Hello, I am so happy you have had a good time at the restaurant ! That is what I indend to do , make hosts happy. see you soon , from London I understand . best regards Valérie More

Valbonne, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Cadran changed hands recently and our hearts sank! Guy had run it for the last 20 years and it was always our favourite place in Valbonne. BUT, Mme has done a great job in taking it over - E28 for a 3-course meal in Valbonne is exceptionally good VFM, the food is very good, you can sit outside in... More

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Valérie M, Propriétaire at Restaurant Le Cadran Solaire, responded to this review

hello, thank you for your advice ! and see you soon , so you can try another meal. my best regards. Valérie More

Surrey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Under Guy, Le Cadran was a fixed point of every visit to Valbonne. We were worried that after he sold up, it would change and not for the better. Happily, the new owners have of course changed a few things, but it remains excellent value for money, with a warm welcome and good food. It looks like it shall remain... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Friday is market day in Valbonne from early morning to 2:00 pm. Virtually the entire village becomes part of the pedestrian market. There are no Ferraris on sale, but almost everything else you could want for home or kitchen or table is available. The competition in the parking lots is fierce -- steal a spot from those two Frenchwomen and... More

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Nottingham, New Hampshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is one of the small restaurants not in the main square of Valbonne and it was so worth discovering. We dined outside at one of their quaint bistro tables. We were warmly greeted with champagne and they were very kind to share a menu in English with us. My hubs and I each went with the prix fix option... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Visiting after a few years absence wife and I were looking forward to our meal, even more so when french lady at table outside said (in french) you are in for a treat the food here is superb. Under new management since we last visited we were warmly greeted and offered free glass of champagne, nice touch but was this... More

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Valérie M, Propriétaire at Restaurant Le Cadran Solaire, responded to this review

Hello Monsieur, I am very sorry that you have not been totally satisfied of your meal. I will be very happy to welcome you again,taste together you what you have chosen and discuss about what you didn't like, my best regards Valérie More

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