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Rue de Grasse | Plascassier, Valbonne, France
0493601007
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cheap and cheerful near Valbonne

One of the highlights of our many visits to Plascassier is to book (and it is advisable to book) lunch at this long standing institution. it is a throwback to when you could always find a restaurant serving good honest, well cooked food at a family price in France. Long tables, paper clothes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
clive j
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Abersoch, United Kingdom
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Malaga, Spain
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Whenever you happen to be in the Cannes-Mougins - Valbonne area, be sure to book lunch (weekdays only and lunch only) at this family-run roadside eatery. Difficult to name it a restaurant since it's set-menu only, table-cover is paper, the place is always chock-full, that's probably why they called it "auberge" themselves, i.e. "inn". You have to book! Book after... More 

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Abersoch, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

One of the highlights of our many visits to Plascassier is to book (and it is advisable to book) lunch at this long standing institution. it is a throwback to when you could always find a restaurant serving good honest, well cooked food at a family price in France. Long tables, paper clothes and hang on to your cutlery. Fixed... More 

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Thank clive j
Toluca, Mexico
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great food, well served, very friendly hosts, make you feel welcome all the time, very family restaurant. The menu is very diversified, and all plates are well served. Prices are very reasonable. Do not expect any scenery, no view, just your food, which is great. Ask for the "cuisses de grenouilles", (frog legs), great.

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Thank lechilango
Grasse, France
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

We go there once a week, almost feel like part of the family. Best value for money meal around (even better value at lunchtime), best pizza in the region, staff are fantastic, food is good quality, not fancy but always fresh. Very family friendly. All desserts fait maison. Would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was taken here for lunch directly from the airport after traveling over 12 hours. My friends ordered the lunch special for me and my travel mate I am not used to having such a heavy meal at noon time. I had chicken with vegetables in a sauce. It was tasty, The price was extremely reasonable.. My friends who live... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Not in Valbonne itself, but on the outskirts of the nearby village of Plascassier. A local institution. No frills, no decor, plastic chairs. Absolutely packed at lunch, serves hundreds - the 4 course €16 set menu is perhaps the best deal in the south of France. Local families, expats, construction workers in hi-viz vests and millionaires from the Valbonne golf... More 

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chester
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

Firstly do not go here if you want to feel special or posh. Do go here if you are visiting the Grasse area and you want a decent home cooked lunch for 16 euros with wine and coffee thrown in. There is no atmosphere or ambience to speak of except the chatter of locals ripping in to a hearty lunch... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

As always 'Chez Robert' is great value. €16 for four courses, wine and coffee included. Unbeatable in the south of France. This is somewhere to go for lunch when it is always packed. Given the price the food is excellent, all home cooked and if you finish your bottle of wine they will sometimes bring you another. Great !

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San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great food at a great value. I really liked being here; I liked the service and the spirit of St. Donat. Don't miss this place. It's a special vacation experience.

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Thank Zlato50
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I was passing Plascassier at lunchtime and as I live in a place also called St Donat and was hungry I decided to call in. From the outside I wasn't even sure it was open and it certainly was not prepossessing.to look at. The blackboard said, and listed, four courses for €16. The main of these didn't really appeal, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue de Grasse | Plascassier, Valbonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Valbonne
  • Phone Number: 0493601007

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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