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L'Ecluse

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French, Mediterranean, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub
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16 Avenue Pierre Beregovoy, 34420 Villeneuve les Beziers, France
+33 4 67 62 11 02
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11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Canal de Midi holiday

We have been coming here for a few years. Always great food and front of house. Enjoyed a lovely evening with our friends. Just been modernized and is even better

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Newmilns, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Paulhan, France
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have had delightful lunches here on two prior occasions during the past two years and looked forward to returning after a morning of shopping. We were surprised to see a total renovation of the space: a new interior with an inviting bar and a comfortable pathway to the well used deck that abuts the canal and features views of... More 

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Newmilns, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We have been coming here for a few years. Always great food and front of house. Enjoyed a lovely evening with our friends. Just been modernized and is even better

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Paulhan, France
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was our second lunch visit here. The first was by accident as we took the wrong road out of Beziers and turned into their parking lot to go back in the correct direction.... but the lot was crowded... it was summer... and it was time for lunch.... so, we ate and enjoyed. Today, we returned intentionally. It was not... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Delicious, fresh, well presented food. We ended a weekend trip to visit friends by having lunch here before heading back to Beziers airport. We were not disappointed by food or location & was very good value (about 130 euros for 4 including aperitifs', wine & cheese). We arrived just after midday having made a reservation for a table on the... More 

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Droitwich Spa, UK
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Each and every time my wife and I visit Villeneuve we make a point of going to L'Ecluse and also encourage anyone else who comes to Villeneuve to do the same. Visitors and Locals are equal; Alain and his staff are always very pleased to greet you, language is not a problem. The terrace on the Canal du Midi gets... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Delicious fresh french cooking with a peaceful canal side location right by the lock. The restaurant is only 5 mins drive from the ladder of locks so we visited there afterwards. Priced very reasonably, about €60 for two courses plus wine for two people. Would love to return. Tip - request a canal side table when booking online.

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New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Location is great, restaurant needs an update, especially the inside. Food quantity was ok but quality was mediocre, leaving a lot to be desired, which was odd considering everything is home made. Good selection of wines, tables by the canal are great, however the mosquitoes are everywhere so come prepared with repellant.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Fresh local ingredients. Good wines and great atmosphere on the terrace. Alain is a great host who is so good at what he does. Try the chicken with sage, superb and select from a great choice of homemade puddings. Excellent pannecotta! We ate here two nights but could have easily worked our way through the menu for a week!

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Melbourne, Australia
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122 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The ladder of nine locks at Beziers is amazing, built in the 17th century as part of the connection of the Mediterranean with the Atlantic. You dont need to be an engineer to appreciate the this bold concept and extraordinary execution.

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Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I found this restaurant on Trip adviser. Not to be missed. The staff are excellent, the owner charming, the meal was one of the best I ever had. The setting romantic. Highly recommended. I will return if I am in that region again.

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Additional Information about L'Ecluse

Address: 16 Avenue Pierre Beregovoy, 34420 Villeneuve les Beziers, France
Phone Number: +33 4 67 62 11 02
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Villeneuve les Beziers
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:55 am - 3:30 pm  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 19 - 52
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Avenue Pierre Beregovoy, 34420 Villeneuve les Beziers, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Villeneuve les Beziers
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 62 11 02

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 52
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Pub, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:55 am - 3:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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