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L'Ecluse

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$$$
French, Mediterranean, 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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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Autumn Lunch -- delicious value

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
JPDeA-43
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Paulhan, France
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Paulhan, France
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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115 reviews 115 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I found this restaurant through Tripadvisor when planning a weekend away with a large group of girls. When we arrived at our apartment the owner told us it may be tricky to get to as we would have to walk for 20 mins or more down a canal path. Fine on the way there, but less so on the way... More 

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Good food in a great setting on the banks of the Canal du Midi under the plane trees.The owner is charming.Book in high season and ask for a table overlooking the canal.

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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 17 - 47
  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?