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“Brilliant food with a fresh twist” 5 of 5 stars
Review of abacus

abacus
| village, Callian, France
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Ranked #3 of 8 restaurants in Callian
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Only opened in June this year, a fab spot, beautiful village, great food, need to make a reservation 0613723645. Chef English and well travelled. Don'tmiss out we went twice during our weeks stay.
Nice, France
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Brilliant food with a fresh twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The chef here used to work on superyachts, so always comes up with something different like Pear and Roquefort pudding mmmm. Food is always exquisitely prepared and presented. Highly recommended if you're in the area.

Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Well cooked Bistro food. charming service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Will certainly return, really enjoyed our evening.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It's tough to give 5 stars to a small and cozy place.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

If Abacus easily took larger groups, I would give 5 stars. But, if you want to share a lovely time with 2-6 people it's ideal. Then I give Danny & Abacus 5 stars for sure! Ambience is lovely. Even eating al fresco in Callian works so well - and inside it's lovely. Service is attentive and very friendly.
Pricing is very reasonable for the quality, quantity and thought which goes into every dish. Not afraid to experiment, Abacus delivers some wonderful and often surprising taste and texture combinations. They all work! The menu changes regularly and the bias to local produce and wines is very well balanced. I have eaten there often and will continue to do so.
If you want standard "tourist fare", go elsewhere.
If you demand more for your money, give Abacus a try. I don't think you will regret it (or I wouldn't write this recommendation!)

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Callian
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“Ambicious home cooking”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Not overly impressed. They try and complicate the dishes more than they can handle. I rate the food as good home cooking. Good attempt wit asian touch but to bland in taste, not spicy enough. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Definately a complement to excisiting restaurant choises.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant, great atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We've lived here for nearly three years and tried Abacus for the first time last night with friends. I have to say it was one of the best meals we've had since moving to France. The restaurant is small and cosy with a lovely atmosphere. The presentation of the food was particularly stunning with unusual touches such as the flower alongside my crumble. And the food itself was incredibly good, with an imaginative vegetarian course much appreciated by myself! Thoroughly recommended but book in advance.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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