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“A hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Marmite

La Marmite
20 Rue James Close, 06600 Antibes, France
+33493345679
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Ranked #103 of 466 Restaurants in Antibes
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

This isn't exactly 'hidden' as it is on a street with other restaurants, but the front of this restaurant isn't as big as the other restaurants in the street and don't let the fish drawings outside put you off, the meat dishes are great.

As the €16.50 3 course special is so good, it is all we have ever had! We always have the duck pate for starters as it is good, on the main course menu is steak, pork in a sauce, trout and a couple of other dishes. The steak is big enough and tastes just perfect, the pork is equally good. The trout, is often not available, but this is because it wasn't good that day or at that time of the year, it is that kind of restaurant, they don't serve something just because it's on the menu, if it's not good. The Trout will always be substituted for another fish dish. A special mention for the frites which are just amazing!

Dessert has always been Creme caramel as it is very good and light, after all the food we have just eaten. There is also fruit salad and chocolate mousse.

This is a 'go to' restaurant for us, because of the quality of food and the value.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Liverpool
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
“The hugest meal I have ever had - yummy to boot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Again, I had done my homework because I travel with a fussy eater and I knew I was going to visit La Marmite at some point during my holiday.

It is down a very small street with lots of other restaurants and looks from the outside like a greek house - white washed, plants outside and inside the first floor was wooden furniture.

The first floor was busy, so we were shown to the underground cave which soon filled up - some people I seen have complained about this but it has its own ambience, is clean and quite unque. There are many small family run restaurants in Antibes so sometimes you have to put up with not getting a sear on the terrace or out front.

There are two set menus a €23 and a €29 but we cant eat 3 courses and just as well - the portions were HUMONGOUS!!! My sister ordered Salmon - it was the fattest biggest piece of Salmon ever and it arrived with bolied rice and an extra piece of fish on the plate - It didnt look like salmon so I asked what it was - the waitress said it was an extra fish fillet as the salmon that day was small!!

Small???? it would have choked a small dog it was huge.

I ordered Entrecote with herbes de Provence well done - I got two massive slices of steak wth frites and a little side serving of rataouille. Was delicious.

With water and coke the bill came to €37 which was pretty good.

Service was quick and I would recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

Fantastic restaurant visited in two occasions once sat upstairs once downstairs in cosy cave. Best food in Antibes by far!! Good produce cooked very well. A good notch up from all the others.

Visited April 2012
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Kent, UK
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84 restaurant reviews
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“A Hidden Revelatioin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

We walked past this restaurant as it really looks nothing from the road except just a door, but we liked the look of some of the menu items and the price was reasonable so we went in. Not a big room, but we were greeted by the very friendly owner (his English is better than he admits!). The fixed price menu 23 Euro, had a wide range of choices and the portions are very large.
My wife had terrine of three fishes to start with and I had escargots. For main courses she had trout with almonds and I had steak au poivre. Boith came freshly cooked, piping hot and well presented. Being piggy we finished off with deserts, evcen though we wre already very very full, Reasonable choice of wines, good house wine and very cheap Kir.
All in all a very reasonable meal in a very unprepossessing looking restaurant.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nice, France
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Excellent surprise in Antibes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

We ended up there totally by chance, and it was a very pleasant surprise. Very reasonably priced menus, with good quality food, which is rare in Antibes. The fish options were particularly good, but there is a good selection of meats and veg as well. Service was friendly and accommodating, and it's nice to see the open kitchen in the back. Laid back family style dining, will definitely go back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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