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“Excellent food, delightful setting, captivating staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe - Tabac - Restaurant des Arcades

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Cafe - Tabac - Restaurant des Arcades
16 Place des Arcades | 06410, Biot, France
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Ranked #23 of 39 Restaurants in Biot
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
London
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118 reviews 118 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Excellent food, delightful setting, captivating staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Visited twice - both meals were very good overall. First visit was for lunch and the two course minimum was a shame (would have preferred one course) but both times the majority of the food was outstanding. The (pastaless) 'ravioli' and caillette were not both a little disappointing but the courgette flowers, rabbit special, lamb gigot, fish and omelette were all excellent. Entertaining staff too - plenty of arguments with fussy clientele to keep you amused (highlight was the chef coming out to remonstrate with a group of locals who had complained about overcooked eggs in an aioli). Great experience - highly recommended.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Haddenham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great wine at 3 euro per glass and a lovely location in the centre of Biot, how can you go wrong? Have not eaten here so cannot comment on the food, but the service was fast a friendly.

Visited April 2014
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KL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very unpleasant waiter etc ..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were there yesterday lunch time and we were very disapointed. First half of the terrace was empty at 1h30 and they wanted to put us on a table squeezed to the wall in stead of a nice table just opposite. If it was a full house I would not have bothered but here ??
Next, we get the menu, and no specialities where available on a saturday..for the speciality dish the "bourride" you have to come on a wednesday, the next speciality the "soup au pistou" you can only have in the evening … what is this for a restaurant ???
When I asked the waiter for explanation in a normal kind way.. how tourists can organise themselves to have the speciality dishes as it is difficult to plan when you are only a day or two in town with all these rules… He answered " they have to come these days and if they are not happy they just have to leave …!!" and that s what we did !!
So no, we will not return to that place even if it could be the best in town, there are much nicer people out there where you can have nice food swell..cheers

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

great food interesting service centre of biot use the parking down below and walk up its easier limited parking or no access up top

Visited July 2013
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Sud
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Traditional Provence food in the heart of a typical village”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Excellent service
excellent traditional dishes, which have become rare
great location
in summer, you'd better book
count on 40-50 euros for full board with wine

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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