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“Go for the atmosphere.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro Les Canailles

Bistro Les Canailles
12 rue Jean Daumas, 06400 Cannes, France
+33 (0)493681210
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Ranked #145 of 653 Restaurants in Cannes
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Go for the atmosphere.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This place is one of those that you would go to for brunch or for drinks and only if you knew exactly what you wanted from the menu.

It is hidden in a back alley so you are best off going on to Rue D'Antibes and then into the by-lane where the restaurant is situated.

The decor was warm and filled with locals which means that they don't go the extra mile to please tourists. Our server was downright rude almost chiding me for not eating pork or beef. Or frog legs!!

I had a salad and soup that I've pretty much forgotten already. Never mind.. I doubt I'll go back anyway.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Good Cannes lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Even in Winter traffic in Cannes is heavy and parking almost impossible. And they do not have the ease of the London black-cab to help getting around. If you can park, or have other means of transport, the Bistro Les Canailles is well worth the visit. It is small enough to be presided over by the two friends who own it and who give an effective service. Four of us had a good lunch, with wine, for 45 euro a head.

The ‘carte’ is on a blackboard carried, as needed, from table to table. There was also a choice of the dish of the day.

The salade de poulpes (€11.00) was delicious, and my friends enjoyed terrine maison (€8.00) and herrings in oil (€18.00). We followed with fillet steak (€27.00) or entrecote (€22.50) with pepper sauce. As is so often the case with my restaurant visits we could have had a good meal at a lower price!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cannes, France
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“GOOD ATMOSPHERE, BUT FOOD A BIT HIT & MISS”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Good vibrant atmosphere and always really busy, when I walk by

My entree of pan fried escallop of foie gras was cooked to perfection, with an excellent, flavoursome sharp, rich, red fruits and red wine reduction.

The crab rolls were a real disappointment, as they came unseasoned and stuffed with cream cheese
Which made them very bland (for my palate)
I somehow thought that I was ordering an Asiatic style dish

Veal was a little on the tough side

Desert was average

Good service and nice atmosphere, but food let it down, i'm afraid

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stockholm
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Average bistro in Cannes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Sorry to say but the Canaille did not live up to our expectations. The meat was not well prepared and the duck was overdone. The wine list is however a delight, well selected, but Canaille have to make an effort if we where to recommend a visit.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Salzburg, Austria
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We found this place on a tip from a friendly local barrista. It has a cool and upbeat ambiente, definitely a happening scene and apparently beloved by locals. Although the menu was mainly geared around meat (an issue for my veg sister) we still found enough food to keep us happy. The salads were well dressed and good. We both had fish main courses and found them more than satisfactory. A good wine list. Prices fairly high as is typical in Cannes but by no means inflated.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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