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“Great food, entertaining but go when you have plenty of time.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Les Ombrelles

Les Ombrelles
2301 Route de Giens, 83400 Hyeres, France
33 - 4 94 01 31 72
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Ranked #5 of 221 restaurants in Hyeres
Price range: $19 - $25
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Hendaye, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Great food, entertaining but go when you have plenty of time.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Firstly, make sure you speak in person to Axel when you make a reservation. If the weather is good, ask for the terrace dining area which is enchanting and intimate. It was an unusual experience for us as Axel is a one-man-show; he cooks, serves and entertains throughout, which can mean that there are long waits between courses. However, if you're not in a hurry and you're in good company it adds to the experience. Axel was very generous and he treated us to various extras, e.g. organic wine, schnaps. He was very attentive. As we were the last to leave he tailored the music for us and played "The good, the bad and the ugly", by the GB Ukelele orchestra. We will definitely be going back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • German first
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“A night at axels is good value and entertaining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012 via mobile

As a family we have been coming to the restaurant since it opened 13 years ago.
From day one we have enjoyed both his company and his food. Although the service is a bit slow, no one minds as he makes up for it in banter.
We would highly recommend an evening chez axel
His rooms are charming providing all that is needed for an affordable stay.
A must visit for anyone in the area
Tom, Enid and family :)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brodce, Stredocesky Kraj, Czech Republic
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very unusual expirience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Average food for average price ,but fantastic service and atmosphere.Alex - chef of cuisine and servis in one person is very goog enterteiner.......can recommend for non french speaking people......but like everywhere menu is not in english - but Alex can.......

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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monaco
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Still Excellent food and friendly as ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

We come each year to this area and end up eating here at least twice during our 3 or 4 nights stay. Very friendly owner/Chef and the food is really excellent. Try it you won't be disappointed. The Fillet steak was exceptional as was the Greek salad, but we try different meals each time and all is good.

  • Visited May 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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Sydney
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72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Book, then enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

My husband and I really enjoyed our evening at Les Ombrelles in Hyeres les Palmiers, near the port of Hyeres.
Chef Axel is not only a good chef but a very interesting character; a true mine host.
A booking is required as he must have to plan everything to prepare and serve himself. Axel cooks, serves and entertains while he brings your choice from a large menu.
It was a true dining experience and a fun evening. Hyeres is large, if you count the Old Hyeres, the Port and other areas around. Les Ombrelle is a short drive from the Port of Hyeres on the Rte de Giens, there is a verdant front yard with umbrellas to identify it .

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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