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“Great meal of local fare at this town centre bistro” 5 of 5 stars
Review of le bistrot decouverte

le bistrot decouverte
13 Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France
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Price range: $39 - $62
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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“Great meal of local fare at this town centre bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

We enjoyed a great meal here in this town centre bistro. Delicious specials of in season local produce. For genuine Provencial cuisine this was the best we found.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Vancouver, Canada
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197 reviews 197 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
“GREAT LUNCH”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We were looking for a place for lunch and happened upon this restaurant and having the English menu certainly helped. Having been on the road for almost three weeks, mashed potatos sounded pretty good on the plat du jour, so we opted for that...and it was a great choice. For 12.5 euro, I believe, we had beautiful, flavourful chicken, wonderful mashed potatos and salad. We savoured every bite. The restaurant was not very busy when we arrived, but in the space of just a few minutes it was packed. This was one of the nicest meals we had in our five weeks in France.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Very pleasant; nice food, good service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

This was a walk in visit for us, and it proved to be very good. We were welcomed, regardless of not having a booking, and shown to a nice table on the sunny (but shaded) street corner terrace, which gave a great view of the (very busy) passing parade. As an aside, that may be an issue for some people: the street is quite busy, so there could be fumes on some days, not to mention noise.

We were recommended several dishes on a blackboard, and also given a menu with French and English versions. We chose from the blackboard, a salad nicoise for me, and roast chicken for her, as well as a half carafe of local rosé. All arrived without a long wait. The salad nicoise was as good as I've had, topped with a nicely cooked piece of fresh red tuna. Not overdressed or over seasoned, with a nice amount of anchovy, sun-dried tomatoes, boiled egg and potatoes, and a nice variety of salad leaves. The roast chicken came with mashed potatoes and salad leaves, and was reported to be a pleasant meal, too.

Just on €40 for two, it seemed reasonable value for the quality of the meal and service. Recommended.

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Calabasas, CA
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78 restaurant reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Excellent meal/English version of menu!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We just came in from 4 nights on the Riviera and this beat any meal there. Cozy, small space inside with seating for around 20. Unlike most of the nicer/non-pizza/pasta restaurants, this one had an English language version of the menu. I finally felt like I could order traditional French food without being a terrible inconvenience to the waitstaff. SIDE NOTE: With as many English speaking travelers here I think these French restaurants would do much brisker business if they would have an English version of the menu as well as French. They are very hard to find and are generally with the lower quality restaurants. Back to this review.
My meal was the 29 euro set menu. I started with an eggplant mousse with salad, main was roast pork, potatoes and vegetables in a savory honey sauce and dessert was chocolate lava cake and a scoop of raspberry sorbet. All were great! Service was accommodating. The only negative was that it rained tonight and it was a bit hot and stuffy inside. If you wear layers you should be fine. I wouldn't hesitate to return here and recommend to others. My bill was about $40 US dollars. I had tap water. (not a believer in bottled water. Biggest marketing victory in the history of civilization.)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Was hoping for a better experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

When the side dishes are the same for many entrees, the place is focused on tourists and volume. Had high expectations from previous reviews and left with a decent meal but underwhelmed by the whole experience. Has a nice location along the circular boulevard and the service was very friendly.

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