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“best of three restaurants in that row” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Ardoise

L'Ardoise
25 Rue Doct Louis Marcon, 83150 Bandol, France
+33 4 94 32 28 58
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Ranked #14 of 80 Restaurants in Bandol
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Croydon, United Kingdom
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599 reviews 599 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
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1,043 helpful votes 1,043 helpful votes
“best of three restaurants in that row”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

ardoise is within doors of Chez Swan and of Esperance. on their showing this year, Ardoise was the winner and Esperance much lower after losing its zip factor. i had seared tuna, duck in filo pastry and a nice fruit salad. though the restaurant has changed hands since last year, standards certainly maintained

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Menu du Midi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We had the set Menu du Midi here and were very surprised with the excellent standard. You would really struggle to have a poor meal in France and the set lunch time menus of 10 to 15 euros are always very good value for money but the L'Ardois offered a little more than usual. Two courses plus a glass of wine each. For E14.90 - plat du jour was pork loin 'en croute' with creamy risotto, beautifully cooked and presented. The wine was a glass of rosé (red and white also offered) - but not the normal vin de pays but a delicious aOC Bandol from Domain Ray Jane. There was a choice of 2 desserts to follow. An excellent little find in the back streets of Bandol!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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“sophisticated dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

with the excellent Esperance a few doors away, this is a fine dining quarter in Bandol. not the bright lights of the sea front, this road behind has some lovely restaurants. We had been to the Ardoise 2 years ago.. We thought it even better tonight. the €27 menu was good value. My calf liver cooked to perfection, and the creme brulee combined strawberry and rhubard delightfully. Wines fairly pricey but Cagueloup rose was light and tasty

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“A small restaurant which offers good food with style”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2011

We ate there on 10 June. It is in a street parallel to the sea front; so not easily seen by passers by. We found it in a local restaurant guide, having the previous bight been to the Esperance a few doors away. There were several fixed menus but we chose items from these which were individually priced. The scallops finely sliced as a starter and the small pieces of veal as main couse were very tender. Warm langoustines as my wife's starter was brilliant. Wine is expensive. We had a good rose. Total bill was €90. Though only 4 tables were occupied I think normally we would need to book

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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