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“Quite simply the worst food and service I have encounterd in 35 years.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Vanne Marel

La Vanne Marel
Place Colonne, 84800 Fontaine de Vaucluse, France
0490203256
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UK
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quite simply the worst food and service I have encounterd in 35 years.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location so we were drawn in for the view for lunch. We had 2 courses. 1st course was below par, second course of spaghetti with gambas was quite simply disgusting. The waiter serving us obviously didnt want to be there. We had to ask three times for a beer! 125 euros for 4 people was an outrage. I wish we had gone to the supermarket a d cooked lunch ourselves. Beautiful location, shocking food and service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful waterside restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was a great find. We left our little inn, the Hotel du poete and found this restaurant for dinner. The food was great, the atmosphere cannot be matched. You are sitting right on the river, a real must!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Romantic waterside location with fine food to match”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

When I first saw this restaurant during a short visit to Fontaine de Vaucluse in 2001 I fell in love with its location and promised myself I'd return one day. So this was a restaurant high up on the "Bucket List" and I'm really glad we ate here.
The restaurant has a stunning location right alongside and over the picture-perfect ancient canal, next to the bridge in the centre of town. Arriving a little early, we were given a choice of tables and selected a quiet spot right under a fig tree alongside the soothing sound of water flowing through the sluice gates of the old lock. We could also have sat at a table on the pleasant covered walkway spanning the Sorgue.
We chose from the "Formule" menu and found it to have very generous servings at a surprisingly economical price. I had the Pasta with Prawns followed by Chestnut and Cream; while my wife ordered Trout stuffed with ham, then Chocolate Heart Fondant - all of which was really excellent.
The service was perfect, from the time we were welcomed to departure. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent location....very average food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This was our 2nd visit in 3 years. The location is wonderful, the service is friendly and attentive, but the food is very average. We sat at the same table as 3 years ago, and it was louder than we remembered (maybe we are just getting older?)....the seafood platter with spaghetti was disappointing, the lobster and mussels really overcooked. Great location but food just so so...

  • Visited September 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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Italy Milan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Nice location-terrible food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

The restaurant is Located close to the river but this is the only positive thing: the quality of food is really poor and the Price is too high for the rubbish you get! A place to avoid!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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