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“A lovely restaurant with friendly staff and great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chez Loli

Chez Loli
27 Cours Gambetta, 83570 Cotignac, France
04 94 04 79 13
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Ranked #4 of 16 Restaurants in Cotignac
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Orpington
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151 reviews 151 reviews
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“A lovely restaurant with friendly staff and great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

A group of 4 of us visited this one of several restaurants on the Main Street in Cotignac. We went on an evening when it was a little cool and windy and were impressed by the provision of blankets if we wanted them. From the outset the staff were very friendly and hard working! Starters were varied and three of us enjoyed the prawn ravioli with one of us choosing the pate, which was excellent. Our main course was duck with figs. This was well cooked, really tasty and we all loved it. Finally we finished with either a chocolate fondant or creme brûlée. The fondant was well presented and delicious but we were a little disappointed that the top of the creme brûlée was not hot but prepared some time earlier - a trend seemingly common now in many restaurants but perhaps surprising for a good restaurant in zfrance! However, it was altogether an excellent meal with a very pleasant atmosphere. With a delightful bottle of local Rosé the bill came to about 40 euros per head, not cheap but well worth it. We will certainly return to this lovely restaurant

Visited June 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Ate here on a busy Sunday....perfect service and delicious food. We were a group of 9. The seared scallops with risotto was outstanding as was the foie gras. My only regret was the cold seafood plate is no longer on the menu.

  • Visited June 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Welcome refreshment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Cotignac is a beautiful old village with a traditional feel yet Chez Loli provides a wonderful bridge to a more modern outlook whilst retaining the links to it's roots. A menu with all the solid favourites takes a modern twist, the snails came not in their shells but in mini egg cups with a Provençal tomato base along with the standard garlic butter and a cute round crouton lid. The prawn ravioli were delicate and fresh. Main course consisted of a generous portion of roasted scallop with a morel risotto along with a 'rabbit shepherd pie with truffles' that was somewhat deconstructed but amazing. For dessert I would recommend the lemon meringue pie (with a personal touch) that again was flawless.
As if the food wasn't impressive enough the impact was compounded by the fact that the service remained impeccable despite the fact that almost the entire restaurant filled within the space of about 20 minutes!
Tip.....get there for 7:30 not 8pm!

  • Visited June 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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London
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“Village ambience with a modern twist”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Cotignac is one of the most beautiful Provencal villages, made even better by restaurants like Chez Loli. After a great table d'hote lunch - 25Eu and the best escargots it's been my pleasure to experience - a return for dinner three days later was even better. A parmentier de lapin (translated as rabbit shepherd's pie!) was a delightful piece of culinary presentation and, most importantly, utterly delicious. More snails and some fine foie gras, all washed down with some reasonably priced local red. Go, eat, enjoy.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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hobart
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“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We enjoyed every aspect of our evening here. The owner greeted us warmly, and recommendations offered. My duck confit with crepe risotto melted in the mouth, and my partner's filet de boeuf with creamy potato mash divine. How do they produce that sublime potato purée? The interior of the restaurant is stylish and comfortable, and there is a cheerful outside section as well.

  • Visited April 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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