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“A pleasant evening in Lorgues” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'estellan

L'estellan
Route de St Antonin, Lorgues, France
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Lorgues
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Sunnyvale, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A pleasant evening in Lorgues”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Wonderfully looked after by Severine, and although it was a no choice menu, a member of our party has coeliac disease, and, with prior warning, she was well taken care of, much better than in many other restaurants. The totally relaxed atmosphere and great food made for a really memorable evening. There were 7 of us and we all enjoyed ourselves.

  • Visited October 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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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kent
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable evenings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We enjoyed two evenings here during our holiday.
Severine was charming with a good sense of humour and she makes you feel looked after and valued without pandering.
The menu is set with no choice as far as we could see - if you don't like some types of food this might be a problem - but we enjoyed the difference, certainly much better than some other restaurants that we visited with the usual 'menu'! It allows for relaxed, efficient service and food that is "on the button", really good cooking and beautifully presented.
Don't expect to eat at 7 or 7.30, the food doesn't start being served until about 8 o'clock but once you know this you are in for a delightful evening over looking the vineyard.

  • 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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Glasgow
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Try it, you'll love it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Went there for the first time this year and was most pleasantly surprised. One of the previous reviewers thought the idea of a "no choice " menu wasn't a good idea but on the 2 occasions I was there, the food was outstanding. Again, you can always check what's available when you book a table. You can certainly go to Bruno for a good meal but it will cost significantly more than the 25 euros charged at L'Estellan!!
The dining area is at the side of the house and has a great view over the vines. All the windows can be opened so that you are almost dining 'al fresco'.
Atmosphere is great and service is excellent.
I thought the food was terrific and beautifully presented. Wine choice was also good.
Acid test? Yes I would definitely go back there.

  • Visited September 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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Canterbury
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Not as good as others recommend.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This place is recommended as Number 1 in Lorgues. I disagree. Bruno is Number 1. This place is very limited: you have no choice in the menu what so ever: no vegetarian option, not even options in meat, or desert or starter. They cook ONE set of food, take it or leave it! No idea why?

The food was mediocre, at best: starter could've been done by me in my own kitchen. I am not even convinced it was home made. Main dish was meat with hugely overcooked vegetables and some potato. What is so exciting about that? Desert, i promise you was supermarket bought, warmed up in the microwave.

The location is nice enough, but you need a car to get there. The tables are far too close to each other. Winter time it must be very cold. I fail to see why this is rated so highly by people, apart from wanting to support the family who runs it.

Good luck to them, but Number 1? Please....

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a hot, perfectly cooked and presented meal. This place is a true gem hidden away, book early and check the menu. Unfortunately we had a non fish eater with us who despite everything had a great dinner of FISH. We will definitely return, lovely table settings and fresh flowers added those special touches. Great value.

Visited August 2013
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