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16 boulevard Louis Blanc, 34000, Montpellier, France
+33 4 34 22 61 52
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7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Never seen anything like this so we thought we should try it out! We were not disappointedly. We went for the option of 18 choices 12 savoury 6 sweet chosen by the host himself, who was very polite and helpful. The idea of having no idea what you could be eating was fun and we really enjoyed the experience. Would... More 

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Thank AmeliaAndAdam
Montpellier, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can try lots of different foods at the same time, all very tasty and they had several vegan options (plus deserts) and can make more if you call in advance. Efficient service and nice atmosphere in the restaurant. Will go again!

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Thank EloBP
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this unique dining experience. Thought we would give this place a go after seeing other reviews on here. What a pleasant surprise and unique dining experience Very innovative and the dishes were each very tasty. We had 8 savoury and 9 sweet between 2 of us and were well full by the end. We found it relatively inexpensive... More 

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Thank Mikaila28
Groningen
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went here with a group of five. The nice thing is that you try a lot of different foods, all were good. Also enough choice for vegeterians. Service very friendly! I would recommend to go here.

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Thank Nicole7810
New York
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Interesting food concept and executed well. We came here to try the vegan options, as we have a vegan in the party. They brought each of us 6 main "savories" and three desserts, so 9 shot glasses per person. We felt full afterwords and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was good, although not superb. Overall, we felt that the... More 

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Thank asleha
Highland, Maryland
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272 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

OK lots of incomprehensible praise for this place. Yes it is different and inexpensive but our party of five between 61 and 24 found the food combinations uninviting and candidly have used it as a bizarre negative reference point on this trip. Every time we see a shot glass anywhere we immediately posit bizarre food combinations like grasshopper ketchup creme... More 

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Thank RuffleScruffle
JDanielR, Gérant at Playfood, responded to this review

Dear RuffleScruffle, Thank you for you criticism. I apologize that your experience wasn't what you expected. The great aspect of our restaurant is that we serve the unexpected. This is what is cherished by our clients, and we will try to make it clearer for new guests. All the best in the future! 🐞🐜🐛🐝 More 

Montpellier, France
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Interesting concept , visually and for several different tastes. Warm, cold, veggie, fish, meat all in small portions.. but in number. Firstly salty, to end with desserts and again from chocolate mousse to creme brulee. To be honnest for two the proposal of12 + 6 was perfect but before desserts I choose 6 more salty because some of them deserve... More 

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Thank indeepocean
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, if you're passing through Montpellier it's a must do food experience. Great concept of neat and flavour full dishes served in small glasses. There is something for everyone, meat lover, vegetarian and even vegan. In addition to this the service is excellent with the owner/host making you feel at home. Don't miss out!

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Thank iconbeck
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Second time here and did not disappoint. We loved the selection of verrines and slightly different approach. Our host Jean Daniel made us feel very welcome and speaks excellent English if required. This restaurant epitomizes what we love about Montpellier, friendly, vibrant and new, but based on a good foundation. A l`annee prochaine!

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Thank DavidChung23
JDanielR, Gérant at Playfood, responded to this review

Dear David, thank you so much for your lovely review. This was so a good surprise to see you another time this year. Having regular customer is such a good thing in our particular way of thinking our work. This was a good time to tchat with you during your time here. I can't wait to be next year to... More 

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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

The food was okay, nothing spectacular and you could taste that it was not very fresh. The waiter also had difficulty with my boyfriends nut allergy... Fortunately it all went well but if you have a severe allergy I do not suggest you go there.

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1 Thank Anouk S
JDanielR, Gérant at Playfood, responded to this review

Bonjour, Thank you for your visit in our restaurant. We do our best to welcome everyone at playfood, presenting our work in small glasses, taking good care of our costumers and avoiding potential mistakes, satisfying any special food request. My sincerest apologies for any inconvenience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$19 - $32
Cuisine
Mediterranean, French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 boulevard Louis Blanc, 34000, Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Montpellier
  • Phone Number: +33 4 34 22 61 52
Description
Playfood, Verrines Restaurant, urban, chic and well designed. You can compose your meal with a choice of little dishes, served in small glasses, made in the spirit of local, nomadic and contemporary taste, to share and discover. At the foot of the Opera Berlioz and Place de la Comédie, ideally situated on the historic axis of Montpelier’s city center.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?