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French, Mediterranean, Grill
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This used to be our favourite restaurant in Provence - see previous reviews, where I waxed lyrical about the quality of the ingredients and of the skill of the chef. No more. I understand the restaurant closed for a while last year, and we weren’t...aware that it had reopened. Imagine our joy when we found it is open and with a menu substantially the same as when we last visited (2017). I went for what used to be a signature dish - fish soup. However, it was thin and had virtually no flavour. The lamb chops which followed were very poor quality and, again, carried none of the depth of flavour which I enjoyed last time. Clearly, a less good chef has taken over and cannot live up to previous standards. To complete the transformation, the service always used to be slow but good-natured. There is a new patron and, I think, his wife is now a waitress. Unfortunately, she is hopeless. She even tried to take away our half-full pichet of wine! It was entertaining watching her looking for something to do, but I’m afraid it is yet another sign that this is no longer a good restaurant. Sadly, we won’t be going back there again. I would suggest you look for somewhere betterMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed December 6, 2021

We arrived early (around 19:00) and it was not yet busy. But service was slow, especially later in the evening when more tables were taken. Nice atmosphere around Cours Gambetta though. I had moules persillade as a starter, followed by tartare du boeuf with frites....The tartare came with a large variety of condiments to flavour it to your own liking. My wife enjoyed calamari with black lentils, followed by swordfish, both very good.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 15, 2021

Wide ranging menu to satisfy all needs. ranging from salads, pasta and pizza dishes as well as traditional french fare with a dish of the day always on offer. Very friendly and accommodating staff under the watchful eye of proprietress Delphine. Always plenty of action,...the hub of the village.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 27, 2021

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent outdoor lunch at this restaurant with a lot of character yesterday. This is the 4th time we have eaten lunch at this restaurant during the past 15 years and the experience has always been the same. The older...lady, who appears to be the owner, is always to be seen in the dining area and she gives plenty of personal attention to the customers. I had lamb chops and my wife had some delicious Gambas. The quality of the food and service in this restaurant is second to none and I look forward to our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2020 via mobile

This place is great. If you come on market day, it is best to book in advance. The food is very tasty and local. Service is OK and you need to allow plenty of time for lunch

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 4, 2020 via mobile

One of my fave restaurants in the world. Superb Provencale cuisine, charming and attentive team plus a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Love it and have been coming back for 11 years. Here's to the next time!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 7, 2020 via mobile

The food is fine but really nothing special. They are NOT keeping control on COVID-19. If a glass breaks (not our table) they will say they have seen it abd just let it lie around all night.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020 via mobile

Set in the heart of the village it's the place to meet for a drink or lunch. Good selecton of wine and beer. Good kitchen and friendly staff. Can be busy and you may need to book in summer! But winter is normally closed. Great...terrace to watch the world go by...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

Just had the most delightful lunch - 15 Euro for 3 courses - we all loved the different courses on offer. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend, we will be back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

My family and I have visited Cotignac for the last 4 years for 3 weeks at a time. We have tried most of the restaurants but we come here most frequently. The staff is very friendly, the food and drinks are wonderful and the setting...is perfect. Situated right on the Main Street, there is great people watching. There is a huge awning that ensures all tables are well shaded. Every time we order a new dish, we fall in love, and still love our old favorites. Try the escargot, squid (or maybe it’s cuttlefish - I don’t speak French) and the Dorade. Oh, and the desserts are phenomenal! Salut!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2019

During our stay(s) in Cotignac we always go to the very good restaurant Hotel du Cours in the Cotignac village! We tried several other restaurants but the Hotel Restaurant du Cours is the very best! The food is in traditionel Provencale tradition with a creative...touch ! The personel is very friendly and always there with creative solutions ! Guillaume and Beatrice Bol The NetherlandsMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 9, 2019

We had very nice dinner experience in this local restaurant in the heart of the beautiful Cotignac. You should definitely book a table, as this place is always full. We took the menu, which was 25 euros/person. Very good value for your money! For starters...we had the famous fish soup, which was very tasty. For the mains we took meat and fish, which were delicious. The dessert was good. Service was a bit slow, but you could definitely understand that, because the place was full. Nice atmosphere and good food.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

What a superb find! There are lots of places to eat in Cotignac, but none with such friendly staff! Très amicable! Excellent food, freshly prepared Merci pour 2 excellente soirées

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019 via mobile

The tone for the evening was set when the owner kindly lent us some mosquito spray which we had forgotten to bring, as we were sitting outside on the terrace. It seemed that many of the patrons were locals and the owner embraced most of...them personally. Luckily we booked early at 7pm as by 7.30pm the restaurant was full (on a Monday night!). This meant that we managed to eat both entrees and mains before some tables had even received their starters. Our family of five enjoyed a terrific dinner at Restaurant du Cours. We ordered four 25 Euro menus and one at 22 Euro, which were all great value. The shrimp entree was simple but sweet, served with an intense sauce on the side. The fish soup came with all the traditional trimmings: toasted croutons, rouille and grated Gruyere. It was less sweet than other versions, but with a marvellous concentrated flavour. The entree of camembert alone was worth the visit; a whole wheel of cheese baked with herbs, served with finger croutons and salad. It’s very rich, so sharing with someone else’s entree is a good idea. The lamb tagine and beef daube were outstanding: melt-in-the mouth meat served with couscous and fresh home-made tagliatelle, respectively. The trout was perfectly cooked, retaining it’s moistness, although the osso bucco was a little dry. The lamb and beef were definitely the winners. Dessert was also excellent: the creamy cassis sorbet was a favourite, the almond and pear tart recommended, and the creme brûlée was delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 28, 2019 via mobile

This cute little restaurant told us up front in their menu card that patients is a most. Enjoy the atmosphere and wait for a great meal. It’s worth it. We took the menu for 25 Euros and we were not disappointed. Especially their preparation of...fish which I had as a starter and main course was brilliantly done. I would go back just for the starter which was their take on soupions.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Service: 4
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  • Atmosphere: 4