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Le Recreation


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
French, European
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Lourmarin is an absolutely lovely small town in the Luberon plain of Provence. And our experience at La Recreation made it even more lovely. After spending more than two weeks in France, I had become quite discouraged by the quality of food at restaurants. It...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Having parked on the north side of the town, this was the first open restaurant that we passed. The menu outside looked inviting, with organic and vegetarian options and a large carte. We booked for later and were glad to have done so, since the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

This is a very nice restaurant located in a nice town in Provence. For us, as tourists visiting Provence for this first time, Lourmarin was a very nice surprise, and within it, this restaurant was the perfect way to end the day

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Leo C
Reviewed December 26, 2018

I have eaten in Le Recreation several times over the years, and am rarely disappointed. Our most recent visit was the week before Christmas, where I enjoyed melt in the mouth confit lamb, whilst my wife had a tender lamb saddle. Starters were unusual and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rick E
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I have dined at La Recreation several times in recent years and always had a great evening. The restaurant has a wonderful secluded terrace which is perfect for a warm evening. They offer a variety of fixed price menus, my favourite is the Bio menu...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jonh77
Reviewed October 2, 2018

If you are traveling in Provence, the town of Lourmarin is not to be missed. It is something out of a storybook. Adorable streets, cute authentic shops, a bunch of restaurants. There is something magical about it. Our hotel recommended Le Recreation- "Le Recree" in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful patio, but condescending service—impatient with request to explain some of menu, rushed, average food. Maybe a bad week, but....

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank elizabethabbott
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

An average meal with staff offering only a chilly welcome. The terrace is very inviting but once seated we were not made to feel welcome. The Lady of the House asked us, in English, if we understood the totally French menu she had given us...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We have been visiting this restaurant as a couple for 16 years as a couple and 8 years with our children - it is our favourite restaurant in Lourmarin or locally. The terrace has to be one of the most tranquil and picturesque places to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Crumbles8
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Had an absolutely lovely dinner here with my mum on our last night in Lourmarin. Service very friendly and attentive and helped us understand the menu. We had a delicious local rose, and I thoroughly enjoyed the vege option which was a plate of about...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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