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“Good food at very reasonable price”
Review of Le Grain de Folie

Le Grain de Folie
Ranked #22 of 525 Restaurants in Perpignan
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We ended in Perpignan by mistake on a very windy evening. We checked the Internet for the most highly rated restaurants in town and I am glad we choose Le Grain de Folie. The food was very good and we could tell that the ingredients were carefully choosen. The service is somewhat formal but we didn't mind it as we really enjoyed this meal and the price was very fair.

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1  Thank Doddy08
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

My advice: Take a flight with Ryanbully or Flygreed or any other form of nasty mass transport to Perpignan simply to go to dinner at Le Grain de Folie. It's small, it's at the wrong place in a rather gritty town, you might even end up in one of the chain hotels next door (like us). But it's amazing. The cuisine is dangerously good. You don't believe it? Try the children's menue (10 E) and find out what a milk shake could look like. Life-changing. And then you haven't even touched the fois gras or the fish or lamb or the "adult" desserts. Go for it. Quick. It was quite empty when we visited this summer. I thoroughly hope that was an exception. The place is worth much more visitors.

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2  Thank TLevinski
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

La Grain de Folie is in an obscure part of Perpignan, just opposite the municipal bus station and the ugly new theatre. The restaurant is at No. 71 Avenue Leclerc, and there's a tapas bar run by the same people a few doors further along that I'd really like to try, were it not for the fact that the restaurant itself is so good. It's definitely worth booking in advance, because there is limited seating and, at least at mid-day, only a couple of hours for your meal. There's a set menu (€28 for 2 courses, €33 for 3 with several choices), and a menu du jour (€14.50 for 2 courses, €18 for 3 (no choices)). We skipped starters and went straight to the main course. The piece de boeuf on the menu du jour was excellent, tasty, beautifully cooked and succulent, served with roast potatoes and girolle mushrooms. The roasted sea bass from the main menu was absolutely delicious, and came with roast artichoke slices in a red wine reduction, and also with girolle mushrooms. The vin du table was an OK accompaniment, especially at only €3 for 1/4 litre, but there is a good wine list should you need it. The menu de jour dessert was fresh based on fresh, sweet strawberries and basil icecream. The tarte tatin on the main menu was even better, made with fresh apricots (currently in season), and served with an almond-flavoured creme anglaise, cinnamon ice cream and a cape gooseberry (physalis). All in all, absolutely delicious. Service was good, without being overly intrusive, and sometimes it was a little tricky to attract attention. This was the third time we've eaten at Le Grain de Follies, a restaurant we originally found by pure chance because of its location. For around €25-30 this restaurant really cannot be beaten, provided the plats on offer are to your particular taste. Recommended for informal and business lunches, though there is no wi-fi for the twitterati.

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2  Thank Sue_the_traveller
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

We visited one lunchtime for the set menu (€14 for 2 courses, €16.50 for 3) and were amazed by the quality of the food (very well prepared and attractively presented). Superb value for this standard of cooking. House wines were very good too, and inexpensive. Our only regret was that in our stay in Perpignan we did not go back here, as it is streets ahead of the others we tried.

Evening menus are of course more expensive but for this quality of cooking I wouldn't hesitate.

A note on the location - it is ever so slightly off the beaten track, but within 10 minutes on foot of Place Arago or the Castillet. I can't decide whether to describe the interior as 'restrained' or 'subdued', but it managed to be relaxing either way.

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4  Thank BridgfordRed
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

Quite small restaurant, not on the obvious tourist track, but superb food, reasonably priced.

The owner is the chef, his wife the waitress. Service is good and unhurried. Wines are well chosen local wines, very reasonably priced.

But the main reason to eat here is for the excellent food. We have found the fixed price lunch menus the best, with every day a choice of meat or fish for the main course, plus innovative starters and good puddings.

Altogether a little gem in Perpignan.

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4  Thank fxpCaixas
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