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“Great small restaurant in the old town” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La cerise sur le gateau

La cerise sur le gateau
Ranked #53 of 824 Restaurants in Aix-en-Provence
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Melbourne
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great small restaurant in the old town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant , the owner who does everything from explaining the menu to cooking and cleaning up ! was extremely helpful and charming .
Great experience and very good value, tried another restaurant from trip advisor but nowhere near as good as this one .

Visited March 2013
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Chevrainvilliers, Ile-de-France, France
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent organic food; as if you were invited at home by the owner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We had discovered the place a month a go with a friend, but he was closed. Two days later there was no table free. No wonder since there are only 14 seats.

The place is very small and romantic. The owner cooks and serves himself at the other side of the bar. When he is busy with a table or his oven, you wait a bit. He cooks tasty and quite original dishes from local and organic ingredients, very sustainable, great philosophy in my opinion.

There were many foreign visitors, a very cosmopolitan experience.

Reservation absolutely required.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice experience, we really had a good time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2013

We enjoy looking for places where food taste and quality are put first.
This time we ended up trying this cozy petit Resto in Aix-en-Provence.
We are spending a weekend in the area taking some time off from our home in Zurich, and we have tried a few nice places in the city.
After enjoying our delicate lunch at La Cerise sur le Gateau, we spoke with the owner. We understood that he is a lover of "small but good", and we can only agree and congratulate with him for the atmosphere and the quality of the food that he is serving.
To give a better idea, the restaurant cannot host more than 14 people, and the kitchen basically looks like your own one in your apartment at home. It is a very nice project, and we strongly recommend trying a lunch or a dinner if you pass by the city.

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Thank duepalle
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5 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful night, wonderful service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

I took my family here the first night they were in France and they all agreed it was the best possible introduction to Aix. The owner was super friendly, greeting and joking with us all night (in English and French) and the food was absolutely delicious. We sampled "les assiettes de dégustation" that include several vegetarian sides (tartes, riz rouge, pats de ricotta et épinards, etc.) along with a main dish (truite, poulet, agneau, etc.). Everything was over-the-top fresh, delicious and fast-service. Great wine, great service, and great food: what else do you need?!

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“Excellent food, completely organic and totally delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

I really enjoyed having lunch and dinner at Le Cerise sur le Gateau! The restaurant is truly one of a kind, and it's located in the very center of Aix. I didn't use a meny, only the recomendations the Chief had. And I was never disappointed! :)

/ Christian

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