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“The place to go on Sunday for lunch in Camargue!”
Review of CHEZ BOB

CHEZ BOB
Ranked #60 of 278 Restaurants in Arles
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

When one comes to visit Provence... One has to come visit the Camargue... And once you are in Camargue, you have to stop chez Bob on Sunday. Live music, great food, great atmosphere... The waitress will dance with you in the middle if the small room. Honestly you won't regret it! (Most of the time it is gypsy music but I went there once when it was jazzy and even if I regret not listening to gypsy music- it was great!)

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Reviewed March 20, 2014

Chez Bob is not just a family restaurant, it is like joining a family, such is the warmth and welcome of the owners Jean-Guy and Josy.

Don't expect luxury dining here, the cuisine is serious, generous and wonderfully sourced.

The meal begins with a mixture of the freshest tomatoes and vegetables accompanied by a typical provençal anchovy dressing plus local charcuterie such as smoked ham and chorizo. The short main course menu, cooked on the open fire, includes Camargue lamb and beef, but I can particularly recommend the confit of duck. Local cheeses and a home-cooked dessert follow.

Bob, the original owner of the restaurant, was a resistance leader in the second world war and his old wireless set and other memorabilia can be seen if you have the time to view.

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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were so hungry, coming from Marseilles, swimming all day and excited to have some greate cuisine. We drove all over the countryside, with our GPS on, trying to find this cool little place. Please put up a little sign some place so that folks can find you!

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Reviewed May 21, 2013

I just filed a review of Le Bistro du Paradou, and like the Bistro, my first visit to Chez Bob was thirty-one years ago. I remember then that our host (Bob?) cooked our fish on the open fire in the fireplace in one of the dining rooms. I had my first pate at Chez Bob. Others have commented on the difficulty of finding the the place, near Sambuc in the Camargue. Don't let that deter you. Go. You'll have a bunch of fun. I'll note another similarity to Le Bistro: Eating at Chez Bob's is more of a great family gathering than it is a formal restaurant. There were eight of us, and the first course is more like a cornucopia than it is almost anything else. You dip into the vast basket of fresh vegetables, hard boiled eggs, complement them with live oil (mixed that day with anchovie), the delicious bread and your choice of wine. We were asked it we would like to have the leg of lamb. We did. Here again, the full leg, prepared so well that you begin to feel a bit dizzy with the taste (or was that the wine?). More vegetables, gravy, then fromage, dessert and cafe. It's not inexpensive. It's delicious. We were there on a Sunday afternoon. Before long, two musicians, guitarists, got up and began singing some of the American folk and rock standards in English with a pronounced French lilt. They were great. Soon, we had dancing, and when the duo finally took a break, no one seemed ready to leave. They just repaired to the outdoor seating for more wine and perhaps a cigarette. Our group was a mix of visitors and locals. For the visitor, this is an experience that is just so very French, and I say that with the utmost respect.

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Reviewed October 18, 2011

Chez Bob is not the easiest restaurant to find in the French countryside. However once you discover it you will be pleasantly surprised. What a wonderful meal and the presentation was over the top. The duck was out of this world.

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