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“Excellent”
Review of La Gargamelle

La Gargamelle
Ranked #392 of 2,002 Restaurants in Nice
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Centre
Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

Staff were extremely accommodating and friendly. Translated the menu to us in English.
Food was the best that we've had in France.
Atmosphere was traditional French.

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Thank belzinda
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

The place certainly has quite an original interior - a bit like an old antique shop or something - not sure it's the most suitable interior decoration for a restaurant though, it felt a bit over the top.

When we went, the place was basically totally empty, and I have to say the food wasn't particularly inspiring either...

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Thank teturtia
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Don't be put off from the outside! Really great dining experience even if it does feel like you are about to sit down to eat in an eccentric's living room from the 1950s. We really liked the service here as the waitress talked us through the chalkboard menu explaining the dishes. Don't be scared they can speak English if you need them to - we didn't.

Regional and seasonal dishes make up the menu. I had a fantastically presented dish consisting of Gambas (giant prawns) flambéd in cognac with spaghetti a la provencale and vegetable garnishes. A really decent portion, beautifully presented and tasty throughout.

Appeared to be family run with chefs in the kitchen who seemingly loved their worked.

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Thank GoatySimpson
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We had a dinner at La Gargamelle last night, following many excellent reports on Tripadvisor. It was just great - fantastic food, great friendly service and, what was not mentioned in many reviews, unique interior of the restaurant. It offers quite simple, but high-quality food - nothing extraordinary, but very well prepared. We enjoyed it very much. As to the small detail of the restaurant not accepting credit cards - they did warn us when accepting the reservation, but the whole thing is quite strange for a location in central Nice. As a consequence of 'unofficial' book-keeping, the bill is also written by hand, not printed out, and for us it generated a small unpleasant incident that really embarassed me - when we paid the bill (in cash) and were already on the street outside the restaurant, the hostess went out saying that the money left was not enough. It turned out that she wrote the total as 255 EUR and I read it as 233 and left the respective amount. So I had to give extra 20 EUR right on the street - unluckily enough, there was a tramp nearby at that very monent, so the whole situation was not very appealing... I think they could improve that part. Otherwise - just great, highly recommended.

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Thank Wanderer250372
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Never visited anything like this place before. Simple well prepared food in a unique environment Very quirky but also really enjoyable and at a very competitive price for Nice.

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