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“Service isn't great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Safari

Le Safari
Ranked #187 of 1,866 Restaurants in Nice
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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553 reviews
309 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
“Service isn't great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

this is a bit of a tourist trap in the Cours Saleya (the flower market at the edge of the old town) though lots of locals eat here too. Friends recommended it many years ago and we’ve often eaten here at Christmas. The service can be a bit off (depending on the waiter and the time of year – Christmas is good), though the food is generally good. This time, the service was pretty awful; they tried to seat us at bad tables (basically in the middle of the footpath) and the waiter was clearly not very interested in serving us. The food was good, though we’ve eaten better here. One nice touch was that it’s now possible to have half-size starters!
We ate:
Petites farcis (stuffed vegetables)
Accra (salt cod fitters)
Lapin rôti (wild rabbit roasted in a wood-burning oven over a dish of sliced potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic & thyme) – pretty good stuff, but the portions were very unequal in both size and content.
Mille Feuille of fraises & rhubarb (Ali).

It's quite an expensive place to eat, but probably worth it for the 'buzz'.

  • Visited September 2012
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Bromma, Sweden
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Best lunch restaurant in Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We had a wonderful lunch sitting outside by the market.Good food and service. Very french. I had artichoke and quid salad which was very tasty. Don´t forget to watch the menu on the walls - some dishes are only there and not in the paper menu. Unfortunately the desserts are not home made.

Visited September 2012
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Kuwait city
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237 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Popular!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

Its a very touristic restaurant in Nice. The place is always crowded even late, so its fun for people watching. But the food was just Ok.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Best on Cours Saleya for a meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Having eaten in most places on the Cours over the years, this is the best place by a long shot. Very good food in buzzing surroundings, great for watching the streetlife. Lots of Nicois specialities to try....the daube de bouef (beef stew) is amazing, the lamb cutlets excellent. Friendly service and decent value.

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London
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“If you must eat on Cours Saleya, then this is the best place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Great spot to experience the hustle and bustle of wonderful Cours Saleya. Particularly good if you eat there in the evening and you have teenagers who can wander off and look around the craft market while you finish your wine. The food is good too, the usual suspects: courgette flowers, rabbit etc and good risotto - all served by cheerful competent waiters. Best to book to ensure an outside table - restaurant, not market side is better.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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