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“Exceptional Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lou Cigalon

Lou Cigalon
Ranked #2 of 84 Restaurants in Valbonne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $47 - $112
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Exceptional Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I often use tripadvisor to search for restaurants but have very rarely left a review myself. However Lou Cigalon was such a lovely experience that I left feeling inspired to do so. Every part of our meal was excellent, truly inspirational especially considering the chef is on his own the kitchen. His wife covers front of house and delivered the kind of service that was perfect and from our experience quite rare in the south of France. The two of them clearly love what they do and it is apparent from when you first step into the restaurant until you leave. Exceptional! We will be back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Victoria R
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ValbonneRavis, Propriétaire at Lou Cigalon, responded to this review, August 2, 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We fortunately found Lou Cigalon on trip advisor and what a amazing experience it was. The husband and wife team created one of the finest meals that you could wish for in a very nice setting. The menu was excellent and the combination of ingredients and flavours along with true French presentation made it an unforgettable experience. Their service was very friendly and we understood from our conversation that this was a love of theirs not a job. It truly shows, magnificent. Thankyou for such an amazing evening.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank GSJS2010
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ValbonneRavis, Propriétaire at Lou Cigalon, responded to this review, July 13, 2013
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Valbonne, France
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12 reviews
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“A dream came through”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Lou Cigalon is a masterpiece. My wife and I spend more than 3 hours with the masterchef and his brilliant waiter yesterday and the food was as close to perfect as it can get. The taste, in many way different from "mainroad" left a very lasting impression. This is certaily a place that we will come back to - again and again. Yesterday we had (almost) the full chef menu, next time we will try out the "standard" - which also is great. We went for the local wine - which we belive one shall do - being in Provence.

  • Visited July 2013
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ValbonneRavis, Propriétaire at Lou Cigalon, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Perfect in everyway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was amazing. Much attention was given to details and everything was prepared by the Chef himself. From the entree, main course, dessert to the "mignardise" and caramels by the door. We loved it and will definitly go back next time we come to Valbonne.

I would also like to add that we took out 6 month old son and they did everything to make sure he was happy too!

  • Visited June 2013
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ValbonneRavis, Propriétaire at Lou Cigalon, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Hidden treasure! Unforgettable experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Being for last 16 years a Zagat member and righting a lot of reviews, I can only say WOW!!!
Excellent service, warmth of the owners, impressive vine list, great atmosphere and unbelievable food and presentation!
It was one of the best culinary experience in my life. I only can say: "I'll be back!"

  • Visited May 2013
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