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“fur coat, no knickers”
Review of Le Mas Tourteron

Le Mas Tourteron
Ranked #37 of 76 Restaurants in Gordes
Price range: $39 - $75
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday (19h30 to 21h30), a la carte or Prix Fixe at 35 € lunch on Sunday (12h to 14h30), Prix fixe 67€
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“fur coat, no knickers”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

I suspect the people who think this is a great restaurant should get out more.

Fabulous setting.

Chronic service, 2 hours for our mains to arrive. Maitre d' took orders then disappeared for the rest of the evening leaving inadequately trained staff to cover for the obviously overstretched kitchen.

Really folks his place is decent gastro-pub food and as for the fuss about the puds... they were ok but no more. So don't go for the food, it's ordinary but fancied up a bit.

I reckon at 55 euros it represents decent value for 4 reasonable courses actually, wen you get them.

The test is; would we go back? Probably not and would encourage people to avoid it until they start to treat their customers with a little respect. This is a place cruising on a past reputation.

  • Visited August 2012
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3 Thank dale_curtis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food, terrible service”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Very heavy but interesting dishes served in a beautiful setting but ruined by very disappointing service. The kind of service that actually ruins a meal. Difficult to do but this place achieved it!

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3 Thank Meganin
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A blissful lunch in the garden of Luberon's best restaurant!”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Luberon!
I have taken friends, and family there, and spend many heavenly lunches, and dinners on a balmy warm summer evening, leisurely enjoying Elizabeth's wonderful cooking among the trees in their walled garden. The food is fantastic (and much comes from their own garden), and then there are the deserts! Set out on a 2 tiered table in the garden where the choice can overwhelm you....Always reserve or you may be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2011
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3 Thank NarrowRoadToFarNorth
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best meal of our holiday..”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

We had sunday lunch at the Mas Tourteron last week on the recommendation of some local friends who have had a holiday home nearby for years.. What a lovely meal in a lovely setting. Charming service from helpful young staff. The advantage of a limited menu is that it makes you order things that you would not normally try- it was strange to hear my 14 year old son say that he would love to eat stuffed courgette flowers again.
Totally recommended

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank sissinghurst
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New York City, New York
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“Not returning”
Reviewed June 17, 2012

Spoiled tuna was served to 3 of 8 in our group. All agreed it was way off - rotten and not edible. All 3 returned it but the chefs denied anything was wrong (and no concession was made when the bill came). That offset positives like good lamb and porc dishes. The setting seems nice at first but has a creepy edge if you look closer, like a bird cage with stuffed squirrel and duck. They encouraged us to sample broadly from the dessert buffet, but probably because the restaurant was empty - always a bad sign. There are many decent restaurants in the area.

  • Visited June 2012
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