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“Evening spoilt by a noisy / singing 3 year old at the next table”

Hostellerie Le Castellas
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Collias
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $147
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The restaurant at the Hostellerie Le Castellas will awaken all your senses with a range of gourmet delights. - Inside, the vaulted rooms made of stone from Vers Pont du Gard create a unique welcoming atmosphere. - Outside, as soon as the sun is up, the tables are laid on the terraces, allowing guests to savour the beautiful surroundings. Starting with the buffet breakfast, you can taste the Chef's homemade jams, marmalades, cakes and fruit salads, all colourful, full of vitamins and deliciously tasty. An excellent way to start the day. Stéphane MAZIERES, Our chef will satisfy every desire - festive meals, with friends or family, or business lunches. Le Castellas will make any meal a moment of intense delight. The menus change throughout the seasons, taking advantage of the best products available. The lunch from thursday to monday with main course and dessert at 25€, starter and main course at 30€ and starter-main cousre and dessert at 35€. Our gastronomic restaurant is open from thursday to monday all year long and the wednesday dinner from May to September, except for special event. Menus from 45€ to 120€. Our lounge will welcome you on tuesday night - only on booking
Reviewed August 25, 2013

We booked the Hostellerie Le Castellas for our wedding anniversary as a special treat. However our evening was spoilt by the 3 year old at the next table. We had to listen to her singing nursery songs all evening while she watched her small mobile TV. The restaurant seem to encourage young children - they have a special children's gourmet menu and dealt with the incidents of split water and wine very efficiently and even brought out a whole new table when there was a mess of water and glass everywhere. This was great for the parents but not so good for other diners who were probably expecting a sophisticated evening out at an expensive restaurant.
We have posted this review so that parents with young children who like to take their kids to two star Michelin restaurants know that this is a very family friendly place. We have also posted this review so that older couples in their fifties (like us) who expect to come out for a quiet relaxing evening will be aware that the evening may well be shared with little children.
Otherwise the food was fantastically presented - real works of art - and the service was very friendly and relaxed. The garden was lovely and we really enjoyed the range of little treats before each course which provided amazing taste sensations.

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Reviewed August 22, 2013

The performance which often comes with Haute-cuisine in France like high-brow opera can be tedious. But in this case it's a price worth paying. Tucked away in a tiny "bled", forged out of several stone houses The Castellas restaurant sits in a cool, inner courtyard shaded by mulberry trees. The staff are charming, a nice mixture of breathlessly eager youngsters in summer jobs and a few old-timers like the sommelier who has probably forgotten more about good "restauratiion" than most of us will ever know. Portions, need I say, are minuscule but the flavours, oh the flavours....I asked for a mixed salad with my pigeon breast. I got a symphony of veg, tomatoes and leaf. Great cheese board, very good wine list..it sits on the borders of the Southern Rhone and the "new world" of ( frequently over-priced) Langeudoc vineyards but there's a subtle, carefully-chosen balance.

I've known south-west France for decades. I remember when it was empty...stunning, charming, but a desert nevertheless as far as food was concerned. So it's gratifying to see a talented chef lime Jerome Nutile choose to set out his stall here and make such a success. The clientele are mostly tourists but there's also a decent mix of locals from Nimes which is always a good sign...

A quibble: I think I'd include a few, robust regional dishes to leaven the itsy-bitsy Haute Cuisine: say an Omellette aux cepes or a wild boar or terrine de lievre..perhaps something based on the crayfish often found in the Gard ...and it is very, we'll let's be frank absurdly pricey....but I quibble...Bravo Jerome....

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Thank Alain C
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The food in this restaurant was what we expected, beautifully presented, prepared and delicious. It was a true gourmet experience with surprises included in the fixed menu. The best thing about the restaurant though was the staff. They were the most wonderful staff we have experieced in a restaurant: professional, attentive, friendly and a customer never felt that his needs were neglected. The gave good advice, the wine list was excellent and this was one of the nicest and most delicious experiences in a restaurant that we have had. The Maitre d' / sommelier was obviously an amazing 'ship's captain'.

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Thank ZiadR
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

In the summer of 2012 we were in France with a friend on a cycling holiday. We choose to stay in the lovely little town of Collias for a week & discovered that Hostellerie Le Castellas was the local restaurant. And what a restaurant. Offering a fantastic value E42 lunch we had an impressive, perfectly paced meal one glorious summers day in the courtyard. Service was exceptional and as my French is very basic the staff were only too happy to speak English. This four course fixed menu was excellent and worthy of the restaurants two star rating with the stuffed zucchini flowers with scallops being a standout.

We were so impressed, we went back for dinner two nights later without our travelling companion, for a romantic evening with some great cooking. We were not disappointed. We had the eight course 'Saveurs et Parfums' degustation menu. The standouts on a night of outstanding food were the blue lobster medallions pan sauteed in salted butter and the roasted supreme pigeon with Foie Gra (swoon). Service was once again impeccable and the sommelier matched wines to our food brilliantly. Only issue was that there was a bit too much food for us, but that's hardly a problem for most people. A truly memorable meal in a month of great eating. Lovely in every way.

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Thank EatDrinkCycle
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Beautifull old "mas" in the center of Collias. Small roads in the village so take care if you come with a big limo, plenty of parking space 200m from the restaurant on the public parking.
Reinvented traditional french cuisine. Exellent flavors and "cuisson" always right.
Very technical dishes with a lot of details...sometimes too much ingredients. In my opinion the dishes can be even better without.
Saint Jacques and Veal are dishes to remember.

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Thank Teckel1962
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