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“Unacceptable!! The owners should train their personal much better.”
Review of La Brasserie d'Eygalieres - CLOSED

La Brasserie d'Eygalieres
Price range: $0 - $51
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 31, 2013

It is the first time that this happens to us. For the last day of our wonderful holiday we reserved well in advance a table for 4 people and 1 babygirl (2 years old). When we arrived in the restaurant the waitress showed us our table, which was on the terrace, just next to the road. We know very well this restaurant and the village Eygalieres, as we come here several times per year on holiday. We love to be on their terrace, as the restaurant is in the centre of the village and on their terrace you are in the middle of the vibe. But as we had our baby girl with us we asked the waitress if we could have a table a bit further down the terrace (next to the entrance), as with the passing cars it would be dangerous for the baby as she tends to walk around, like all young kids do... When we saw the thunder and lighting on her face we asked her friendly: 'est ce que c'est compliqué pour changer la table'? And her answer was a short but angry 'OUI', with rolling eyes and even more thunder and lightning. Nevertheless she started to clean and prepare the table but with such attitude that we felt very uncomfortable and decided to better cancel the reservation; with such an atmosphere we did not want to spend our last evening. Apparently she or hates kids, or hates working there, and even seemed happy that we went away.

We then walked across the street (Sous les Micocouliers) where we were received without any problem (although we did not reserve and it was crowded) and where we spent a wonderful evening. We know that the food probably would have been better in the Brasserie but sometimes it is more then just food.

Message to owners: please train your people as this is below your standards

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1  Thank geesteskind
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

As the affordable brasserie version of the famous Maison Bru in the centre of Eygalières, of course we did not expect the same quality and service as in its Michelin starred sister restaurant. I had explicitly reserved a table at the terrace in front of the brasserie the day before. The female waiter in charge of reception had nevertheless set her mind on seating us in the windy and empty patio at the back of the restaurant. Since I clearly reserved at the terrace in front, which checked out in her book, she finally seated us at the far end of the terrace, with visible 'chagrin', which she kept throughout the evening.

Dear chefs: for all the great food you prepare for us in your kitchens, if the team who is responsible for making your guests feel at home in your restaurant have such a misplaced arrogance as we experienced at Bistro d'Eygalieres, eventually the guests will go somewhere else for dinner.

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1  Thank LordSinclair
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The charming little village of Eygalières in the south of France is the home of this wonderfull restaurant.

The restaurant is a more affordable spin off from "Chez Bru" Michelin star restaurant outside the center of the village

The food is superbe and the service fantastic.
The wine menu is reasonable in price and offers a very nice choice in local wines.

The dishes are a well balanced mix of contempory cuisine with local ingredients.

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Thank Georges V
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

We arrived in Eygalieres and our eating establishment of choice was pricey and the menu wasn't appealing so we ended up at this brasserie next to Bar le Progress next door.

I ordered the plat de charcuterie (the meat platter) and never got it. Strike one. The waiter put me down for plat du jour. However the plat du jour that came was a seafood dish with a creamy sauce and chock full of groceries. It had moules, a couple of prawns, a good hunk of sea bass, and other fruits de mer. I asked for a spoon because the sauce was finger licking good.

When you are in Provence, you must drink rose wine. The price of wine was strike two. Normally you can get a decent rose wine in the local grocery store for 4 euros. Here it was something like quadruple that for half a liter.

The sticker shock of lunch, 40 euros was strike three. I had the plate of three cheeses for dessert and I had to ask for the bread to go with it. The bread was stale, but the cheese portions were generous and tasty. I got a blue, a camembert and a hard cheese.

So all in all, there was a constant stream of negative things. However the amount of seafood and the tastiness in the food, and freshness made me give it four stars. I still can recall with pleasantness the taste of seafood dish, and the wonderful cheese (and the overpriced wine that came with it).

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1  Thank TechLord
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

This used to be the home of Chez Bru, the two-star (now one star) dining Mecca hereabouts.
Chez Bru has moved down the road a few kilometers to chic digs to serve bank-account busting meals, and host the Bentley-driving crowd. Its former home now houses a more relaxed establishment.
There are tables both inside and on the sidewalk, and the windows in the main dining room open fully to provide an airy atmosphere for indoor diners.
Some of the touches are overly "precious," such as the bread served in a patterned paper bag rather than in a basket, and the menus housed in faux photo albums with pics of the place, and owners Wout and Suzy Bru with the rich and famous.
Food selections are nice, if pricey, and the wine list offers a good selection of local wines at reasonable prices. The food was done beautifully, what you would expect given Wout Bru's talent. Salmon Carpaccio was a nice light appetizer, pleasing to the eye and the palate. The only problem was it was priced more like a main course. Steak was done perfectly, topped with an herb butter and served with crisp frites. Again, the only complaint is the price, which is about the same as the "menu" at most other spots. The 1/2 bottle of "Bru" water at four Euro is a bit on the steep side, too.
Service from a multi-member team was uneven but generally nice. Suzy Bru, the magnet for much of the criticism of the Bru establishments' service, put in an appearance but made no effort to speak with any of her patrons.
This is a nice dining choice, especially outdoors for lunch on a sunny day. The prices and attitude keep it from being our first choice in this delightful village.

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Thank FLADHG
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