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Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in La Celle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 24, 2013

last week we were in this restaurant with a party of 7 people and all the different dishes were excellent. Service was in the beginning a little bit stiff ( new staff - as some of our party used to go there often ) but at the end ok. Price is high but in function. We were sitting with the good weather on terrace outside and we had a great evening in this wonderful place.

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Tancrède B, Directeur général at Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013
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Cher Monsieur,

Nous sommes ravis que votre expérience à l'Hostellerie de l'Abbaye de la Celle ait été un succès.

Nous mettons tous en œuvre pour satisfaire nos clients tant au Restaurant qu'à l'Hôtel.

Nous espérons sincèrement avoir l'occasion de vous accueillir de nouveau.

Nous vous prions de croire, Cher Monsieur, en l'assurance de notre sincère dévouement,

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This beautiful restaurant just outside of Brignoles in the petit village la Celle is really worth visiting for their genuine and excellent restaurant and beautiful location.

You will meet the genuine French cuisine, herbs from their own garden and excellent exteriör.

Warmly recommended. Former General de Gaulle liked this place a lot

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Thank piaschultz
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

The hotelprices are very reasonnable, a very good relation between price to quality, Nice pool and very quiet

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Reviewed July 3, 2012

Alain Ducasse's gem in the heart of Provence proved to be a delightful lunch spot. I dined in a party of six and we all opted for the 'Menu du Marche' which is the cheapest set menu available at 46EUR. However, what I thought was absolutely fantastic value, was that for 62EUR you could have the same menu, with two glasses of wine, half a bottle of mineral water, and coffee and petit fours. We all opted to pay for this.

The Menu de Saison is 66EUR and the Menu de l'Abbaye is 90EUR (both include cheese which the Menu du Marche does not), and I would be very keen to try either of these when I plan to revisit next year!

The setting of Abbaye de la Celle is stunning. The gardens are glorious and they grow their own vegetables and herbs on site (last year they had over 80 types of basil growing!)
The light bites that we were presented with before we ordered were fantastic. Three dips; a black olive tapenade, an anchovy cream and a savoury pear puree were accompanied with crostini, flatbreads and fresh crudites (beautiful white beetroot!) This was followed by an amuse bouche of sweet onion tart. Absolutely delicious onions, with a shortcrust pastry case.

Freshly baked bread loaves (one olive and one white) were placed on the table as our starters arrived, allowing us to help ourselves to as much as we wanted.

The starter was a selection of the house vegetables and it was, without a doubt, stunning. Stuffed aubergine (with tomato), stuffed courgette and courgette flower (with lemon and mint), stuffed tomato (basil) and a beatiful sweet onion were presented with a well dressed salad. Every mouthful was a delight.

The choice for the main course was either rouget (fish) or chicken. I opted for the rouget, which was accompanied with artichokes and fennel. A generous helping of rouget (3 fillets) with perfectly al dente artichokes, it was a pleasure to eat. The chicken was accompanied by incredibly fine potato fries, with a salad, chicken wings and lovely sauce.

The dessert was a triumph. Apricot sable with rapsberry cream gelato and a sweet rosemary drizzle. The herb was the perfect addition to a very fresh and enjoyable sweet (photo attached).

(Great) coffee was accompanied by madeleines (my mother says the best she has ever had) and a large jar of light and fluffy marshmallows (strawberry and orange flower). A great end to a wonderful meal. The wine too was delicious (I opted for the white to accompany my fish) and visited the wine shop next to the hotel afterwards to buy a bottle for myself to take home with. I was impressed that such a nice wine was used for the Menu du Marche.

An idyllic location, charming staff, and fresh french cooking at its finest; my visit to Abbaye de la Celle will not be forgotten in a long time.

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Reviewed June 29, 2012

We went to this place to celebrate my wife’s 60th birthday, and we had a stay we will never forget! The room, the service and kindness, the garden and not to mention the food – everything was great and much better than we hoped for! We can recommend this place a stay and certainly for special occasions!

Thank Dagfinn
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