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“Takes itself for granted”
Review of Chez Bruno

Chez Bruno
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Lorgues
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

After all the great reviews I was looking forward to Bruno's. I had the Tuber Aestivum and Melanosporum menu and my wife had the Brumale. We were seated in an inadequate table ( Siberia) and asked to be moved were the other diners were and not alone in a room. The best dish was the Fois GRAS/feuilletée as it was creamy and the pastry was light. I found the Bordelaise sauce uninspired. The 'money' dish I.e truffles was served on a bland poached potato. The truffles were good of corse but I felt that the potato did not present itself well. The next dish was 'homard' lobster which would have retained its flavour more delicately had it not been for a bland sauce drenching the dish. The desserts were uninspired and very dissapointing. Service was slow even with a languid time frame. Took forever to have wine ordered, the second bottle of water never arrived. Service lacked atmosphere although the maite d' was trying but there was only one of him. I would not recommend to any of my friends who know what a good restaurant is all about.

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Thank RAZPERSON
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you don't enjoy truffles this is not the place for you!

We try and go once or twice a year and never tire of this wonderful restaurant. You will generally find that you are welcomed by Bruno who will be seated near the entrance with a few friends. There are a variety of different menus available, the difference between them broadly being the type of truffle served, frankly unless you are a true gourmet then the standard €68 will please most palates. The amuse bouche are always delicious as is the first course which is a lead up to the famous 'potato'. This is a special mountain potato served with truffles in a truffle cream sauce - amazing!! Our main course was lamb, with more truffles. A pre-desert and desert which were both light and delicous.
The staff are very attentive without being invasive though they will want you order reasonably quickly as food as good as this is only cooked to order; the sommelier is very helpful and will not simply push you to the most expensive bottle on the list. The other guests are a variety of holiday makers and local French families out for a jolly good meal but mostly well dressed.

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Thank Patrickthehunter
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Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

See above: lots of truffles in An perfect embiance. The chef Only serves one menu. The difference is in the choice of truffles. Prives range between 65 and 135 euro for a 4 course meal starting with à cocktail and amuse, and a pre-desert

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Reviewed July 19, 2012

An experience of a lifetime.
A visit to Brunos will leave you full for 2 days :-)

Excellent value, great service, great food!

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Thank Sjefen
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

We visited Chez Bruno on a recent trip to Provence. Lovely welcome from Bruno himself, our party of four shown to a nice table out on the terrace. Clientele very much what you expect in that part of the world in the summer, lots of tanned and skinny madames and 8 year olds with iPhones and baby blue driving shoes. Bruno has three or four set menus with costs that go upwards accordingly. We went for the 68 euro four course menu (our waiter was v keen to get us to order and crossed over from "attentive" to 'annoying" pretty quickly). After some bits of truffle on toast, we got foie gras and quail terrine (avec truffles), a delicious potato in a cream sauce (with truffles), then lobster (with truffles) and finally apricot tart (mercifully without truffles). We had a 47 euro bottle of rose, which was not as nice as the rose we'd been paying 2 euros a bottle for. Being literally set in the middle of the vinyards where the rose comes from, it was a bit rich to charge that but hey, it's south of france in July. Ultimately it was a nice meal with all the usual luxury ingredients and it didn't scare the horses - def worth a stop if you're in the area, with amazing people watching as a bonus.

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Thank ladbroke
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