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Restaurant Le Cadran Solaire

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4 rue Eugene Giraud, 06560 Valbonne, France
+33 4 93 12 13 30
19:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

As always owner Valerie makes one feel really welcome. For a change I chose the two Autumn specials that were not on the standard menu. To start was the Soup des Chataignes (sweet chestnut soup). It was amazing! Really worth trying. To follow I had the Pave de Cerf (venison steak -see photo). This was cooked to perfection. A delicious... More 

Thank TheSelectiveDiner
Stockholm County, Sweden
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Just go there! Absolutely the best place in Valbonne. Looking for classic French food? Well, this is the place! Magret de canard, fois gras, chocolat fondant etc. Not only was the food very tasty but it was also beautifully presented on the plate. The owner, a classic french lady, was so thoughtful, friendly, serviceminded and professional. The place would not... More 

Thank LivsnjutareXX
Kenmare, Ireland
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of the best bistro style restaurants in old town Valbonne tucked away down a pretty narrow street a few minutes off the main square. A guaranteed warm welcome from Valerie and attentive service complement the excellent food emerging from the tiny kitchen. A thoroughly lovely experience.

Thank Julia_et_David2014
Guildford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Ate lunch here last Friday - it's market day in Valbonne - a very good market indeed not just for fruit and vegetables but jewellery, linens, handbags. This lovely restaurant is in the heart of Valbonne and the weather was so good we ate outside - delicious food (choices include rabbit, venison, fish) served by a very efficient, pleasant lady... More 

Thank LBMK55
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch at this lovely little spot on a cloudy day that threatened rain. The first thing the proprietresse did was to make sure we would be protected by the awning if it rained while we were eating outdoors. She then proceeded to engage us in discussion about our tastes and preferences, making suggestions and debating some of our choices... More 

Thank pchute
Ascot, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

I think the secret of eating out in Valbonne is to search out the places off the main square. The contrast between the restaurants on the square ( busy and more volume focussed) and the off square places ( smaller but generally full with more selective menu and great wine choices) was an eye opener- we tried the square a... More 

Thank Patrick O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

A lovely evening and a wonderful meal. Every course was excellent and Valerie was very warm and attentive. I highly recommend you go but make sure you book in advance because the restaurant is very popular.

Thank T99
Reigate, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on Friday evening with friends. You need to reserve a table with Valerie. She is the most hospitable lady we have met and as always the service she provides is second to none. Champagne on arrival and nibbles and as always amazing food- steak, tomato tart, fois gras, scallops, veal to name but a few of the wonderful dishes.... More 

Thank JJJG2013
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Every year we visit this restaurant. Everything we had here was great. The salads, main meals, little snacks you get while you are waiting. I would recommend to everybody.

Thank MajaBos1966
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Always a friendly welcome from Valerie ,food and wine excellent good atmosphere look forward to our next visit in July

Thank 66patricia2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$42
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Eugene Giraud, 06560 Valbonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Valbonne
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 12 13 30

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?