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School’s out! In its place, this gently nostalgic establishment has a classroom - style dining room, courtyard terrace and kitchen garden in the old pl...
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service and delicious food as always : we’ve been coming here for over 30 years and it’s always a lovely experience - with family, friends and visitors to the area.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Direction, Propriétaire at La recreation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Diana, Thank you for your continued loyalty and wonderful review! We are delighted you enjoy the excellent service and delicious food at La Récréation. Your kind words truly brightened our day. We can't wait to welcome you back soon! Best regards, La Récréation team

Reviewed 17 November 2023

We had been before for Sunday lunch a year earlier (when it was very good). So, why not give it another go. We were not disappointed. Excellent food in a familial setting (an old class room). Not cheap but still value for money. We will...come again, and again, and ...More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 4 November 2023

We love this restaurant. I am greeted by a Negroni when I arrive - because they remember and they care. Great service and truly delicious food. The wine list always pleases and advice is freely given on different choices. We love it.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Lovely to site outside in an idyllic courtyard on a warm summers afternoon in the company of friends. Opted for a menu as one does in France, whether you need it or not! A limited number of seasonal choices for the various courses - good!...Dishes were good but nothing really wow. Mains were a bit disappointing, fish/dorado not very flavourful & pork cheek would have benefitted from a better presentation. Service was good and local wines excellent. A lovely afternoon out with friends.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

Wow this place is amazing! The food is absolutely delicious - the service is also great. We visited twice whilst on holiday and it was my favourite restaurant. Lovely atmosphere sitting in the courtyard and the staff were very friendly. We had our two children...age 9&13 who both loved it. The menu enfant is very reasonable and ideal for younger kids. The wine was also good with a large selection and great local wines. The village les Arques is so pretty and this restaurant is a hidden gem! Loved itMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 June 2023

A delightful lunch in beautiful surroundings. We had visited some years previously and our return visit did not disappoint. The quality and quantity of the food was just right and the experience is one we will remember for a long time.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

what a treasure - Ludovic and his team are such a delight, the food is spectacular, the decor reminiscent of by gone school days - we even coloured on the chalk board. Everything is locally sourced, excellent wine list, beautiful simple presentation, and charming service...- merci et a bientot - sylvianne- Canada!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2022

We first visited in 2019 and after three years of disruption and dreaming about the restaurant, it was well worth the wait. The food and service was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022 via mobile

When you think of an old school you wonder what you might find but you are not disappointed here. We had a lunch in the playground. The food was excellent. Inventive and yet full of flavour. The caile sitting on a sliver of fois gras...was excellent and the sauce really brought out the flavours. You can see why this is a popular place and reservation is clearly recommended as it the playground was full for a lunchtime break.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 9 June 2022

Creative food served in the courtyard of an ancient village school. Always a wonderful experience. A bigger and a smaller menu to chose from. No à la carte. Better to get reservations.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022 via mobile

First time for a long time having been frequent diners in the past before the new owner took over. What a delight. Beautiful day with tables in the garden. Excellent food excellent services what more can you ask for? Over the moon we can recommend...to friends - yes a bit of a drive but worth it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

La récréation and it’s staff never fails to always a fabulous meal, great service and excellent wine - we will be back soon

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 10 November 2021

Every time we visit we come away praising the professionalism of everyone at this lovely restaurant. Great presentatation, attention to detail and, always, an emphasis on taste. Faultless. A long time to wait until you re-open on Valentine's Day.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 October 2021

We had lived nearby for many years and heard folks around talk highly of this place. We finally got round to having a Sunday dinner there and it was absolutely splendid - it will not be the last visit. The food exquisit, the service friendly....I think we had three 'things' even before we started our dinner choice.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 August 2021 via mobile

Great evening at La Recreation. Are indoors as the weather was not kind in a very thoughtfully decorated school room. The staff were wonderfully attentive and were always available for any question. Food choice was good with a varied menu. We had the lobster ravioli...and the crusted scallops to start followed by the fish dish and a tuna steak. Both lovely presented and demonstrating excellent flavours. Loved our visit. Thanks.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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They do open Friday nights but they close from late Autumn til Spring. So I'm not sure when they start for this year. A table in the open is best..... But regardless the food is wonderful! Enjoy
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  • Food: 4.5
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