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L Esprit des Mets

Rue des Hortensias, 30100 Ales, France
+33 4 66 52 21 80
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Mediterranean, European
Rue des Hortensias, 30100 Ales, France
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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived tired after a long drive and chose this restaurant on the strength of the tripadvisor reviews. We weren't disappointed. We had 2 courses for 25€ each. Kids menus were 10€ and were actually good food not the usual rubbish. Wine was very reasonable....More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We had lunch in this restaurant situated on the outskirts of Alés. We took the menu at 29.50€ and had a great culinary experience. The food was tasty, original and extremely well presented. Service was friendly and timely. I can strongly recommend this restaurant if...More

1  Thank Petrus61
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Delicious food, ecellent service, reasonable prices. Ales not so great so a very pleasant find and would go again.

1  Thank GourmetGourmand
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

We were staying a bit out of town, next to the restaurant so we decided to try it, and we didn't the regret it. Everything was meticulously prepared, they were very helpful and the food was really good. One of the best restaurants in our...More

1  Thank Luis M
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We liked the look of the reviews about L'Esprit des Mets so, as it’s not too far from where we live, we drove over to see how it looked. Apart from one bad review, saying that because the food arrived very quickly it was impossible...More

1  Thank Alan B
Reviewed 23 November 2014

I had a great experience in L'esprit des Mets restaurant: Regional fresh ingredients, good wine and very friendly staff. I recommend without hesitate.

1  Thank GuilhermeAT
Reviewed 29 October 2014

Here's a fine choice for an upscale bistro lunch in the Alès area. Dining area is clean, sleek and design. Service was very attentive and accomodating and lunch was well cooked with colourful presentations. My monkfish stew was excellent and the poached pear with citrus...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Had a wonderful lunch, everything was Perfect.Excellent choice of fresh local produce, and even the children's menu was good not the usual rubbish. Plus a great regional wine list. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. Will be returning in the near future.

1  Thank MmeLJ
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Christian Achaud has enjoyed a reputation as one of the region's best chefs for many years, and his new restaurant is a complete winner. Just off the Alès ring road and easy to find from our base in Anduze, L'Esprit belied its unprepossessing surroundings from...More

4  Thank Stifferoo
Reviewed 12 June 2013

I was a regular visitor to the hotel where the chef, Christian Achour, used to cook, and I had been waiting impatiently for him to open his new restaurant, which we visited last night for the first time. It was a total joy from start...More

3  Thank Elizabeth Anne W
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Alan B
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Response from pounette30 | Property representative |
Hello yes We are Still operating. You Will be welcome. Just one thing, We are close neXT week. We look forward seeing you, Sincerely yours. Véronique
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Hortensias, 30100 Ales, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Gard  >  Ales
  • Phone Number: +33 4 66 52 21 80
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