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Le Grand Large

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Ile de Bendor, 83150, Bandol, France
+33 4 94 29 81 94
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Marseille, France
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had a great experience at this restaurent because of the view more than the food . Nice and friendly staff .

Thank MimmoJSTB
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Stunning location - had lovely table for one looking out to sea, under white umbrella. Delicious steak tartare, and half carafe of local rose wine. Get there before 12.30pm as it gets very busy - or book ahead if you are 4 people or more. Worth the little ferry over for the meal alone.

Thank Travel-hopper67
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202 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Visiting friends in the region, we were taken to Le Grand Large, which is a place they visit regularily. We understand why... Even though the food is nothing out of the ordinary as such, the terrace is a gem - as is the entire island. A resort only a few minutes by boat from Bandol, and full of visual treats,... More 

1 Thank Steinar V
Miami Beach, Florida
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94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

There is something about pulling up anchors and ship ahoying to a tiny but fabulous place for a great meal that evokes courtly love and elegant couples in a painting. That is what you get when discovering or returning to le Grand Large (trans- the open sea, or the sea vista) in the Isle of Bendor. Why not visit that... More 

Thank diana p
Annecy, France
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2015

The Grand Large is the place to eat if you go on the ile de Bendor. The Sercvice is friendly and efficient. The food is simple with a south of France feeling. Great fish and great meat with a bottle of Rose de Bandol. Remember me the Paul Ricard time. it is worth to take the 5 Mn trip by... More 

Thank 760pieto
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Wasn't sure what to expect as you are definitely a captured market on the island, but the restaurant was just lovely, and it had a really special ambiance despite being very quiet/out of season. Complimentary bread and Olives started the meal, then a great tasting type of steak tartar, lightly flash fried to our rather British tastes without any problem.... More 

Thank dominorat
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195 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2015 via mobile

This terrace restaurant is ideally situated: you can enjoy a marvellous sea view and great sun. The service is extremely friendly and caring. The food was ok, everything not quite fresh, but you forgive it being off season. Anyway one feels great in the bright sun looking at the sea sipping rosé wine. We had Bendor salade and grilled scampis.... More 

Thank Kilkki
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We celebrated the French part of our wedding at Le Grand Large on the gorgeous island of Bendor on July 4th. Our guests, my wife and I all had a wonderful time. The venue is superb and a well-kept secret! I know about the restaurant because I grew up in Sanary on the other side of the Bandol bay. We... More 

1 Thank Greg418
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

We took the 7 minute ferry for €11.50 return in order to visit the truly fascinating Ile de Bendor. For lunch we went to Le Grand Large and it was just so wonderful, helped no doubt by the lovely weather and the views. We had a great table. Terrific food from the menu, about €25. I commenced with a pastis... More 

1 Thank Simon M
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123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

We sought a booking for a little later in the evening looking like a couple of beach bums and were told the terrace was fully booked but that rooms was available inside. When we reappeared in our glad rags, with presentable children, the maître d' quickly found a perfectly placed table for 4. The service was hectic with a full... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ile de Bendor, 83150, Bandol, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Bandol
  • Phone Number: +33 4 94 29 81 94

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