Il Etait une Fois

Il Etait une Fois

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Hours
Tue
19:00 - 22:00
Wed
19:00 - 22:00
Thu
19:00 - 22:00
Fri
19:00 - 22:00
Sat
19:00 - 22:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.3 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
£23.00 – £29.00
CUISINES
French, European
Meals
Dinner
features
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PRICE RANGE
£23.00 – £29.00
CUISINES
French, European
Meals
Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles407 reviews
Excellent
295
Very good
68
Average
32
Poor
9
Terrible
3
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Reunionisland
Saint-Leu67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
This is my favorite restaurant in Saint Leu. The place is absolutely beautiful, the owners do everything for you to feel confortable. The menu is changing quite often but quality remain at the top. Food is fresh and seasonal. 10 years have passed and I’m still amazed and surprised. Prices are correct according to the quality of food and the cooking skills of the owners. Plates are generous with a stunning visual. Each dishes will give you a lot of different flavors. Congratulations to the owners who cook and receive you with there heart.
Written 28 February 2020
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rizzy80
Bristol606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 none
Walking into this Restaurant you feel you are walking into someone’s garden with furnishings. There is a huge tree going through the middle of it and all around are tables and chairs. There is material on part of the ceiling and some of the walls and there are lots of quirky bit and pieces around. It is truly amazing and has a lovely feel. Husband and wife team who work so hard running this place are just great and although they are busy they make time for everyone. The menu is on boards, everything is freshly cooked and.presented beautifully and just utterly delicious. If you get the chance to have pasta do because it is his speciality and probably the best I have ever eaten outside Italy. Sauces are unctuous, vegetables cooked with a twist and such good garlic potato. Sadly we couldn’t manage dessert. We had the best time. Everyone should experience this wonderful place.
Written 3 October 2019
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Ajdala
Saint-Leu1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 friends
Perfect chef, delicious food, extra ordinary cousin - recommand for all who looking perfect food, good place a very kind services - for me Nr. 1
Written 6 February 2019
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Marc P
Medernach52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 friends
This restaurant is extraordinary not only for its spectacular ambiance (half open ceiling with real trees inside), but also for the uncommon menues and an outstanding service! Even though we were never there, the patron himself helped me out the first time I wanted to eat there, as there was no table left. So he phoned himself to some other restaurants to find me a table ... what a service!!! A few days later, we (family with six year old) finally got our places and we were absolutely confirmed in the reviews this restaurant already had. The filet de boeuf and the duo de mignon were absolutely fabulous, as were the moelleux au chocolat and the raspberry crumble. The assorted flavours were uncommon, but exceptionnaly well matching. One very little bemol: please don't serve Lipton for tea, if you are at such high gastronomic level! This is one of my absolute favourite places in the Reunion, once for the outstanding service and also for the creative menues. To recommend without ANY hesitation.
Written 28 December 2017
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sydneytheturtle
St. Petersburg1030 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 solo
This place has an absolutely surreal ambience with bright, quirky and whimsical decor. I felt like Alice in "Asian" Wonderland when I stepped inside. After my beer was served, a lady popped in and asked if it was fresh(cold?). When I said it's alright, she felt the bottle and decided it wasn't fresh(cold) enough and she brought me a new 'very cold' one. My dinner Salmon Mille-feuille was beautifully presented and had rich, excellent flavor. The same lady came back and helped me decide on dessert. I told her that I really wanted to try dessert but I was pretty full. Then she kindly offered to prepare her Grandma's Russian dessert in smaller size for me - brilliant. And it was just PERFECT! Her quick wit with flexibility is greatly appreciated. If you have a chance, take a walk inside and look around; each dining room is decorated with different theme and make sure you visit the restroom as well. This place is amazing! I only wish they accept credit card - but such a small price to pay for such priceless experience. Bravo+Merci
Written 22 January 2017
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Catherine H
France43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 none
Gastronomic cuisine in an absolutely stunning setting! Whilst we were there, Saint-Leu experienced a power-cut, but this did not hinder the charming staffs ability to serve us a truly gastronomic dinner by candle-light served by staff with head-torches. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding and the setting under tropical plants, with fine art and quirky decor made for a fabulous experience.
Written 25 October 2015
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Yvonne B
Rodgau9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 couples
Had dinner there - it is as amazing place. Very charming and so friendly staff. We both had a main dish and a dessert. Sooo delicious.
Written 13 October 2015
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Chris N
20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really great food served in a quirky "courtyard" with greenery and art everywhere. Service very friendly and the communication worked in spite of the lack of a common language. As with many good establishments, a tad expensive for those traveling with ZAR.
Written 30 December 2014
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Kyra A
Johannesburg27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 friends
Great French cuisine with a fru-fru edge, run by a husband and wife team. Walk down a little alley and enter into a surprise interior garden, with soft lights and Chinese umbrellas setting the mood. We felt the service was a touch slow and the food a bit expensive. Bookings essential. Cash only.
Written 22 July 2014
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Steven K
Hong Kong1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The restaurant is on the main road but the entrance is tucked away in an alley. The setting is cosy. Like 99% of the restaurants in la Reunion, there is no air-conditioning. There are a lot of fans around though. The food is above average and the portion is large. The service is friendly and the chef (but not the waiting staff) speaks good English. But be prepared to decipher the French menu on your own. Accept cash only.
Written 31 January 2014
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Lucie J
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 couples
Under the advice of my brother-in-law, we went for dinner at this very charming restaurant. We had a great time, the service was perfect, we ate a starter and a dish each was delicious. I highly recommend!
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Written 4 July 2024
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doudou's
Piton Saint-Leu19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
hidden in an alley in St Leu. This restaurant is truly a great discovery. a delight for the taste buds and friendly hosts. to do again without moderation
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Written 19 June 2024
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Fabienne R
Sydney6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 couples
The ideal place for a perfect evening, the welcome, the service and the dinner were just perfect, I recommend this excellent restaurant.
Google
Written 13 June 2024
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Solea D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Wonderful restaurant with a dreamlike setting. The managers are adorable, the service is simple and careful. The cuisine is simply exceptional and full of great taste discoveries. Being vegetarian, I had the right to a truly top-notch tailor-made meal, just remember to specify your diet when booking. Truly one of the best restaurants in my eyes 🤩 The mozza fondue as a starter is perfect and the dessert in between is wonderful ✨️
Google
Written 8 June 2024
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dominique c
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 family
Very quiet atypical setting. the welcome and the service are impeccable but we were very disappointed in the taste of the dishes. We regularly go to restaurants to try new tables and I think I am being very objective in saying that the value for money is not the best because it is still a restaurant which is, in my opinion, quite expensive.
Google
Written 25 May 2024
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