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“Hidden Gem!!”
Review of Le Cigalon

Le Cigalon
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Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Flayosc
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$54
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Hidden Gem!!”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

First trip to the area in June of this year during which we tried several of the restaurants in the village. In our opinion the best restaurant but the standard in this village is very, very high.Such a shame it isn't up in the square so folks may be unlikely to stumble across it as it's just off the main street. This did result in it lacking a bit of the buzz of the square but this was offset by the time lavished on diners by both mine host and a talented, innovative chef, a most interesting couple. Not cheap, but outstanding cuisine and superb value at this level and would be twice the price in a major city eatery! 29.0 Euro and 39.50 Euro for 3 and 4 courses respectively. Friendly, attentive and very welcoming (English speaking) service from a (French) husband and wife team with Jeannine front of house and Roberto in the kitchen. We were so impressed by our first visit we returned for a "late" lunch and they were most accommodating even though we arrived just on closing time ( 2 courses from the evening menu for 20 Euro - a steal.) For good measure we ate our "farewell dinner" there. Decent wine too!
If you're in the area give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
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Calne Wiltshire
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“Probably the best in Flayosc”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

We have been going to Flayosc for more than ten years have used all the restaurants in the village, which are all very good, for whatever reason until our trip last week we had never tried Le Cigalon.

My wife and I had a wonderfull lunch and returned on our last night for an even better evening meal, everything about the experience was lovely.

  • Visited July 2013
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4 Thank Saint123456
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“Great hosts and remarkable food. Excellent!!!!”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Couldn't fault anything. Went while on holiday to celebrate a birthday. We had a main of roast pork that cut like butter, with creamy dauphinois potatoes that was a taste sensation. Wine was excellent, hostess and the chef were extremely kind, joyful and friendly. Highly recommended

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank Waterhouse21
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Flayosc, France
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“Amongst the best in Flayosc”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

The citizens of, and visitors to, Flayosc are indeed fortunate to have a number of very good restaurants to choose from. L'Oustaou, the best, Fleur de Thyme is a close second, whilst Le Cigalon can also be counted amongst this company.

I guess it works better in the Winter months as it features a lovely dining room whilst the outside area is not so attractive. The service is friendly and non-French speakers will be pleased to know that the owner speaks perfect English. The food is well cooked and presented and suitable for all tastes. The chef, I believe this is a husband and wife team, good at his craft. The menus, whilst not too extensive should suit most tastes though not the cheapest place to eat.

Another good quality restaurant in Flayosc!

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Welshmanabroad1
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Dublin
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“Excellent steak and chips”
Reviewed 7 April 2012

We have eaten in Le Cigalon a number of times in both the main restaurant and on the terasse. Every time at least one of the party selects the rumpsteak, which is a perpetual entry on the menu, and each time there's little disappointment because Le Cigalon really does a very nice steak together with hand-cut fries. But the other food is good too with well-executed starters and some pleasing fish dishes. On the other hand, I thought that my roast pork was dry and somewhat tasteless and wish I had chosen the steak. Things got better with a good creme brulee (delivered to the table well alight). Select a local wine such as the St Jean de Villecroze red to go with your steak and all will be well.

  • Visited April 2012
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