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“very special location, food and welcome”
Review of L'Artemise

L'Artemise
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Ranked #9 of 115 Restaurants in Uzes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$61 - US$89
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: L'Artémise works with local producers wherever possible and uses exclusively fresh seasonal produce of the highest quality. All dishes are prepared by our Chef with the aim to bring out the best of their ingredients. Julien Lavandet offers two menus : Julien menu at 55 € (Amuse-bouche, starter, main course, pre-dessert and dessert) Artémise menu at 80 € (Amuse-bouche, 2 starters, 2 main courses, cheese, pre-dessert and dessert).
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“very special location, food and welcome”
Reviewed 8 September 2010

Once we'd found the restaurant - not too easy as you need to know you ignore the no-entry (except for residents) signs at each end of the access road - we were seriously impressed with the location. It got even better by nightfall - very great attention to detail includes every aspect of the setting, lighting, seating etc. We took the menu suprise and were quizzed on what we didn't like or had to avoid for dietary reasons (nothing in our case). Whilst we could have selected wines by the glass to accompany each course we were steered into selecting a bottle. Especially impressive were the aromas of herbs being gathered for the dishes we were to eat. What followed wasn't a tasting menu (menu degustation) with a variety of small samplings cleverly produced but a series of 5 courses intended to sustain as well as provide serious enjoyment. The tastes of the courses were a delight even if the dishes in themselves were 'simple' - our main course was wood pigeon with grilled aubergines and an exquisite sauce - and the final test for me - the coffee was excellant. We were so impressed we went again two nights later. The 'suprise' was tailored to the fact we'd been before though others around us were eating what we'd met the first visit. The diners on both occasions were a mix of French and English speakers - not to say that English was necessarily their first language. Our taxi driver suggested the prices were too high for the natives of Uzes - he could be right and it might make sense for out of season pricing to acknowledge this. We did eat elsewhere in Uzes but this was by far and away the best experience.

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Bali
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“You can't miss it! It is absolutely delightful, from the place to the quality of the food and menu!”
Reviewed 4 September 2010

L'Artemise is a new place in Uzes to discover, the restaurant will delight you, the atmosphere is very romantic and propose a contrast between Renaissance time and Modern touch. You are in a castle from the 12 century to the 16 century, absolutely amazing. You have diner in the garden or inside the castle, the menu is a creation from a great chef, you will taste all the best fresh vegetables, fish or meat, that south of France provide, and cooked in a total creative way! Just enjoy!

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paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Believe me, I tried several restaurants in France and Artemise is one of the best.”
Reviewed 1 September 2010

I was invited by a colleague and we were lucky to find a reservation. Firstly, the view from the restaurant is amazing. The food, with this excellent idea to say what we don't like, is excellent. The price (from the starter to the desert) is not too much. Go there and ask for the signification of L'Artemise. Bon appetit!!!

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1 Thank mademba
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tunis
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Fresh, delicious in a beautiful atmosphere with very special hosts”
Reviewed 1 September 2010

We went to this restaurant in July 2010 with a couple of friends. The atmosphere was warm and friendly with intimate lighting and comfortable seating. The view is absolutely breath-taking from inside the restaurant but we ate outside which is every bit as charming. I think it would be a very cosy place in the winter too. The service was friendly and professional. The food was made from fresh local ingredients and cooked imaginatively. Our overall impression was of quality and freshness with a very tasty result. Dessert is not to be missed! A perfect spot for a romantic dinner or an evening among friends.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful setting, mixed cooking, overpriced.”
Reviewed 25 August 2010

Great setting but hey, gastronomic restaurants should first be about the food (And Uzes is full of beautiful restaurants with vaulted ceilings and exotic walled gardens in fabulous squares where the food costs 30-50% less). We went a week after it opened and hey, guess what, we too got tomato and raspberry (or was it strawberry) soup (see other reviews)! But no luck with fish like one of your reviewers received - we got chicken. OK it was beautifully cooked, succulent and maybe a hand-fed hand-reared bird but at the end of the day just a plain white large lump of chicken on a bed of beans which we can and do do back home.. And then some friends wanted to try it so we returned reluctantly. Guess what we got (after all it is all a "menu surprise")? No surprise for us because we got the same soup and chicken - this time at least the chicken had a nicely coloured skin and more interesting vegetable! Come on Artemise, you can't charge 50 euros (and a lot lot more for the same wine/coffeee etc than elsewhere in town) and give the same soup and chicken combination however wonderfully cooked. And the puddings? well ok but truly nothing special. Remember too that the restaurant chooses what you eat which means they can buy and cook more economically.

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