My wife and I were in Cannes one evening (mid-week) with our teenage son and decided on an early dinner in town rather than driving home and cooking for ourselves. After wandering around for a while looking for somewhere that looked interesting, we stumbled on La Farigoule - and what a nice surprise.
Often in the back streets of Riviera towns you will find places serving poor food, with poor service, and at rip-off prices for the tourists. This place is NOT one of those.
It really is a tiny place, with maybe room for 15 people inside and 5 or 6 outside in the narrow alley. We sat inside. The menu is full of traditional French cuisine - not a huge menu, and a few items were not available (like the beignets de fleurs de courgette), but with enough choice so that we all had different starters (I had the fish soup) and main courses (I had magret de canard). We had a little red wine to go with it.
Everything was good. Servings were enough. The service was friendly and efficient.
It is small inside though. On this evening there were perhaps 7 people seated inside, and it felt crowded, with barely enough room for the waitress and people to pass down the aisle between the tables. When someone came to sit at the table across from us, they needed to put their bags on the spare seat at our table. So it's pretty tight.
An interesting observation from our son when we left was: This is a good place, why don't they move to somewhere bigger - they could get more people inside? A good question. There are not enough good restaurants around, and this one should definitely expand.
Another observation when we left - there are a lot of similar restaurants in this street, and La Farigoule was the only one that was full when we left - all the others were virtually empty. And that tells you something.
In terms of pricing, it's 'average' for the area and the type of food. But at least it's good food and you won't feel cheated when you leave (with a smile on your face and a full stomach).
If you are in town, looking for somewhere to sit down and have good food (quickly), and not get ripped off - then come here. I recommend it highly. But it's not really somewhere for that special occasion, or romantic liaison, or somewhere to sit and idle away an hour or two over a glass of wine - it's too small (and a bit tatty, in a homely sort of way).
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