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“A tiny place, but friendly and good food”
Review of La Farigoule

La Farigoule
Ranked #145 of 826 Restaurants in Cannes
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Nice, France
Level 6 Contributor
165 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“A tiny place, but friendly and good food”
Reviewed 19 November 2013

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).

  • Visited October 2013
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Leominster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent restaurant”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

Staff were lovely, they explained every bit of the menu to us, service, food and prices were perfect!

  • Visited October 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed 2 October 2013 via mobile

Had a nice lunch here. For €26 euros we got a large chicken liver salad and fried courgettes, 2 cokes. Nice relaxing atmosphere, staff were attentive, little slow to give us the bill
Nice overall!

Visited October 2013
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Thank Julez3
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Berlin, Germany
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Quick no fuss, tasty food”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We explored Rue Meynadier and was greeted quite friendly by one of the owners. Absolutely pleased with the Moules and Bouillabaisse. Although had to wait quite some time for the Frites to appear. A minute little place, with owners who remind of the "female version of the hairy bikers."

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank TravelDocKleen11
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Ulverston, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awful food,pleasant but really pushy staff.”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My daughter and I visited this restaurant at the end of August 2013. The staff were pleasant, but pushy, especially when trying to get people into the restaurant and asking if you wanted anything else. They also never commented on the fact most of our food went back. Unfortunately we gave in to the nagging and agreed to eat there. This was a mistake. The food was poor, and that is being polite. I had fish soup that did not taste of fish, remember this is in Cannes so no excuse for not having fish. My daughter had basil pasta and that was just cheap penne pasta with basil oil over it and tasted foul. The mains were no better and the puddings were awful. My daughter's chocolate mouse was solid and like concrete. The wine was good and the service was fast, too fast for the food to be made to order. No sooner did we give up with the starters then the mains arrived. It felt like you were on a conveyor belt. No care, no time to sit and chat. Also the tables were way too close, there was no room between them, so we could hear everyone's conversation.

Overall a big thumbs down from us.

  • Visited August 2013
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