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“Location & delicious food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Grignote

La Grignote
Ranked #58 of 152 Restaurants in Grasse
Price range: US$17 - US$26
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Location & delicious food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2012

We had lunch outside on a gorgeous sunny winter day by the fountain. It is a stunning location. At first thought it might be a little pricey but the food was very high quality and good serving sizes.

Helped top a great day in Grasse. (See my review for Molinard to work out the train and bus)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melbourne
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2012

We dropped by for lunch and found the food to be of excellent quality. It was refreshing to have a menu with some lighter options (there is a bit of an Italian influence with the food, ie pastas etc). One of the best places we have eaten while in Southern France. Desserts were amazing.

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1 Thank TravelBug1789
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Grantham
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food, suspect service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2012

I ate here with some friends during a recent tour around Europe, the food was great, tasty and well prepared. Service was a little sketchy, the staff kept wandering passed our table for a cigarette. Maybe if we had been seated elsewhere we wouldn't have noticed. Still would have gone back thou.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SRGFlyer
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Habere-Lullin, France
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Gem of a Secret in Grass Old Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

Using a previous Trip Adviser report we booked for lunch here 3 Sept 2012 & boy are we glad that we did.

La Grignote (pron: Grin-yacht) is a small restaurant of maybe just 25 inside covers, (plus outside in the square when the weather allows, it was raining when we went so nothing outside) so getting a table 'on-spec' is risky, pre-booking is essential. In the old town, near the Cathedral, easy walking distance from the perfume factory tours & tourist office, in a pleasant square surrounded by the predictable tourist restaurants. Doesn't look anything spectacular from outside, easy to walk pass & miss - don't be fooled.

As the previous report said, used much by the locals, a very high level of personal & efficient service, unpretentious, good presentation, superb tasty food, decent portion sizes at bistro prices.

We had the 'plat de jour' Pave de Maigret de canard with fois gras & fig, what would one expect to pay in Grasse, Cote d'Azure, 25€? This was 15€! Together with a shared entree between the two of us, of a large tasty salad nicoise & a shared dessert, a glass of very acceptable house red & a coffee each, total bill 53€. One could expect a bill of up to twice that at this quality. During our stay in the area we have had meals at well in excess of this price at lower overall standards.

Worth seeking this out for a super, memorable dining experience compared to a bland, predictable, forgettable & overpriced (for what you get) tourist restaurant.

La Grignote - 2 rue du Thouron, 06130 Grasse, France. Tel: 04.93.09.91.45 (no web site)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank TV-Trippers
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Nice, France
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“An excellent Lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2012

Recommended by a friend who works nearby and eats lunch every day in the centre of Grasse (she has the choice of all those restaurants and this was her favorite!).

The salads and the pasta were very tasty, fresh and well presented. The service was efficient. I would have scored 5 for atmosphere had we been sitting outside in the square, but we arrived late and there were no tables available outside. All in all an excellent lunch time experience.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank solupred
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