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“Could do better”

L'Auberge Provencale
Ranked #16 of 96 Restaurants in Valbonne
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 August 2014

When I first came to Valbonne in 1984, there were 4 tables outside the Cafe des Arcades...Nowadays dining on the Place des Arcades in August is quite a challenge. The kitchens of the 4 restaurants are obviously not expandable and to serve hundreds of guests the quality of the food has to suffer. So lower your expectations and don't expect great gastronomy. We came for a family dinner and the Auberge Provencale makes great Nice style pizzas (very thin crust). Last night we were told the pizza oven doesn't work and we ordered the plats du jour with the house wine. Was ok but the vegetables were not better than in England...Desserts are great.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

We had lunch (2 adults and two children) at L'Auberge, and while it was acceptable overall, we felt that it would be possible to have a better meal for the money.

The location in the square is very attractive, with plenty of parasols blocking out the heat of the mid-day sun. The service was prompt and friendly.

I had a poussin which was over-seasoned, as were the fries that accompanied it. The pizza on the children's menu was large (and good value if you have an older child) but pretty standard - perhaps what is required in a children's menu. For dessert, the children had very good ice cream but I balked at 8 EUR for a "gourmet" coffee.

The bill for two adults and two children came to 90 EUR for two courses, with just water and fruit juice to drink. While this is not excessive for the location, it doesn't represent the best that Valbonne can offer in my opinion at that price.

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1  Thank RJG75
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

Whether on the terrasse or pstairs in their cosy livingroom-style restaurant, the staff are always warm and welcoming. Efficient, friendly service and an unusual menu that goes far beyond the predictable Côte d'azur fare to off beautiful fresh fish, meat, pizzas and salads accompagnied with unusual vegetable dishes. The prices are reasonable and the plats du jour always inspire. Well worth trying.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Nice location in the square in the centre of Valbonne. Had an asparagus starter, sea bream fillet for main (we shared a pizza as well) and a lemon pie for dessert. The food was very nice but in my opinion not as good as at Le Coin de la Rue (2 mins walk away). Staff were very friendly, helpful and polite. I would happily come back again.

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Thank Points W
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The menu at L'Auberge is different to last summer so i couldn't order their delicious steak tartare but there were so many other great-sounding choices on the menu that i didn't mind and everyone's food was excellent. The carafes of wine are good and very well priced too.

The inside room is lovely when there's a nip in the air and the outside terrace offers a great view of le beau monde. Definitely the best restaurant in the square.

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