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“Not as far as you think for a first class mountain Auberge”

L'Auberge du Moulin
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Bairols
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$33
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 17 November 2013

We were fans of the Auberge under it's old management, and a little nervous about the new, as we were inviting quite a large group. No need to worry.
The cuisine is solidly South-West France, ideal for an Autumn outing in the mountains, with the leaves turning and the first snow on the peaks. The opening feulleté d'escargots was spectacular; the main course (filet mignon) quite honourable though not quite to the same standard - but the friendly, relaxed but very efficient sevrice, and the charm of the owners more than made up for any small slips - as did a very reasonably priced and light but subtle Morgon.
The icing on the cake is, of course, the village of Bairols with its little labyrinth of streets and sheer views down the Tinée valley ... and less than an hour from Nice, 45 minutes from the airport; i.e. not much further than Cannes or Antibes.
Many thanks to them for staying open in the Autumn and Winter season. Let's hope that word spreads and they can keep going for many more years?

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

The mountainous hinterland behind the Côte d'Azur is home to many picturesque "perched villages". Come to ancient Bairols, some 1000 metres above sea level, for a perched restaurant. You will have negotiated a series of hairpin bends as you climb the hillside, but the view from your table more than compensates, vertiginous slopes, swathes of greenery and the possibility of nearby snowfields gleaming under a deep blue sky.
The new management team, a friendly young couple from Verbier, coped perfectly with our large party of 14. The €25 set menu gave us four choices per course including escargots and baked goats cheese as starters, fresh cod and succulent steaks as mains and a gorgeous apple and rhubarb tart as an irresistible dessert.
Yes, it's a detour. But, yes, the sun shone for us and the lunch was unforgettable. Do follow in our footsteps. As Mdme Piaf would agree, regret is off the agenda.

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Reviewed 16 June 2012

... last visited in 2010 actually and definitely WAS excellent ...

I havent been yet but read in the newspaper that it was taken over earlier this year by Steve Godin, who comes from the Ecole hôtelière Escoffier in Cagnes-sur-Mer, so please, fellow advisers, let us know if it still worth the (considerable) detour!

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Reviewed 29 September 2011

Went twice - marvellous. Thing is I wonder if it is still operating - the phone is disconnected. Does anyone have any news? If so pls post here.

(They need 300 characters - silly, so ... Went twice - marvellous. Thing is I wonder if it is still operating - the phone is disconnected. Does anyone have any news? If so pls post here. )

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