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“Best of trip dinner”
Review of La Belle Etoile

La Belle Etoile
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 October 2013

We spent a week in France, which of course means lots of great eating. This restaurand was recommended as a favorite by our B&B hosts. The dinner here was the best of the trip. The menu was delicious, fresh, local, beautifully presented and wonderfully creative. The service was charming, helpful and sincerely friendly. The ambiance was warm and inviting (warning - it is tiny so reservations are a good idea). Local wines were also among the best of the trip.

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Thank Dale W
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Reviews on this site speak highly of this restaurant. Unfortunately, we were not impressed. maybe just an off night, but we would not eat here again.

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Thank Gary B
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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We passed La Belle Etoile and liked the look of the place and the menu so looked it up on trip advisor which gave excellent reviews so we booked lunch. For 18€ each we ate three delicious courses sitting on the little terrace overlooking the roman bridge. The wine was also excellent value and service warm & friendly. We will be back!

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1  Thank Mollymoo1402
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stumbled across this restuarant as we climbed up towards the old town and were delighted with what we found. It was lunchtime and they had a great menu du jours, all served and presented with flair. The 7 hour cooked lamb was to die for. Would definitely recommend this which felt like a genuine French bistro compared to the more touristy restaurants further up the hill. The view was great too, over the roman bridge

Thank CatherineRawson
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

La Belle Etoile was recommended by our B&B L'Eveche. We reserved, then went one evening in July (while the Tour de France was in town). We really like the eclectic furniture and our servers were funny, kind and helpful. There were so many things that we would have liked to order...but we were only able to go once. What to choose? I chose the cold soup, and it was perhaps the best summer soup starter EVER! It wasn't just beautiful to look at, but an amazing blend of fresh flavours. Absolutely brilliant! My husband had the beef carpaccio. It looked just like I make at home, but my husband couldn't stop raving about the parmesan shavings (just the right kick) with the carpaccio and arugula...with a drizzle of olive oil. Simple and balanced. For our main we both had the 7 hour Lamb. It took me back to my childhood roast lamb...melting and lip smackingly wonderful. For dessert, I had a summer pavlova - shattery meringue, light chantilly cream, fresh fruit. Just perfect! It was also wonderful to sit outside by the old Roman bridge, watching the sunset over the river and the town. We will be talking about this dinner for a very long time. (As we walked away, late in the evening, we looked into the kitchen window to see the chef still working hard at the stove, the dishwasher washing up, and the young femaie server putting the finishing touches on a dessert - a great memory!)

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Thank CedarMews
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