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Le Ban des Gourmands

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Mediterranean, Gastropub
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5 Place Carnot, 34000, Montpellier, France
+33 4 67 65 00 85
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Bordeaux, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Great little restaurant with good, though small number of,very well cooked dishes. Highly recommend going with the Plat du jour, especially good was the cabillaud tempura ( had it twice). Nice selection of local wines and beers too. Friendly attentive staff and very reasonably priced too.

Thank Lesbacks
Singapore, Singapore
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We headed to Le Ban des Gourmands as soon as we arrived as it is quite close to the train station. We ordered the 2 "Plats du Jour" - seafood risotto and beef skewers. Not only did both plates look colorful and well presented but they came not only in quantity and taste. The desserts that came with the "formule"... More 

Thank Singfat_Chu
Adelaide, Australia
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

Taken here by a friend who lives near to Place Carnot. Food & service were excellent, prices very reasonable. Highly recommended

Thank wilks101
Paris, France
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

The new young owner is really committed to explore traditional french mediterranean cuisine, finding ways to make it succulent, surprising and perfectly balanced. The neutral style of the place will dramatically contrast with those and spices and colors in your plate...don't miss this place.

Thank DidierDucher
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We have found this restaurant through tripadvisor. Food was very good, with fresh from the market ingredients. Medium prices. Not hard to find, reservations are necessary if you want to secure a place for lunch or dinner, especially in high tourist season.

2 Thank mireamarius
Ontario, Canada
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140 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We went here because of the good TA reviews but found nothing special about this restaurant. The room is nice and quiet with tables spaced well apart, but too brightly lit. The service was fine but without personality. We both had the Plateau de la Mer which had a small sole in a nice white sauce, a few slices of... More 

Thank WalkingStomach
Narbonne, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

This is a great unpretentious restaurant with fantastic food. The chef proprieteur and his wife have been here for over a decade and prepare food bought daily at the market. Today we ate some Bonito ( tuna) which was succulent with great taste, not dry which it can be if cooked too much. This is the second time I have... More 

2 Thank hugo s
Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2013

We went to this restaurant yesterday for dinner, easy to get there using the local transportation system. I ordered a combination of fish and my husband ordered scallops. Outstanding, these were served over a light sauce that was just heavenly, vegetable mouse and some heavenly creamed potatoes that tasted like celery. Everything was magnificent; absolutely tres delicieux absolument exquis

2 Thank CamilleyJerome
Halesowen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2012

If you like rich french cuisine lovingly prepared by the owner this is the place for you, Gourmand starters, Gourmand mains and Gourmand desserts available alongside plain (haha!) old a la carte. We went for the three Gourmands and what a amazing meal we experienced. I cant vouch for the 19 restaurants rated above this place but they must be... More 

3 Thank Pointers4you
Denton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2012

The best restaurant we found during out week in Montpellier. Family-run, apparently and the service may only be 4-star, but everything else was superb. No fancy printed menu, just carry the blackboard round to each table. Superb brochettes, and the assiette de desserts was gorgeous. It should be noted that the Place Carnot tram stop is several hundred yards from... More 

2 Thank QuiltedPsychoBunny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$54
French, Mediterranean, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Place Carnot, 34000, Montpellier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Montpellier
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 65 00 85

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?