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La Belle Etoile

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$$ - $$$
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1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 97 08 09 41
19:00 - 23:00
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got here by chance and didnt regret any minute, or better to say any spoon) All we had was excellent! No exception. Two starters. Two main. Two desserts. Absolutely lovely owners who love their activity! Absolutely place to coma back!

Thank nicolasdenice
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the third year we've been to La Belle Etoile during our winter vacation in Villefranche, and once again, it was a lovely experience. It is very clear that this is a chef who knows how to create a very appealing menu, both a la carte and the fixed options. It's a small restaurant with just one person serving,... More 

Thank Drivebytourist
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another spectacular New Year dinner at La Belle Etoile. Exceptional value at €85 including champagne.

Thank youfearchange
Marshalltown, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in villafranche ver mer with 4 high school girlfriends on vacation..went to this restaurant on our first night and it was great! Beautiful ambiance and our server was excellent..he gave us excellent recommendations on wine and food. Beef, risotto, and creme brûlée were very good. Kind of off the beaten path, but worth the stop!

Thank dirksjessie
Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Without a doubt our best meal so far in France. We had the set 3 course meal - words can't even describe how perfect each course was. Excellent friendly service from our waiter Richard - loved it.You have to go here!!!

1 Thank Cohunagirl
Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

The final of my top 3 restaurants in Villefranche Sur Mer. I love the quiet intimacy of this restaurant and have enjoyed many happy times and exquisite dinners here with family and friends. Great food, excellent service and fabulous wines. What's not to love? Definitely recommend. Book to avoid disappointment.

1 Thank sueskyj
London, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Re-visited this place on two occasions during our time in VF in August - as good as ever, nice space at top of stairs - choice of sitting outside or in - 3 course set menu or a la carte - good wine list - good, friendly service - party of 7 first time, of 9 the next, everyone commented... More 

1 Thank jeremy r
Jupiter, Florida
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147 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Food is very good. Service is excellent. A bit pricy but normal for the south of France. Servers very friendly. No view but that's ok. We ate outside on a walkway. Not noisy as it is above the main road. Definitely worth a visit.

1 Thank dianemontgomery
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Good food and service in this restaurant tucked away in the back alleys of Villefranche. The risotto stood out as our favorite. Highly recommendable!

Thank Petter L
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

My wife and I were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. We had a lovely meal and the service was first class. It was so good we nearly went back the second evening of a 3 night stay but though we should explore more ! Lovely fresh ingredients and a very reasonable bill at the end of the meal.

Thank Greavsie6672

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$36
French, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 97 08 09 41

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