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L'esperance

21 rue du Docteur Louis Marcon, 83150, Bandol, France
+33 4 94 05 85 29
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“polenta” (2 reviews)
“cheese plate” (2 reviews)
“blue lobster” (2 reviews)
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French, European
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
21 rue du Docteur Louis Marcon, 83150, Bandol, France
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing. Perfect food served by an excellent husband and wife team. Cauliflower consume with truffles as a sampler to start. Out of this world good. Squab, foi gras and confit and breast with pea compote and asparagus with gravy. Amazing. Rabbit with stuffing is...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Located on a street running parallel to the sea front, this is a lovely simple family run restaurant, but the food is anything but ordinary. We were greeted warmly and ensured that we were comfortably seated. The menu is quite short with a couple of...More

Thank paul_mcdowell
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We had a long weekend in the area and had a nice dinner on Sunday evening in this small family restaurant. The interiors are quite simple, but it will be more than compensated by tasty meals and friendly hostess. Veal was tender and dorada with...More

Thank Katrin K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Would like to visit this well-regarded restaurant but have yet to received a response to my letter requesting a reservation. I do not speak French, so a telephone call is a bit of a challenge.

Thank OR-RoadWarrior
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I decided to disembark our ship and spend some time in Bandol. After touring the markets we decided to have lunch. We walked around a lot and then saw L'esperance. Looked nice from outside and we walked in and sat down. The...More

Thank Traveling_man58
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were taken to L'esperance for lunch as a treat, and indeed it was. The restaurant is small, just 7 tables and is light and airy. It is run by a husband and wife team, with the husband doing the cooking and the wife running...More

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 30 September 2015

This is serious cooking served with great care and attention in a lovely serene room A mise en bouche of a small cup of broad bean soup with tiny bits of chorizo was delicious. Excellent bread and tapenade. Next we had a poitrine of pigeon...More

Thank graham w
Reviewed 5 August 2015

20% too expensive for what it is. Products are fresh and noble but it looks like the Chef has trouble with a few mixes. Need to be improved and it'll be very good. Meat is great, fish average. Small place, need reservation.

Thank Parisienne75008
Reviewed 5 July 2015

L'Esperance is just a small restaurant - just seven tables, I think, and none outside - and they are well spread out so the place feels light and spacious. The food is of a high standard and my lamb, done in a Middle Eastern manner,...More

Thank wem62
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Last summer we had begun to feel the chef here was losing his touch. But our dinner here in June showed Gilles was back on form. You are lucky to get a glimpse of him as his wife does single handed all the front of...More

1  Thank alanreynolds
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 rue du Docteur Louis Marcon, 83150, Bandol, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Bandol
  • Phone Number: +33 4 94 05 85 29
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