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Le Vivarais

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5 avenue Claude Expilly, 07600 Vals-les-Bains, France
+33 4 75 94 65 85
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

We had only stayed in Vals-les-Bains as it was midway between 2 points on our journey, and close to the gorges, so we were totally ignorant of what this town, hotel and restaurant had in store. At check in at the Hotel Helvie, they noted we didn’t have a reservation for dinner in their restaurant, and asked if we would... More 

1 Thank JS6014
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

very haute cuisine, nice choice in the menu but slightly pricey however most of the establishments in that area are.

1 Thank atravellerbybirth
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

Now up in our top 5 in France......and we may even eat here again tonight it was so good! A range of set menus or al a carte and an immense wine list!

Thank rayovlight
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102 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We had no intention to eat in a one star restaurant, but as the lady at the reception gave us an attractive reduction for the hotelroom, we decided to eat in the restaurant outside. Adter three simple meals it was a real treat and very very much worth while!!

Thank Karin D
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

We keep coming back to Le Vivarais because it is sooo good! The food, the service and the ambiance all make for a memorable experience...every time! Whether it is on the terrace for lunch or in the restaurant it is the best in Vals! Excellent value for money, attentive staff and a gastronomic experience!

3 Thank Hicurrumbin
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

I have never felt so robbed in my culinary life! 340 euros for "gourmet" menu and wine for two. It was dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. Please do not go here.

2 Thank cmgrist
Treasure Coast, FL
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66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We went in for lunch - beautiful setting and the food is very elegantly prepared. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal. They bring out these tasty little starters, they are a little savory cookie, a little quiche and dish of olives. We tried a variety of both the "suggestion du jour" (items of the day) and items from the regular menu.

Thank treasurecoastFL
Grenoble, France
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2012

second tile I go there and it was really perfect - choose "Gourmet menu" seems small portions but at the end it is really enough. good choice of wines (including local ones) - we add a very good Saint Peray (white) and of course the best one (in red) for Gallety (rhone valley)

1 Thank Philippe D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 avenue Claude Expilly, 07600 Vals-les-Bains, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Ardeche  >  Vals-les-Bains
  • Phone Number: +33 4 75 94 65 85
restaurant de l'hôtekl Helvie

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