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Place Georges Perriod, 26700 La Garde-Adhemar, France
+33 4 75 04 44 38
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

On a rather blustery early fall day, I very much enjoyed the seasonally appropriate rabbit casserole and rather garlicky mashed potatoes. My husband and son gave great reviews to the Dorado and a Pesto Pasta. The ambience was quintessential French countryside coolness - and the hillside town was perfect for a postprandial stroll before heading back on the road..

Thank Ebrasse
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Loved this place. Not our first choice but what a stroke of luck. Simple and unfussy. We both had salad. Fois Gras and a Caesar's. Perfectly put together with a nice touch of a tapenade toast on the side. Beautiful.

Thank Simon G
Buddina, Australia
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

La Garde Adhemar is a very special place 2 hours south of Lyon. The restaurant is in an old castle on top of a hill that has great views over the surrounding country. With GPS, it was easy to find. The little village was great with 3 eating options plus a general store for daily provisions. The people in general... More 

Thank Poolini
Vail, Colorado
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 May 2016

we had a terrific lunch on the terrace of this café. Service was great and friendly, beautiful location. We had the rabbit kebab and the lemon chicken kebab, both were outstanding, and their dessert was also wonderful.

Thank maryse p
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

After having visited La Garde Adhemar which is an adorable village/town we stopped for lunch at L'absinthe. We had the choice between outside or inside and since it was quite a windy day and that I was with my 92 year old mother we chose inside. It took a while to get 5 people the decide what to eat, most... More 

Thank Janodfrancoise
Geneva, Switzerland
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Had nice lunch at this place. Though the wind was blowing we were able to sit outside and enjoy the menu du jour.

Thank Matbond
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177 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

The service was great as the restaurant was so busy - really lovely and worth a detour. The fish was amazing .

Thank Naomi21w
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Had a relaxed dinner here in july 2013. The outside space is amazing. The restaurant is beautifully restored and is overlooking the idyllic town square. The food is actually good. It's more than just another tourist trap. Don't expect haute cuisine, but it's good, honest food. The staff (all female) is friendly, but seeing it was rather busy, they were... More 

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United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Been to L'absinthe a couple of times and if the weather is nice, the setting is fantastic, exactly what you want in a provencal village... The food and service were both OK, not fantastic, but acceptable, and bearing in mind there were 20 of us on one occasion, they managed pretty well. Prices are about average and food was a... More 

Thank muttsnutman
Rochegude, France
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

This restaurant is on on the town square, very casual, lovely seating outdoors under umbrellas. I had a grilled fish which was just delicious. Looking at my neighbours' meals, everything else on the menu looked great! And for the first time, there was decent bread at a lower priced restaurant. Highly recommended.

Thank Ferorsa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Georges Perriod, 26700 La Garde-Adhemar, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Drome  >  La Garde-Adhemar
  • Phone Number: +33 4 75 04 44 38

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