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4 rue de l Eglise, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 9 81 79 16 30
11:00 - 23:00
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Petersfield, UK
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247 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

I'm wondering if the management has changed recently as the menu on offer certainly didn't include burgers or some of the other dishes other reviewers have mentioned. It's in a nice enough spot, up some steps from the promenade - not far from the maritime (cruise) terminal. The menu was fairly limited and was a choice between sandwiches, or roast... More 

Thank Frontera2
Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Did our research on best places to eat in Villefranche sur mer before we arrived and this place was top of our list based on reviews. Wish we hadn't bothered, menu not like reviews suggest, ordered a glass of wine whilst we read menu, nothing on the menu my husband liked (burgers) so I asked how much for the wine... More 

Thank helenoakley
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Went here twice in 10 days for burgers. Great spot for lunch, with a peek-a-boo view and at a reasonable price for the Riviera. Service was very friendly too.

Thank beejayk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I can't believe this place is #6 in Villefranche. We came here, as 2 of us are vegetarian, based on the below review (from a fellow Scot) which stated how great the veggie options were. We had the veggie 'fajitas'.. This equated to some lukewarm sautéed unseasoned veg, some stale salad, 1 tortilla wrap, and CHIPS. The fish pasta option... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Probably in the best position in Villefranche sur mer. The food was lovely. We had steak and another night chicken which was cooked to perfection. We have to mention the waiter because he was the most attentive and charming waiter with no edge to him. He also had a great sense of humour. Also lovely Italian music in the background.

Thank peach44
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We recently holidayed in Villefranche. My daughter and I went out for a meal one evening and had great difficulty finding decent vegetarian options on the menus. Vegetarian meals seemed to be something they don't do very much of or very well. It was even suggested that we could eat fish. After feeling initially disheartened we stopped at L'escale. We... More 

1 Thank Ruth M
Zürich, Schweiz
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

The food is mexican style and pretty good - the service is the best! We had the mexican burger with avocado (something spicy was missing) and the entrecote grilled in bear (very yammy!)

Thank taschu
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

After spending the Morning in Monte Carlo, we headed back to Ville-Franche for lunch. We opt for this small but quaint eatery. We both went for the steak which was cooked exactly to order…lovely. The services was very good, Deborah the waitress was lovely and very helpful. The chef Paulo also came out to speak to us, very good customer... More 

Thank Caroline H
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

The service was excellent, super friendly and always with a smile in the face. The salmon, tender and juicy and the chef recommend me coffee with macaroons for dessert and was a great choice. And the location... Is the plus of the place. If you've chance to visit villefrance don't doubt to pop in to L'Escale

Thank EqizElle
st jean cap ferrat
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a place grab a bite and it was really late! No restrooms were serving food at that late time but they did and they were really kind! A great band was playing next door and we enjoyed a great evening

Thank tarek31

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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$14 - US$21
French, American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue de l Eglise, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 9 81 79 16 30
The restaurant L'escale and the staff welcome you in the BURGER world. Hamburger bread made by our baker to tickle the fast buds. Meat is 100% pure beef from France, 15% low fat and 180Gr. All our meals are made on demand by our head chef.

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