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La Belle Etoile

1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 97 08 09 41
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (10 reviews)
“veal” (13 reviews)
“local fish” (4 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed today

My wife and I had an excellent dinner here. The fine cooking is matched by a bi-lingual, most friendly welcome. The restaurant is quite small and utterly charming. It was full last Monday night so booking ahead (as we did) would be wise.

Thank SM00001
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this restaurant with our dear friends from Poland who are friends with the owners. The place is outstanding! I really admire grate taste of design of the space and perfect service. But the most important part - the food was excellent, during our...More

Thank Katarzyna K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The food was delicious, service impeccable and the cost reasonable with a three course set menu for €32. The setting was perfect and although we sat inside it was comfortable and the music playlist very good.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the only true authentic French bistro in Villefranche. This establishment has been around since the 80s with multiple owners. The new owners are recent within the last year or so. We chose the set 3-course menu and ordered one of each option. Amuse...More

Thank jhtdang
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your input! It was lovely to meet you!

Reviewed 4 days ago

La Bell Etoile is indeed a star. A hoidden gem tucked away, it offer a lovely small terrace for dining; the food is 5 star...truly exceptional in quality and presentaiton, yet moderatly priced. By far the best value we found in all Cote d' Azur!...More

Thank Tom F
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

TOM!!! Thank you so much! What a lovely review! Thank you for coming! We are looking forward to host you again in La Belle Etoile! All the best!!!

Reviewed 6 days ago

This place is so sweet, really lovely, welcoming people serving delicious food! The chocolate mousse dessert was great, as was the fish main course. Everyone enjoyed their dinner and we would certainly return if we are lucky enough to come back to VSM! notes

Thank mervalino
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! All the best!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 3rd dinner in Villefranche-sur-Mer and by far the best experience so far. It is run by a very friendly husband and wife team and the restaurant has been open for 12 months. It is situated in the old town slightly higher up...More

Thank Dale T
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! That is so kind! Merci!!!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff great. Food great. Ambience great. Very classy with stylish setting. The food quality was tops and service was great. Visiting for our honeymoon from California, we loved it. Thank you!!!!!

Thank Helpconsumerswin
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank so much you!!! Very nice feed back! I hope you had a lovely honeymoon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spend a very nice evening at La belle etoile. The couple, who runs the restaurant is very warm and welcoming and does everything to make the restaurant visit special. The food was delicious - I can really recommed this place.

Thank jacky_brown
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much Jacky! All the best!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found La Belle Étoile to our delight last year . So on our return trip to Ville Franche this year we were excited to revisit and see Tamara and Emanuel again . Some times a revisit doesn’t live up to memories, well that was...More

Thank MarkyBIreland
Tamara G, Owner at La Belle Etoile, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What a lovely review! We are truly touched! It's because of customers like you we absolutely love our job! It was a pleasure to meet you and host you last year, Its was incredible fun and even bigger pleasure this year and we are looking...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$47
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 97 08 09 41
  • E-mail
Since April 2017 the establishment has been taken over by new owners, a young husband and wife team, Manuel and Tamara Dupont. Bringing with them years of experience in some of the best restaurants both in France and internationally, they are delighted to give you a memorable experience. Wether it's in a comfort of an elegant, yet cosy decor or on the terrace framed by bougainvillea, clients can indulge in a classic French cuisine with Mediterranean influences, prepared with the best of seasonal and local produce.
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