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Le Vivarais

5 avenue Claude Expilly, 07600 Vals-les-Bains, France
+33 4 75 94 65 85
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“gourmet menu” (2 reviews)
“menus” (2 reviews)
“starters” (2 reviews)
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5 avenue Claude Expilly, 07600 Vals-les-Bains, France
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

The lunchtime "Menu du Jour" at €28 is really superb value for a Michelin starred restaurant. The food on the menu of the day is unashamedly regional, and there is no choice of dishes (of course one can always opt for one of the very...More

Thank daktari_on_safari
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We opted for a 35 euro menu and it was fantastic from start to finish. Service was formal but very impressive and attentive. The food was an incredible experience. We had never been to a Michelin start restaurant and could not understand all the fuss...More

Thank Robyn T
Reviewed 15 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...More

3  Thank JS6014
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 EuropeanintheUS
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Karin D
Reviewed 2 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...More

3  Thank Hicurrumbin
Reviewed 20 April 2014

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
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...More

Thank treasurecoastFL
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...More

1  Thank Philippe D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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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