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La Petite Cave - CLOSED

Rue Le Quai, 84400 Saignon, Apt, France
+33 4 90 76 64 92
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
25 Dec 2015
“Great meal in a lovely little village”
28 Sep 2015
“Excellent Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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$$$$
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Rue Le Quai, 84400 Saignon, Apt, France
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 25 December 2015

Stayed in Saignon for a week and found this restaurant for our 23rd wedding anniversary dinner. Saignon is a very quiet village and we were the only couple in the restaurant after making a booking the previous day. We choose La Petite Cave as the...More

Thank FriendsOfFrance
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The food in this restaurant is wonderful. Venue beautiful. The management are knowledgable about the food they are serving and the area. It is expensive especially as we live in Spain where eating out is far less so. But that dud not spoil the experience....More

Thank Maggie G
Reviewed 24 September 2015

If you like a beautiful and unique dining space, the freshest of ingredients prepared with talent, this is a restaurant to not miss . Each course was delicious, and beautifully presented. The vegetables tasted like they were just picked. They probably were, as they were...More

Thank rb818
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Innovative food, beautifully presented, in a 12th century cellar. The owner could double as a tour guide offering very ,very helpful info about local sites and eateries.

Thank southforker39
Reviewed 10 September 2015

During a recent stay in Saignon I found this small but perfect restaurant. The service was impeccable and my waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the local area. The menu is small but this appears to be so every dish can be made to...More

Thank Vivienne C
Reviewed 1 October 2014

We are unable to discuss the food here because we just stopped to have a drink at the Petit Cafe in the lovely hilltop village of Siagnon. We spent a wonderful hour on the small terrace and had a long conversation with the wife of...More

Thank Charlena L
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Over the years we have become accustomed to the unique dining to be had a Le Petit Cave and it never fails to please. Finding a good meal with high quality cooking is becoming increasingly difficult but not at Le Petit Cave and once again...More

Thank IainMcIntyre
Reviewed 18 July 2014

This restaurant -- La Petite Cave -- is the embodiment of everything wonderful about French cuisine. Hidden in a tiny hilltop village, it is run by a thoughtful, intelligent chef who limits his menu to what is fresh and seasonal. Be warned, the menu is...More

1  Thank MLP0316
Reviewed 22 May 2014

food was barely ok, Main course really tiny, Cold lighting. We would advise the owner, who cooks in the open restaurant, to learn how to smile and be friendly as you work in a proffession where hospitality is the theme. The definitely is not about...More

1  Thank ulibear
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

It's early in the season so the set menu offered no choices but that mattered little when the food was so good. Refined dishes with well balanced and fresh yet sophisticated flavours, high quality produce and a pleasant ambiance all add up to a little...More

1  Thank Kate S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$47 - US$71
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Le Quai, 84400 Saignon, Apt, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Luberon  >  Apt  >  Saignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 76 64 92
  • E-mail
Description
This perched village overlooks the entire Calavon valley. In a 12th century cellar that belongs to the old fortifications a secret address is waiting, open evenings only from Easter to November. Andrew Goldsby, young British chef who trained with Raymond Blanc in Oxford, spent three years renovating the vaulted room, and has created a truly romantic atmosphere. His cooking is equally impeccable. Red pepper baked with crab; pink grapefruit and red beetroot; quail eggs and mango salsa; pork filet, white beans, chickpeas, artichoke barigoule and girolles; sandy biscuit with raspberry and banana, passion fruit coulis, and Bourbon vanilla... Is good work in high relief - original flavor marriages, exotic and spicy notes, exuberant colors, refined presentation.
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