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5 boulevard Sarrail, 34250 Palavas-les-Flots, France
+33 4 67 68 24 17
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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los angeles
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169 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It is great that L'Escale remains open during this quiet time of the year as many restaurants tend to close. Went there for lunch and was very happy with the service and food. Good value for a 3 course menu of the day. Will stop by again when in the area.

Thank lafineart
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Beautiful location, really nice food but disappointing lack of warmth from the staff. They were polite and efficient but no real feeling of being a welcomed customer, which is a shame as the food is fantastic, decor nice and the view is beautiful.

Thank catofkent
Launceston, Australia
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178 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

We have visited Palavas on 4 previous occasions but had not eaten at L'Escale until this trip. We do wish we'd discovered it earlier! Delightfully situated with a view of the beach, L'Escale provided us with a memorable evening meal. The setting was classy but relaxed, service was excellent, the wine list was extensive and the amuse bouches were delightful.... More 

Thank Bluepepper
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Of my week's holiday in Montpellier and Palavas-les-Flots, the evening I spent in L'Escale was easily the most memorable. I was dining on my own and was made to feel very welcome and relaxed. Great atmosphere with nice music just the right volume, and the view over the beach is stunning. The waiter spoke very good English and helped me... More 

Thank Moa L
Montpellier, France
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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is my favorite restaurant where my familly enjoys special events celebration, in a cosy and quite atmosphere. Host speaks fluent english to welcome clients from every country and explain menu content in details and wine list selection to facilitate your choice. All meals are delicious, prepared with fresh ingredients and cooked by talented chef. Fish or meat are perfect... More 

Thank Bellevaux
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We decided to go there after seeing such great reviews on Tripadvisor, and really enjoyed it. We went for the 5 or 6 course meal menu and it did not disappoint. The service was magnificent and the atmosphere just perfect for our last night by the sea. We went there at night so it was quiet out but the sound... More 

Thank cliakger
Perugia, Italy
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155 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Ristorante l'escale, sud Montpellier ordered a classic French dish pot au fel but made with fish in place of the meat, so a fish stew in meat broth, a little under salted but excellent. Atmosphere dark & bistro like with the wrong background music, Pink Floyd! All in all it was a very enjoyable dinner, but the music needs to... More 

1 Thank italianwinestyle
Gaujac, France
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We found this restaurant about 8 months ago by accident. Were very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the cuisine, service and ambiance, at an affordable price. Have returned 3 times and each time was the same pleasurable experience. Fitting the location facing the beach at Palavas, the menu emphasis is on fish, but there is a good variety... More 

Thank CharlesRoess
All over the place
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163 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2012

We have been to this restaurant many times and found it to be consistantly excellent. The food is always of the highest quality, well matched by the reasonably priced wine list. The service is professional, ambiance is calm and there is a wonderful view of the sea. The relaxed atmosphere, really good food, and well priced menu bring us back... More 

1 Thank CorkJetsetter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 boulevard Sarrail, 34250 Palavas-les-Flots, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  Palavas-les-Flots
  • Phone Number: +33 4 67 68 24 17

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