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“Perfect spot for our first lunch in Provence” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Vanne Marel

La Vanne Marel
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Horsham, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Perfect spot for our first lunch in Provence”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We flew in to from Gatwick to Marseille that morning to start a long weekend in Provence as a treat for my mother in law. My organised other half had earmarked Fontaine de Vaucluse for lunch and a walk before heading on to our accommodation in the Luberon. So glad she did. It was the last weekend in October and some establishments in the village were shut but when we spotted people sitting eating lunch in the sun on the little bridge that belonged to this restaurant we made a bee-line for it. Thankfully there was one vacant table left and on request we were guided to it.
There was an a la carte menu, set menu and some specials to plenty of choice. We opted for 2 different fish dishes and a lamb casserole dish. Each dish came with an interesting selection of accompaniments - some sort of curried polenta cake and some different veg, all quite tasty. My white fish was a little plain but my other half enjoyed her trout with almonds. We also each had a dessert and these were good. Overall the food was decent but it was the location made it a memorable lunch, with the water crashing over the weir just above us and ducks messing around in the water, plus lovely views downstream. We also enjoyed our walk up to the source of the Sorgue afterwards.

  • Visited October 2016
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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London, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Right on the river. Good value. Good service. We enjoyed our meal and the price was good (€14 for rump steak and fries etc) off the daily menu board.

Visited September 2016
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A must visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Wow, the food, the view, the service, just terrific. One of the most pleasant and relaxing lunches I have had. Spectacular location enhanced by good food, staff and wine.

Visited September 2016
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Visit in Vain”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Quelle degout!

Nous etions 6 personnes et tout le monde etait deçu.

A part le cadre qui est joli , la nourriturre n'avait pas de gout.


The only nice thing about this spot is the location by the bridge and the river.

The seting is pleasant and promising. The menu sounds very exciting but none of the dishes we tasted were nice. The Calamari were replaced with another tupe of sea good and were tasteless. The Taurus steak was tough. The chicken escalope was a disaster.

Just another typical spot for tourists where very little effort is made to satisfy the clientele. Of course its not a Michelin Stars restaurant but i expect something decent for €22 .

Visited September 2016
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Lovely lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here after a hot and busy morning climbing trees. We were starving and enjoyed a lovely salad and spaghetti. Also a bowl of chips which were crisp and delicious. Beautiful setting and friendly staff.

Visited July 2016
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